The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Jan. 2 demanded a parliamentary inquiry to examine terrorist attacks that occurred in Turkey since June 7, 2015, after the Jan. 1 terrorist attack on a nightclub in Istanbul claimed 39 lives
Official sources say the detention is not linked to the appearence on the popular video but a former social media postings that praises the killing of a prosecutor
The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will release its own constitutional draft in the following days as the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) constitutional offer was prepared without the full consent of HDP lawmakers, the party’s group deputy chair, Ahmet Yıldırım, has said.
Terrorist organizations directly attacking the daily lives and habits of our nation will not achieve their goals, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Jan. 1
An Education Ministry undersecretary said on Dec. 31 that he was threatened not to accept the promotion that brought him to his current post back in 2013 by a minister of the time, who added that if he did accept the promotion he would be “humiliated.”
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
We are leaving a very difficult year behind. Turkey and the Turkish people have witnessed worst ever coup attempt on July 15 in a direct attack on its fragile democracy by a group of pro-Gülen military personnel and other bureaucrats.
An Istanbul court on Dec. 30 ordered the arrest of prominent journalist Ahmet Şık, one day after he was detained over several tweets and his articles for daily Cumhuriyet
Deniz Baykal, the former chair and deputy of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is “making a mistake” with his push for a new constitution that would shift Turkey to a presidential system
Turkey will soon meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to join forces against jihadists in Syria, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has claimed
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
When the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the government came up with the idea of a swift constitutional change to give more power (or all the power) to the president in the wake of the July 15 failed coup, they talked about the problems of holding a referendum under a state of emergency and said that it would not be an option.
Police detained prominent Turkish journalist Ahmet Şık in Istanbul on Dec. 29 as part of an investigation launched by the Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office
Turkey will raise the monthly minimum wage by 8 percent to 1,404 Turkish liras ($397), Labor Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu said at a press conference on Dec. 29 in Ankara, a level that trade unions did not welcome
Authorities envisaged for the president in amendments proposed for a constitutional change were revised by a parliamentary constitutional commission, as the 21-article amendment draft was reduced to 18 articles with the latest revisions proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on late Dec. 28.
One of Turkey’s most prominent contemporary novelists and an internationally prominent linguist who has also made widely praised translations of Western novels into Turkish were released on probation on Dec. 29 after being arrested on charges of “making terrorist propaganda” for daily Özgür Gündem
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called on the prime minister and parliamentary speaker to end the constitution talks and drop the draft, arguing that signing off on the draft without seeing its full content was a “disgrace.”
World-renowned pianist and composer Fazıl Say takes issue with the perception that classical music is not appreciated in Turkey, saying his work continues to receive interest and plaudits at home in addition to abroad
Category: YALÇIN BAYER
The situation in Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya is that its tourism is quiet, but its politics is vivid and loud.
Although all of parliament went to recess following lengthy budget talks, the Constitutional Commission is continuing its work on the proposed constitutional amendments in a bid to expedite the voting process in the legislature
Category: MURAT YETKİN
A Hürriyet Daily News reader from Santa Barbara has written me a detailed and lengthy letter that actually echoes similar letters from other parts of the world.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to remove articles that would usher in the position of substitute parliamentarian, as well as conditions requiring presidential candidates to be born as Turkish citizens from proposed constitutional amendments
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