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Two Months Past the Elections, Turkey Still Does Not Have a New Government



Protesters shout slogans as they march during a protest against Turkey's government in Ankara October 8, 2011. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Elvan Katmer, Turkey Correspondent Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. EDT, 27 August 2015 ANKARA, Turkey – On June 7, 2015 Turkey went through general elections for a new government. The ruling party, Justice and Development Party (AKP), main opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) passed the10 percent […]

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Portrait of a Suicide Bomber, DNA Identifies Turkey ISIS Terrorist who Killed 32 People



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Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:20 a.m. EST, 06 August 2015 SURUC, Turkey – The recent suicide bombing which occurred in the town of Suruc was a highly publicized terrorist act, one of the worst perpetrated in this predominantly Muslim country.  Israel has long been victimized by suicide bombers, but now this killing strategy […]

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Turkey: Top 5 Reasons for the AK PARTİ Failure



AKP Lawmakers Fight in Parliament, Photo AP - Burhan Ozbilliicj

Elvan Katmer, Turkey Correspondent Last Modified: 16:20 p.m. EDT, 30 July 2015 ANKARA, Turkey – In the previous analysis of the recent elections in Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s was largely to blame for the failure of the AK PARTİ or AKP party to maintain its majority control of parliament.  There have been many elements affecting […]

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Russian Billionaire Funds Search For Alien Life


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Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:45 p.m. EST, 21 July 2015 RUSSIA – Yesterday, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced that he will spend $100 million to further the search for life beyond Earth. His plan, called “Breakthrough Listen,” uses radio telescopes and a handpicked team of scientists to conduct a ten-year search for […]

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Citizens of Turkey Put a Halt to Erdoğan’s Ascent



Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party, during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara February 1, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should listen to the demands of his people, Erdogan said on Tuesday, as mass protests continued in Cairo against Mubarak's rule. REUTERS/Stringer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS)

Elvan Katmer, Turkey Correspondent Last Modified: 01:33 a.m. EDT, 14 July 2015 ANKARA, Turkey – For the past 13 years, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party, also known as “JDP or AK in English and AK PARTİ or AKP” party had always won a majority in every Turkish election. Erdoğan initially won a historical […]

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