Turkey’s decision to end Euphrates Shield Operation is the right step, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, adding that he has long been advising the government not to go further south into Syria at the expense of more martyrs.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Turkish society is divided right down the middle as the country heads to a referendum on April 16 to decide on whether to replace the current parliamentary system with one with an executive presidency. According to the latest polls, half of the voters are on the “yes” front, while the other half is firmly “no,” with tensions between the two camps rising every day
The president will be able to annul the parliament if the referendum results prevail a “yes” vote, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, amid debates over whether the charter change could hand enhanced powers to the president to abolish the parliament, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on March 30 said the current parliamentary system “cannot keep pace with Turkey’s economic growth,” necessitating the shift to an executive presidential system.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s gesture of visiting a “no” campaign tent in Istanbul on March 28 was a noteworthy move and a step in the right direction for normalizing the referendum process, after weeks of tension and polarization.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
President Tayyip Erdoğan was asked in a live interview on Habertürk TV on March 27 about German newspaper Bild’s headline in Turkish and German that day.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has responded positively to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s unplanned visit to the campaign pavilion of the opposition party, saying he hopes Erdoğan will have changed his contention that naysayers are terrorists.
A new executive system outlined in constitutional amendments will pave the way for Turkey to achieve its goals more efficiently, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, arguing that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been successful in development “despite the deadlocks of the system.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed German daily Bild for running a bilingual headline saying “Atatürk would have said ‘no’” to proposed charter amendments that will vastly increase the president’s powers, saying Atatürk would have said “yes” because “he lived in a state that we would like to bring in.”
The new system that may be brought by charter change will allow the president to annul the parliament, form a cabinet and be free from a confidence vote, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has once again slammed the opposition for arguing against the constitutional amendment to be voted in a referendum on April 16
All I’m going to do is list a number of recent developments reported in the Turkish media over the past couple of days. I’ll start with the most recent case demonstrating the state that Turkey is in:
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said he would not hesitate to visit President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the presidential palace if Turkey faces a major threat, while responding to a recent mockery by Erdoğan on his visit after the failed coup attempt last year
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu of “running away” during Turkey’s failed July 2016 coup attempt, instead of lending him sufficient support.
The leaders of the “yes” camp in the referendum campaign to shift Turkey to an executive presidential system cannot successfully defend their position, so prefer to attack the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and its leader, CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
Some four million Syrians in Turkey will be granted citizenship if “yes” votes emerge in the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on March 25
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has blasted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent harsh rhetoric against Europe, stressing the sensitivity of foreign policy and diplomacy.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has ruled out any possibility that his party will press for snap elections in the event that constitutional amendments are not approved in an April 16 referendum.
Claims that the constitutional change shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system will introduce one-man rule are “delusional,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that Alevis, Sunnis, Kurds and Turks are brothers in Turkey, adding that all citizens in the country are “first-class.”
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