Category Archives: Gul

Abdullah Gul is re-nominated by AK Party for presidency

After being re-nominated as AK Party’s presidency candidate Monday, FM Abdullah Gul visited opposition party leaders Tuesday to gain support for his bid.

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AK Party is re-elected

Turkish voters re-elect the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Sunday. With almost 47% of the overall vote it is estimated that AKP will hold 341 seats in parliament.

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Gul: I am still a presidential candidate

FM Abdullah Gul said Friday that he is still in the running for Turkey’s next president despite dropping out of the election in parliament last week.

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Turkey’s presidential race offically over

 Foreign Minister Gul formally notifies parliament Wednesday that he is withdrawing from Turkey’s presidential race. His withdrawal means the election is over.

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Abdullah Gul drops out of presidential race

Abdullah Gul withdraws from Turkey’s presidential race Sunday because parliament once again was unable to begin voting because 367 members were not present.

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Turkish court annuls presidential vote

Turkey’s supreme court annuls first round of presidential vote. In response PM Erdogan said he would ask parliament to hold general elections in June or July.

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Vote will go on despite boycott

Opposition leaders boycott round one of presidential elections. Despite not having 367 representatives present, the speaker of parliament will hold the vote.

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