A constitutional amendment package introducing a shift to a presidential system was submitted to Turkey’s parliament on Dec. 10 after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) struck an agreement with the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on the draft amendments
A state in which power is concentrated in one hand is not just, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has quoted Voltaire in his response to critics over his honoring of controversial journalists, saying he would defend the rights of imprisoned journalists even though he disagreed with their opinions
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has converted all his currency into the Turkish Lira, his spokesman has said, upon questions from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader over the president’s participation in the campaign to shore up the struggling lira
Category: KANAT ATKAYA
I never thought I would ever be interested in Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) presidential elections.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Barış Yarkadaş read out a message from daily Cumhuriyet’s imprisoned editor-in-chief, Murat Sabuncu, in parliament’s general assembly on Dec. 6
The results of the international PISA education test has revealed a number of education problems in Turkey, with the opposition and education experts blaming the system for the failure.
Two Turkish lawmakers have met with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu as part of efforts to save 18 Turkish citizens facing execution in Saudi Arabia over drug possession.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said the fugitive Adil Öksüz, one of the prime suspects behind Turkey’s failed July 15 coup attempt, is only a “shadow” figure and the top orchestrators of the attempted putsch have not yet surfaced
Some $2.5 billion is cash alone has flown out of Turkey in less than a month, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Selin Sayek Böke has said, criticizing the government for creating “structural problems” with its draconian state of emergency decrees
The job of Turkey’s first professional guide dog, Kara, is to be the eyes and best friend of Nurdeniz Tuncer, the founder and president of Turkey’s Guide Dog Association
A chief adviser for Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was detained early on Dec. 6 as part of the ongoing investigation into the Gülen movement, which is accused of orchestrating the failed coup attempt of July 15.
The head of Turkey’s main opposition party has called on all politicians, especially political leaders, to reveal their wealth in either Turkish Lira or foreign currency, noting that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s request that Turkish citizens convert their foreign exchange into liras or gold could not exclude anyone.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has touched off controversy within his party after honoring arrested journalists who were arrested after the July 15 coup attempt but who were alleged to have aided the infamous Ergenekon and “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) plots
Ankara prosecutors on Dec. 4 prepared an indictment against 26 people on charges of “membership of an armed terror organization” after they attended the 2013 Gezi protests in the Turkish capital
Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan, arrested in August on terror charges as part of the investigation into closed daily Özgür Gündem, is at risk of being paralyzed while in jail, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Utku Çakırözer has said
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Hosting Turkey’s most beautiful bays, on the routes of the famous Blue Voyage, the southwestern province Muğla has reservations against the recent protected area zone changes.
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu visited Dec. 3 the district which was hit by a fatal fire on a girls’ dormitory
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to protect the democratic parliamentary system in Turkey against a government-supported shift to a presidential system, speaking at a party rally in the southern province of Adana on Dec. 3
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), declared in a joint press conference on Dec. 1 that they had agreed on the draft of a constitutional change to shift Turkey’s parliamentarian system to an executive presidential one.
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