Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Very positive messages have been coming from Ankara’s political circles for the past week.
Turkey’s main opposition party has appealed to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of one of eight decree laws issued by the government since the declaration of a state of emergency in the aftermath of the July 15 failed coup attempt, on the grounds that it violated the Turkish constitution.
A commission set up by three political parties represented at parliament has agreed on a seven-article constitutional change, particularly on restructuring judicial bodies
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) has reportedly canceled all local meetings and ceremonies with speakers other than party officials or heads of provincial party offices, according to media reports on Sept. 21
The leaders of Turkey’s ruling and main opposition party disagreed over the government’s plan to extend the state of emergency for another term at a face-to-face meeting on Sept. 22
Two main opposition party members on Sept. 21 filed a criminal complaint against Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş, accusing him of misconduct in a way that would benefit and aid the Gülenist network through his position.
Education was halted on the third day of the new school year at a high school in the Akçakoca district of the Black Sea province of Düzce, as tensions grew following the school’s conversion to a girls’ vocational imam-hatip religious school
Three different official reports, reportedly prepared regarding a key figure in the July 15 failed coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, have revealed contradictory information.
An Istanbul court has ruled to merge a case in which journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül are being tried for allegedly aiding a terrorist organization and a case in which a main opposition deputy is facing similar charges in addition to a charge of supplying confidential state information
Turkish Development Minister Lütfi Elvan has invited Kuwaiti businesspeople to make investments jointly with their Turkish counterparts, during a two-day visit to the Gulf
Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Sept. 20 during the Euphrates Shield operation, Doğan News Agency has reported
A lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has conducted a press statement in parliament with his daughter with autism in an effort to draw attention to the hardships that people with autism face in education
The number of people who have suffered from the government’s “reckless measures” against suspected Gülenists within the civil service has hit 1 million, the main opposition leader has said
The Turkish Parliament will have a shelter befitting “today’s civil defense norms,” Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman said on Sept. 20, announcing a renovation of the building following the failed coup attempt of July 15
Tension rose between a lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and police officers at parliament on Sept. 19, as police prevented Ankara deputy Ali Haydar Hakverdi from making a press statement alongside the Student-Parent Association
The party plaintiff lawyers in the case of a controversial mine construction in the Black Sea province of Artvin demanded recusal and abandoned the hearing room on Sept. 19 amid intense security precautions
Urbanization should not be permitted in the vicinity of Istanbul’s recently opened third bridge in order to protect what nature remains in the area, according to the main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP)
Turkey’s national post office (PTT) has prepared a stamp for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), to mark the 93rd anniversary of the foundation of the party depicting the party’s symbol and CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
Thousands of people bid farewell to Tarık Akan, a renowned Turkish actor who died of lung cancer at the age of 66 in Istanbul on Sept. 16, following a ceremony at the Muhsin Ertuğrul Theater on Sept 18
The belief that Turkish politics has for decades been defined by unchanging cultural divides is very widely held.
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