Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey’s top security board discussed security measures to be taken for the safety of upcoming snap elections amid growing concerns on the security conditions especially in the country’s eastern and southeastern Anatolian region
ISTANBUL – Agence France-Presse
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has called on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to halt a month of violence against security forces “without ifs or buts.”
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has begun reviewing its options after the Supreme Election Board (YSK) suggested Sept. 8 in its election calendar draft as a possible date for CHP primaries.
Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık has called on the MHP to pave the way for fresh elections through a parliament decision before the night of Aug. 23, if it wants to prevent the HDP from being part of any interim pre-election government.
Having made no secret of his desire for early polls, President Erdoğan announces plans for a new election on Nov 1
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has urged the Alevi community to be alert against those "who want to make brothers kill each other," while also stressing that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) must be eradicated.
An official from the Turkish Presidency has shared images of cigarette boxes belonging to village heads (muhtars) who have reportedly quit smoking at the request of President Erdoğan
Fevzi KIZILKOYUN / ANKARA
Turkey’s Interior Ministry has launched investigations into 93 eastern municipalities held by the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) on charges of lending logistical support to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
‘I think of Selahattin Demirtaş as a werewolf. He lives like a normal human during the day but turns into a monster when a full moon rises at night,’ AKP figure and former Health Minister says
Nuray Babacan - ANKARA
The government has submitted a parliamentary motion extending its permission to launch military attacks in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to launch attacks from Turkish soil as part of a bid to avoid potential problems if the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) joins an interim government with the Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu should call on the president to exhaust all avenues in the search for a coalition government, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
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