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The AKP's Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK) has taken back from its leader and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu an authorization to appoint local heads of the party.
ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency
An independent deputy candidate went missing in a district in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on May 30, prompting the interrogation of six people in the resulting investigation, according to the governor.
"This newspaper had once called Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid an 'absolute monarch.' And today it directs to the Republic of Turkey and me the hate that it once directed to the Ottoman state," President Erdoğan has said
Serkan Demirtaş - ANKARA
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will continue its efforts to turn into a political party embracing entire Turkey by abandoning its decades-old ethnic politics, its co-leader has said, vowing no return even after the June 7 election.
The main opposition CHP kept focusing on economy, MHP raised questions about Syria-bound intel trucks, while HDP co-chair Demirtaş vowed to 'end the system of slavery' on May 30
Questioning the content of trucks that were stopped by the gendarmerie while carrying “logistical assistance to Turkmens” in Syria last year was nobody’s business, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, drawing attention to the timing of publications accusing Turkey of delivering weapons to rebel groups in the neighboring country.
Turkish citizens living in Italy, UK, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia have begun casting their votes to participate in Turkey's general election, boosting turnout with more votes from abroad.
The political coalition that came under the umbrella of the AKP is dissolving, according to a candidate from the opposition. “After social democrats and liberals, it is the turn of the nationalist and conservatives to desert the AKP,” says Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu.
ISTANBUL - Reuters
Meanwhile, Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square is off limits to crowds on the massive Gezi Park protests' second anniversary due to a police cordon
ANKARA/İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the ruling AKP government’s changing stance on the Syria-bound Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MİT) trucks, which were stopped in Jan. 2014.
ERZURUM – Doğan News Agency
Turkey’s main nationalist party leader cast his eye on the votes of social democrats in Turkey’s northern province of Erzurum on May 30, a week before the June 7 parliamentary elections.
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