Very important evidence has been accessed during the interrogation of Reina nightclub murderer Abdulkadir Masharipov, who was caught by Istanbul police on Jan. 16.
Since the day constitutional changes were processed in parliament, sleeves have been rolled up for the referendum. The date April 16 has been frequently suggested since late Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu’s helicopter crashed before the March 30 local elections; thus enforcing seasonal weather conditions to be taken into consideration when deciding on a day for the referendum.
It was Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chair Devlet Bahçeli who first ignited the early election debates.
Not too long ago, it was only three months ago when Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi issued harsh statements against Turkey. During Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s recent visit to Iraq, al-Abadi was constructive and is expected to visit Turkey in March or April
The assassination was not only conducted against Russia’s ambassador to Ankara, Andrey Karlov; those bullets were not only fired at him.
Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş’s statements on the capital punishment, referendum and the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli caused a minor tremor in politics.
Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş is known to be against the death penalty. In the cabinet meeting presided by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 31, he expressed his views outright.
The name of the debated “executive presidential system” has become the “President of the Republic” system. There have been significant advancements in the talks between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
After the meeting with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli, the process about the presidential system has started.