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The Turkish state is “deadlocked” and “on the verge of crisis,” Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said, in response to criticism over his suggestion that the government’s constitutional changes, which include a shift to a presidential system, should be brought to a public vote.
The National Intelligence Agency (MİT), the Defense Ministry, the Turkish General Staff and other security commands will be moved to the Etimesgut district of Ankara, as a part of measures taken after the failed July 15 coup attempt, daily Habertürk reported on Oct. 4
Turkey is like a “semi-open prison,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said in a speech on the rising number of jailed journalists and writers in the country
Former Prime Minister Mesut Yılmaz has said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could become “Turkey’s Charles de Gaulle” if he upgrades the country’s democratic standards and positively change its history, as de Gaulle did for France in the late 1950s
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has voiced praise for the people who poured out onto the street to resist an attempted coup in the Kazan district of Ankara while also vowing to continue to “chase” the perpetrators of the July 15 coup attempt.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sent strong messages to the European Union over its attitude toward Turkey and the United States over its policies in the Middle East.
No statute of limitations can be applied to cases regarding disappearances in custody, the Turkish Justice Ministry has said following a parliamentary question by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul lawmaker Sezgin Tanrıkulu.
The Turkish government has extended the state of emergency, first implemented in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, for an additional three-month period, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş announced on Oct. 3
The European Union must decide whether it wants to continue on its path with or without Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, describing the ongoing impasse between Ankara and Brussels as “the end of the game.”
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has denied that Turkey has a “Kurdish problem,” saying there is instead only an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) “terror problem” that hinders development in the country’s eastern and southeastern provinces
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed the United States for the “inconsistency and disjointedness” of its policies on the Middle East, as one part of the Obama administration continues to insist on allying with Syria’s Democratic Union Party (PYD), an organization that Ankara regards as an associate of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).