Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to call an early election “if it is not afraid of the people’s will,” saying none of the political party’s manifestos for the last Nov. 1, 2015 election promised to introduce the presidential system.
Turkish lawmakers early on Jan. 21 approved a new constitution as deputies completed voting on 18 articles
No injuries reported after attacks on police department, ruling AKP provincial headquarters
Parliament is close to completing a voting process on contentious constitutional amendment package, prompting the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) to already begin work on a referendum campaign with plans for coordination with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Category: MURAT YETKİN
I was recently having an informal chat with an important name from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) together with a number of colleagues.
Thousands flocked onto the streets of Şişli on Jan. 19 to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on the 10th anniversary of his assassination amid little progress in shining a light on the alleged network behind the decade-old crime.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Parliament will on Jan. 18 begin the second round of voting on an 18-article constitutional package, planning to accomplish the process before the end of this week and before President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan leaves for a three-country tour of Africa on Jan. 22.
Turkey’s Parliament has begun a second round of a vote on a constitutional amendment package to shift the current parliamentary system to an executive presidency amid last-minute efforts by the main opposition to convince their nationalist rivals to withdraw their support from the government-proposed legislation.
Adil Öksüz, one of the prime suspects in the July 2016 coup attempt, is being protected by some as he is “not capable of hiding this much” without support, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Jan. 18
The prime suspect in ISIL’s Reina nightclub attack, Abdulkadir Masharipov, is finally captured after a massive, 15-day manhunt
The leaders of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are slated to meet on Jan. 18, hours before parliament will come together for a second round of voting on the constitutional amendment charter
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed educational policy amendments envisioning the removal of the founder leaders of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and İsmet İnönü from the curriculum
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım likes to surprise. He did it again on the evening of Jan. 10 when he stepped into the opposition lobby of parliament while the first article in the constitutional changes was being debated. He had a glass of tea with opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
President Erdoğan wades into a debate on possible early polls, suggesting it could be possible if the opposition ‘blocks’ the legislature
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has once again slammed government-pushed constitutional amendments for a shift to a presidential system
Despite the prediction by Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ that the government bloc will have no difficulty in taking to a referendum on constitutional amendments for a shift to an executive presidential model, unexpected speculations have started between and within the parties at Turkey’s parliament, which could change the format of the changes
Jan. 9 marked yet another historic day in Turkey’s political history, as parliament began debating a controversial constitutional amendment package that shifts the country’s governance system to an executive presidency
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım held an impromptu meeting with main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu at parliament during debates on the government’s constitutional amendment proposal late on Jan. 10
The ruling Justice and Development (AKP) believes its constitutional amendment package will be approved with the votes of between 340 and 350 lawmakers, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said, after the first two articles of the amendments received 343 and 347 votes, respectively, late on Jan. 10
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed a constitutional amendment promising drastic changes to the executive system by ushering in an executive presidency, saying lawmakers who say “yes” to the amendment will be betraying the public
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