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Era of fair elections in Turkey over – Stratfor analyst | Ahval

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After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan secured re-election as president under extremely dubious circumstances in the Jun. 24 elections, democrat elections are likely a thing of the past in Turkey, according to Sinan Ciddi, a Georgetown University academic and contributor to the … Continue reading

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Despite increased women representation in parliament, Turkey’s political gender equality still long way to go – Global Times

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Despite increased women representation in parliament, Turkey’s political gender equality still long way to go. Turkish activists say that the female representation in Turkey’s parliament has increased in the latest election, but it is insufficient and there is still a … Continue reading

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Turkey marks 25 years since mob attack on Alevi intellectuals

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Turkey marks 25 years since mob attack on Alevi intellectuals Turkish activists and opposition on Monday marked a quarter of a century since the massacre of 33 intellectuals largely from the Alevi minority in a mob attack on a hotel, … Continue reading

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Turkish inflation surges to highest since 2003 | Turkish lira drops 1% after inflation heats up to 15% | Financial Times

Turkish lira drops 1% after inflation heats up to 15% Report highlights inflationary impact of a nearly 20% fall this year in the lira More:Turkish lira drops 1% after inflation heats up to 15% | Financial Times https://ift.tt/2lQ3zKn Turkish inflation … Continue reading

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After 16 Years in Power, Erdogan Shows Signs of Fatigue

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Late last year, a number of mayors from ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) found themselves axed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a massive intra-party reshuffle. To justify his move to place elected mayors of metropolitan cities on the … Continue reading

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Lifting emergency laws could unfreeze Turkey’s EU bid

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The European Union may consider unfreezing accession talks with Turkey should the country lift its state of emergency decrees. Christian Berger, the EU’s ambassador to Turkey, said removing the state of emergency would be seen as a “very symbolic” gesture. … Continue reading

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Can Turkey’s Economic Turmoil Derail Erdogan’s Reelection? – WSJ

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By Yaroslav Trofimov May 31, 2018 In Turkey’s elections set for June 24, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running against an unusually dangerous opponent. Its name: the U.S. dollar. In recent weeks, the country faced a full-blown currency run, in … Continue reading

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Why Turkey’s Erdoğan might actually lose the June 24 snap elections | openDemocracy

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Edgar Şar / 24 May 2018 The rise of authoritarianism in Turkey has gone hand in hand with a de-institutionalization, in favour of what many call the “one man regime”. How long can that last? Read the article CHP EU … Continue reading

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Turkey’s biggest problems economy, unemployment – survey

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A nation-wide survey conducted by MAK Consulting company unveiled that the plunging lira and unemployment are the greatest problems facing Turkey as the nation heads to the polls next month for snap presidential and parliamentary elections, newspaper Cumhuriyet reported. For … Continue reading

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CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce vows to ensure Central Bank independence if elected

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate of the main opposition CHP, has vowed to ensure the independence of the Central Bank if elected, amid currency turbulence and investor doubts about Turkey’s economic future. Read more CHP EU Representation

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