Monthly Archives: December 2012

“The State of Turkish Democracy”, Statement by Faruk Loğoğlu, Deputy Chair of CHP – 24 December 2012

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The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is preparing finally to sign the death certificate of democracy in Turkey. In power for over a decade, AKP’s challenges to the democratic nature of governance and politics in the country are today … Continue reading

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Police detaines ODTU students on terrorism charges

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Anti-terror police teams raided several apartments this morning, detaining students who protested PM Erdogan during Göktürk 2 satellite ceremony at ODTU on Tuesday evening. Police forces term the action “DHKP/C operation” in reference to the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front … Continue reading

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CHP Policy Proposals: Judicial Reform

• The supremacy of law will be the overriding principle of our administration. The financial and administrative independence of judges will be ensured. The practice of treating judges and prosecutors as employees of the Ministry of Justice will be ended. … Continue reading

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CHP Policy Proposals: Media and Internet Freedom

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• All barriers to full press freedom and methods used to oppress the media will be eliminated. • We shall encourage a strong, independent, impartial and pluralistic media to ensure that citizens fully enjoy the right to be informed. • … Continue reading

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CHP Policy Proposals: Turkey’s New Constitution

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A NEW CONSTITUTION BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY • A new constitution securing and expanding the scope of all liberties shall be enacted. • We shall draft the new Constitution, in consultation with all segments of the … Continue reading

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Turkey and Ombudsmanship

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Turkish Parliament elected Mehmet Nihat Ömeroğlu as Turkey’s first ombudsman on Nov. 27. His eligibility is questioned for wide-range of issues. The Ombudsman’s role is to examine, research and make suggestions about all kinds of operations and activities, attitude and … Continue reading

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CHP Policy Proposals: A Democracy based on liberties

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Turkey needs a new constitution to establish a democracy based on liberties. The new constitution should broaden the scope of freedoms for all, and provide protection against the oppressive policies of the governments. The new constitution should be erected on … Continue reading

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