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The codes of the executive presidency era

Those who incurred the wrath of international powers searched for a hero.Maduro, the president of Venezuela where inflation rates have risen to 10 thousand percent, who was living in Germany in the 1920s, crossed continents and came to Ankara to atte... more

Is the Manbij deal with the US working?

Next Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is going to take an oath in parliament and announce the new cabinet. A minister guessing game is being played in Ankara lately, with people saying, “It will surely be like this, this person will be assigned... more

Reading between the lines of the elections

The main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem İnce got 58.1 percent of the vote in CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s hometown of Tunceli, while Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş got 21.1... more

The election results may be determined by voter turnout

Within the last week, we received consecutive “goal news” from Manbij and Qandil on behalf of Turkey.President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday stated that an air operation was conducted in Qandil that evening and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) l... more

Will voter turnout determine the election results?

In the elections of June 7, 2015, the Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) managed to gain 100 percent of the votes of the 2350 ballot boxes in the eastern and southeastern regions of Turkey, according to information provided by the Minister of Environmen... more

Are there going to be fresh elections next year?

In an atmosphere in which the June 24 elections are being discussed, a question is being asked: Will Turkey be in an another ''spiral of elections'' if Tayyip Erdoğan wins the presidential elections but the Justice and Development (AK) Party loses th... more

Who will be the surprise of the June 24 elections?

We were in Yozgat on Friday.Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, with whom we had suhoor (the morning meal of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan) with, told us an anecdote that occurred prior to the November 1 elections.Let’s remember those days... more

Unknown aspects of the Manbij deal

Turkey made a deal with the U.S.: Manbij is being cleared of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) Syrian affiliate, the People’s Protection Units (YPG).Both countries confirmed the deal, and as a matter of fact, there are reports that the organizatio... more

Critical appointment in Washington

Election periods have a blinding side.When everyone focuses on ballot boxes, the country’s agenda, with the exception of elections, either becomes of secondary importance or is completely forgotten.However, Turkey does not have such a luxury.It is cr... more

How will the nuclear crisis with Iran effect Turkey?

We used to receive invitations from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara from time to time, sit and talk and sometimes they would ask us question and at times we would ask them questions. After relations entered “crisis mode,” particularly in the last five yea... more

Who will vote for what?

There is a strategy team in the kitchen of the Justice and Development (AK) Party who watches the election campaign, weighs the pros and cons of political parties, evaluates their discourse and promises and monitors how these are received by the publ... more

Wasn’t it obvious things would end up like this?

Donald Trump posted his 37, 297th tweet, thanking the United Kingdom and France for their perfect partnership and wrote: “Mission Accomplished.”In the tweet, the emphasis on the military power of the United Kingdom and France was a clue of the real a... more


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