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Turkish Parliament opens for painful term

Turkish Parliament opens for painful term

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will announce the democratization package today, which he has said will contain “surprises”

Comment(s)9/30/2013

Could deputies elect the president?

Could deputies elect the president?

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government overcame the crisis of not being able to elect Abdullah Gül

1 Comment(s)8/12/2013

Turkish government mulls changes to electoral system

Turkish government mulls changes to electoral system

A change in the electoral system and a lowering of the election threshold have been cited

4 Comment(s)9/23/2013

Turkish Parliament debates end of recess

Turkish Parliament debates end of recess

The Parliament, according to house regulations, starts its annual recess on July 1 and reopens with a ceremony on October 1.

2 Comment(s)8/5/2013

Who will elect the president?

Who will elect the president?

In the political lobbies of Ankara, a different debate is ongoing for some time

6 Comment(s)9/16/2013

‘Multiple choice referendum’ for new charter

‘Multiple choice referendum’ for new charter

Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek announced last week after meeting with political party leaders

5 Comment(s)7/15/2013

Ruling party mulls changes in Cabinet for local elections

Ruling party mulls changes in Cabinet for local elections

Several hurdles have to be overcome before the opening of Parliament on Oct. 1. Tension over the Kurdish peace process and the situation in Syria is also affecting possible moves to make changes to the Cabinet

7 Comment(s)9/9/2013

‘Converse’ election scenarios in Ankara

‘Converse’ election scenarios in Ankara

The slowing down of the resolution process following the Gezi Park incidents and the military coup in Egypt have deeply affected political scenarios for 2014. Two converse scenarios are being whispered in Ankara

1 Comment(s)7/8/2013

Turkish parties shaping their local election candidates

Turkish parties shaping their local election candidates

Unless there is an extraordinary shift in the agenda, Turkey will declare its local elections calendar

1 Comment(s)8/19/2013

The BDP’s demands and the AKP’s objections

The BDP’s demands and the AKP’s objections

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told the Wise Persons Commission that 15 percent of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party...

10 Comment(s)7/1/2013

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