Turkey: Erdogan’s staunch ally Gokcek to step down as Mayor of Ankara

Mayor of Ankara and member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ibrahim Melih Gokcek has announced he would step down from his position after 23 years, as the party leader and country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan goes on Read more

Turkey a Platform for Terrorism Action, German Report

A report leaked through broadcaster ARD has revealed that the German government is cautious in its dealings with neighboring Turkey because “as a result of the step-by-step Islamization of its foreign and domestic policy since 2011, Turkey has become the Read more

Turkey: Prime Minister Davutoğlu Expected to Step down

Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to step down as Turkey’s Prime Minister at the ruling party’s congress to be held this May or early next month. Rift between Davutoglu and President Erdogan has become clear following a Wednesday 90-minute meeting between Read more

Turkey: AKP and HDP MPs Fight over Immunity Lifting, Draft Approved

After the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) exchanged blows, kicks and throwing objects at each other during a constitutional parliamentary commission meeting to lift immunity of lawmakers, the draft was adopted and Read more

Turkey Needs a Religious Constitution, Parliament Speaker

The speaker of the Turkish parliament, Ismail Kahraman, has called for the emulation of other Middle Eastern states through a constitutional reform because the word Allah does not appear in the Turkish constitution. He said as “a Muslim country”, Turkey Read more

Turkey: Electoral body rejects polling stations change and combine-voting

Tension between political parties has been increasing ahead of the November 1 elections and the decision on Saturday by the country’s independent Supreme Election Board (YSK) to reject requests of some local election boards from districts in the eastern and Read more