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PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM APPROVED IN TURKEY

PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM APPROVED IN TURKEY

upa-admin Nisan 17, 2017 0

Turkish people voted slightly (% 51,41 “yes” votes against % 48,59 “no” votes) in favor of the constitutional changes proposed by the governing Islamist Justice and Development Party (JDP-AKP) and Turkish nationalist Nationalist Action

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TURKEY: NO LONGER A DEMOCRACY

TURKEY: NO LONGER A DEMOCRACY

upa-admin Kasım 8, 2016 1

Pro-Kurdish parliamentarians being dragged into police cars[1], assassination attempts[2] and police raids[3] are taking place towards critical journalists, death-penalty is prepared to be introduced to the legal system[4] and a purge against moderate Islamist

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RETHINKING TURKEY’S KURDISH QUESTION

RETHINKING TURKEY’S KURDISH QUESTION

upa-admin Mayıs 27, 2016 0

After the removal of immunity of parliamentarians, most of the deputies from pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) are now faced with the risk of losing their seats in the parliament in Turkey. This decision

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BINALI YILDIRIM WILL BECOME TURKEY’S NEW PRIME MINISTER

BINALI YILDIRIM WILL BECOME TURKEY’S NEW PRIME MINISTER

upa-admin Mayıs 23, 2016 0

After the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) organized its extraordinary congress on May 22, 2016. The congress was organized -similar to previous ones- with only one

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TURKEY WILL HAVE A PM CHANGE ON MAY 22, 2016

TURKEY WILL HAVE A PM CHANGE ON MAY 22, 2016

upa-admin Mayıs 10, 2016 0

Turkey’s Prime Minister Professor Ahmet Davutoğlu recently resigned from his post after 20 months in office.[1] Although the decision was presented as his own choice, there are rumors that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan forced

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NATIONALIST ACTION PARTY’S CONGRESS CONTROVERSY

NATIONALIST ACTION PARTY’S CONGRESS CONTROVERSY

upa-admin Nisan 13, 2016 0

Founded in 1969 by former Colonel of Turkish Armed Forces, Alparslan Türkeş, Nationalist Action Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi – MHP)[1] has always been an important actor in Turkish political life. Although the party has

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INTERVIEW WITH MS. MONIKA SCHMUTZ KIRGOZ

INTERVIEW WITH MS. MONIKA SCHMUTZ KIRGOZ

upa-admin Ocak 24, 2016 0

PREAMBLE Retrospectively, there is a country which is quite imperative for Turkey, that its cities are well known and frequently pronounced by Turkish students in primary school  almost  for a century  due to the

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RPP WILL HOLD ITS ORDINARY CONGRESS ON 16-17 JANUARY 2016

RPP WILL HOLD ITS ORDINARY CONGRESS ON 16-17 JANUARY 2016

upa-admin Ocak 4, 2016 0

Turkey’s pro-secular main opposition party, CHP (Republican People’s Party – RPP) will hold its ordinary congress on 16-17 January 2016 in Ankara. The congress will witness a leadership race between the current chair of

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TURKEY’S 1 NOVEMBER 2015 ELECTIONS: RETURN OF JDP AS THE SINGLE-PARTY GOVERNMENT

TURKEY’S 1 NOVEMBER 2015 ELECTIONS: RETURN OF JDP AS THE SINGLE-PARTY GOVERNMENT

upa-admin Kasım 13, 2015 0

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) seized another victory on November 1, 2015 general elections with 49,5 % of the total votes. JDP, ruled by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu who replaced the President

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2015 TURKISH GENERAL ELECTIONS

2015 TURKISH GENERAL ELECTIONS

upa-admin Mayıs 6, 2015 0

General elections in Turkey will be held on 7 June 2015 in order to elect the 550 members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM). The election will be the 24th general election in

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