More than 80 percent of the electorate knows where it will cast its votes in the referendum, according to a prominent pollster. The undecided, especially the floating voter without party affiliation, will determine the referendum outcome, says Adil Gür
The government-supported constitutional amendment will concentrate power in one pair of hands “to avoid strife,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, appealing to voters from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) as the referendum campaign gathered momentum
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will return to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) if the “yes” side prevails in the upcoming referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted to an executive presidency.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The country has fixed its eyes on the upcoming April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments aiming to usher in an era of Turkey with an executive president.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called on all politicians to refrain from using accusatory and discriminative language during the campaign for the April 16 constitutional referendum, noting that neither result would spark a civil war in Turkey as feared by some.
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has just announced that the government’s referendum campaign will officially start on Feb. 25 with an event at the Ankara Arena
The ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Manisa provincial deputy head, Ozan Erdem, has resigned upon the party’s demand after delivering remarks warning of a "civil war" if the government-supported constitutional amendments fail to receive approval in the upcoming referendum
The mayors of the Aegean province of Balıkesir and its district Ayvalık have joined forces to object to an urbanization project that is underway in 19 islands on the Aegean Sea, daily Hürriyet has reported
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. 15 said voting “no” in the upcoming referendum on the constitutional amendments would not create an environment of chaos, but voting “yes” would pull the country into a “catastrophe.”
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
With around two months to go till voting, the million dollar question is whether or not the Turkish public will vote in favor of the constitutional amendments package that overhauls the political system and introduces a Turkish-style presidential model.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The first date signaled as the launch of the “yes” campaign of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) for the April 16 referendum was Feb. 7.
A court in Istanbul on Feb. 14 arrested a woman on charges of “preventing freedom of belief” after a complaint was filed against her on accusations that she attacked a young woman on a public bus and tried to remove her headscarf.
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials have applauded main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) decision not to appeal to the Constitutional Court despite their fierce criticism over the constitutional amendment that is set to be voted on in a referendum in April.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
The report “Human Rights Record of the AKP [Justice and Development Party]” prepared by Zeynep Altıok, the deputy chair of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), and her team, once again displays the state of women in Turkey.
Turkey is going to a crucial referendum on a constitutional change for a radical shift in its administrative system from a parliamentary to an executive presidential system on April 16.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has announced that his party will not appeal to the Constitutional Court over the constitutional amendment that will be voted on in a referendum in early April
Terror groups are together orchestrating a “No” campaign for the upcoming referendum on constitutional changes in Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has repeated, following earlier controversial claims linking the “No” campaign to terrorism
It was around 2014, at one of the last receptions of Abdullah Gül toward the end of his presidential term at the Çankaya Palace in Ankara, when it was still Turkey’s presidential palace.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, saying they used a polarizing and divisive language by accusing naysayers of the upcoming referendum of siding with terrorists
The number of arrested and convicted individuals have risen by 232 percent in Turkey in the last 15 years, while the population increased only by 13.8 percent, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said in a communique
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