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3 Dead, 8 Injured After Fight Between AKP Deputy’s Bodyguards, Locals [Video]

Ankara (TP) – At least 3 people were dead with 8 others left injured after a fight broke out between bodyguards of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy and shopkeepers in Turkey’s largely Kurdish province of Sanliurfa on Thursday.   AK Party deputy Ibrahim Halil Yildiz, was wandering along the stores in Sanliurfa’s Suruc district […]

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So Far Opinion Polls Only Deepen Uncertainty of Turkey’s Elections

Ankara (TM) – As of Thursday, because only 10 days remain until parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey, there will be a blackout on publishing the results of opinion polls, as stipulated by the election law. Starting from the time that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced snap elections would be held on June 24, polling companies went into […]

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Turkey Election: Recep Erdogan Looking at Second-Round Challenge

Ankara (GPA) – The Turkish election for President is in full swing and it seems the incumbent, Recep Erdogan is going to face a second-round challenge. If the latest polls are to be believed, Recep Erdogan doesn’t seem to be in as good of electoral shape as he was when he first called this snap election in […]

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Why Recep Erdogan Sometimes Says Cool Things

Ankara (GPA) – There has been some confusion lately as to why the Turkish President sometimes says cool things like “Israel is a terrorist state.” Here’s a brief explainer for you: Let’s start with a question about whatever country you might live in. When do your politicians kick their lies into overdrive? If you answered ‘election season’ […]

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‘Fair’ Elections Impossible in Turkey, Warns Reporters Without Borders

Ankara (MEE) – RSF’s Erol Onderoglu says 24 June polls cannot be free due to the ‘liquidation’ of the media. The “liquidation” of the media in Turkey means it is impossible for “free and fair” elections to be carried out on 24 June, a leading media activist warned on Wednesday. Erol Onderoglu, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) […]

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Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and What’s at Stake in the Turkish Election?

Ankara (GPA) – Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and what does this upcoming snap election mean for Turkey? Many readers with this site are likely familiar with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but that knowledge may be limited to his appearances in matters involving other countries like Syria and Russia. Yet even when you do hear about […]

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Turkey Election: Muharrem Ince, The Man Looking to Unseat Erdogan

Ankara (GPA) – Who is Muharrem Ince? Here’s some background on the man looking to be the next President of Turkey. Last month, Turkish President Recep Erdogan, his Justice and Development Party (AKP), and their electoral coalition allies, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) called to move up the national elections initially scheduled for 2019 to next month. There […]

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Turkish Snap Elections Set for June as Erdogan Looks to Secure Power

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish snap elections have been agreed to by President Recep Erdogan and his coalition partners as he seeks to make his final move to secure the new executive powers recently awarded his office.. Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced Wednesday that Presidential and Parliamentary elections originally slated for 2019 will now be moved to June […]

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