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Forestry Minister Veysel Eroğlu has predicted that the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen will “end up dying in the U.S. and be buried in a Jewish cemetery.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again slammed foreign media outlets over what he described as “unprincipled behavior,” in a speech delivered at the opening of TRT World, a new Turkish state-run TV channel broadcasting in English.
The government is nearing completion on a limited constitutional amendment that will usher in an executive presidential system, Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmuş has said, adding that the text will be introduced to parliament as soon as the government is sure it has enough votes to pass the bill.
Nuray Babacan - ANKARA
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officially delivered its draft for a new constitution to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on Nov. 15, after the leaders of both parties agreed on the principles of changes that will pave the way for the adoption of a presidential system
Pınar Erdoğan - ANKARA
Launching legal proceedings against daily Cumhuriyet on accusations of support for terrorism is an explicit indication of a witch hunt against dissidents, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has stated, in a report prepared after a party visit to the newspaper’s imprisoned journalists.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is trying to impose a dicta regime on Turkey through a shift to a presidential system that would grant more powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu promised a very bad winter for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Nov. 14, in a speech which he made at the opening ceremony of the Of Cumapazarı Association of Solidarity and Assistance
The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) held its weekly parliamentary group meeting on Nov. 15 with only its spokesperson, Ayhan Bilgen, in protest against the ban on guests due to their slogans.
Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers have agreed on specifying the education backgrounds of mediators, ruling that they all have to be law graduates, despite Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ's objection
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has followed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other senior government officials in slamming European Parliament President Martin Schulz over his suggestion of economic sanctions against Turkey
Imposing a presidential system on Turkey will cause a disaster in the country, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.