President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will become a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on May 2, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said
The ruling AKP is planning to hold an extraordinary convention on May 21 to elect President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as its chairman in line with constitutional amendments that now permit the head of the nation to retain links with his political party
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Does anyone remember the “zero problems with neighbors” slogan of the Ahmet Davutoğlu prime ministry in Turkey?
Category: MURAT YETKİN
TV journalist Hakan Çelik asked an interesting question to Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on private broadcaster CNN Türk in an interview on the evening of April 1: How will former President Abdullah Gül and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu vote in the referendum on April 16?
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The Constitutional Court has reached a very important decision upon an individual application, which is about the highly debated freedom of press. The decision rules, “Giving a jail sentence for a press offence is openly contradictory to the journalist’s freedom of expression and freedom of press.”
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Former Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal applied to the provincial sports directorate for the usage of a sports hall in Adana to hold a referendum rally about 23 days ago, but he has not received any answer for 23 days.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Turkish society is divided right down the middle as the country heads to a referendum on April 16 to decide on whether to replace the current parliamentary system with one with an executive presidency. According to the latest polls, half of the voters are on the “yes” front, while the other half is firmly “no,” with tensions between the two camps rising every day
Turkish journalist Fehmi Koru has said Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) chief Hakan Fidan visited the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen in Pennsylvania twice.
A group of former Justice and Development Party (AKP) ministers and other senior figures from the ruling party shared their concerns over the upcoming referendum at a April 16 meeting with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, according to sources.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) brought together prominent party figures, past and present, in a bid to mobilize them ahead of the April 16 referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, though former President Abdullah Gül and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu were not present at the meeting.
Because of our general state of anger and outbursts of heroism, we cannot find the time to see the big picture and review ourselves
Russia may be planning a military intervention in Libya. On March 13, press reports emerged that Russian special forces and drones had been sighted in Egypt’s coastal town of Sidi Barrani, located just 100 kilometers from the eastern Libyan territory controlled by the Russian-backed Libyan commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
One of the co-chairs of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, has said participating in trials through the voice and video informatics system (SEGBİS) is “torture,” adding that it is also “an unlawful practice.”
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized both Germany for canceling Turkish ministers’ meetings in the country and the government for pursuing “double standards.”
A three-level subsea tunnel under Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, which will connect the city’s two sides with one railway and two highways, has been put out to tender for feasibility efforts
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
There is a popular Turkish saying: “The fire burns where it falls.” It basically means that nobody other than the victim can truly understand the pain suffered.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Ankara on Thursday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a one-day working visit to Turkey on Feb. 2 amid ongoing bilateral disagreements between Ankara and Berlin, with the German leader pursuing dialogue with Turkey due to the countries’ increasingly strained relations.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (MHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has expressed confidence that contentious constitutional changes will be rejected in an upcoming referendum
The infiltration of Gülenists into the Foreign Ministry accelerated after a drastic change in the ministry’s personnel policy between 2009 and 2013
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