CHP has selected “zeroing” as a key theme in its election campaign, with pledges to zero – namely, eliminate – various problems ranging from dire financial conditions to hardships that youth, pensioners, artisans and tradesmen have been facing
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
'The political race for the June 7 general elections in Turkey is turning into an auction of populism, which looks increasingly dangerous for the already-strained economy.'
In an apparent response to the opposition's rekindled accusations of nepotism, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has endorsed meritocracy.
Economic issues rank as the most important problem for half of Turks, according to a new survey released before the upcoming general elections.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has forecasted that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is not likely to hold a congress in the next few months on a decision to lay down their arms, indicating it will not happen before the June 7 parliamentary election.
Turkey’s ruling party, along with two opposition parties, have released a joint statement “harshly condemning the partial approach” of the European Parliament (EP) which backed a motion to call the mass killings of Anatolian Armenians during World War I a “genocide.”
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu was left red-faced after mistaking the symbolic Turkish nationalist grey wolf hand gesture for the “rock-on” sign
The governor of Şırnak said a pack of mules allegedly used for smuggling and found dead were not killed, but rather had jumped off a cliff after being startled by the sound of gunshots
CHP leaderKılıçdaroğlu has said his party could form a coalition with MHP and HDP after the June 7 elections, on the condition that they embrace an independent media and judiciary
Category: AHMET HAKAN
I took some notes while Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was reading out the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) election manifesto at the April 15 ceremony.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The ruling AKP is promising a presidential system to voters, while the main opposition party CHP is sticking to messages on the economy
Category: MURAT YETKİN
While launching on April 15 the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Parti) campaign for the June 7 general election, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu did not vow any ambitious projects, such as a third bridge over the Bosphorus, a gigantic third airport for Istanbul
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has announced his party’s readiness to engage in a joint effort with other parties to issue a joint statement against the European Parliament’s recognition of the 1915 massacre of Ottoman Armenians as genocide.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has allowed for the construction of a mosque on the seafront of the biggest and most touristic island of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands, after rejecting an objection of its members from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Is there anything abnormal in the head of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) telling newspeople that all cats had been collected and none were left on the streets?
Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu accuses Pope Francis of ‘joining the conspiracy’ of an ‘evil front’ targeting the ruling AKP, after the pontiff referred to the killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as ‘the first genocide of the 20th century.’
Deputy PM Akdoğan has said the HDP should call on PKK militants to leave Turkish cities and not restrict the free will of the people
Ruling AKP has vowed to change the country’s administrative system from a parliamentary to a presidential system
A delegation of observers from OSCE has held meetings with executives from opposition parties in Turkey’s parliament ahead of the June 7 general elections
The provisional candidate lists for Turkey’s upcoming June 7 parliamentary elections were announced on April 15, finalizing the review process of the candidacy lists submitted by the country’s political parties to the Supreme Election Board (YSK)
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