turkish local politics Tag Archive

Turkey centralises 28 mostly Kurdish local authorities

An interactive map of the councils seized by Turkish authorities under state of emergency powers...

Gone: Hakkari and Şırnak

Turkey’s government is planning a wholesale reorganisation of the two provinces in the country’s far southeast, according to proposals laid before parliament...

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...