The leaders of the “yes” camp in the referendum campaign to shift Turkey to an executive presidential system cannot successfully defend their position, so prefer to attack the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and its leader, CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan must be curious about the situation of jailed journalists, as he was presented with a list. “I was looking at the 149-name list that was put in front of me,” he recently said.
Some four million Syrians in Turkey will be granted citizenship if “yes” votes emerge in the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on March 25
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has blasted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent harsh rhetoric against Europe, stressing the sensitivity of foreign policy and diplomacy.
The results of Turkey’s April 16 referendum on whether to replace the current parliamentary system with an executive presidency should be awaited before any comments are made on Turkey’s relations with the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
Some 2,404 babies that have been born to girls under the age of 17 have died over the past 11 years in Turkey, the Health Ministry has said.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Listening to some of the statements from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s advisers, or some pro-government commentators, you may find them absurd or even surreal.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has ruled out any possibility that his party will press for snap elections in the event that constitutional amendments are not approved in an April 16 referendum.
Claims that the constitutional change shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system will introduce one-man rule are “delusional,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
A lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has asked why a student was shot dead by the police at the Nevruz celebrations held in the Bağlar district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on March 21.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that Alevis, Sunnis, Kurds and Turks are brothers in Turkey, adding that all citizens in the country are “first-class.”
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Imagine that the night of the constitutional amendment referendum takes longer than it normally should. In the day and age of Twitter and Facebook, imagine we are locked in front of the TV screen at 3 in the morning and the result is still “too close to call.” Who would be the real winner that morning?
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Only days are left before Turks go to the booths to vote in a crucial referendum. The outcome of the vote might open the way to the creation of the “second republic” in this country with a super president.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The United States banned laptops, tablets, cameras and similar electronic devices aboard planes from 10 cities in eight countries on March 20.
The referendum slated for April 16 will not be canceled, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said, responding to rumors on the cancellation of the referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system of government.
Journalist Tayfun Talipoğlu died early on March 21 in the western province of İzmir after falling ill, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. He was 55
Hundreds of thousands of people have marked Nevruz in the Bağlar district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır along with other cities around Turkey and the region.
An investigation was launched into a case in which bread with genetically modified organisms (GMO) was found in the southern province of Adana on March 21
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the government-supported constitutional amendment shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system will “demolish democracy,” calling on citizens to “defend democracy by saying ‘no’ in the referendum.”
Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said that “Europe will be shaken” with “the system changes” in the upcoming referendum that will decide whether Turkey’s current parliamentary system should be shifted into an executive presidency, slamming European countries, mainly the Netherlands and Germany, over banning Turkish ministers to meet with Turks living there for referendum campaigns
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