The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is seeking new ways to speed up legislation of the controversial homeland security package, including plans to divide the 132-article bill into smaller pieces, amid strong resistance from the opposition
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Right after the Turkish Central Bank lowered its interest rate by another 0.25, the same as last month, reporters asked Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu what he thought
A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has caused consternation by retweeting an insulting post about former President İsmet İnönü, one of the founders of the Turkish Republic, triggering reactions even from her own fellow party members.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
If the “old Turkey” is identified with the period that precedes the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), when the country was governed by mainstream parties on the center-right and center-left of the political spectrum under military-judicial tutelage, then veteran Kurdish politician Hasip Kaplan would be neither a fan of that period nor of those parties.
The timing of a lengthy meeting between PM Davutoğlu and Deputy PM Babacan has led to speculation suggesting Babacan resigned from his post after President Erdoğan continued his criticism of the Central Bank
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for interfering in every aspect of the government’s work and for “talking too much.”
A local research company has reportedly been raided by inspectors from the Finance Ministry, two days after releasing its latest public opinion poll showing support for Turkey’s ruling party below 40 percent.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has drawn a parallel between skirt-wearing male protesters and 'masked terrorists,' while vowing to 'raise generations loyal to their beliefs and history.'
A recent response by the justice ministry to a parliamentary question on torture and sexual abuse at a juvenile prison in İzmir contradicted earlier claims, with an opposition deputy questioning if the ministry has hidden the bitter truth
A report claims that around $1 billion in cash has been smuggled into Iran since March 2014 from Dubai and Turkey
AKP deputy who earlier admitted punching opposition deputies has suggested that offering an apology to 'ideology amigos' would be an 'insult against the national will'
Ruling and opposition lawmakers had a rare moment of harmony as they agreed on an item on the struggle against illegal drugs
An opposition deputy has taken the floor in Turkey’s parliament to defend jackals and hyenas, after both animals were mentioned in an analogy about the government’s alleged corruption
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli has lashed out at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for “fabricating” assassination claims targeting his daughter in order to pave the way for her entry into active politics
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the government over the recent evacuation of the Tomb of Süleyman Şah within Syrian territory, describing it as an “abandonment.”
Hakan Fidan visited the provincial branch of the party in Ankara Feb. 23.
Turkish opposition parties have harshly reacted to the evacuation of the Tomb of Süleyman Şah in northern Syria, accusing the government of abandoning the country’s only territory outside its borders.
Parliament’s General Assembly has passed 10 of the 132 articles in a controversial homeland security bill thanks to votes from the ruling AKP despite activist-style demonstrations by opposition parties in the chamber.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
An Ankara prosecutor launched a probe on Feb. 20, based on two pro-government newspapers’ claims that the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Fethullah Gülen community were jointly plotting an assassination of Sümeyye Erdoğan, the daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
A parliamentary motion asking for an inquiry into ISIL has been rejected by the votes from Turkey's ruling AKP. Meanwhile, Turkish consul-general who was taken hostage by ISIL has filed a complaint against the group, as Iraq asks Ankara to be more active against terrorism.
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