Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Now that the Turkish referendum is over, all sides are taking stock and looking deep into the numbers that show an interesting future
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
As we all digest the results of Turkey’s April 16 referendum approving a shift to an executive presidential system, let’s take a look at Central Anatolia, one of the strongholds of nationalist and conservative sentiment.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is a politician who likes to joke. It is a good thing that politicians have fun and joke around. The prime minister is such a politician. He does not strain himself to gain more respect and importance. He knows that positions are temporary. This is a good feature
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reintroduced a monitoring process for Turkey on April 25, citing “serious deterioration of the functioning of democratic institutions.”
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has vowed to continue its struggle against the presidential system following last week’s disputed referendum while also expressing its discomfort with a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) decision to again place Turkey under a monitoring process.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu has submitted a parliamentary question to demand answers from Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım over an investigation into seven abducted people
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) announced on April 26 that it would appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over the April 16 referendum results
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Faruk Acar is at the head of the ANDY –AR polling company, which has had some of the closest estimates of the succesive elections. As someone who took part in the yes campaign, he has direct access to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
The Council of State rejected an appeal by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on April 25 to repeal a Supreme Election Board (YSK) decision to change the legal criteria of the validity of unsealed ballots on April 16, the date of the referendum approving a shift to an executive presidential system
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık is preparing to press legal charges against main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Eren Erdem after the latter claimed that the minister met with a key figure in Turkey’s failed July 2016 coup attempt, Adil Öksüz, just a day before the putsch.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kılıçdaroğlu has continued to slam the Supreme Election Board (YSK) over the recent disputed referendum results, saying its judges should be investigated.
Before the referendum held on April 16, it was stated that 2 million new voters would be able to cast their votes for the first time
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.
A serious deterioration in democratic freedoms results in Turkey being placed under EU monitoring, leaving Ankara apoplectic at the slight
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.
Turkey will mark National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on April 23, the anniversary of the Turkish Parliament’s foundation, with official ceremonies to be held in Ankara.
“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
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said that Turkey’s Constitutional Court and the Council of State have no option but to reject the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) appeal to annul the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) decision
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