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How will Akşener’s new party affect politics?

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

Although there are over two years until the next presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019, polls and forecasts about who will run against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are dominating the political agenda in Turkey.

Comment(s) 8/12/2017

Turkey to further dig into Gülenists foreign links

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

In his daily Hürriyet column on Aug. 7, journalist Abdulkadir Selvi wrote that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently instructed his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials to prepare a substantial report on the foreign links of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.

Comment(s) 8/9/2017

Turkey: Toward a more religious, less secular social order?

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

On April 16, the Turkish public voted in favor of a set of comprehensive constitutional amendments that overhaul the governance system into an executive-presidency model, a move considered to be the beginning of a new era in Turkey.

Comment(s) 8/5/2017

A retreat in Turkey’s ‘more friends, fewer enemies’ policy?

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

When Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım replaced Ahmet Davutoğlu in May 2016 as both the prime minister and the chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), one of his first messages was about a substantial recalibration of Turkey’s foreign policy.

Comment(s) 8/2/2017

Turkey to continue its diplomatic moves for al-Aqsa

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

It has become clear that two-week long tensions in East Jerusalem will linger as Israel will continue to take restrictive measures to Palestinians’ access to the Harem al-Sherif, one of the most holiest sites, not only for the people of Palestine but for the entire Muslim world

Comment(s) 7/29/2017

Cumhuriyet trials set litmus test for Turkish democracy

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

It was an ironic coincidence that more than a dozen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet appeared in court on Press Freedom Day. Twelve out of 17 have been in prison since November 2016 and it took nine months for them to defend themselves in court

Comment(s) 7/26/2017

Turkey and Germany urgently need to calm down

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

After a week of a war of words between Turkish and German senior officials, it was good to hear Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci’s constructive messages on the Ankara-Berlin ties

Comment(s) 7/22/2017

Tension in politics may lead to early polls in mid-2018

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

Turkey marked the first anniversary of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt last week with the participation of masses across the country under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Comment(s) 7/19/2017

No more coups, no more polarization

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

The first anniversary of the bloody July 15, 2016, coup attempt is being marked in week-long events across the country, with major activities slated to take place over the weekend, particularly in Ankara and Istanbul, two of Turkey’s largest cities heavily targeted by the coup plotters on that night.

Comment(s) 7/15/2017

Did Turkey take lessons from the July 15 coup attempt?

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ writes:

I would sincerely reply to the question posed in the title in a positive manner. However, all we have been through since last year’s foiled coup attempt is sufficient enough to prove the exact opposite.

Comment(s) 7/12/2017

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