Monthly Archives: May 2012

CHP Deputy Nazliaka: “The prime minister ought to quit doing politics over women’s bodies”

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Abortion sparks raging debate in Turkey Turkish Prime Minister’s recents comments condemning abortion and ceaserian birth spark debate among those who say abortion is a right within the boundaries of law and those who support Erdoğan’s words. A group of … Continue reading

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Turkish News Folder, 7 May 2012

CHP Hosts Arab Conference in Istanbul CHP is proving once again that neither the Arab Spring, nor Turkish foreign policy can be trusted to the AKP administration alone.  The opposition needs to be present at each important foreign policy decision to … Continue reading

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Kilicdaroglu Calls for a Stop to the Bloodshed

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu paid a visit to the Istanbul home of the family of a soldier who was killed recently in the southeast, and said the bloodshed must be stopped. “The martyr’s mother said … Continue reading

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CHP Leader Kilicdaroglu Visits Bosnia

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Chairman Kilicdaroglu visited war-torn Balkan state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he made very important statements regarding CHP’s foreign policy.  As usual, journalists were also curious about Kilicdaroglu’s views on domestic topics.  CHP Kilicdaroglu emphasized the evolution in CHP: “During a visit … Continue reading

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Will Erdogan Keep Speaker Çiçek’s Promise?

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Speaker of the Grand Assembly Cemil Çicek ushered a compromise among the 4 parties represented in the parliament to amend the Felony Courts Procedures Law to open the way for the release of the 8 deputies currently in custody pending … Continue reading

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Kilicdaroglu Joins Protest to Shut Down Publicly Funded Theatres

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On 29 April CHP chairman Kilicdaroglu joined a protest by actors and artist to stop the impending privatization of the publicly funded theaters. “In a recent play inTurkey, two actors wore trench coats in their role as assassins posing as … Continue reading

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CHP Hosts Arab Conference in Istanbul

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CHP is proving once again that neither the Arab Spring, nor Turkish foreign policy can be trusted to the AKP administration alone.  The opposition needs to be present at each important foreign policy decision to make sure national interests are … Continue reading

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