Those elections – a view from Turkey

A longstanding journalist colleague of mine writes: “The election result was surprise for everyone. Many analysis points out that the nationalists voters (MHP) shifted to the AKP. And also some religious Kurdish voters who supported Kurdish party (HDP) in the June...

Turkish Elections – observers report back

The 1 November elections were monitored by hundreds of independent observers, including several human rights lawyers, journalists and lawmakers from the UK. Lord Hylton, who was in Diyarbakir (south eastern Turkey) as part of a delegation over the election weekend,...

Canadian elections – it’s the songs wot won it!

Tuesday 20 October will be a date Canadians will never forget. It was when they voted in a new government and prime minister in nearly a decade. The Liberal party led by Justin Trudeau won an absolute majority in the general election and dealt a hammer blow to...