January, 2013 Archive

Who wants to be Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu?

An opposition MP’s extraordinary racism outburst exposes the CHP leader’s troubles It all began when Birgül Ayman Güler, an two-year Izmir MP for the Republican...

There is still hope for a Kurdish peace

The news that three Kurdish women, including a co-founder of the PKK, were found shot dead in a Parisian Kurdish centre, has stolen headlines in Turkey and across the world. As...

Sarıgül’s fight

On Friday morning Mustafa Sarıgül, darling of the non-CHP Turkish left, braved the cold Ankara weather to hand in a personal submission to the Constitutional Court. He was...

Back to where we started

These are the elections Turkey must hold in the next thirty-six months: March 2014: local elections (most likely on the 30th, the final Sunday); August 2014: presidential election...