recep tayyip erdoğan Tag Archive

Turkey calls a referendum on an executive presidency

Plans to grant President Erdoğan sweeping new powers will be put to a public vote in April...

Erdoğan the impartial

Unusually, Turkey’s president uses the ceremonial trappings of his office to urge consensus...

‘Tayyip Erdoğan is finished’

A newspaper headline about the future Turkish president that got it so, so wrong...

An interior minister bows out

Efkan Ala's departure illustrates the direction in which power flows within Turkey's cabinet...

Davutoğlu out

Turkey’s transition to an executive presidency is complete...

What is the news like on Turkish TV?

The state of Turkey's newspapers receives extensive attention abroad, but little is known about the television news bulletins watched by tens of millions each night...

All the king’s horses

Turkey’s new cabinet clearly signals the shift in power from the prime minister to the president...

Arınç and Erdoğan: the Thatcherite rift

Bülent Arınç's comments expose more Thatcherite parallels in the Turkish prime minister's leadership...

Erdoğan’s reform: how to kill the MHP

The prime minister's proposed electoral reforms are mainly designed to destroy Turkey's nationalist party...

Lessons from the past: Turkey’s parliament could veto Syria action too

“Speaking after the government’s motion in support of military action was defeated, the prime minister said: ‘It is not right for us to make this a matter of domestic...