November 29, 2015

After the 7 June 2015 elections resulted in Turkey’s first hung parliament since 1999, and proceeded with unsuccessful attempts to form a coalition government, a snap general election was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 24 augus...

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October 20, 2015

Kurdish nationalism emerged during the twentieth century following the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the formation of the new nation-states across the Middle East. While there is a stronger sense of nationalism in Kurds who remai...

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August 22, 2015

ELECTION BOARDS Turkish Constitution ensures that elections will be carried out under the general management and inspection of the judicial bodies. However, the Constitution does not authorize courts in this regard and it has regulated a se...

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August 12, 2015

The particulars of this latest Turkey-PKK flare-up have been well covered. in midsummer , in the town of Suruç, a suicide bomber killed 33 young socialist Kurds preparing to aid reconstruction efforts in the formerly ISIS-besieged town of K...

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June 27, 2015

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP): The AKP’s main political rival. It advocates a secular state, and opposes the AKP’s Islamist polity, in Turkey and abroad. It also opposes the AKP’s support for ji...

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