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Political: Two-thirds of Turks in a survey revealed they perceive political parties to be corrupt. Turkey lacks an entity
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Binali Yildirim is expected to push for an executive presidency for Erdogan.
Politics
A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.
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President Erdogan, whose AK Party won back a parliamentary majority on Sunday, had pledged to continue operations against the Kurdistan Workers Party.
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A day of voting, protests and celebrations.
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Turkish novelist and essayist Kaya Genc shares his thoughts on the socioeconomic challenges the country faces.
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One of the ultimate signs of the settlement of the Kurdish issue in Turkey will be the representation of the Kurds in the political centre with their own identity and demands. This may be the harbinger of such an eventuality.
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Expectations are rising.
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Many interpreted the result of Turkey's June 7 general election as a major defeat for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK party) and creeping authoritarianism, and a welcome victory for democracy.
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The steady erosion of sociopolitical conditions, the growing restrictions on free speech and the pervasiveness of the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party created deep anxiety and fear among the general public as they witnessed the gradual transformation of their country from a democracy to a police state.
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Turkey has the potential of becoming a significant global power, but to realize that, Erdogan must change course or leave. His arrogance, though, and self-styled piousness will prevent him from doing either and deny Turkey its deserving place to play a constructive role on the global stage.
Tech
Twitter's importance as a tool for freedom of speech was confirmed last spring in the Gezi Park protests in Turkey, when a civil movement emerged against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AK Party).
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The dynamic nature of Turkey's society coupled with the evolving nature of its demands require other comprehensive reform packages.
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I personally saw many covered women who first supported the Gezi protests, when they became an open target of angry and violent crowds just because they chose to wear pious clothes, felt a threat to their lifestyle and remained quiet, fearing they would lose their democratic right to wear what they want.
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Perhaps this summer, I'll see people drinking from paper bags in public in Turkey, which nowadays, is witnessing heated debates about a bill that places strict restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages that was approved by Parliament last Friday.