Category: KANAT ATKAYA
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
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
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Once the word of an early election is out in Turkey, it usually happens.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Despite four days of yet another cockfight between the lawmakers of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey’s parliament, several articles of the 18-article constitutional amendment package to shift the parliamentary system to an executive presidency have already been passed.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was the founding father of modern Turkey, its first president and the chair of the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım likes to surprise. He did it again on the evening of Jan. 10 when he stepped into the opposition lobby of parliament while the first article in the constitutional changes was being debated. He had a glass of tea with opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
Turkey’s parliament has approved three more items from a controversial constitutional amendment draft in late-night voting sessions on Jan. 12 and early Jan. 13, reducing many of the legislature’s own powers in favor of strengthening the president
President Erdoğan wades into a debate on possible early polls, suggesting it could be possible if the opposition ‘blocks’ the legislature
One of the two microphones on the speech podium desk of the Turkish Parliament has gone missing after an angry fist fight broke out among MPs during debates on constitutional amendments on Jan. 11
Claiming that the constitutional amendment pushed by the government encourages “political diversity” between the president and the parliamentary majority, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Mustafa Şentop has refuted opposition concerns that the proposed system will lead to more authoritarianism in Turkey.
The Parliament Speaker’s Office has refused to respond to a question registered by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) regarding an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) video showing two Turkish soldiers being burned to death
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has once again slammed government-pushed constitutional amendments for a shift to a presidential system
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Consistency in political arguments has not been a virtue of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) politics.
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