Monthly Archives: March 2013

CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu exposes the unlawful state of affairs of the judiciary and trials at the special court at Silivri

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CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu’s assessment of the current condition of absence of the rule of law in Turkey: 1. CHP is opposed to the institution of martial law and its ramifications in the form of State Security Courts (DGM) and Specially … Continue reading

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“Turkish Miracle” by CHP İstanbul deputy Müslim Sarı

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The end of the year is often a time of conducting situation review for people. They revise their hopes and expectations for the new year, while reviewing the last year. In this article and the next couple of articles, I … Continue reading

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SETimes:CHP’s EU chief Kader Sevinc: The EU has long been failing to act with strategic vision on Turkey

“Kader Sevinc, the CHP’s representative to the EU, told SETimes Brussels “has long been failing to act with strategic vision on Turkey, losing its power of influencing positively Turkey’s democratic reforms and social development.” As a result, added Sevinc, the Turkish … Continue reading

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“CHP appeals ‘Trade unions law’ in Constitutional Court” by Süleyman Çelebi, CHP İstanbul Deputy

I would like to provide you with a summary of CHP’s appeal to Constitutional Court for cancellation and stay of execution of the relevant articles and provisions of the Law on Trade Unions and Collective Agreements (Law 6356). Süleyman Çelebi … Continue reading

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“First Breakage, First Sign” by CHP İstanbul deputy Müslim Sarı

As of today, every Friday i will be trying to analyse the current economic issues for you at this column named “New Synthesis”.  Even though these articles will be about economics in essence, they will not lack a political perspective. In other words, … Continue reading

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Turkey’s opposition urges government to clarify al Qaeda stance

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The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has fired salvos at the government with questions regarding their view of al-Qaeda. Recalling that Turkey’s ambassador to Chad, who said “al-Qaeda is not a terrorist organization,” in a tweet is still on … Continue reading

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CHP voices four concerns regarding peace process

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The Turkish main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) announced on March 16 that they would be ready to support the ongoing peace talks between the government and the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, provided that four conditions … Continue reading

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‘I’m labeled a terrorist’s child,’ says daughter of imprisoned journalist and CHP deputy Balbay

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The daughter of the jailed journalist Mustafa Balbay gave a testimony of her experience having a father accused of being a “member of a terrorist organization” in the Ergenekon coup plot investigation, in a speech at the Free Media Conference organized in … Continue reading

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Abortion Issue In Turkey

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Video: Aylin Nazlıaka – Abortion Issue In Turkey Aylin Nazlıaka, a deputy from the main opposition party (CHP), referring to this prevailing attitude, stated in her parliamentary speech that: “the Prime Minister should stop standing guard over women’s vaginas”. Her statement … Continue reading

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