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    Demirtas urges opposition to call on AKP to resign over lira crisisThursday 25 November 2021

    Demirtas urges opposition to call on AKP to resign over lira crisis

    Imprisoned Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has urged Turkey’s opposition leaders to jointly call on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to resign over the recent plunge of the lira to historic lows, local media reported on Wednesday, citing a tweet shared from his account.

    How Turkish ‘kingmaker’ took the Erdogan administration hostage / Turkmen TerziMonday 22 November 2021

    How Turkish ‘kingmaker’ took the Erdogan administration hostage / Turkmen Terzi

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been at the forefront of Turkish politics for more than 15 years, but since an electoral alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in 2017, Erdogan seems politically vulnerable. In view of the fact that Turkey’s economy is facing currency and debt crises and with support for the ruling party dwindling, Erdogan’s political fate rests largely in the hands of the MHP. The ultranationalist party is known to have encouraged Erdogan to take a harsh stance on minority rights, especially against Kurds and the West.