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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
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.
Controversy rages after Cizre’s electoral board says ballot boxes will need to be moved to safer places during the Nov 1 election
Turkey’s main opposition party has criticized the minor opposition party, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), vowing not to let votes slide from their party to the latter with the idea of letting it pass the 10 percent threshold required to hold seats at parliament
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he started the settlement process to end the three-decade-old Kurdish insurgency, but it was the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that ended the process.
The leader of Turkey’s CHP has given an affirmative response to PM Davutoğlu for acting in line with political decency during campaigning in the run-up to the Nov. 1 elections, but made clear they would keep President Erdoğan out of political debate only if he maintains constitutionally required impartiality.
Political leaders and the Turkish president have conveyed their messages for the Feast of Sacrifice, which starts on Sept. 24 and lasts for four days, all putting an emphasis on the terror attacks towards the country’s security forces in the past two months.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has hailed the strength of his relationship with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan both in professional and personal terms, while denying the existence of any pro-PM or pro-president factions within the Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu appointed two new members of the interim government on Sept. 22, following the resignations of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ministers Müslüm Doğan and Ali Haydar Konca earlier that day.
As part of his campaign for the Nov. 1 snap election, the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, will gather with Turkish citizens during consecutive visits to six European countries, where he will also meet top European politicians in order to discuss the growing refugee crisis the EU has encountered
Two ministers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), EU Minister Ali Haydar Konca and Development Minister Müslüm Doğan, resigned Sept. 22 from their posts in an interim cabinet in a sign of growing tension over the ongoing conflict between Turkey’s security forces and militants of the outlawed PKK
President Erdoğan, who is set for a trip to France for a protest-turned-election rally in Strasbourg, should not be a topic of campaigning for the Nov 1 elections, Prime Minister Davutoğlu claims