Category: AKİF BEKİ
While the second round of debates in parliament is starting on constitutional changes, I refreshed my mind on certain speeches during the first round.
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.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Parliament will on Jan. 18 begin the second round of voting on an 18-article constitutional package, planning to accomplish the process before the end of this week and before President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan leaves for a three-country tour of Africa on Jan. 22.
Category: KANAT ATKAYA
Among so many disasters and bloody attacks, one piece of good news has emerged. Thirty-five kilograms of meat has been saved. Yes, I will answer the fair and appropriate questions you have, such as “What 35 kilos of meat? What meat? What do you mean?”
Arrested journalist Hüsnü Mahalli’s health is severely deteriorating, a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy has said, urging that Mahalli, who has multiple sclerosis, should not be treated under such appalling conditions.
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.
Adil Öksüz, one of the prime suspects in the July 2016 coup attempt, is being protected by some as he is “not capable of hiding this much” without support, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Jan. 18
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.
In Cemilli village, located in the Mediterranean province of Mersin, there are 85 households and has a population of 300 residents.
The AKP turns its attention to a possible referendum after proposed charter changes passed the first of two rounds of voting in parliament
The prime suspect in ISIL’s Reina nightclub attack, Abdulkadir Masharipov, is finally captured after a massive, 15-day manhunt
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
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
Turkey’s parliament concluded the first round of voting on constitutional amendments late on Jan. 15 with the approval of the last two items of an 18-article package, paving the way for the start of a second round on Jan. 18.
The infiltration of Gülenists into the Foreign Ministry accelerated after a drastic change in the ministry’s personnel policy between 2009 and 2013
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has vowed to take charter changes to the Constitutional Court for annulment as many ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers have violated the “secret ballot” principle, a senior party official has said
Turkey’s new draft national education curriculum aims to “protect national values,” Education Ministry Undersecretary Yusuf Tekin said Jan. 15, amid claims that the curriculum devalues Turkey’s founding fathers
Turkey appears to be on course for a referendum on constitutional reform after a number of contentious articles were passed by parliament
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has ruled out any possible change to the Turkish constitution’s first four articles, which state the essential tenets of the Republic, following a recent controversial remark by a Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy on the issue
The life and works of Feyhaman Duran, an executive at the Ottoman Painters Association, are shown at a new exhibition at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations
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