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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...

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's Erdogan Prepares for Another Showdown After Mine Accident

James Stafford | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
James Stafford

The mining accident has already reinvigorated the corruption scandal and the investigations that had been largely quashed by Erdogan in the run-up to 30 March local elections, in which the AKP won an unexpectedly significant victory.

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 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...

A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.

Get Your Mosque On at the Hagia Sophia

Janis Powers | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Janis Powers

Since today's Hagia Sophia suggests a house of multiple faiths, many visitors may feel confused, subconsciously or not, about their relationship with the building.

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...

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.

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.

Turkey Took a Big Time Selfie

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Turkey has been posing for many photos and taking plenty of selfies since last May, with the beginning of the Gezi demonstrations. Our selfies have showed us once again that each individual is important. So, respecting differences is a must for harmony in society.

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.

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...

Turkish Polls Boost Erdogan's Presidential Hopes

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Despite allegations of corruption and concerns about authoritarianism, Turkey's local elections have given Prime Minister Rece...

Turkey PM Faces Key Test In Local Elections

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday hailed what appeared to be a decisive victory for his party in local elections...

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...

Sophia Jones

Turkey's War On Social Media Could Scare Off Foreign Investment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.27.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- When Turkey’s embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blocked Twitter last week, Deniz Oktar, a 29-year-old CEO and co-founder of ...

Erdoğan Running Amok: Turkey and the Politics of Polarization

Umut Özkırımlı | Posted 05.19.2014 | World
Umut Özkırımlı

Erdoğan's penchant for polarization has been taken to a whole new level on Friday, 14 March, shortly after Berkin Elvan's funeral.

Turkey's PM Mr. Erdoğan's 'Othering' Is Unbearable

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

From artists to political leaders, the message should be the same: Our differences make us stronger. Our duty is not to try to eliminate, but rather to understand those differences for a peaceful future.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 3/7/14

John Zipperer | Posted 05.07.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Everyone's trying to figure out what Russian President Putin will do next. Do you know what he's done so far? Find that and other news in our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Turkish PM Threatens Facebook, YouTube Ban

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, whe...

Has the Turkish Miracle Come to an End?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Mr. Erdoğan's heavy-handed style, his reluctance to tolerate criticism and his tendency to control the legal system has caused a seriously problematic political environment and it's the last thing Turkey needs right now.

Internet Censorship Is a Big Problem for Turkey?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

They can put a little bird in a cage for a while, but human history shows us that wisdom, belief and the desire to discover cannot be caged by authority.