Monthly Archives: May 2013

AKP and MHP refuse to even debate election threshold

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Despite the attempts of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Parliament fails to reach results on the election threshold after strong opposition from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Opposition members hit out at the move, saying the outdated … Continue reading

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Turkey ranks last on OECD’s ‘Better Life’ list

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Although Turkey has made considerable progress in improving the quality of life of its citizens over the last two decades, it has ranked last among 34 nations based on a large number of criteria on the "Better Life Index" of … Continue reading

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CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s Brussels visit and his speech

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CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s Brussels Visit 15 May 2013 CHP Delegation: Mr Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu CHP President, Main Opposition Leader of Turkey, Socialist International Vice-President CHP Vice -President Mr Faruk Loğoğlu CHP Vice -President Mr Umut Oran CHP Representative to the … Continue reading

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CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu accuses Erdoğan of leading Turkey toward authoritarian rule

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The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is running away from compromise on Turkey’s new charter bid, main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said May 4, accusing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of leading Turkey toward an authoritarian rule. “[AKP] said ‘We will make a … Continue reading

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