Turkey needs to be as courageous as neighboring Iran concerning corruption allegations involving governmental officials, the country’s main opposition leader said
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Seven TV channels, including a children’s station, which belong to companies that are known to be close to the Fethullah Gülen movement, have been removed from one of Turkey’s leading pay satellite network and TV operators, Digitürk
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has accused the Turkish government of misreading regional developments, saying the Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to “understand the importance of Syria for Russia.”
The claim that the municipality of Istanbul’s coastal Büyükçekmece district plan to construct on 30,000-square-meter green area by the sea has drawn criticisms and protests from Büyükçekmece residents and rights groups, daily Hürriyet has reported.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has specified its communication guidelines ahead of the Nov. 1 general election, asking members to “avoid all statements that intimidate ethnic or religious minorities.”
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The election manifesto read by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu contains similar pledges of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) manifesto of four months ago.
A deputy from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has called on Turkey’s top cleric to resign unless the latter justifies a shortage of 23 million Turkish Liras in the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) budget, daily Hürriyet has reported.
Russia’s recent violation of Turkey’s airspace has exposed the stark consequences of Turkey’s Syria policy, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said, while calling on the government to act with responsibility
Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals held the first appeals hearing in the Ergenekon coup plot case on Oct. 6, months after the Chief Prosecutor’s Office asked for a reversal of the rulings in the case.
The funeral of Ufku Demirel, a soldier killed in an attack by outlawed PKK militants in southeastern Turkey, has been held in Demirel’s hometown Tokat, a Central Anatolian province, attended by thousands including Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has warned the government of “hidden interests” of foreign countries in the Syrian crisis, slamming the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) “incorrect” policies in Syria
An Istanbul prosecutor objected to the release of six suspects on Oct. 6 in the investigation of the attack on daily Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan
Turkey has become a state of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), with all means of the Republic of Turkey, from its president to low-ranking government officials, working on behalf of the AKP, Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
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Turkish President Erdoğan’s short tour of Europe seems be serving two main purposes.
Bookmakers say AKP likely to fall short of majority again
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has blamed the recent violence between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and security forces, which have led to the over 200 killings, on the previous ruling party after the June 7 elections
A retired police told suspects to organize the attack targeting prominent columnist Ahmet Hakan saying, “There is a man that needs to be beaten,” according to Fuat Elmas, a suspect.
One suspect was arrested and six others were released by the court on Oct. 4, in the investigation into the attack on daily Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan. Meanwhile, Turkish President Erdoğan publicly commented on the attack for the first time.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has branded the Supreme Election Board (YSK) wrong after it rejected calls for the relocation of ballot boxes in several eastern and southeastern districts.
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