Turkey

Cultureteca 06.03.16

Home Office Publishes Revised Investigatory Powers Bill On Tuesday the Home Office in the United Kingdom published a revised Investigatory Powers Bill, meant to address some of the criticisms and recommendations made by the Intelligence and Security Committee of parliament and by a Joint Select Committee which held sessions across December and January. Home Secretary Theresa May put the draft…

Daily Visual 01.11.15: AKP Regain Majority in Turkey

The second Turkish general election of 2015 took place on Sunday, and saw the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) regain the parliamentary majority which they lost in June. Then, 40.9% of the vote and a loss of 53 seats in the Grand National Assembly left the AKP unable to form a government, after holding in power in Turkey since…

Daily Visual 08.06.15: Turkey’s Election Results

The Turkish general election of 2015 took place yesterday. In what many outside Turkey have viewed as a surprising result, the ruling Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) took only 40.9% of the vote; leaving them still the largest party in the Grand National Assembly, Turkey’s unicameral legislature, but representing a drop of nearly 9% upon their taking…