Turkey’s Pulse survey: AKP hits record low, CHP faces serious warning
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by Murat Yetkin
2d ago
The latest “Turkey’s Pulse” survey by MetroPoll research company has raised alarm bells for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and issued serious warnings to the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP). MetroPoll Director Özer Sencar noted a decline in votes for both parties compared to April, with the AKP hitting its lowest vote The post Turkey’s Pulse survey: AKP hits record low, CHP faces serious warning appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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New “Game-Changing” technologies: what will they trigger in our lives?
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by Mehmet Öğütçü
1w ago
In our heated debates, when asked, “What is the most important game-changing development in the world today?” some highlight climate change, the sustainability of our planet, and the green transformation in energy. Others point to geopolitical conflicts or the new values of Generation Z. However, there is little objection when we say that “new technologies” The post New “Game-Changing” technologies: what will they trigger in our lives? appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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Türkiye’s Finance Minister Şimşek: A de facto prime minister
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by Murat Yetkin
1w ago
I have no intention of targeting Mehmet Şimşek, the Minister of Treasury and Finance. Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) members are already doing that enough. Despite the defeat in the March 31 elections, they act as if President Tayyip Erdoğan wasn’t the sole decision-maker and they had done everything right, still claiming, “If we The post Türkiye’s Finance Minister Şimşek: A de facto prime minister appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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The Kobani verdicts: Dissecting a political trial
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by Murat Yetkin
1w ago
The Ankara 22nd High Criminal Court handed down heavy sentences in the Kobani Trial on May 16. The most notable were the 42-year sentence for Selahattin Demirtaş and the 30-year sentence for Figen Yüksekdağ, both of whom were co-chairs of the HDP at the time. Their sentences were the natural headline in media. Like the The post The Kobani verdicts: Dissecting a political trial appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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Türkiye’s Turkmenistan gas quest through geopolitical gridlock
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by Mehmet Öğütçü
1w ago
I generally view with skepticism the memorandums of understanding signed between countries. Often, they possess a seriousness just slightly beyond mere intent declarations: they do not bind the parties, are laden with political messages, and frequently signify little more than “we had a written outcome from our discussions.” Especially during presidential-level visits, if you look The post Türkiye’s Turkmenistan gas quest through geopolitical gridlock appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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Türkiye-US rift over Israel-Hamas escalates
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by Murat Yetkin
1w ago
A few hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Hamas is “defending Anatolia’s frontline” in Gaza in Turkish parliament on May 15, Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan appeared on a live NTV broadcast. Erdoğan grounded his assertion of “frontline defense” on the assumption that the radical government in power in Israil would eventually cast its The post Türkiye-US rift over Israel-Hamas escalates appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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Power play in Ankara: Bahçeli’s influence on Erdoğan
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by Murat Yetkin
1w ago
The phrase “Fascism does not prevent speech, it compels speech” belongs to French philosopher Roland Barthes. Whether out of genuine necessity or strategic maneuvering, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli’s recent remarks, stating that “he smells coup plot” by linking the ongoing Ayhan Bora Kaplan gang investigation by the Ministry of Interior on The post Power play in Ankara: Bahçeli’s influence on Erdoğan appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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Türkiye’s new austerity program: Three questions on the bitter pill
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by Murat Yetkin
2w ago
Minister of Treasury and Finance, Mehmet Şimşek, finally unveiled long-awaited austerity measures in the public sector on May 13, under the watchful eye of Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz. Both underscored that these measures were meticulously crafted with the directive and approval of President Tayyip Erdoğan. Following the announcement, neither Yılmaz nor Şimşek take questions from The post Türkiye’s new austerity program: Three questions on the bitter pill appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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CHP leader urges retrial for Soma disaster at its 10th aniversary
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by YetkinReport
2w ago
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Türkiye’s deadliest mining disaster in Soma, Manisa, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Özgür Özel paid homage to the victims and their families. Emphasizing the need for justice, Özel urged for a retrial to unveil all responsible parties, asserting that true justice for Soma remains elusive until every The post CHP leader urges retrial for Soma disaster at its 10th aniversary appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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Türkiye announces major public spending cuts
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by YetkinReport
2w ago
In a bid to curb surging inflation and restore fiscal discipline, Türkish Finance Ministry unveiled an extensive savings plan aimed at reining in public spending. Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz and Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek announced a new “Public Savings Plan” on May 13 at a joint briefing. The savings plan comes as Türkiye The post Türkiye announces major public spending cuts appeared first on Yetkin Report ..read more
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