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Turkey's elections and gender politics
Despite strong subscription to AKP's conservative agenda, there may be hope for women and LGBT rights in Turkey.
Diba Nigar Goksel
Last updated: 03 Apr 2014 09:15 GMT
Turkish local elections: One victor, many losers
The local elections were an important test for the ruling AKP after the December 2013 corruption scandal.
Last updated: 02 Apr 2014 13:28 GMT
Can Turkey's secularists defeat Erdogan?
Long an ineffectual opposition party, the CHP may now have a chance to chip away at AKP's political monopoly.
Last updated: 28 Jan 2014 12:41 GMT
Turkey women MPs break headscarf taboo
Four female legislators mark the end of the 1920s ban on headscarves by walking into Turkey's parliament head covered.
Last updated: 31 Oct 2013 20:35 GMT
Gezi Park: Revolutionary ethos and the hope of history being a bad teacher
Unfortunately political polarisation seems the destiny of Turkey for the foreseeable future, writes Richard Falk.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2013 09:04 GMT
Celebrating the AKP victory
The AKP's success may signal a new dawn for Turkey, but challenges remain before Erdogan can take his place in history.
Richard Falk and Hilal Elver
Last updated: 14 Jun 2011 15:15 GMT
Kurds could revolt if grievances aren't fixed
Turkey's leaders must face up to Kurdish concerns, or risk provoking Middle East-inspired civil unrest.
Last updated: 09 Jun 2011 16:25 GMT
Rivals kick off Turkish election campaign
Turkish prime minister Erdogan launches campaign to win a third term while opposition leader pledges new constitution.
Last updated: 23 Apr 2011 09:47 GMT
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