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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is considering making changes to the election law, after Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım hinted at a possible lowering of the 10 percent election threshold if the constitutional amendment is approved in the referendum on April 16
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Turkey’s top business group called on the political parties to continue negotiations seeking to form a coalition government as soon as possible amid rising violence due to terror attacks on Aug. 11
Hulusi Akar, the new general chief of staff, is coming to transform the Turkish Armed Forces, says a former member of the army. He is facing four challenges, including the fights against ISIL and the PKK, according to Metin Gürcan, a retired major
A deputy from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has submitted a motion of inquiry to parliament regarding the living conditions of inmates in Turkish prisons and their compliances or disconformities to universal human rights
The Turkish government has decided to bestow outgoing Chief of Turkish General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel with the state medal of honor in recognition of his “high services to the nation.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is seeking compensation from the co-leader of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, on charges of “gross insults, slander and impeachment.”
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has begun following Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Twitter, just a day before he was set to hold a new meeting with him as part of efforts aimed at forming a coalition government.
The leaders of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) have echoed each other in calling separately for a joint and firm stance against terrorism amid a spiral of violence in the country
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has called on all political parties to take a common stance for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to lay down arms only one day before a key meeting with the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) to conclude weeks of coalition talks.
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
The İmralı committee, formed by members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to mediate the Kurdish peace talks, says the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has lost its credibility on the Kurdish peace process and no longer gives the committee permission to meet with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
Thousands gathered for a demonstration in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district on Aug. 9, to call for peace in an event organized by the Peace Bloc, which consists of around 80 civil society organizations and is supported by the HDP and some deputies from the CHP.