Electoral districts of Turkey

Will Kurds take the risk of absence in the Turkish parliament?

Please accept my apologies because of the over-simplification in the title; I should have written the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples? Democratic Party (HDP) instead of ?Kurds,? but it would be too long.

Because not all Kurds in Turkey are voting for the HDP and not only Kurds are voting for it either.

PM Davuto?lu gathers with business, civil society leaders in Davos

Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu has gathered with leading figures of Turkey?s business world at a dinner on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Cüneyt Zapsu, the head of Cuneyd Zapsu Consultancy Inc., and Fettah Tamince, owner of the Rixos hotels chain, hosted the dinner in honor of Davuto?lu.

Mafia wars hit upscale Istanbul streets, 3 dead

Two separate targeted hits in one day in upscale Istanbul neighborhoods left three people dead late Dec. 24, just days after a bodyguard was killed in front of a bar in Istanbul's Nişantaşı neighborhood.

Interior Minister Efkan Ala said there was no concrete data in their hands that would allow them to say if the two hits were related but that they were working on that possibility.

Dersim apology opens rift in main opposition CHP

An apology voiced for the 1938 massacre in Dersim by a deputy chair of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) looks set to lead to more internal turmoil within the party, with one of its hardline deputies complaining that Deputy Chair Sezgin Tanrıkulu’s statement resembled the words of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).