President Erdoğan meets nationalist party leader

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 17 met with the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) at the presidential palace.

Erdoğan was expected to inform the MHP leader about the recent military operations into northern Iraq, Operation Claw-Tiger and Operation Claw-Eagle, along with recent developments in Libya.

Gov’t plans to discuss changes in electoral law with parties, says minister

The Turkish government is planning to discuss some "essential changes" in the country's electoral law with all political parties, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül said on June 15.

Speaking in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, Gül said that the government is approaching all issues by thinking how the matter will affect democracy, the rule of law and the nation's common will.

Jailed former HDP co-chair says his party endorsed main opposition CHP in ‘critical’ cities in 2019 local polls

Former Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said that his party endorsed some candidates in the "critical" cities the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) nominated for the March 31 local elections.

Reporting Democracy Report Warns of ‘Democratic Emergency’ in Region

Democracy is deteriorating across Central Europe and the Balkans says "Democracy after Coronavirus", the first annual trends report published on Thursday by Reporting Democracy, a cross-border journalistic platform run by BIRN, a leading regional non-profit media network.

Election law should be revised: Justice minister


Considering and preparing a new election law is useful and necessary, Turkey's justice minister said on June 8. 

Abdulhamit Gül evaluated the agenda in an appearance on journalist Cüneyt Özdemir's YouTube channel.

Three former opposition party lawmakers were sent to prison last Friday, a day after parliament revoked their seats.

Ruling AKP mulls to introduce 5 percent threshold for alliance in elections

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) mulls to make changes in the elections law so that the political parties would only be able to form alliances at the polls if they have 5 percent support of the votes, a move which could prevent the small political parties to run for the elections and form group at the parliament under the support of their allies.

Democracy will be tested, warns Francis Fukuyama

Here's how "The End of History and the Last Man," the 1992 best seller of political philosopher and Stanford University professor Francis Fukuyama, ends: "Perhaps this very prospect of centuries of boredom at the end of history will serve to get history started once again." Clearly, the engines of history restarted and have been working at warp speed in the past three decades.