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Turkey’s new government under Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has set the adoption of the presidential system in line with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s desires as one its top priorities, together with the approval of a new constitution and improvements on democratization
DİYARBAKIR - Doğan News Agency
A much-anticipated letter from jailed outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan that will be read out during Nevruz celebrations in Diyarbakır will be “historic,” according to Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder
Former President Abdullah Gül confirmed on March 13 that he would not run for parliament at the upcoming general election in June, putting an end to debates about his short-term political future.
A five-member delegation will meet Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on İmralı Island
There is no legal obstacle preventing the head of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from sending a visual Nevruz message to festivities in Diyarbakır on March 21, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said
Hakan Fidan’s decision to return to his former position as head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) is “felicitous,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has called on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to voice his justification for why he did not find the country’s top intelligence official’s transition to the political stage appropriate
Discussions between parties involved in Turkey’s Kurdish peace process accelerated in the run-up to Nevruz, March 21, which the government has highlighted as a potential milestone for the bid ahead of June 7 parliamentary elections
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called Turkey’s Chief Rabbi İshak Haleva in order to extend and his get well soon wishes, after the latter recently underwent surgery.
ANKARA - Agence France-Presse
The Turkish government has unexpectedly taken its controversial homeland security bill out of parliament and sent it back to a committee for further revision in a possible concession to the opposition, the official Anatolia news agency reported on March 13
The investigation into an alleged assassination attempt targeting Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has been closed with a nonsuit decision regarding 38 people, with the prosecutor citing the sensitivity of “state secrets” in the case.
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