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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has shaped the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) new central executive body, which held its first meeting under Erdoğan’s leadership as AKP chairman on May 29 amid expectations that he will reshuffle the cabinet in the coming days.
Some 4,000 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed as part of a probe against the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) since the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said May 26.
Bülent Sarıoğlu – ANKARA
Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman has suggested that a new parliament building is needed in the Turkish capital Ankara, as the current 57-year-old building “fails to meet today’s needs.”
The release from detention of Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş’s son-in-law Ömer Faruk Kavurmacı, who was previously detained over alleged links with Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), has sparked a war of words between opposition parties and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Turkish government does not accept claims that the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt, were not removed from politics, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has claimed two educators who were arrested on the 78th day of their hunger strike were members of the outlawed DHKP-C
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The Turkish Justice Ministry accepted on May 24 a jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) parliamentarian’s request to be reunited with her 3-year-old daughter in prison
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has asked ministers to outline a six-month road map to be better prepared for the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, in a bid to address problems concerning the economy and democracy.
Turkey has become the biggest money laundering center in Europe, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, slamming the government for allowing vast flows of illegitimate cash into the country
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has elected Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım as its new parliamentary group chair, after he vacated his position as party chairman to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at last weekend’s extraordinary convention
An Ankara court has issued a subpoena for former Prime Minister Tansu Çiller in a case into the harsh army-led campaign that forced the resignation of Turkey’s government in June 1997 – an event known as the “Feb. 28 process.”