Category: MURAT YETKİN
Up until the last move by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, when she took steps to put a brake on Turkey’s already slowed down relations with the European Union, it was more possible to explain the escalation in Turkish-German tension with the German elections set to take place on Sept. 24.
The Turkish president’s statements triggering speculations that the country’s main opposition leader can be arrested should not be taken lightly, Kemal Kılıçdarloğlu has said.
A statue depicting a five-year-old girl, modeled in memory of Ayten Alper who was photographed in 1931 handing flowers to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has been attacked by unidentified assailants in Zonguldak.
The United Kingdom stands by Turkey a year on from the coup attempt and understands the extraordinary challenges Turkey is facing, but urges it to signal a return to normality by lifting the state of emergency rule, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alan Duncan, has told daily Hürriyet
The main opposition CHP has harshly criticized a recent decision by the Turkish Parliamentary Speaker’s Office to pay 71,000 Turkish Liras ($20,000) in compensation to former deputy Merve Kavakçı
The upcoming “justice congress” that the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will hold in the western Turkish province of Çanakkale will welcome participants of various political backgrounds, CHP Deputy Chair Aykut Erdoğdu has said.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) “will not stay silent against plots,” its leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, responding to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s claims that he has been involved in “espionage.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Aug. 16 that her country “will not pursue” an upgrading of the European Union’s Customs Union with Turkey due to ongoing political tensions.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has “failed to unite with the nation,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım claimed on Aug. 16.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Politics in Turkey is entering a highly stressful two years this fall. Since the referendum, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to be running a one-man show in decision-making and Ankara’s bureaucracy seems to be looking to his Beştepe residence for every small paper to be signed.
The Antalya Chief Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Antalya lawmaker Mustafa Akaydın over terrorist propaganda charges after he claimed the July 15 coup attempt “was a theatrical play.”
Category: AHMET HAKAN
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has launched the opening of a Coca-Cola factory in the western province of Isparta.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) group deputy leader Özgür Özel has lashed out at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, asking him to reveal the sources of his claims that imprisoned CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu was willing to blame party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for an espionage case in which he is being tried.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) celebrates its 16th anniversary in Ankara today, Aug. 14.
Turkey’s EU Ministry has appealed to the Ankara 4th High Criminal Court to become an intervening party in the case on events at the Akıncı air base during last year’s coup attempt on the grounds that the coup plotters were aiming to topple the government and ruin Turkey’s ties with the EU.
Jailed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul MP Enis Berberoğlu has rejected President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s claim that he wants to blame CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for having a role in the espionage case that Berberoğlu was imprisoned for
Turkey bid farewell Aug. 12 to a 15-year-old boy who was killed in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Maçka district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon a day earlier
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has implied that an ongoing probe into espionage and the leaking of secret state documents to media outlets can also reach main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, as one of his deputies is already behind bars in the same case
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Although there are over two years until the next presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019, polls and forecasts about who will run against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are dominating the political agenda in Turkey.
Cihan Paçacı is an ex-economy bureaucrat. He took on important tasks at the True Path Party (DYP) and later moved to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). He is currently putting up a struggle alongside Meral Akşener
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