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The two faces of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Comments made this week on abortion demonstrate a serious character flaw in Turkey’s prime minister. Last week, addressing a UN conference on population and development,...

Being gay in Turkey’s army

If you haven’t seen it already, Emre Azizlerli from the BBC has produced a comprehensive and accurate account of what Turkish gay men have to endure before they can clinch a...

Election 2011: timetable of events

Following on from yesterday’s missive, a quick guide for when to expect what in Turkey’s election today. Let’s hope for a few surprises. 7am – voting...

Golden Numbers of Election Night

The main figures to watch out for in this weekend's election...

MHP crashes below threshold in opinion poll, but result is really a CHP victory

Just two parties are likely to cross the 10 percent threshold at the next Turkish election, according to the latest Haberturk/Konsensüs opinion poll. The results, which paint a...

The democratic deficit in Turkey’s electoral system

The Constitutional Court changes the way MPs are allocated across Turkish provinces Supporters of proportional representation rejoice! Turkish voters have true equality in our...

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...

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...

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...

What does Turkey’s referendum change? The Constitutional Court.

Summary of the proposed referendum changes to the Constitutional Court...