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Turkey: Top 5 Reasons for the AK PARTİ Failure



AKP Lawmakers Fight in Parliament, Photo AP - Burhan Ozbilliicj

Elvan Katmer, Contributing Journalist 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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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, Contributing Journalist 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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Laughter a Threat to Chastity? Yes, Declares Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister



Turkey: Bursa, Laughing Muslim Women

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:50 a.m. DST, 31 July 2014 ANKARA, Turkey — Chastity has long been a source of contention and in fact has often been used as a justification for the domination of women throughout the centuries in various parts of the world. It is another means by which some men seek […]

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Iran: Morality Laws Lead to Arrest of Dancing to “Happy” Celebrants



House Party, Iran, Photo: Beyond Borders Media

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:52 p.m. DST, 22 May 2014 TEHRAN, Iran — Three men and three women were arrested in Tehran after posting a YouTube video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams’s hit song “Happy.” The video entitled “Happy in Tehran” was deemed obscene by the Tehran police chief, Hossein Sajedinia. The […]

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Outrage After Turkish Mine Explosion Kills Over 200



Orgreave S24's washout (3 of 3) Photo by: Earthwatcher

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 21:04 p.m. DST, 15 May 2014 SOMA, Turkey— At least 245 Turkish miners have died and 120 are still trapped after an explosion of a coal mine in what is being called the “worst industrial accident in the country’s history”. Hopes of rescuing the remaining miners are “dimming” according to Energy […]

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