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Erdogan: Israel More Barbaric Than Hitler

AP | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion...

Erdogan's Presidential Campaign Bears a Logo

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkey's first directly elected presidential race dominates the political climate. There are three nominees but only one has a campaign logo, so only ...

Turkish PM Erdogan Launches Presidential Bid

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.01.2014 | 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...

Erdogan Opponent: 'Religion And Politics Should Be Kept Separate'

Reuters | Gulsen Solaker | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - The main Turkish opposition candidate for president stressed the need to keep religion out of politics on Thursday and called for national...

Erdogan and the Bitter Lessons of Modern Muslim Leadership

Zafer Senocak | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
Zafer Senocak

Erdogan's people wear suits. But the power that the Turkish state has appropriated no longer takes its references from enlightenment but from conservative values, from traditional Islam whose propagated fatalism was always the most powerful ally of repressive rulers. It is always the same lack of values and orientation that draws many people to Islam -- they hope to find in it something to hold on to. Why does Islam -- which once founded a highly sophisticated civilization and is possessed of a strong social consciousness -- fail so miserably as a reference for political and societal life in modern times?

Turkey's PM Says the EU Elections Are A Sign Of Rising Racism

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says the European Parliament election results this week strongly indicate the threat of rising racism ...

Turkey: A Model for the Islamic World or One for Regional Hegemony?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Will Erdogan be elected as Turkey's next president, and succeed in his attempts for transforming the presidency?

High Gas Levels Allegedly Ignored At Turkish Mine

AP | BERZA SIMSEK and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — Sensors noted high levels of toxic gas inside a coal mine days before the disaster that killed 301 workers in Turkey but company...

Turkish Authorities Detain 18 Over Mine Disaster

By DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — In the face of widespread anger over Turkey's worst mining disaster, prosecutors arrested three people, including a company manager,...

Turkey's Many Occupational Hazards

Ozan Varol | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Ozan Varol

Where the failings of Turkey's democratic functioning have become as common as the failings of its coal mines, neither can be dismissed as mere occupational hazards. Both are pathological dysfunctions in need of immediate repair.

Turkish PM Defiant Despite Growing Anger Over Mining Accident

AP | SUZAN FRASER and BARRY HATTON | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister — a man the entire country expects to soon jump into the presidential campaign — should be on the ...

Turkish Prime Minister Accused Of Punching Protester, Staffer Kicks Another

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

UPDATE 2:13 PM: Another video from the donnybrook that is currently Turkish politics has emerged, this one featuring Prime Minister Erdogan himself as...

Turkey's Erdogan Says He Wants The U.S. To Extradite His Rival Gulen

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

* Gulen in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999 * Erdogan accuses him of building "parallel state" * Erdogan al...

Turkish President Rules Out Job Swap With Erdogan

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signaled that he doesn't want to swap jobs with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when th...

Sophia Jones

'No Other Government Has Been So Radical Against Women'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 04.18.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- There are few things that shock Pinar Ilkkaracan, one of Turkey’s most prominent women activists. For three decades, she has battled wha...

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.

Erdogan Chooses Soccer for First-Post Election Strike Against Islamist Opponents

James Dorsey | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

In a symbolic gesture, Mr. Erdogan called on Turkish soccer legend Hakan Sukur to resign from parliament after his nameplate was removed from an Istanbul's Sancaktepe Hakan Sukur Stadium.

There is No Place in the European Union for This Turkey

Theo Summer | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Theo Summer

For 30 years, I have advocated accepting Turkey into the European Union, once the country has fulfilled the Copenhagen Criteria: institutional stability as a guarantee of democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights and minority rights, a functioning market economy, and finally the pledge to embrace the goals of the political, economic and monetary union. If Erdogan continues as he has over the past two years, he will not fulfill these criteria. There is no place in the European Union for this Turkey.

The "Three Turkeys": Making Sense of 30 March Local Elections

Umut Özkırımlı | Posted 06.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Umut Özkırımlı

The message these elections have hammered home, and here the "context" does matter, is the apparent lack of willingness on the part of these groups to continue to live together.

The Empire (Ottoman) Strikes Back

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 06.07.2014 | World
Muqtedar Khan

Erdogan's opponents and many international critics maintain that Erdogans' response to the Gezi protests was unnecessarily heavy-handed, smacked of abuse of power and his discourse was divisive and unbecoming of a statesman.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Putin, Religion and the Second Coming of Fascism

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

It is tempting. But let's dodge a violation of Godwin's Law and instead look at what really matters: the alarming resurgence of religious fascism around the globe.

Erdogan Blasts Court Ruling Lifting Twitter Ban Because He's Erdogan

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he had to comply with the Turkish high court ruling this week to unbloc...

Turkey's High Court Rules Against Twitter Ban

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's highest court has ruled that the country's Twitter ban violates the right to free expression and has demanded that ac...

Municipal Elections in Turkey - Victory for Erdogan's Party

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, head of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has ruled Turkey for the past 12 years, which makes him among the longest serving leaders since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923.

Topless Activists Surprise Turkish PM

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

Topless female activists were arrested after showing their disdain for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan during Sunday's highly contested municipal elect...