Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In Turkish Elections, the AK Party Falls Short of a Majority

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was dealt a political blow with the AKP, Edrogan’s political party, projected to win only forty-one percent of the vote in parliamentary elections. His party, the Justice and Development Party, had been in control for the past thirteen years. Erdogan came to power himself as prime […]

Turkey Arrests Journalists

Thirty-one Turkish citizens were arrested today after the government passed a new law allowing people to be arrested and held on reasonable suspicion. Those arrested included television program personnel, media executives, journalists, and law enforcement and were charged with setting up and assisting terrorist organizations and fraud. Last year as […]