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Where is Turkey heading?

On election night Turkish Prime Minister struck a conciliatory tone. But in the days that followed members of the opposition and journalists were arrested and PKK positions bombed. Does the AKP want confrontation or will it seek to re-establish peace?

Taraf - Turkey | Wednesday, 4. November 2015

AKP more brutal as its power grows

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Monday that his AK Party's election win was a victory for democracy and that the rights of all citizens would be safeguarded. Columnist Ulaş Doğa Eralp of the liberal daily Taraf has a hard time believing that: » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Tuesday, 3. November 2015

Change of course not out of the question

Now that Erdoğan's hunger for power has been satisfied his policies may become more moderate, the centre-left daily Tages-Anzeiger hopes: » more

L'Echo - Belgium | Tuesday, 3. November 2015

Sultan should focus on the economy

Many Turks voted for President Erdoğan's Islamic conservative AK Party on Sunday because they trust the former prime minister's economic competence, the liberal business paper L'Echo observes: » more

Dagens Nyheter - Sweden | Tuesday, 3. November 2015

Dangerous power boost for Erdoğan

The AKP's victory in the election gives President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's struggle for absolute power another boost, the liberal daily Dagens Nyheter contends: » more

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Monday, 2. November 2015

Turkey continues mistaken course

The chances of Turkey modernising have dwindled even further now that the AKP has obtained an absolute majority, the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung fears: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Sunday, 1. November 2015

A high price for Erdoğan's victory

The AKP's surprisingly clear victory in the Turkish election was achieved at the cost of the country's stability, warns the centre-left daily The Guardian: » more

Cumhuriyet - Turkey | Monday, 2. November 2015

Desire for security wins the day

Now that Erdoğan's strategy has paid off the president should steer the country back into calm waters, columnist Orhan Bursali writes in the Kemalist daily Cumhuriyet: » more

Corriere della Sera - Italy | Monday, 2. November 2015

Europe secretly glad AKP has won

Europe is secretly relieved about the victory of Erdoğan's AKP, the centre-right daily Corriere della Sera observes: » more


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