Elec­tion time again

Turkish Review - - LEXICON - WIL­LIAM ARM­STRONG

Turkey’s peren­ni­ally tense po­lit­i­cal scene has con­tin­ued to sim­mer over the sum­mer. The col­lapse of the peace process with the PKK has led to vi­o­lent clashes in the south­east, while the fail­ure of coali­tion talks has re­sulted in the sched­ul­ing of snap elec­tions for Novem­ber, set to take place in an en­vi­ron­ment of un­prece­dented ten­sion. Mean­while, the author­i­ties have con­tin­ued their crack­down on Hizmet af­fil­i­ates, with raids on schools and Koza İpek Hold­ing

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