Category: MURAT YETKİN
The efforts by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) to effect a constitutional shift from Turkey’s parliamentary system to an executive-presidential one have stepped up with support from Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has announced that the party will march toward Anıtkabir, the Mausoleum of Atatürk, to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey on Oct. 29, despite an Ankara Governor’s Office prohibition on all public gatherings until the end of November.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said it will submit its own constitutional draft imposing a shift to a presidential system to parliament as soon as possible after the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) again said such a bid should be taken to the public
Main opposition leader Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the government for seeking “regime change by using the state of emergency,”
Turkey’s main opposition leader has questioned the role of the government in preparing the conditions for Gülenists within the army to stage a coup attempt on July 15, calling the judiciary to launch an investigation into the political will behind the attempted takeover
The immunities of Turkish lawmakers should be reinstated after they were lifted in a June decision, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission has said in a report on the implications of Turkey’s decision to lift the immunities of 139 deputies.
Turkey is not participating in the battle to retake Mosul from jihadists because of the government’s wrong foreign policies, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said yesterday.
Exactly three months after the bloody military coup attempt of July 15, the aftermath of which saw the winds of political reconciliation and understanding blowing, Turkey has returned to its high degree of polarization.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has defended his criticism of injustices committed during the Turkish government’s sweeping post-coup attempt measures
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has welcomed the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader’s suggestion to take the question of a presidential system in Turkey to a referendum amid a vociferous debate on charter amendments that would include such a shift
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
The other day, a symposium was held by Istanbul’s Kartal Municipality, held by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), along with Istanbul University and the “Turkish Hearths,” a moderate nationalist organization. The title was “Problems of the Contemporary Islamic World and Solutions.” And the keynote speaker was none other than Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the CHP, the citadel of Turkish secularism.
In her second debate with the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Oct. 10, Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton said she was considering “arming the Kurds” because they are the “best partners in Syria and Iraq” against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
An indictment prepared by a local chief public prosecutor’s office in Istanbul has demanded up to two years in prison for main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on charges of “overtly insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son
The presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa base near Mosul aims to protect the territorial integrity of Iraq and to remove jihadist terrorists from the country, the main opposition leader has said
Turkey has one official and one shadow prime minister, the head of the main opposition has said, declaring Binali Yıldırım to be the former and Energy Minister Berat Albayrak – who is also the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – to be the latter
Democracy, secularism, the social welfare state and the rule of law are key elements for the improvement of the Islamic world, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader has said, citing the lack of these notions as the main reason for the rise of terror in the name of Islam.
Ten soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Oct. 9 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) suicide bomb attack targeting a military road checkpoint in the Şemdinli district of the eastern province of Hakkari, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has announced
Category: KANAT ATKAYA
How is it possible that everyone, every single person, is complaining about the justice system in Turkey at the moment?
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said he could separately meet with the leaders of two opposition parties next week to finalize weeks-long work on a small-scale constitutional amendment package.
Both the Turkish government and the opposition parties want to find out the dynamics behind the bloody coup attempt of July 15. Both the government and the opposition parties accuse the secret network of U.S.-based Islamist scholar Fethullah Gülen of masterminding the coup attempt.
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