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The bureaucratic hassle caused by the changes to the law will force many NGOs to shut their doors.
Narrow victory of ruling party candidate could damage the coalition as the other two parties are unhappy about New Unity holding the presidency as well as the premiership.
European sanctions go through a process of continuous maturation and updating, adapting to current geopolitical sensitivities. European actors are accelerating efforts to adopt the eleventh sanctions package.
Prospect of removing the Erdogan regime at the ballot box appears to have gone for ever.
As strongman defies the odds to hold on to power, jailed opponent Demirtas warns “a huge operational force has taken over the state”.
Gerb freezes talks after recording from Change Continues leadership meeting discussing proposed joint government is released.
As official results announced, challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu gives fiery speech calling for fight against authoritarian regime and for a true democracy.
As lira trades just below 20/$ in the interbank market, rate at the Istanbul Grand Bazaar hovers in the 21s.
Democratic governance deteriorates in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, with worst declines in already authoritarian regions.
If there was widespread ballot box fraud, then we will never know as nobody was set up to look out for it. But if Turkey’s strongman does indeed remain so popular, analysts must learn that hope is not analysis.
Following his disappearance, opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya had urged her supporters to be prepared for all future scenarios.
In Turkish elections there is a thievery margin. Everybody knows it.
Challenger Kilicdaroglu scores much less than expected. Markets disappointed the era of president’s ‘unorthodox’ economics is not over.
Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday May 14. Any rational analysis says the Erdogan era must end. Country in days and weeks that follow the voting will not be for the faint-hearted.
Scenario in which Erdogan and his ruling party refuse to hand over power repeatedly mentioned.
Of the many questionable statements Vladimir Putin has made over the years, the one concerning the tragedy of the collapse of the Soviet Union may have been the closest to the truth, but not in the way he intended.
The leaders of Central Asia's five republics plus Armenia's PM arrived in Moscow to stand by Putin for the annual May 9 Victory Day parade, despite strong US pressure to downgrade and even break ties with Russia where possible.
If Kemal Kilicdaroglu manages to unseat Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to achieve his aims, he may have to utilise presidential powers, the very levers he has pledged to loosen.
The Council of Foreign Ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) met in Goa and saw old rivals try to put aside their rivalries in an effort to build a more co-ordinated coalition of developing countries.