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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The long-awaited new political party set to be officially founded in October, led by former Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) lawmaker Meral Akşener, has held its first meeting in Istanbul with the participation of 1,500 supporters.
Turkey’s Youth and Sports Ministry has issued a statement over reports on the seizure of an interview by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) with Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç, saying it did not reflect the truth
The authorities pledged to the government through the state of emergency should not be used as a tool “to jail all opponents,” the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has said, vowing to continue to walk the road to democracy and rule of law despite difficulties
The co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has been called to testify on charges of “being a member of an armed terrorist organization.”
Tension will rise if Kurds fail to receive news regarding the condition of the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
The record of an interview with Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç that was slated to be published for a program on Deutsche Welle (DW) has been seized by ministry officials after the interview was completed
The Turkish government has outlined a massive investment package to terror-hit eastern and southeastern Anatolian regions by creating zones in 23 cities in the hopes of addressing the socioeconomic root causes of militancy and reducing the economic disparity level between the eastern and western parts of the country
The Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is believed to have orchestrated the July 15 failed coup attempt, is more dangerous than the Zika virus, the deputy chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Mehdi Eker, has claimed
Subpoenas were issued for eight lawmakers from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) over the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) case in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Sept. 5
A report prepared by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said the government’s “witch hunt” in the aftermath of the failed July 15 coup attempt has targeted leftists and supporters of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
The West should take the main opposition CHP’s word to be convinced that FETÖ was behind the coup, says one of the party’s MPs.