Accusing the Republican People’s Party (CHP) of supporting the Gülen movement is nothing but comedy, the social democratic party’s leader has said, blaming the Justice and Development Party (AKP) for preparing the conditions for the failed coup through its generous support to the Gülen movement since it came to power.
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, accompanied by lawmakers from opposition parties, will depart to the United States on Oct. 25 to hold talks with his counterpart over Turkey’s demand for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen
Turkey’s existing “democracy crisis” has been exacerbated by the ongoing state of emergency in the aftermath of the failed July 15 military coup attempt, former European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judge Rıza Türmen has said.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has finalized preparations for a draft of a constitutional amendment, which will change the country’s parliamentary system to an executive presidency, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Oct. 23
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has delivered his appreciation of the pro-referendum stance taken by the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on the issue of switching to presidential system, as his party is preparing to submit a draft charter to the parliament, which will be highlighted by the proposal of the system shift
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The efforts by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) to effect a constitutional shift from Turkey’s parliamentary system to an executive-presidential one have stepped up with support from Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Lawmakers and ministers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will gather for a three-day annual consultation meeting to clarify a road map for constitutional changes that will include the imposition of a presidential system amid a post-coup purge.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, voiced the most crucial sentence at the end of a speech that he delivered on the party’s parliamentary group meeting on Oct. 18.
A former head of the army who vocally opposed the Gülenist network and who was imprisoned on fabricated evidence at the alleged behest of the group failed to attend a parliamentary commission set to investigate the July 15 coup attempt, which was blamed on the community, due to health reasons
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) will launch a tender for an air rail system to link two rapidly developing urban areas on the European side of the city
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has announced that the party will march toward Anıtkabir, the Mausoleum of Atatürk, to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey on Oct. 29, despite an Ankara Governor’s Office prohibition on all public gatherings until the end of November.
The Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been meeting in northern Iraq, former Interior Minister Efkan Ala has claimed, saying they are working together to “drag Turkey into chaos.”
Turkey’s top security board warned the government about the actions of the Gülenist movement in 2004 but no action was taken against the network, the former head of the army has said, admitting that they could do little against the group at the time.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said it will submit its own constitutional draft imposing a shift to a presidential system to parliament as soon as possible after the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) again said such a bid should be taken to the public
Detention warrants have been issued for three journalists in a probe into the attempted July 15 coup, which is believed to have been masterminded by the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen
Main opposition leader Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the government for seeking “regime change by using the state of emergency,”
Turkey’s main opposition leader has questioned the role of the government in preparing the conditions for Gülenists within the army to stage a coup attempt on July 15, calling the judiciary to launch an investigation into the political will behind the attempted takeover
Category: NURAY MERT
It was about midnight on Friday when I found myself unable to resist wondering what the latest news was and switched the TV on.
A total of four ministers and 58 Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies and mayors were using the ByLock and Eagle applications, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) İzmir deputy Aytun Çıray said Oct. 17
The immunities of Turkish lawmakers should be reinstated after they were lifted in a June decision, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission has said in a report on the implications of Turkey’s decision to lift the immunities of 139 deputies.
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