January, 2011 Archive

MHP chauvinism: make your wife vote for us

Turkey’s nationalist party figures out how to increase support among women News from the bastion of Turkey’s right wing: the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) is on the...

Who will win Turkey’s next general election?

Thoughts and predictions ahead of the next Turkish parliamentary vote Some astonishing news for you: Turkey’s parliament is playing by the rules. That’s right. The...

Martians ‘invade Turkey’, Court dismisses case

People power finally in action at Turkey’s constitutional court One of the amendments brought in by last September’s referendum on constitutional change was the right...

Time, gentlemen: Efes Pilsen, Turkey’s top basketball team, is forced off court

Turkey’s most successful basketball team found out yesterday that it must change its name or close down because it shares its name with an alcoholic beverage. The team falls...

Things we already knew: Kılıçdaroğlu better than Baykal

There’s been a smattering of coverage in the Turkish press of a public opinion survey that paints the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party in better light than his...

Opinion poll suggests huge gains for CHP; hollow victory for AK Party

Metropoll’s latest opinion poll* just over a week ago asked, among other things, for voting intention. Here are the topline percentages, with changes from the 2009 local...