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CHP surges in first post-protest opinion poll

A survey conducted after the start of the Gezi uprising reads well for Turkey's main opposition party...

Defining Turk: a constitutional barrier overcome?

Reverse psychology can be a wonderful thing. Just at Turkey’s prime minister again cast doubt on his country ever having a new, cross-party constitution, the commission...

The first step of the peace process: a PKK ceasefire

The imprisoned PKK leader issues a call for peace to a crowd of thousands in Turkey's southeast...

Talking to the prisoner

Never before has Turkey been so far down the road towards peace with its Kurdish minority. In themselves, negotiations are nothing new. They have been held on-and-off and in...

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...

The polls are wrong: one in two Turks won’t vote AKP

A 52 percent poll lead does not mean one in every two Turks would vote AK tomorrow. A year ago, Turkey’s AK Party won a third successive term in government. The victory came as...

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...

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...

You propose an alliance?

A CHP-BDP tie-up could bolster the Turkish left wing...