Monthly Archives: April 2019

CHP has confidence in election board: İmamoğlu

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu has said his party has confidence in the Supreme Election Board (YSK) and that it would make the right ruling amid claims of vote irregularities in the elections by … Continue reading

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U.S. senators introduce bill to sanction Turkish officials …

U.S. senators introduce bill to sanction Turkish officials over detentionsby ReutersTuesday, 9 April 2019 23:00 GMT By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan bill requiring the imposition of sanctions on Turkish … Continue reading

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Opposition calls on electoral authorities to be impartial

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has warned the security of the election was in danger, calling on the Superior Election Council (YSK) to be impartial. from Hürriyet Daily News http://bit.ly/2GbWwHf via HDN

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Opposition candidate victory confirmed in Ankara – Politics – ANSAMed.it

Opposition candidate victory confirmed in Ankara After partial recount obtained by Erdogan’s AKP ISTANBUL, APRIL 8 – The contested mayoral election in Ankara officially closed on Monday in favour of CHP opposition candidate Mansur Yavas, following a partial recount of … Continue reading

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Turkish Banks Sweat Under Rising Pile of Debt Restructurings – Bloomberg

Turkish Banks Sweat Under Rising Pile of Debt RestructuringsBy Ercan Ersoyand Fercan YalinkilicApril 8, 2019, 12:00 AM EDT Queue of companies seeking to renegotiate loans growing longer Lenders under pressure as economy shrinks, boosting bad debts More:Turkish Banks Sweat Under … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s ‘milestone on the road to the end’ | Claude Salhani | MEO

Erdogan’s ‘milestone on the road to the end’ The people are far more concerned with the foundering economy than putting the country on a path to becoming an Islamic republic, somewhat like Iran. More:Erdogan’s ‘milestone on the road to the … Continue reading

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The Guardian view on Turkey and Erdoğan: a weakened strongman | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian view on Turkey and Erdoğan: a weakened strongman Editorial The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at a news conference in Istanbul ‘There is no doubt about the blow dealt to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the country’s authoritarian president, … Continue reading

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Controversial recounts endanger Turkish electoral board’s integrity | Ahval

Controversial recounts endanger Turkish electoral board’s integrity The local elections took place in Turkey last Sunday night, but thanks to persistent challenges by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the votes in key districts and municipalities have still not … Continue reading

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Turkey’s AKP fears losing financial power of Istanbul municipality – experts | Ahval

Turkey’s AKP fears losing financial power of Istanbul municipality – experts Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which according to unofficial results lost mayoral races in key cities like Istanbul and Ankara on Sunday, challenges the results, as a … Continue reading

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Turkey’s state-run news agency under fire for irregular poll coverage

Turkey’s state-run news agency under fire for irregular poll coverage Nimet Kirac April 5, 2019 Article Summary Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency is under fire for its bizarre coverage of the Istanbul mayoral race, during which the agency stopped reporting polling … Continue reading

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Erdogan should seize the chance for change in Turkey

Erdogan should seize the chance for change in Turkey By Soner Cagaptay April 5, 2019 at 11:46 AMTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers in Istanbul. (AP) More:Erdogan should seize the chance for change in … Continue reading

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Turkey needs a better PowerPoint | FT Alphaville

Turkey needs a better PowerPoint By: Colby Smith Just days before last weekend’s all-important local elections, Turkish authorities took “extreme” measures to shore up the country’s currency by squeezing short sellers. With the lira already having lost a third of … Continue reading

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Et tu Istanbul, then fall Erdogan: Why local election results spell hope for Turkey

Et tu Istanbul, then fall Erdogan: Why local election results spell hope for Turkey As Turkey recounts the votes, President Erdogan and his Islamist party have been delivered a significant blow by citizens. More:Et tu Istanbul, then fall Erdogan: Why … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Opponents Promise Scrutiny of Istanbul’s Books After Turkey Elections – The New York Times

Erdogan’s Opponents Promise Scrutiny of Istanbul’s Books After Turkey Elections By Carlotta Gall April 3, 2019 ISTANBUL — Even before the important election of Istanbul’s mayor has been settled, the opposition candidate, who claims to have won, is challenging President … Continue reading

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Could İmamoğlu be Turkey’s next president? – BBC | Ahval

Could İmamoğlu be Turkey’s next president? – BBC Ekrem İmamoğlu’s apparent victory in the race for Istanbul mayor has the potential to catapult him into contention for the presidency in Turkey’s next election in 2023, the BBC suggested in a … Continue reading

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Local election defeat bodes more foreign woes for Erdogan

Local election defeat bodes more foreign woes for Erdogan READ IN: Türkçe Kadri Gursel April 4, 2019 Article Summary The irreparable setback Turkey’s president suffered in the March 31 municipal polls, coupled with the country’s economic crisis, leaves him in … Continue reading

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“A Great Moment for Democracy”: Erdogan’s AK Party Suffers Major Defeat in Local Turkish Elections | Democracy Now!

“A Great Moment for Democracy”: Erdogan’s AK Party Suffers Major Defeat in Local Turkish Elections Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party suffered major setbacks in local elections this weekend after dominating the country’s political system since 2003. The AK … Continue reading

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The Council of Europe’s Socialists, Democrats & Greens Group: Turkey has to respect the outcome of the local elections

Turkey has to respect the outcome of the local elections Following the local elections on 31 March 2019, we ask the Turkish authorities to accept the election result. Certainly, every party has the right to ask for proving of the … Continue reading

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Council of Europe Local and Regional Authorities Congress urges Turkey to ensure that the recounting judges work freely and without interference

Congress urges Turkey to ensure that the recounting judges work freely and without interference Strasbourg, 4 April 2019. – The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, meeting at the 36th Congress Plenary … Continue reading

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European Progressives, PES congratulates and supports newly-elected Istanbul Mayor Imamoglu and Ankara Mayor Yavas

A setback for Erdoğan in the local elections in Turkey. Congratulations to our friends @herkesicinCHP and their leader @kilicdarogluk for the strong results. Congratulations to @mansuryavas06 – elected mayor of Ankara and @ekrem_imamoglu in Istanbul. https://t.co/ZQ5YF3U3jw

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