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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey’s main opposition leader has severely criticized the heads of the country’s supreme courts for accompanying President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a visit to the Black Sea province of Rize, stating that the judicial chiefs have “dealt the biggest blow to justice"
Selahattin Demirtaş has claimed that the government is simply using the process as a tool to score points ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for June 7
Interior Minister Efkan Ala has addressed National Intelligence Organization members for the responsibility of leaking recordings in 2011 about secret talks between PKK and Turkish officials
MHP lead Devlet Bahçeli has likened the disarmament call by the jailed PKK leader to the Treaty of Sevres, which marked the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I.
Energy Minister Taner Yıldız, an electrical engineer by profession, has been suspended by his colleagues in the Chamber of Energy Engineers (EMO) over his role in Turkey’s worst-ever mining tragedy last year
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced undersecretaries from relevant ministries would be appointed in order to replace the ministers of the interior, justice and transportation ministries, who have to procedurally resign from their posts as part of a constitutional obligation designed to ensure a neutral election environment
According to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, the controversial domestic security bill is actually a measure which will facilitate progress in the peace bid
The Turkish government has reiterated its insistence that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) declare the laying down of arms by March 21, when the Nevruz holiday is marked.
All food and meals are analyzed before being served to Erdoğan in the palace, according to his personal doctor
The government has publicly pointed the finger at Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş over obstacles in the peace process.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is aiming to secure 34 to 35 percent of the votes in the June 7 general elections, despite opinion polls placing the party’s support at below 30 percent, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
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