Early on Saturday 17 December, more than a dozen Turkish

The morning after a section of the military attempted to

Providing commentary for Sky News’s rolling coverage on a fateful

A month before voters in the UK decided whether their

Appearing by telephone on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show,

Ahead of the Turkish parliamentary election on Sunday 7 June

Michael Daventry discusses the role of the Turkish-speaking electorate in

Voters in Turkey have been reacting to Prime Minister Recep

Michael joins a panel discussion hosted in London by the

Presidential elections take place in Turkey on Sunday and, for the first time, voters have been able to cast ballots outside the country, including in London. 

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is standing for President and has strong domestic support. But there is more at stake than which candidate will win. If Erdogan takes the presidency he will make it a much more powerful post. If he loses it will remain a more ceremonial position. 

Erdogan’s rule is controversial both at home where the Gezi Park protests mobilised many thousands and among the Turkish diaspora where an estimated 50,000 turned out in protest at his rule in Cologne last weekend.

Joining John Rees in the studio are Michael Sercan Daventry, English Section Editor of the Londra Gazete; Hakan Camuz, chairman of MUSIAD UK, Turkey’s Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association; and Güney Yıldız, a journalist from the BBC World Service. And by phone link is Fadi Hakura, an Associate Fellow from the think tank Chatham House.