Friday, June 12, 2015

An election in Turkey turns back President Erdoğan’s march to authoritarian rule. -- BY DEXTER FILKINS -- The End of the Erdogan Era?

"As he grew stronger, Erdoğan constructed a cult of personality about himself, which made him stronger still. He dominated the news, often appearing on television several times a day, commenting on or inserting himself into seemingly every question in public life."

NYTimes -- AP -- Turkey's New Parliament Features 4 Key Parties

Four parties will dominate Turkey's 550-seat parliament following Sunday's elections. Here is a sketch of each political force.

  • Justice and Development Party
  • Republican People's Party
  • Nationalist Movement Party
  • People's Democratic Party