2019 local electionCommentary

Election live 2019: Turkey votes in local elections

Sunday 31 March 2019 • Updates throughout the day on 31 March 2019 as Turkey votes in local elections...

Sunday 31 March 2019

Ankara mayoral candidate Mansur Yavaş’s ‘legal troubles’ are not what they may seem

Monday 11 March 2019 • The top contender to create an electoral upset on March 31 finds himself on the...

Is Erdoğan’s ‘coalition’ remark an admission that he is about to lose?

Friday 22 June 2018 • For the first time ever, Turkey’s president has talked about coalitions...

What happens when you keep the HDP out of the game

Saturday 5 May 2018 • Excluding Turkey's Kurdish party from an opposition electoral alliance could...

2018 general electionCommentary

Abdullah Gül most likely to bow out of Turkey’s presidential race today

Saturday 28 April 2018 • Barring a major surprise, the former president is not expected to challenge Recep Tayyip...

Saturday 28 April 2018

2018 general electionCommentary

Why 15 Turkish MPs resigned, switched parties, but will be back in a week

Sunday 22 April 2018 • A stunt with parliamentary arithmetic sets the tone for Turkey's snap election campaign...

Sunday 22 April 2018

2018 general electionCommentary

Explainer: can the İyi Parti run in the 2018 Turkish election?

Saturday 21 April 2018 • Turkey’s new centre-right movement may fall foul of rules for recently-founded...

Saturday 21 April 2018


The election no-one expected

Wednesday 18 April 2018 • President Erdoğan did not have to call this election now. That shows how confident he is...

Wednesday 18 April 2018


No-one is sorry to see you go

Sunday 29 October 2017 • Melih Gökçek’s resignation only evokes sympathy for the other mayors that were forced...

Sunday 29 October 2017


Good move, or just good intentions?

Wednesday 25 October 2017 • As Meral Akşener’s new party finally launches, this website examines the policies it...

Wednesday 25 October 2017

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