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The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has criticized the government for “going too far” in the implementation of authorities granted by Turkey’s ongoing state of emergency
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
The İmralı committee, formed by members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to mediate the Kurdish peace talks, says the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has lost its credibility on the Kurdish peace process and no longer gives the committee permission to meet with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
Thousands gathered for a demonstration in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district on Aug. 9, to call for peace in an event organized by the Peace Bloc, which consists of around 80 civil society organizations and is supported by the HDP and some deputies from the CHP.
Hulusi Akar, the new general chief of staff, is coming to transform the Turkish Armed Forces, says a former member of the army. He is facing four challenges, including the fights against ISIL and the PKK, according to Metin Gürcan, a retired major
Turkey’s Prime Ministry Coordination Center (BİMER) has taken no action against recruiters of ISIL, including the Suruç suicide bomber, according to a report by an inspection committee formed by several members from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), daily Cumhuriyet reported Aug 9.
The Turkish government has decided to bestow outgoing Chief of Turkish General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel with the state medal of honor in recognition of his “high services to the nation.”
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has called on Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş to return to the country and “give account of putting pressure on people, instead of complaining about Turkey in Brussels.”
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has begun following Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Twitter, just a day before he was set to hold a new meeting with him as part of efforts aimed at forming a coalition government.
Top officials of Turkey's government and military, including Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Chief of Staff Necdel Özel, have visited a border outpost attacked by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants last month.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has called on all political parties to take a common stance for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to lay down arms only one day before a key meeting with the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) to conclude weeks of coalition talks.
The story of an alleged assassination plot against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter has been declared a fabrication
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