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Turkey Election

Turkey: Polarized At Home, Fraught Ties Abroad

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 11.05.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

For Erdogan, coalition government and power-sharing remains anathema. It is a concept he does not understand, grasp or accept. According to Erdogan's world view, politics remains a zero-sum game of winner-takes-all.

Turkish President's Push For A New Constitution Sparks Heated Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

Turkey's elections this past Sunday returned the Freedom and Justice Party, or AKP, of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to majority rule, raising ...

Turkey's Left Reels As AKP Makes Unexpected Comeback

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- In June, Turkey’s leftists rejoiced. The controversial, conservative religious party that ruled Turkey for 13 years was...

Turkey's Crucial Election, In Photos

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.01.2015 | World

Turkey's ruling AK Party won handily in the nation's elections on Sunday, setting the nation on the course to return to single-party rule. The vote w...

Turkey To Return To Single-Party Rule After Sweeping Election Victory

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

Turkey looked set to return to single-party rule after the Islamist-rooted AK Party swept to victory in a general election on Sunday, a major ...

Turkish Security Forces Fire Tear Gas At Protesters In Diyarbakir

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.01.2015 | World

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Turkish security forces fired tear gas at protesters in the mainly Kurdish southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Su...

Turks Return To Polls In Crucial Election

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.01.2015 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turks headed to the polls Sunday for the second time in five months in a crucial election that will determine whether the ruli...

Turks Head To Polls With Concerns Over Poverty And Inequality

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.31.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Turkish novelist and essay...

Orhan Pamuk: Nations Like Persons Have Many Identities

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

Orhan Pamuk, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, stands out as a novelist who, from his lifelong perch in Istanbul, uniquely stra...

Mass Anti-Government Protest Held After Turkey's Worst Terror Attack Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.11.2015 | World

ANKARA -- No group has claimed responsibility yet for Saturday's twin bombings in Turkey, the worst terror attack in the country's history ...

Election Poll Shows Turkey's Ruling Party Unlikely To Gain Majority

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

ANKARA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu invited high profile opposition figures to join an interim cabinet on Wednesday, two months...

Turkey In Political Crisis As Violence Spirals

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

ISTANBUL/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on Turkish police outside an Istanbul palace and eight soldiers were kill...

Turkey's PM Fails To Form Coalition Government

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.18.2015 | World

ANKARA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu formally ended attempts to form the next government on Tuesday after weeks of coali...

Turkey Appears Headed For New Elections

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

ANKARA, July 31 (Reuters) - Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Islam...

Judgment Day For Erdogan's Grasp For Power As Turkey Votes

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

* Ruling AK Party expected to be largest party by far * Pro-Kurdish party success could result in coalition * Erdogan ho...

Blasts At Election Rally In Turkey Kill At Least 2, Over 100 Injured

Posted 06.05.2015 | World

By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, June 5 (Reuters) - Two blasts ripped through a Kurdish rally in Turkey on Friday, killing two people and injur...

Turks Vote In First Direct Presidential Election

AP | SUZAN FRASER and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's first direct presidential election Sunday, striking a conciliatory tone towar...

Sophia Jones

Turkey's Presidential Election Unlikely To Bring Any Surprises | Sophia Jones | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Just two days before the country's first direct presidential election, Turkey’s dark horse candidate Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu still feels li...

Turkish PM Erdogan Launches Presidential Bid

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday nominated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to run in Turkey's first directly elected presi...

Turkey's Electoral Dictatorship

Timur Kuran | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Timur Kuran

If there is a silver lining in Erdoğan's transformation of Turkey, in barely three years, from a model for liberalizing Arab countries to a dictatorship resembling those overthrown in Egypt and Tunisia, it is that many Turks have a clearer understanding that liberal democracy requires sustainable checks and balances. Those who participated in ending the military's role as a political guardian now recognize that Turkey needs new institutions to protect basic freedoms and ensure limited government.

Sophia Jones

A Cat Gets The Blame For Election Night Power Outages In Turkey | Sophia Jones | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- After Turks went to the polls in a round of contentious local elections on Sunday, power outages forced some voting centers to count votes...

Sophia Jones

Turkey's Elections Give Boost To Controversial Leader | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- On Sunday night, well before the results of local elections here came in, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood in front of...

Sophia Jones

Turkish Businesses Fear Government Retaliation Ahead Of Elections | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is widely feared in Turkey’s business world. From the country’s billionaires to its bankers, peopl...

All Eyes On Erdogan

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been ensnared in a corruption scandal that has toppled four Cabinet ministers. He ha...