Category: MURAT YETKİN
On May 23, prosecutors demanded the arrest of two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on a hunger strike for 76 days for ruining public order with a potential to trigger acts of terror.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the arrest of two educators who have been on hunger strike for more than two months, calling on the government to “not cause an unforgettable disgrace to humanity."
One of the key points in President Tayyip Erdoğan’s address to the congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 21, after he took back the helm as a result of the April 16 referendum, was his heralding of a “six-month roadmap” for the transformation of Turkey’s political and administrative system.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has called on the government once again to reveal the political wing of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) while criticizing the release of “influential persons,” referring to Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş’s son-in-law Ömer Faruk Kavurmacı, who was previously detained in a probe into the Gülenist movement.
Turkey has become the biggest money laundering center in Europe, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, slamming the government for allowing vast flows of illegitimate cash into the country
Police have detained two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on hunger strike for 75 days in protest at being dismissed from their posts through a decree-law issued under the state of emergency rule in Turkey
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on May 19 said members of the judiciary in Turkey should be free of pressure from the government, urging them to “stop being the stick of the political authority” in the country.
Turkey celebrated Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19, with various events in the capital Ankara and around the country
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has condemned main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu over the “language he used against members of the judiciary.”
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu paid a courtesy visit to Gültekin Uysal, the head of the minor opposition Democrat Party (DP) on May 18.
In a May 16 meeting with Danish Ambassador to Turkey Svend Olling, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu urged the European Union to open new accession chapters with Turkey regarding the judiciary.
A week ago, former Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal, 78, initiated a serious discussion on the upcoming presidential elections to be held in 2019.
Selin Sayek Böke, who recently announced her resignation from her duties in the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has said she will not run for the party leadership.
The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament has urged Turkey’s government to take the Venice Commission’s report on constitutional referendum into consideration, while noting that the opening of any new accession chapters depends on the actions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Some 30 lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, asking the government to “reconsider the issue” and reinstate two educators, currently on hunger strike, who were dismissed through state of emergency decrees.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said his party is in favor of a peaceful country in which all citizens can live in unity and comfort, in a visit to the Felicity Party (SP), which also stood against the constitutional amendments in the April 16 referendum.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Bülent Tezcan has been appointed as the party’s new spokesperson, filling a position left vacant after former spokesperson Selin Sayek Böke resigned
Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli has said there are no currently active ministers or lawmakers among users of the ByLock messaging app, commenting on the suspensions and dismissals carried out with state of emergency decrees.
The health conditions of two educators who have been on a hunger strike for over 60 days is deteriorating, while four main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers have also launched their own hunger strike in support.
An Istanbul chief public prosecutor on May 11 issued arrest warrants for two historians for insulting Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
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