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Some 4,000 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed as part of a probe against the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) since the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said May 26.
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on May 10 slammed the U.S. decision to arm the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, saying President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan should “reconsider” his meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at the White House, scheduled for May 16
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed controversial popular historians who recently claimed that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, had an affair with his adoptive daughter, Afet İnam
A court in the southern province of Mersin ordered the arrest of former ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmaker Ahmet Tevfik Uzun on May 10, as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, widely believed to have been behind the July 2016 coup attempt
The Turkish parliament has stripped of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Nursel Aydoğan of her status as a member of parliament, after a Prime Ministry motion read at the start of a parliamentary session on May 9
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said it is too early to discuss the possibility of his candidacy in the 2019 presidential elections while stressing that it would be wrong to think that all of the “no” votes in last month’s referendum belonged to the CHP.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has issued a strong call to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to swiftly reinstitute the death penalty amid warnings from the European Union.
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
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has accused the presidency and the government of meddling with his party’s internal politics after the results of the April 16 referendum led to the dismissal of a veteran party member and the resignation of the party’s spokesperson
The ruling and main opposition parties have locked horns in a fresh row after the latter blasted the abandonment of impartiality in Turkey’s justice system under government pressure and described the election watchdog as a “criminal gang.”
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PM Binali Yıldırım hails his job in phasing out the position of prime minister of Turkey following the April 16 referendum