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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that he asked U.S. Vice President Joe Biden about the arrest of Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was arrested in the U.S. on charges of money laundering and sanctions evasion in March, during his talks at the U.N. in New York
Deniz Zeyrek - ANKARA
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has criticized the government for not touching politics and politicians as part of the ongoing probe in the aftermath of the July 15 failed coup attempt, including mayors who provided enormous financial support to the Gülenist network
Public workers with suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will be dismissed, Labor and Social Policies Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has announced
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber who carried out the Aug. 20 attack on a wedding in the southeastern province of Gaziantep was a 14-year-old child wearing a jersey bearing the name of star football player Lionel Messi.
The leaders of Turkey’s ruling and main opposition party disagreed over the government’s plan to extend the state of emergency for another term at a face-to-face meeting on Sept. 22
A commission set up by three political parties represented at parliament has agreed on a seven-article constitutional change, particularly on restructuring judicial bodies
Turkey’s main opposition party has appealed to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of one of eight decree laws issued by the government since the declaration of a state of emergency in the aftermath of the July 15 failed coup attempt, on the grounds that it violated the Turkish constitution.
Fevzi Kızılkoyun – ANKARA
Police chiefs from 40 Turkish provinces, along with a number of bureau chiefs, are to be suspended from their duties as part of a forthcoming decree law, expected to be launched with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s arrival in Turkey, aiming to clear Gülen-linked police chiefs from public posts, according to information obtained from sources.
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has announced that over 40 anti-personnel mines have been seized in a security operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Anonymous denunciations will be discarded in probes into the Fethullahist Gülenist Organization (FETÖ), believed to have masterminded Turkey’s July 15 failed coup attempt, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, adding that “unjust treatment” was resulting from some of the testimonies.
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
Selahattin Demirtaş, a co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, met with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani in northern Iraq on Sept. 21, with HDP deputy Nimetullah Erdoğmuş saying Demirtaş “requested support” from the KRG head