Istanbul Policy Center

Turkey, the lone wolf of the climate change summit

This time Turkey was a more active or, let's say, a more visible participant in the climate change talks, said Ethemcan Turhan, who was in Paris during the two week summit that finally ended with an agreement.

In the past, Turkey usually would talk on the last day and repeat its same line asking for her special conditions to be recognized.

‘Transparency problems’ may hit election campaign financing

Checks and Balances network, an initiative that brings some 150 civil organizations, warns that problems may arise on the accountability of presidential campaign financing due to shortcomings in the law. ‘We believe all contributions should be done through banking transactions,’ says the group’s Turan Hanrçerli Turkey will elect its president directly for the first time.