Category: MURAT YETKİN
“The state’s essence and raison d’etre is to maintain security for justice” said Haşim Kılıç, the president of Turkey’s Constitutional Court. “If that fails, political, economic and social crises become inevitable.”
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was commemorated on the anniversary of his passing yesterday, with official and unofficial ceremonies across the country
Claims that plans have been made for the closure of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have further heated up Turkish politics, already tense over the fate of the Kurdish peace process
No terrorist organization would be able to survive on its own without international support, Turkey's Parliament speaker has suggested
The Süleyman Demirel Democracy and Development Museum, founded in honor of the former Turkish, was opened in a ceremony attended by a number of domestic and international politicians
The Turkish government has repeatedly argued that a controversial bill outlining the further empowerment of security forces was drafted in line with the European Union acquis
MHP leader Bahçeli has harshly criticized a private meeting held during the reception for the opening day of the new legislative year.
Turkish tanks took up position on a hill overlooking Kobane as ISIL militants fired on the town
Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek has once more stressed the need to boost efforts for a new Constitution, which has been on a standstill since 2013
PM Davutoğlu has harshly criticized the main opposition party’s decision not to attend President Erdoğan’s inauguration ceremony last week
It is the 92nd anniversary of the final battle of Turkey's War of Independence
No time has been wasted in the formation of Turkey’s new government with PM Ahmet Davutoğlu at the helm. The newly-minted Cabinet, announced less than 24 hours after the handover ceremony at the presidency, contains only four new names. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has replaced Davutoğlu in the FM seat
The CHP had already decided not to attend the ceremony at Parliament, but three of its lawmakers were present at the General Assembly to make their objections about the legal process.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has become Turkey's 12th President after a parliamentary ceremony that was boycotted by the main opposition. There was also a warm farewell from outgoing President Abdullah Gül. Here are the live updates as they happened throughout the day
Erdoğan appointed outgoing Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as acting prime minister
After a marathon day of ceremonies, Erdoğan ascends to the presidential palace in the capital city, taking over from decades-long friend Gül
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may soon be leaving the prime ministry, but he will continue to form a strong team with his replacement, Ahmet Davutoğlu
Some 20 leaders have confirmed their attendance for the official ceremony when President Gül will hand over office to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It was my first time in the Çankaya Presidential Palace after 10 years. I have covered Süleyman Demirel’s presidency as a reporter, but it was a different place then.
The absence of the official publication of the final Aug 10 presidential election results has led to claims of 'official censorship' by the Prime Ministry
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