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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...

Gezici poll shows slight drop in AKP support

A new general election opinion poll from Gezici Araştırma appeared in Vatan on Wednesday. The headline figures with changes from their last survey in January are AKP 43.0...

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...

Turkey’s next election: the CHP’s challenge

To win the next election, Turkey’s opposition party has a mountain to climb Here’s a prediction that won’t astonish anyone: the CHP will not win Turkey’s next general...

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...

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...

Playing politics with council boundaries

Some AK Party leaders may think tweaking Istanbul council borders is a good idea, but it probably isn’t. ‘A minor fracas’ is the best way to describe the fuss...

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...