May, 2015 Archive

Our first predictions for the Turkish election

As the final opinion polls are published, JamesInTurkey.com makes its first calls for the Turkish general election...

Is Abdullah Gül coming back?

Rumours abound that the former president will be drafted in to shore up the governing party’s vote...

Turkey’s cruel election threshold: a crash course

The central question of this year’s election is whether the HDP can muster enough votes it needs before it can win any seats....

Can we trust Konda?

A leaked survey from a long-standing pollster appears to confirm what we already know about Turkey's approaching general election...

Campaigns in concert

President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Davutoğlu are proving effective at coordinating their diaries...

Turkey can’t even get its sex scandals right

Prudish Turkey loves a good sex tape, but the rubbish spouted about Meral Akşener will only backfire...

The elusive result

With four weeks until election day, Turkish opinion polls aren't showing much movement. Maybe the campaign will change that....

HDP complains about partisan Erdoğan

The opposition complains over the president's lack of neutrality...