Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will have the right to carry out three 10-minute official campaign broadcasts on TV and radio for the upcoming referendum on charter amendments, while opposition parties and the president will enjoy two speeches with the same duration.
The government’s decision to transfer stakes in the country’s top public companies to a newly launched sovereign wealth fund has stirred strong criticism from opposition deputies and economists as the fund will beyond the remit of monitoring
Venice Commission, which is the constitutional consultative body of the Council of Europe, is visiting Turkey to investigate the current embattled state of media freedom under the ongoing state of emergency.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş vowed a democratic referendum environment for both sides amid a fractious debate on charter amendments that could usher in an executive presidency
The camp opposing the constitutional changes is composed of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) and the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has claimed, calling on people to vote “yes” after identifying who is saying “no” to the charter amendments
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the proposed amendments on the constitution will make the parliament and ineffective and “second-class” one.
A main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy from the southern province of Adana, Elif Doğan Türkmen, resigned from parliament’s presidential council on Feb. 4 in the wake of a scandal over a 1.2 million-Turkish Lira phone bill claim
Category: GÜLSE BİRSEL
Recently, calls have been made to artists, athletes, public figures, and everybody to take their sides in the upcoming referendum on the constitutional amendments. It’s like we are under police interrogation and forced to pick sides.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Adana deputy Elif Doğan Türkmen is expected to resign from parliament’s presidential council, the party said on Feb. 3
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers separately late on Feb. 3.
The ousted and jailed co-mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, Ahmet Türk, has been released from prison after a Mardin Criminal Court of Peace received an application against his arrest.
The reason why President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is so insistent on shifting Turkey to a presidential system of governance is because he is afraid of being prosecuted and therefore wants to “secure his own future,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu met with the ambassadors of EU member countries in Ankara on Feb. 2.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Özgür Özel has rebuked Nilhan Osmanoğlu, one of the descendants of Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II, after she showed her support for the presidential system.
Three deputies from the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) appeared at the top of parliament’s telecommunications expenses list, sparking fresh debates after the legislature was struck by the record high bill of CHP Adana deputy Elif Doğan Türkmen.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey is in a process of undergoing one of its historically most important changes, as the government bids to shift from the current parliamentary system to an executive presidency through an 18-article constitutional amendment.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It appears that there are efforts to reactivate the Kardak (Imia) issue between Turkey and Greece… Will, like the 1996 case, the islets bring the two countries to the verge of war in 2017, 21 years later?
The Turkish people will certainly vote against the constitutional shift, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed
Communication expenses by an Adana lawmaker from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) totaling close to 800,000 Turkish Liras in the past month alone have sparked a debate within her party and the Turkish parliament.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Öztürk Yılmaz has raised eyebrows by suggesting that Syrians in Turkey “are hanging around with Turkish girls” while Turkish soldiers are dying in Syria.
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