Turkey elections

Intel: Turkey orders arrest of pro-Kurdish politicians over 2014 Kobani protests

Some 20 Kurdish politicians and activists were arrested today after prosecutors in Ankara issued warrants for 82 people accused of inciting public unrest and abetting terrorist acts and propaganda. The charges stemmed from deadly riots that erupted six years ago across the mainly Kurdish cities in the southeast when the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani on the Turkish border was besieged...

Amberin Zaman | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | sept. 25, 2020
al-monitor Turkish riot police hold shields to push back protesters demonstrating against attacks launched by the Islamic State targeting the Syrian town of Kobani, on Dec. 1, 2014, in Istanbul. Demonstrators denounced Turkey's unwillingness to intervene militarily against the Islamic State. Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images.

Why Erdogan must expand his ultranationalist alliances

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s growing dependency on Gray Wolves may mean more trouble for the Kurds and political dissidents in Europe, while increasing risks for Syrian refugees inside Turkey.

Pinar Tremblay | Turkey elections | août 19, 2020

Rumors swirl in Turkey as former presidential candidate reportedly seeks to form new political party

Muharrem Ince, a former presidential candidate for Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), reportedly expressed interest in establishing a breakaway party, fueling rumors analysts say might serve as a trial balloon for future political maneuvers.

Diego Cupolo | Turkey elections | août 4, 2020

Four years on, former AKP insiders reflect on Turkey's failed coup

Former members and supporters of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party discuss the four-year anniversary of the 2016 failed coup and say that the rule of law and democratic principles have been weakened in the country.

Diego Cupolo | Courts and the law | juil. 15, 2020

Is Turkey already done with executive presidency?

Restoring the parliamentary system makes a nifty slogan for the Turkish opposition, but the panacea for the clogged political establishment is more demanding.

Pinar Tremblay | Turkey elections | juin 18, 2020