2018 general electionCommentary

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 gift Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a majority...

Saturday 5 May 2018

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...

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...

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...


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


Unconcealed diplomatic warfare

Tuesday 10 October 2017 • This visa dispute between Turkey and the United States is the gravest crisis between them...

Tuesday 10 October 2017


Metal fatigue or a Great Purge?

Thursday 5 October 2017 • A operation to clean the governing AK Party of unwanted local politicians is underway -...

Thursday 5 October 2017


Kadir Topbaş out

Sunday 24 September 2017 • In another opaque act of AK Party fratricide, Istanbul's mayor suddenly and unexpectedly...

Sunday 24 September 2017

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