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A clearer picture in Istanbul

We now have a better idea of who’s running for the third most important job in Turkish politics Turkey’s third party, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), has...

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 end of the CHP

The state of Turkey's main opposition party paints a woeful picture of left wing politics in the country...