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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey will go wherever the source of terrorist threat is, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, expressing once again Turkey’s determination in military operations carried out in Syria and Iraq.
Turkey’s parliament approved seven articles of an 18-item constitutional amendment package on the first day of the second round of voting in a move to shift the country’s governance into an executive-presidential system.
Indictments regarding the jailed co-leaders of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been completed, with the prosecutor seeking up to 142 years in jail for Selahattin Demirtaş and up to 83 years in jail for Figen Yüksekdağ.
Suspects arrested over links to the Gülenist network who have become confessors to benefit from commutation are not telling the truth, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 18 at a meeting with members of the Association of Unity in Justice.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said he expects “no surprise” in the second round of parliamentary voting on constitutional amendments and the package will be approved, speaking just a day before parliament’s General Assembly launches a final legislative process
Future cabinet members under an executive presidential system could contain ministers from the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) as the system will allow appointments from outside parliament, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said.
The leaders of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are slated to meet on Jan. 18, hours before parliament will come together for a second round of voting on the constitutional amendment charter
Turkey’s Parliament has begun a second round of a vote on a constitutional amendment package to shift the current parliamentary system to an executive presidency amid last-minute efforts by the main opposition to convince their nationalist rivals to withdraw their support from the government-proposed legislation.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul deputy Garo Paylan applied on Jan. 16 to the Constitutional Court, demanding that the top court annul his temporary suspension from parliament after using the word “genocide” in reference to the World War I-era mass killings of Ottoman Armenians
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed educational policy amendments envisioning the removal of the founder leaders of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and İsmet İnönü from the curriculum
The AKP turns its attention to a possible referendum after proposed charter changes passed the first of two rounds of voting in parliament