Davutoglu’s departure started with an Erdoğanist blog post…

What determined outgoing Turkish PM Davutoğlu’s fate most was his up-and-down relationship with President Erdoğan. Here is a list of 20 of Davutoğlu’s confrontations with Erdoğan during his 20-month odyssey as prime minister
the Pulse of the Middle East – May 3, 1:28 AM

Author: Mustafa Akyol May 3, 2016 On the night of May 1, in just a few hours, a brand-new political blog became a national hit in Turkey. Titled Pelican Brief — apparently a pun on the 1993 Hollywood thriller — the site presented a…

Erdogan’s March to Autocracy in Turkey

A look at how Turkey has taken an increasingly authoritative turn under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Turkish Sun – Apr 26, 3:30 AM

An anonymous blog post published on May 1, 2016 named the Pelican Brief (Pelikan Dosyası) generated a lot of interest in Turkey. It appeared to be an attempt from within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to actively target Prime


the Pulse of the Middle East – May 4, 1:11 AM

During his first decade in power, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won widespread respect as a mediator working to resolve international issues. He largely settled Turkey’s problems with neighboring countries, advocated democratic values and presided


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed there was no turning back from a presidential system, in his address during an ceremony on May 6, a day after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced he would leave his post following a rift with the president
Any renewed political uncertainty in Turkey is credit negative as it could diminish investor confidence, said credit ratings agency Moody’s on May 5, after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced he would be stepping down

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