PM Davutoğlu, the current leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), will emerge as the sole candidate for leadership at its Sept. 12 convention, with names running for the AKP’s highest decision-making body reflecting the clout of its founding leader, President Erdoğan
With less than two weeks to go to the convention of the AKP, the party leadership is now working on how it can best make use of its experienced politicians and whether they would run in early polls, including former Economy Minister Ali Babacan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
As talks with the Republican People’s Party (CHP) for a coalition failed, making an early election this autumn more likely, the leader of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has also been making preparations for a regular party congress in September
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Whoever says, “A coalition is absolutely wrong,” is being disrespectful to the “conciliatory culture” of democracy.
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu held a lengthy meeting with Deniz Baykal, the former leader of his party, leading to speculation the CHP could support Baykal in his probable run for the parliament speaker’s office
New members of the 550-seat Turkish parliament will take their oaths at the first session of the national assembly on June 23
Supporters, family members, politicians and statesmen bid farewell to Süleyman Demirel, Turkey's ninth president
A state funeral was held in Ankara for former Turkish President and seven-time Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel, who died aged 90 on June 17
Turkey's Erdoğan and Gül held a surprise meeting in the office of Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek for around an hour
When almost 600 Ottoman sailors lost their lives in far-off Japan in 1890, few at the time would have thought that the tragedy would usher in more than a century of friendship
Turkish Airlines will add seven new direct foreign flight destinations from Turkey’s capital Ankara beginning from Oct. 1, 2015, officials said on May 14.
Turkish President Erdoğan has declined an invitation from Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to attend the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Moscow’s victory in World War II.
Turkey’s top judge has urged political leaders to protect the principle of separation of powers and to be careful of letting these powers go beyond their limits, in an indirect reference to the government’s efforts to renew the constitution and adopt a presidential system
As the entire country celebrated National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on April 23 with various activities, the day which has a highly symbolic importance for the foundation of the Republic of Turkey offered a unique opportunity for political leaders to deliver messages on their primary issues
Turkey commemorates National Sovereignty Day and Children’s Day on April 23 with several ceremonies across the country
Turkey's digital freedoms record has taken another blow with a ban on the popular link shortening service, bit.ly. An official told daily Hürriyet that the brief ban was due to a 'technical error,' but more than 77,000 websites remain blocked in Turkey.
The head of Turkey’s top religious body has slammed Pope Francis’ description of the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians
Category: EURASIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT
In a grand gesture, the Republic of Azerbaijan has printed special edition postage stamps for the 18th Eurasian Economic Summit.
The concept of ‘intellectual capital’ and a broadened view on the revival of the historic Silk Road sits at the heart of this year’s Eurasia Economic Forum, which gathers leaders and representatives from 40 countries
Freedom of expression topped the agenda of European Parliament President Martin Schulz’s April 8 visit to Turkey, where he met a number of senior officials.
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