Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed members of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) will appear in court as consequences for a controversial decision made during the April 16 constitutional referendum, adding that his party had already appealed.
A proposal to allow “muftis,” religious civil servants within Diyanet, to register and conduct marriages has stirred controversy in Turkey, with many rights organizations as well as CHP and HDP criticizing the issue
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy chair and party spokesperson Mahir Ünal said on July 26 that politicians should be on the side of “courtesy” when uttering their criticisms or giving their responses in the face of criticisms following the recent war of words between the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
CHP deputy Tuncay Özkan has said it was a “former football referee” who provided him with the flash drive containing a list of Gülenist military personnel in the army in 2007
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
It was an ironic coincidence that more than a dozen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet appeared in court on Press Freedom Day. Twelve out of 17 have been in prison since November 2016 and it took nine months for them to defend themselves in court
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
After a long time, we had a chance to see our colleagues from daily Cumhuriyet
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
All speculations are being made in accordance with the presidential elections in 2019.
CHP deputy Tuncay Özkan handed a copy of a flash drive containing a list of military personnel in the army with links to the Gülen network in 2007 to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office on July 25
A recent draft law on the civil registration services proposing to allow “muftis,” religious civil servants within the body of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), to register marriages, was submitted to the Turkish parliament on July 25.
The row between former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the opposing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) grows as MHP officials have slammed Davutoğlu for transferring former MHP lawmaker Tuğrul Türkeş to the ruling cabinet in 2015.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reiterated his criticism against Israel’s moves to restrict the use of holy sites in Jerusalem to Muslims
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and all political parties in parliament have condemned a recent attack on a synagogue in Istanbul by a group protesting against Israel’s restrictions at the holy al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said there is no press freedom in Turkey, referring to the ongoing cases against 17 journalists and executives of the daily Cumhuriyet
Category: MURAT YETKİN
July 24 used to be celebrated by Turkish journalists as the anniversary of the abolishment of official press censorship in Turkey.
Seventeen executives and journalists from daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık, Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went for the first time on trial on July 24 with terror-related accusations in the 27th Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on July 23 that Turkey’s Constitutional Court should release the jailed CHP Istanbul lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu based on a February ruling that paved the way for the release of the two Cumhuriyet journalists
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan harshly slammed the attack on the Neve Shalom synagogue by an ultra-nationalist group. The group had claimed the protest was a response to the restrictions on the al-Aqsa mosque
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized Israel’s “intervention” at the al-Aqsa mosque, which has led to the escalation of tensions in Jerusalem
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) revealed a report on the effects after the one year anniversary of the state of emergency rule
A Turkish ultra-nationalist group has attacked a synagogue in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district with stones during a protest against the new Israeli restrictions on Palestinians’ entry to the al-Aqsa mosque.
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