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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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Op-Ed: Why Erdogan is Probably Lying About Extraditing Gulen (and More)

Ankara (GPA) – There are reasons to question the recent statement by Turkey’s foreign minister that Donald Trump is working on extraditing Fethullah Gulen (or any claims by Ankara for that matter). Speaking in Doha over the weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a crowd that Turkish President Recep Erdogan and his American counterpart, Donald Trump were […]

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Erdogan’s Win and New Powers Means Turkish Economy is His Burden

Ankara (GPA) – President Recep Erdogan has won an election highly focused on the Turkish economy, but can he keep it afloat? One of the main issues of the recent snap election in Turkey was the economy. Previously, the Turkish economy was the second fastest-growing economy worldwide but there are signs of a slow-down coming and with […]

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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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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: Erdogan Pledges to Lift State of Emergency After Presumed Victory

Ankara (GPA) – President Recep Erdogan’s latest promise in the lead up to the Turkey election is that he will finally lift the state of emergency in place since July 2016. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again shown that despite some recent turmoil, he still plans on winning the Turkey election on the 24th of this month […]

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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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Israel Freezes Armenian Genocide Bill Due to Fears it Could aid Erdogan

Tel Aviv (MEE) – Foreign ministry says vote has been postponed as the recognition could be used favorably by the Turkish president in elections. Israel froze work on a bill recognizing the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by the Ottomans as genocide due to concerns it could aid the Turkish president in upcoming elections, an Israeli official said […]

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