Hundreds of thousands of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) members have flocked to the polling stations to vote to elect their candidates for the June 7 parliamentary elections, making the the sole party in putting primaries in place.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
There was a reception at Istanbul’s gorgeous Çırağan Palace on the evening of March 26 held by top industrialist Güler Sabancı in honor of Sabancı University member Dr. Fatih Birol’s election as the director of the International Energy Agency (IEA); she seemed truly proud of Birol’s success.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
“Eat a big mouthful, but don’t make big promises,” a Turkish saying goes. Our ancestors were right, weren’t they?
Kemal Derviş, a former U.N. Development Program chief and well-known economist, has promised to join the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and serve as deputy prime minister responsible for economics if the social democrats come to power.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu have traded barbs over the latter’s promise to distribute bonuses to pensioners if he is elected prime minister.
Turkey’s biggest fair area, located in the Gaziemir district of the Aegean province of İzmir, officially opened with the start of the MARBLE International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair on March 25.
The government is facing a major internal division, as demonstrated by the recent row between Deputy PM Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek, with CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu predicting that there is “more to come.”
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has opted to run in party primaries before the 2015 parliamentary polls in response to calls from İzmir as well as to emphasize the meaning of democracy, particularly when it has been losing import in Turkey
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has criticized the leaders of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) over their recent statements on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign
After suffering from a fragmented political life with short-term and inept coalitions, Turkey turned into a “dominant party” country after the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) came to power in 2002, winning consecutive elections under the leadership of Tayyip Erdoğan, who is now the president of the republic
Kılıçdaroğlu has said he has decided to run internal elections in his party before finalizing his candidacy for the upcoming elections
Turkey’s government authorized the police to keep records on the entire nation following a request by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family members, according to the country’s main opposition.
Luis Ayala, the Chilean secretary-general of the Socialist International, came to Turkey last week to express concern about the media campaign by pro-government papers against the main opposition, the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), and one of its MPs, Umut Oran, and show solidarity with them
A month after his resignation from his position as head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Hakan Fidan announced on March 9 that he wanted to return to his post, withdrawing his candidacy for parliament in the June 7 elections on the list of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has slammed the government over its education policies, adding that teachers and not politicians should be at the core of making educational policies
Turkey’s ruling party has challenged opposition parties over a constitutional amendment that makes party closures much more difficult and called on them to support the move if they are really against the closure of political parties
Turkey’s Central Bank has taken a number of measures to defend the Turkish Lira, but did little to recover it off record lows, outweighed by a globally strong U.S. dollar and concerns about political actors’ intervention in economic policy
All three opposition parties in parliament have reacted to a U-turn by former intel chief Hakan Fidan
CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu has claimed there is a plot to close down his party, while stressing that PM Davutoğlu is unaware of the plot that has been hatched by a group within Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has described the recent talks - and tensions - between the government and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), as little more than “election propaganda.”
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