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|Feb 01 2009||
This was a critical election year for Turkey. The parliamentary elections were held well before their planned date, due to the political crisis resulting from the failure to elect a new President a few months earlier.1 The relative calm in which the elections took place was shattered when one candidate, the independent Tuncay Seyranlioglu, was shot to death while riding in his car in a district of Istanbul.
|Jul 15 2009||
Las elecciones locales del 29 de marzo de 2009 han tenido lugar prácticamente dos años después de las elecciones generales de julio de 2007. En julio de 2008 el partido en el Gobierno, Partido de Justicia y Desarrollo (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) se enfrentó a un proceso judicial de ilegalización acusado de estar socavando los principios laicos de la República.
|Jul 26 2011||
Four major political parties competed in the Turkish legislative elections of June 2011: the governing Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP), the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, MHP) and the Peace and Democracy Party (Barış ve Demokrasi Partisi, BDP).