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There is no terrorist infiltration from the Turkish planes to the U.S., Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli said on March 25
The first round of coalition talks has clearly shown the Republican People’s Party (CHP) was eager to join the ruling AKP in a coalition government, while the two other opposition parties, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), have voiced their reluctance.
The AKP meets the HDP for a gathering devoid of coalition talk but full of warm messages on the peace process
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
A permanent ceasefire from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) cannot be on the table until meetings with the group’s imprisoned leader are permitted by Ankara, a senior PKK leader has said.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş called on the outlawed PKK to lay down its arms against Turkey, but also stressed that his call was not enough for a final solution.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said his coalition talks with opposition parties will certainly include lowering the 10 percent national election threshold, but the level of the drop will be decided with any governing partner.
Parliament held elections for three vacancies on the board of the country’s media watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) winning a seat that the four political parties were divided on concerning its selection method.
Şükrü Küçükşahin - ANKARA
As the first round of talks were concluded, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is being unfairly treated by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan through dictating his own party preferences for a coalition government.
Amid exotic smells of Ottoman incense and Turkish controversies, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gives journalists a tour of the controversial presidential palace. Here is a photo story by daily Hürriyet's Ümit Çetin.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office has denied a report in a German magazine about Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) spying in the country, which it described as “fictional” and slanderous.
Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has told Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu the MHP was not willing to take part in any coalition government formula.