Messing up. Police who stopped the Truck full of arms bound to Syria is replaced… A politics roundup..

Newly appointed Minister of Internal Affairs, Efkan Ala claimed that the truck contained charity for Turcomans in Syria… If you believe so… Turkish governor blocks police search on Syria-bound truck reportedly carrying weapons The mystery surrounding a truck seized for allegedly carrying weapons to Syria is deepening after reports that an official search of the cargo … Read more

Early images from AKP congress (English/Turkish)

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Turkish politics roundup: New constitution debates, Ergenekon Trial, Erdoğan the Aesthete

Toward Turkey?s first civilian constitution More than a thousand of people sitting around circular tables of six and seven each on the floor of a sports arena The new constitution and a warning to the AK Party from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by ERGUN BABAHAN During a ceremony held … Read more

Towards elections: PKK challenges Erdoğan’s angry rhetorics with more violence… A roundup…

  Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during an election rally in Kastamonu, northern Turkey, May 4, 2011. Unidentified attackers threw an explosive device and opened fire on a bus carrying Turkish police, killing one officer, in northern Turkey near where Erdogan held an election rally earlier on Wednesday, broadcasters said. Erdogan had … Read more

Once again, Judiciary mechanisms in Turkey become an obstacle for peace: YSK Disqualifies Pro-Kurdish Politicians From Parliamentary Election

Kurdish protesters run away from tear gas during clashes with riot police in a street demonstration on April 19, 2011 in Istanbul after Turkey’s electoral board barred prominent Kurdish candidates from standing in upcoming elections. Turkish riot police fired teargas and water cannons during pitch battles with thousands of demonstrators infuriated by the ban. (AFP/Mustafa … Read more

Today in the election process. AKP’s election manifesto announced, CHP nominates another Ergenekon defendant. A roundup

CHP nominated İlhan Cihaner as a MEP candidate from Denizli. PM Erdoğan promised something like building up two cities around Istanbul… Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures to the audience after announcing his ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) election manifesto in Ankara April 16, 2011. Turkey will hold parliamentary elections on June 12. … Read more