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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The mandate of the parliamentary panel tasked with rewriting the constitution should also include an overall democratization process for Turkey, two of the country’s opposition parties have said
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
An Istanbul Public Prosecutor Office has prepared an indictment for Celal Kara, one of the prosecutors involved in the quashed graft investigations of December 2013, demanding that he be sentenced up to three years on misconduct charges.
Describing the presidential system as an “antidote” to introduce an effective system of governance, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has turned criticism of the pledge around, associating “dictatorial rule” with Turkey’s current parliamentary system
According to an Islamic official , the pope’s statement 'has reflected a modern color of the crusader wars launched in these lands for centuries'
Etyen Mahçupyan has described the killings of Armenians in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Empire as a 'genocide'
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has announced his party’s readiness to engage in a joint effort with other parties to issue a joint statement against the European Parliament’s recognition of the 1915 massacre of Ottoman Armenians as genocide.
A delegation from the main opposition CHP, which went to Turkey’s eastern province of Ağrı to investigate the recent deadly clash between security forces and outlawed PKK militants, has found that an 'information flaw and an intelligence failure' were the main factors that led to the clash.
Turkey has no reason to be defensive in the face of any motion to recognize the mass killing of Ottoman Armenians in World War I as 'genocide,' as it will never accept such 'a crime and sin,' President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
A delegation of observers from OSCE has held meetings with executives from opposition parties in Turkey’s parliament ahead of the June 7 general elections
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu remarkably shunned referring to the peace process led by his own government in the 100-article “2023 New Turkey Contract,” which he read out along with his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) at party meeting on April 15
Ruling AKP has vowed to change the country’s administrative system from a parliamentary to a presidential system
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