Jun 12, 2015

Erdogan rebuked — for now

Last weekend's elections in Turkey dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a stunning setback and herald a period of instability in Turkish politics.

Erdogan's ruling party loses majority, faces coalition option

Jun 8, 2015

Erdogan's ruling party loses majority, faces coalition option

Turkey’s Islamic-rooted ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday’s legislative elections, dealing a severe blow to strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition to expand his powers. The Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the biggest share of the vote in the closely-fought elections, ...

Jun 5, 2015

Erdogan the conqueror

by Marc Champion

For Turkey's weakened democratic institutions to survive, and for it to remain delicately balanced between East and West, the Kurds and their new friends need to do well in Sunday's elections.

Jun 2, 2015

Turkey's Erdogan to sue opposition over golden toilet claim

Turkey’s president is suing the country’s opposition leader for slander for allegedly claiming before a national election that bathrooms in his 1,115-room palace had gold-plated seats. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s lawyer told the state-run Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that he would seek compensation ...

Erdogan denies lavish palace has gold-plated toilet seats

Jun 1, 2015

Erdogan denies lavish palace has gold-plated toilet seats

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited the main opposition party leader to inspect the toilets in his lavish, 1,150-room palace after the politician claimed that it had gold-plated toilet seats. The state-run Anadolu Agency said Erdogan’s office extended the invitation Monday, following accusations ...