About: Turkish elections

Global Europe 26-06-2018

Chilly Western reactions to Erdogan’s win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday (26 June) celebrated winning sweeping new powers in a decisive election victory, as his main rival accepted the outcome despite complaints over an unequal campaign that alarmed the EU.
Global Europe 25-06-2018

Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won Turkey's presidential election on Sunday (24 June), the head of the country's electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half.
Global Europe 21-06-2018

Turkish opposition mobilises to ensure fair play in tight poll

One hundred people listen to presentations crammed into a room in Istanbul, defying the oppressive summer heat and attentively taking notes. Their aim -- to ensure Sunday's elections in Turkey are not marred by election fraud.
Global Europe 22-05-2018

Erdogan holds controversial election rally in Bosnia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday (20 May) addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Sarajevo at his only election rally outside Turkey after other European countries banned such events.
Global Europe 23-04-2018

Erdogan: Austria will ‘pay a price’ for banning Turkish campaigning

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Saturday (21 April) criticised Austria for planning to ban any possible campaigning for the June elections, saying that countries attempting to undermine his country's democratic struggle would "pay a price".
Global Europe 19-04-2018

Erdogan calls early elections under state of emergency, new purges underway

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday (18 April) called snap elections for 24 June, saying economic challenges and the war in Syria meant Turkey must switch quickly to the powerful executive presidency that goes into effect after the vote. The...
Enlargement 08-03-2017

EU summit to discuss Turkish electoral activism in member states

The EU lacks rules regulating election activism by third countries on its territory. Recent Turkish campaign attempts in Germany, Austria and other countries will be one of the issues to be discussed at the 9-10 March summit.
Enlargement 27-04-2016

Turks protest Islamisation push

Turkish police yesterday (26 April) fired tear gas to break up protests over a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution that has sparked concerns of creeping Islamisation in the traditionally secular state.
Elections 24-11-2015

Turkey lines up cabinet with Erdogan’s son-in-law in key post

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu today (24 November) unveiled a new cabinet stacked with loyal allies of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an - including his son-in-law who was named energy minister.

EU leaders to roll out red carpet for Turkey at summit

European Union leaders will roll out the red carpet for Turkey’s newly re-elected President Recep Tayip Erdo?an at a summit about how to help the country stop the flow of Syrian refugees from its borders into the EU.

Turkey must not be allowed to blackmail Europe on migration

Europe once entrusted Muammar Gaddafi with controlling the amount of people crossing the Mediterranean into Europe - we must ensure the same mistake is not made again with Erdoğan, writes Leopold Traugott.

Erdogan’s AKP wins crucial election

Turkey's long-dominant Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a stunning electoral comeback yesterday (1 November), regaining its parliamentary majority in a poll seen as crucial for the future of the troubled country.
Elections 23-10-2015

AK Party’s Belgian campaign raises eyebrows

Many Turks living in Belgium have received postal mail from the AK Party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, inviting them to vote in the 1 November election, offering benefits in exchange.

Anti-Islam PEGIDA gets boost from refugee crisis

The German Islamophobic movement PEGIDA staged its biggest rally in months yesterday (19 October), reinvigorated on its first anniversary by anger at the government's decision to take in nearly a million refugees from the Middle East.

EU courts Turkey on migration crisis ahead of summit

European Council President Donald Tusk told Turkey yesterday (13 October) that it could win concessions from the EU, such as visa-free travel, if it successfully reduces the flow of refugees reaching Europe. Three EU Commissioners are due to visit Ankara today, ahead of Thursday's (15 October) EU summit.
Global Europe 12-10-2015

Turkey ‘must stand united’, says Mogherini

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Turkey on Saturday (10 October) to "stand united" against terrorists and all threats against the country after an attack on a rally in Ankara killed up to 128 people.
Enlargement 05-10-2015

Erdogan brings Turkish election campaign to Strasbourg, Brussels

Supporters and foes gathered in Strasbourg on Sunday (4 October) on the occasion of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, who has apparently turned his European tour into part of his election campaign.
Enlargement 28-09-2015

Turkish opposition leader: Erdogan seeks a single party government

Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu, leader of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party [CHP], believes that the EU candidate needs a coalition government to tackle the fragile situation in the country.
Global Europe 10-09-2015

Pro-Kurdish leader warns of Turkey being dragged into civil war

While EU Council President Donald Tusk visited Turkey on Wednesday (9 September), the leader of the country's main pro-Kurdish party warned that the country was being dragged into a "civil war" following a wave of attacks on its offices by nationalists.
Elections 20-08-2015

Erdogan admits Turkey must hold new election

Turkey is heading rapidly toward a new election and only the "will of the people" can break a political deadlock after the ruling AK Party failed to form a working government, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on Wednesday (19 August).
Elections 19-08-2015

Turkey’s ruling AK Party fails to form a government

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu formally ended attempts to form the next government om Tuesday (18 August) after weeks of coalition talks failed, raising the prospect of a fractious interim administration leading the country to a new election.
Central Europe 12-12-2014

Ponta failed where Erdo?an succeeded

There are many similarities between the Romanian Prime Minister and the new Turkish President, write Demir Murat Seyrek and Sabina-Maria Ciofu.
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Enlargement 01-10-2013

EC on Turkey’s democratic reform plan

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, yesterday (30 September) unveiled a long-awaited democratic reform plan to bouquets from the European Commission and brickbats from his parliamentary opposition.
Enlargement 01-10-2013

Erdo?an launches democratic reform plan

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, yesterday (30 September) unveiled a long-awaited democratic reform plan to bouquets from the European Commission and brickbats from his parliamentary opposition. EURACTIV Turkey reports.