Commentary

Election live 2019: Turkey votes in local elections

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

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

The top contender to create an electoral upset on March 31 finds himself on the receiving end of a bizarrely complicated lawsuit...

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

For the first time ever, Turkey’s president has talked about coalitions without trying to disparage them....

What happens when you keep the HDP out of the game

Excluding Turkey's Kurdish party from an opposition electoral alliance could gift Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a majority...

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

Barring a major surprise, the former president is not expected to challenge Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

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

A stunt with parliamentary arithmetic sets the tone for Turkey's snap election campaign...

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

Turkey’s new centre-right movement may fall foul of rules for recently-founded political parties...

The election no-one expected

President Erdoğan did not have to call this election now. That shows how confident he is of victory...

No-one is sorry to see you go

Melih Gökçek’s resignation only evokes sympathy for the other mayors that were forced to go along with him...

Good move, or just good intentions?

As Meral Akşener’s new party finally launches, this website examines the policies it is laying before the people of Turkey...