iOS app Android app

Turkey Election

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...