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Turkish Ambassador Denies Report Claiming Ankara Sent ISIS Fighters to Libya

Ankara (TM) – Turkish Ambassador to Tunisia Ömer Faruk Doğan has denied a Tunisian news report accusing Ankara of sending Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists to the Libyan capital of Tripoli from Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. In a statement, Doğan described the report by private newspaper Al-Chourouk as “lies.” The […]

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Turkish Opposition: Police Going Door-to-Door Asking Who Residents Voted For

Ankara (TM) – As controversy over the İstanbul mayoral election continues, the Turkish opposition has claimed that the police are going door-to-door in the Büyükçekmece district, asking residents who they voted for, the Artı Gerçek news website reported on Tuesday. The allegation was made by Engin Altay and Seyit Torun, top officials from the main opposition Republican People’s […]

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What Happened in the Turkish Municipal Elections and What’s Next?

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party had a bad weekend but it won’t necessarily slow them down. If you were closely following the Turkish municipal elections at all you’ve probably seen a lot about how the foundations of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule is finally starting to show some […]

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Erdogan & AKP Keep Putting up Victory Posters in İstanbul…Where They Lost

Istanbul (TM) – Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) continues to hang banners claiming victory in İstanbul, which it has lost to the opposition nominee for mayor, according to the unofficial results of Sunday’s local elections. the Artı Gerçek news website reported on Tuesday. “Thanks, İstanbul” read the posters, which were put up at several points in […]

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Turkish Local Elections: Will Irreconcilable Differences End Erdogan’s Coalition?

Ankara (GPA) – Irreconcilable differences between the AKP and MHP have the potential to fracture Erdogan’s coalition in the upcoming Turkish local elections. With Turkish President Recep Erdogan unwilling to bend on some key issues, his legislative allies in the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) continue to defect. The latest evidence of this tension between the […]

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Muharrem Ince Looks to Replace CHP Head to Effectively Fight AKP

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish Presidential candidate Muharrem Ince has vowed to continue his fight with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan if his party’s old guard will let him. With the Turkish election over and Erdogan in office for another five years, it is time for the opposition to get their act together. One man looking to do this […]

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Turkish Election Riddled with Fraud, Intimidation, and Questions

Ankara (GPA) – Another Turkish election has come to an end but, as always, no AKP victory comes without a host of claims of fraud and intimidation. It seems like incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have another successful Turkish election under their belt. However, like every election they win, this one […]

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Turkey Election: Erdogan Remains President, AKP/MHP Hold Parliament

Ankara (GPA) – The Turkey election results are in and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will remain president but without his parliamentary majority. The Turkey election for both President, as well as all the seats of parliament, took place on Sunday. In what was expected to be a tight election – with some even speculating there would be […]

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Turkish Translator Indicted Over Translations of English-Language News

Ankara (TM) – The İstanbul 35th High Criminal Court on Wednesday accepted an indictment charging Turkish translator Sebla Küçük with disseminating “terrorist propaganda” in three of her tweets, which were translations of news bites from English-language media sources on Turkey’s Afrin offensive in northern Syria earlier this year. “One of them is a translation of a Reuters news story, […]

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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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