Monthly Archives: June 2012

CHP Deputy Umut Oran: A Common Future: Turkey and the European Union

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Umut Oran, CHP deputy wrote an article about Turkey’s accession to the EU for Turkish Policy Quarterly. In his article he paints a worrisome picture about Turkey’s trajectory. He refers to the “autocratic pressure” of the AKP government on the … Continue reading

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Turkish Abortion debate: The Council of Europe criticizes the proposed ban on abortion

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A presidential campaign over women’s right to choose PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s insatiable desire to become the next president of Turkey has finally reached a place that should be sacred even in the dirty game called Turkish politics:  Women’s bodies.  … Continue reading

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CHP’s package of proposals for Kurdish question

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The CHP proposal on a settlement for the Kurdish question, submitted to Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek by the CHP Vice-Presidents Sezgin Tanrıkulu and Faruk Loğoğlu last week, calls for the formation of a joint “Social Consensus Commission,” similar to Constitution Conciliation Commission. It also envisages … Continue reading

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