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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Some 38,000 Turkish citizens living abroad cast their votes on the first day of voting in the constitutional referendum to decide on whether to shift the country to an executive presidential system with vastly enhanced powers for the president
A local court in Ankara has ordered the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party to pay 20,000 Turkish Liras in compensation to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for insulting the head of state
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has joined calls for “common sense” in the face of rising violence and polarization in Turkey, warning that any reaction against violence must not serve to spark an ethnic conflict
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
An investigation has been opened against HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş on charges which include, among others, “openly insulting the Turkish nation” and “producing propaganda of a terror organization,”
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has become the first AKP official to condemn consecutive violent attacks targeting daily Hürriyet, describing them as “very awful.”
A delegation headed by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş sought to enter the Cizre district of the southeastern Şırnak province on Sept. 9, on the sixth day of the curfew in the area.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has condemned the violence that has enveloped the country and resulted in numerous attacks against his party’s buildings, warning perpetrators about the consequences of their actions.
Turkey is passing through a tough test to maintain societal peace, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, amid ongoing tension following deadly terrorist attacks that sparked violent public demonstrations across Turkey targeting citizens of Kurdish origin.
Turan Yılmaz - ANKARA
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is busy working on its upcoming congress during which its highest decision-making body, the Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK), is expected to be overhauled. The party is also in the process of drafting its candidate list for the Nov. 1 snap election
Deputy PM Akdoğan has retaliated against the co-chair of the HDP, who earlier accused the government of supporting a campaign of “lynching” and dragging the country into war after two nights of attacks against its offices
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the CHP, has issued a call for all Turkish citizens to act with common sense in the face of growing public outrage against escalating acts of terror