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Turkey opposition vows to build new ‘mega-city’ in Anatolia 22 mai 2015

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Agence France Presse (AFP)

Thursday, May 21, 2015, Istanbul

Turkey’s main opposition party on Thursday unveiled a plan to build a new mega-city in the centre of the country, in a bid to outflank the ambitious infrastructure projects of the ruling party ahead of elections. (suite…)

Crucial Turkish election could redefine president’s role 19 mai 2015

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The Straits Times (Singapore) 19 May, 2015, p. A17

By Thomas Seibert for The Straits Times In Istanbul

Erdogan seeks charter change giving him wide executive powers. Turkey is preparing for a parliamentary election on June 7 that will define the future role of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and could herald foreign policy shifts. (suite…)

In Turkey, Erdogan’s Election Rhetoric Draws Ire 18 mai 2015

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Voice of America News (USA) Monday, May 18, 2015

Jamie Dettmer, Istanbul

As campaigning for next month’s parliamentary poll heats up, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been pictured waving a Quran at an election rally and weeping during the reciting of an Islamic prayer, prompting opposition politicians to accuse him of breaking with the secular traditions of modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and enflaming religious passions. (suite…)

‘Whichever party wins will face new Kurdish reality’ 18 mai 2015

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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) Monday, May 18, 2015, p. 4

Barçın Yinanç, Istanbul

The dynamics of the Kurdish issue have changed so much that whoever wins the upcoming election will have to face a new Kurdish reality, according to prominent security expert Nihat Ali Özcan. (suite…)

Turkey’s Economic Woes at Center of Election Campaign 12 mai 2015

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Voice of America News (USA) Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dorian Jones, Istanbul

Turkey received disappointing economic news Tuesday with an unexpected rise in the country’s current account deficit, caused by a severe fall in exports. (suite…)

A un mois des élections législatives, la Turquie est en plein doute 12 mai 2015

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La Tribune (France) no. 5706, mardi 12 mai 2015, p. 24

Romaric Godin

Les électeurs turcs renouvelleront leur parlement le 7 juin prochain. L’enjeu sera politique, mais surtout économique, car le pays traverse une passe difficile. (suite…)

Turkey’s June 7, 2015, Election Campaign Brings Changes 5 mai 2015

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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) May 5, 2015

Ilter Turan *

The governing AKParty, which has added to its share of the vote in each succeeding election since it first achieved power in 2002, is expected to experience a decline in the June 2015 parliamentary elections. (suite…)

Turkey’s 2015 Election Prospects 21 avril 2015

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Rethink Paper (Rethink Institute) No. 23, April 2015

Turkey Task Force

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, Turkish citizens are headed to the polls once again. The elections will be nationwide general elections for 550 seats in the Turkish Parliament. (suite…)

Illusions versus reality: Turkey’s approach to the Middle East and North Africa 16 avril 2015

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Policy Brief (FRIDE) nº 200, April 2015                                                                       Español

By Soli Özel & Behlül Özkan *

Turkey’s once so promising standing in the Middle East and North Africa lies in ruins. This is because the Turkish government – driven by ideology rather than pragmatism – has squandered its regional geopolitical capital since the 2011 Arab uprisings. (suite…)

La présidentialisation au cœur de la campagne en Turquie 15 avril 2015

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Reuters économique (RU)

Mercredi 15 avril 2015, Ankara

La rédaction d’une nouvelle constitution en vue d’instaurer un régime présidentiel en Turquie, comme le veut le président Recep Tayyip Erdogan, devra être la priorité du parlement issu des élections de juin prochain, a souligné mercredi le Premier ministre Ahmet Davutoglu. (suite…)

Kurdish Peace Process: From Optimism to Uncertainty and What’s Next? 14 avril 2015

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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) April 14, 2015

Galip Dalay *

Turkey and Kurdish politicians are too far committed to the Kurdish peace process to easily backtrack on it. Strategic calculations account for the continuation of the process on both sides. (suite…)

Democracy at Risk: IPI Special Report on Turkey, 2015 29 mars 2015

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International Press Institute (IPI) March 2015

Steven M. Ellis *

Turkish authorities’ failure to safeguard – and, in some cases, their active steps to undermine – the right to share and receive information has led to serious deficiencies in the country’s democracy, placing its future at serious risk, a special report released today by the International Press Institute (IPI) concludes. (suite…)

Turkish journalism is all but destroyed 27 mars 2015

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The Guardian Weekly (UK) 27 March 2015, p. 19

Yavuz Baydar *

Intimidation and imprisonment mean the free media is on the verge of extinction, while government-friendly moguls are given lucrative contracts. (suite…)

Fragile or Favored? Prospects for Turkey’s Economy in 2015 16 mars 2015

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Report (Bipartisan Policy Center) March 2015

National Security Program

Turkey is often touted as an economic success story. One impressive statistic, commonly cited by its government, is that Turkey has managed to triple its per capita gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of economic performance, in the last 13 years. (suite…)

The Uncertain Path of the New Turkey 6 mars 2015

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Report (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale – ISPI) March 5, 2015

Edited by Valeria Talbot

After a turbulent year both on the domestic  and regional levels and on the eve of crucial  parliamentary elections, it seems that Turkey’s  ‘success story’ has waned. The Justice and  Development Party (AKP), led by Recep Tayyip  Erdogan, has been the main actor of this success  story. The ‘AKP era’ has witnessed profound  transformations in Turkey’s politics, society and  economy. (suite…)

Februniye Akyol, 26 ans, seule maire chrétienne de Turquie 5 mars 2015

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Le Point (France) no. 2217, jeudi 5 mars 2015, p. 48-50

Sébastien de Courtois *, de notre envoyé spécial à Mardin (Turquie)

Symbole. A la frontière syrienne, elle a fait alliance avec les Kurdes. Portrait d’une héroïne. (suite…)

Turkey under the AKP: A critical evaluation from the perspective of Turkey’s EU negotiations 28 février 2015

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FIIA Working Paper, No. 84, February 2015
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Toni Alaranta *

Turkish social science research has been steeped in interpretations according to which Turkey’s 20th century political history is marked by an uneven struggle between an « omnipotent Kemalist state” and a rather powerless society. (suite…)

Erdogan envisions Turkish power center at his palace 26 février 2015

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The Washington Times (USA) Thursday, February 26, 2015, p. A1

By Jacob Resneck, Istanbul, Special to The Washington Times

Domestic strife hinders help for U.S. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a vision for a “new Turkey” where he would preside over the country and build a regional military, political and cultural powerhouse from his sprawling new $600 million presidential palace in the capital of Ankara. (suite…)

Erdoğan’s Final Countdown to Absolute Power? 19 février 2015

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 19, 2015

by Emre Erdoğan *

Apart from still acting as a party leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also acting as an executive president, which is in contradiction with Turkey’s parliamentary system. (suite…)

En Turquie, mise sous tutelle de la banque islamique Asya 9 février 2015

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Le Monde (France) lundi 9 février 2015, p. SCQ3

Marie Jégo, Istanbul, correspondante

L’établissement bancaire est au centre de la guerre que se livre le président Recep Tayyip Erdogan et l’imam Fethullah Gülen. (suite…)