MHP leader urges revising relations with Moscow

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:12Feb2020

AKP-MHP coalition in trouble or Bahceli just appeasing his electorate?   Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on Feb. 11 condemned an attack by the Syrian regime on Turkish

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In Turkey, Erdogan Is Still Calling All the Shots

Source:Foreign Policy Date:29Apr2019

This is an article, with which I completely disagree.  In my view it perpetues the defeatist view of an all powerful Erdogan holding his and the nation’s destiny in his hands, and his hands

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In high-risk move, Erdogan calls for Istanbul election to be annulled

Source:The Arab Weekly Date:15Apr2019

AKP Deputy Chairman Ali Ihsan Yavuz called for new elections in Istanbul, which would probably take place in June, news reports said. The decision to schedule a new election rests with Turkey’s

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The power struggle in Turkey is far from over

Source:Ahval News Date:12Mar2019

More voices are heard in pro-government media raising alarm on what they see as an “Eurasianist siege” of Erdogan and his palace. This is in reference to a large-scale, hard-line, partly

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Ultra-nationalists shake Turkey’s Erdogan by calling off alliance

Source:Middle East Eye Date:24Oct2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP Party were shaken on Tuesday after the sudden announcement that their ultra-nationalist coalition partners were calling off an electoral

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The Myth of Erdogan’s Power

Source:Foreign Policy Date:01Sep2018

Note the key take-away:  Key figures among Ankara’s elite, on whom Erdogan depends to exercise power, represent a political tradition that is deeply hostile to Moscow. These right-wing Turkish

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‘Our bodies are Turkish, our souls Islamic!’ The rise of Turkey’s ultra-nationalists

Source:Middle East Eye Date:23Jul2018

They call themselves idealists. Turkey’s ultra-nationalists, who prefer the Turkish term Ulkucu, have been described in many ways: as hyper-modern politicians and as throwbacks, true

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Get Ready for a More Aggressive Turkey

Source:Foreign Policy Date:04Jul2018

Turkey expert Sinan Ulgen illustrates the difficulties of Erdogna’s alliance with MHP and its leader Mr Bahceli:   Turkish disengagement from the West is not a foregone conclusion. It

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Why has Turkey started debating an early election?

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:18Apr2018

Up to today, whenever Bahçeli has made a call for an early election there has indeed been an early election in Turkey. There is only one exception: When Erdoğan agreed to legalize election

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