Erdoğan is facing criticism over his handling of the disaster.
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Disaster-hit Turkey is due to stage a presidential vote in June. Erdoğan’s handling of the earthquake response – and his role in the country’s perceived lack of preparedness – may be his undoing.
The Turkish economy is in free fall, corruption and inefficiency reigns, and crime has skyrocketed.
Local elections in Turkey over the weekend saw a some key cities and towns slip away from the party of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets supporters after winning with 52% of the vote in the Turkish election.
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With the Turkish leader winning yet another election, the stage is set for him to consolidate his power at home and in the world.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has headed off a political humiliation, but making good on his extravagant promises won’t be easy.
Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, looms large over the upcoming elections.
The Turkish lira has dropped more than 15% this year against the US dollar.
Riot police prepare to move in on a protest against terrorism and espionage charges laid against two journalists who reported on Turkish weapon deliveries to Syria.
Firmly back in control after winning snap elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his AKP government are reducing democratic process to a rubber stamp for their undemocratic project.
AKP supporters cheer Turkey’s president, Recip Tayyip Erdogan.
After being humiliated at a summer election, Turkey’s ruling party set about winning over the population with fear. It seems to have worked.
The new political kids on the block celebrate.
The June 7 elections were no doubt one of the most critical in modern Turkish history.
Flying the flag for the HDP.
Ruling AKP gets a hammering at the polls as pro-Kurdish HDP enters parliament for first time.
HDP supporters gear up for the vote.
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With plans to shake up democracy, it’s no wonder the HDP is being compared to Syriza and Podemos.
Face of change?
Can the left-wing HDP cross Turkey’s electoral threshold to transform the nation’s parliament?
Leading the way.
Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has swept to a landslide victory in the country’s first direct presidential election. His win follows three terms as the country’s prime minister and he has…
The Kurdish politician, Selahattin Demirtas, has run a great campaign.
The prospect of the first direct presidential election in Turkey’s history – and the candidacy of pro-Kurdish Selahattin Demirtaş has generated much excitement among the country’s Kurds. Though Demirta…
Erdoğan, İhsanoğlu and Demirtaş contend for the Turkish presidency.
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Turkey awaits a fateful election on August 10. The electorate will be heading back to the polls to elect, for the first time in the country’s Republican history, the president by popular vote. If no candidate…
A big win for Erdogan doesn’t bode well for Turkish democracy.
Turkey’s presidential elections mark a crucial moment for the country, not only because it is the first time that a president will be elected directly by the people, but the future of the country’s political…