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Constitutional Referendum to take place on 16th April

Turkey’s Supreme Board of Election has announced that a constitutional referendum will be held on April 16. The referendum, which is really all about making President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan an […]

New Interior and Labour Ministers announced

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has carried out a small reshuffle of his Cabinet after Efkan Ala resigned as the interior minister. Süleyman Soylu, who was Minister of Labour and Social […]

Cabinet of Turkey

Binali Yildirim Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak Deputy Prime Minister Mevlüt […]

Three month state of emergency declared

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared a three month state of emergency following an unsuccessful coup d’état attempt last weekend. The move comes after a recommendation by the National Security […]

New PM introduces Cabinet and government programme

Turkey’s new Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, announced yesterday changes to the Turkish Cabinet as well as the new programme for the 65th Turkish Cabinet. Although there was very little new […]

Binali Yildirim sole candidate to become Turkey’s next PM

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has chosen Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications, Binali Yildirim, to be the sole candidate to be the new chairman of the party […]

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to step down

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu held a press conference this morning indicating that he would be standing down from the party chairmanship of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). That […]

New Cabinet announced

After having sought the approval of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced his new Cabinet today. The new Cabinet follows on from the 1st November general election. […]

AKP wins back majority

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won back its majority which it lost in the 7th June general election. In the second general election of the year, yesterday the […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the Grand National Assembly took place on 1 November 2015. Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) 317 Republican People’s Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) […]

Turkey returns to the polls for the second time this year

Turkey is going to the polls today for the second time this year. The last election was on 7th June and for the first time since 3rd November 2002 the […]

Two ministers appointed

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has appointed two new ministers in his caretaker government after two Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ministers resigned yesterday. Beril Dedeoğlu will become the new Minister of […]

HDP ministers resign from caretaker Cabinet

The two ministers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have resigned from the caretaker government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. Müslüm Doğan, Minister of Development and Ali Haydar Konca, […]

General election to be held on 1st November

Following the general election of 7th June 2015 the result was inconclusive with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) losing its majority. An AKP Speaker was subsequently elected once […]

President asks PM to form new Government

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has formally asked Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to start the process of forming a new government. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to secure […]

AKP candidate elected Speaker

Former Justice and Development Party (AKP) Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz was elected Speaker of Turkey’s parliament yesterday. The vote went to a fourth ballot after all four parties in parliament […]

PM and Cabinet resign

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his Cabinet tendered their resignations to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday following Sunday’s general election. The resignations are largely procedural and the Prime Minister […]

AKP loses majority

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years following yesterday’s general election. The AKP took 40.80% of the vote […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the Grand National Assembly took place on 7 June 2015. Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) 258 Republican People’s Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) […]

Turkish voters decide the future of their country today

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is hoping that voters will give his Justice and Development Party (AKP) enough seats to change the constitution to bring in an Executive Presidency today. Many […]