Defense Minister Fikri Işık says an investigation into a military greeting of main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu will be launched
Turkey’s government will seek consensus with the opposition in drafting laws to introduce the newly approved constitutional amendments but will proceed on its own in the event that other parties do not contribute to the process, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said.
Turkey’s party leaders mark the anniversary of parliament’s founding with a row over the controversial amendments approved last week
Turkey celebrated National Sovereignty and Children’s Day as well as the 97th anniversary of the foundation of Parliament on April 23 in official ceremonies in Ankara, as well as various celebrations across the country.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
“I know what the government is trying to do,” said Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), on the phone on April 21
The Turkish referendum on the presidency is over but both the legal and the political debates are continuing, despite the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) rejection of the appeals by the opposition parties over the claims of fraud in the vote count.
The debate over the April 16 constitutional referendum continues to rumble, after the government praised the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) decision to reject all appeals against the result of the vote but the opposition vowed to continue the struggle to annul the outcome based on numerous irregularities.
Controversy over the Turkish referendum results on April 16 are growing, as the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) appealed to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on April 18 to annul the entire vote due to the board’s decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid during the voting procedure
President Erdoğan takes umbrage with Turkey’s opposition for objecting to the referendum results despite allegations of serious irregularities
The 24 million Turkish citizens who voted against the constitutional changes have scored a “democratic victory” even though they failed to halt the government’s project, the main opposition leader has said
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
We have waken up to a new Turkey.
International election observers’ criticism that the April 16 referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system fell below international standards has drawn an angry reaction from Ankara, which has slammed “biased and prejudiced approaches” to the results.
The CHP and ordinary citizens apply to Turkey’s election committee to overturn the April 16 referendum amid reports of massive irregularities
The referendum result is dubious and the office that cast doubt on the referendum is the Supreme Board of Elections (YSK), main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, accusing the election watchdog of violating the constitution and manipulating the poll results.
The government and the Supreme Board and Elections (YSK) have together “staged a coup against the national will,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey’s most important referendum that resulted in a shift to an executive presidency produced a major controversy with both “yes” and “no” camps claiming victory because the results were so close and the latter announcing that it would issue complaints about the irregularities during the voting and counting processes.
President Tayyip Erdoğan announced his narrow win for the constitutional shift from a parliamentary to an executive system as a result of the April 16 referendum, representing a radical change in Turkey’s administrative regime.
Some 51.3 percent of the more than 58 million Turkish voters said “yes” to the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) constitutional amendment package in a tight race to decide on whether to shift to an executive presidential system
The leaders of Turkey’s political parties cast their votes on April 16 for the referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted into an executive presidency
Main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu says the election board has breached a major rule, changing the rules during the game, adding that the results would not produce a social contract
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