July, 2007 Archive

So, what’s next?

Yesterday, Turkey's Electoral Commission officially confirmed the results of last Sunday's election....

A resounding victory that now needs moderation

This historic AK Party victory should not go unchecked; a credible opposition is a vital part of any democracy....

Vote 2007: The fall of the Turkish left

Some final thoughts at the end of election night 2007...

Vote 2007: March of the independents

A new political force emerges in this election...

Vote 2007: Democrat resignation

First leader to go tonight - might there be more?...

Vote 2007: An AK sweep – already

With a third of the votes counted, Turkey's governing party is comfortably home already...

Closure

Erdoğan talks plans for the presidential election re-run...

Onwards to referendum

Turkey's Constitutional Court clears the final hurdle on a presidential referendum later this year...

Hiatus

James on Turkey has been taking a break for the last couple of weeks, owing to other commitments. I should return shortly with a full look at the coming elections, hopefully...