Politics is not a mere choice between white and black, but rather a creative way of people running their daily lives in all their colourful richness.
The leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, HDP, Selahattin Demirtas, speaks to his party supporters during an anti-coup rally in Istanbul,July 23,2016. Petros Giannakouris/Press Association. All rights reserved.Late last December, upon returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia, Turkish President Erdogan was asked by Turkish reporters whether an executive presidential system was possible while maintaining “the unitary structure of the state”. He responded, “There are already examples in the world. You can see it when you look at Hitler’s Germany.” Following a failed coup d’etat attempt this July, as Erdogan started excluding and imprisoning political rivals, laying the groundwork for authoritarian control, some critics have begun taking the comparison more seriously.
Turkey’s constitutional court annulled in July a criminal code provision punishing as ‘sexual abuse’ sexual acts with under-15s
Turkey has summoned Sweden’s envoy in an escalating row after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children.