Many observers have branded the upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkey the most consequential in years, with polls suggesting that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) could lose power for the first time since 2002. But for many Syrians in Turkey, there is little to distinguish[…]
The validity of Turkey’s historic referendum result remained in doubt 48 hours after unofficial results were declared, as the main opposition party submitted its official appeal to the election overseer, and a European Council observer suggested irregularities with more than two million votes. The European Commission on Tuesday called on[…]
Political opponents and international observers on Monday raised concerns about the conduct and outcome of Sunday’s Turkish parliamentary elections in which the incumbent Justice and Development party (AKP) of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan defied poll expectations to regain a governing majority. “Now a party with some 50 percent in[…]
Violence broke out in Turkey’s restive southeast following the unexpected electoral victory of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), who scored a surprising electoral comeback on Sunday, regaining its parliamentary majority in a poll seen as pivotal for the future of the troubled country. A blast occured in the southeastern[…]
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the most votes in Sunday’s election but has lost its parliamentary majority and will need to form a coalition. The results will put a damper on the party’s push to move the country from a parliamentary into a presidential system and could[…]
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