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Politics of Uncertainty: Possible Outcomes of Turkey’s Forthcoming Elections 2 juin 2015

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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) June 1, 2015

Ilter Turan & Ahmet K. Han *

A week before Turkey’s parliamentary elections, speculation regarding possible outcomes occupies the minds of political leaders and pundits alike. (suite…)

New Turkey or New Government? The June 2015 Parliamentary Election 1 juin 2015

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Report (Bipartisan Policy Center) June 2015

National Security Program

In August 2014, upon his ascension from prime minister to Turkey’s first directly-elected president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan heralded the creation of a “New Turkey.” (suite…)

Reading the 2015 Turkish Parliamentary Elections: Useful Terms for Analysis 1 juin 2015

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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) May 29, 2015

Özgehan Şenyuva *

The June 2015 Turkish Parliament (Grand National Assembly) election may be one of the most important elections in recent Turkish political history. (suite…)

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 at a crossroads 17 mai 2015

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IFR (International Financing Review) May 2015

IFR Turkey Special Report 2015

To say that Turkey is at a crossroads and must choose its future direction is simply to state an age-old truth: it always has been. At a crossroads geographically, Turkey is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, an ornate doorway between two regions. The EU’s endless debates over the merits of letting it join have only emphasised its unique location – while fuelling its frustration. (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…)

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…)