August, 2014 Archive

Two parties, two styles

Both of Turkey's main two political parties haveannounced leadership contests - but with markedly different styles...

What’s next?

Erdoğan's elevation to the presidency triggers immediate questions about his succession and how much he will remain involved with it....

Election 2014 live blogging

James in Turkey will be live blogging text updates Turkey’s 2014 presidential elections throughout Sunday, until the final result becomes clear....

Ekmeleddin’s example

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu provides an excellent opportunity to rebuild Turkish politics. He will not win this battle, but the war may not be lost...

The strategy of Selahattin Demirtaş

The number three candidate for Turkish president has solid left-wing ideas and bounds of optimism. But he won't win, so why is he bothering?...