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Democracy bubble bursts in Turkey

Democracy bubble bursts in Turkey

By | April 19, 2011 at 1:44 am | No comments

Turkey's elections board ruled that 12 Kurdish and socialist politicians running as independent candidates in national elections set for June were ineligible to run for parliament because of their prior convictions. Kurdish BDP and a block of socialist parties had joined forces...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Kurds, News

Oppressed, poorer, and merrier

Oppressed, poorer, and merrier

By | April 18, 2011 at 11:26 am | One comment

Last week, Turkey officially embraced General Elections season geared towards June 12. Mainstream parties came up with their candidates for each city and projects for their next term in the parliament. Promises range from increased unemployment payments to families to new cities...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Turkey

Turkey: Who will you vote for in 2011 Elections?

Turkey: Who will you vote for in 2011 Elections?

By | April 12, 2011 at 11:17 am | 41 comments

Today we launch our Election 2011 poll which will stay active until election day. Also feel free to share your comments and thoughts in the section below. We will follow up shifts in electorate choices by renewing this vote every 10 days. So visit us back to recast your vote...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Turkey

Turkey Elections 2011: Women, minorities, LGBT still discriminated against

Turkey Elections 2011: Women, minorities, LGBT still discriminated against

By | April 12, 2011 at 2:54 am | 2 comments

Today all parties finalized MP candidate lists for 2011 elections in Turkey. Even BDP, whose ranks consist basically of minorities nominated less than 25% women. Governing AKP has 78 women candidates whereas main opposition CHP has 109. Both parties have 14 handicapped...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Minorities, Opinion, Turkey

BDP Announces Independent Candidates in 2011 Elections

BDP Announces Independent Candidates in 2011 Elections

By | April 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm | One comment

ANF Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) of Turkey today announced the independent candidates they will support in coming general elections in Turkey. In general elections in Turkey a political party must at least obtain 10% of the votes to send any members to the parliament....

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Minorities, Turkey

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