As for the column, I don't have much more to say, except that I will be getting (or was supposed to get, since it is almost 11pm, I and still haven't from them) the August KONDA survey tonight (August 10, Tuesday), so I might be able to share, either in the blog or in next week's Hurriyet column, some new/updated results.
As for my election calculator, it is quite simple to do: You just have to know about the mathematics of the Turkish electoral distribution system. Then, you take one (or the average of several) election poll, use the past election(s) to project the nation-wide poll results at the province level and build an Excel sheet that will distribute the seats according to your projection and the d'Hondt method. Then, you just wait for the PM to try to get you fired. By the way, I actually stumbled upon a website that does that: You just enter the poll results on the left and it spits out projected electoral distribution on the right.
Anyway, on to the column: