Monthly Archives: May 2015

Özcan Purçu: a Roma on his way to Parliament

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For the first time ever, the estimated 6 million Roma citizens of Turkey are very near to achieving representation in Parliament. If Republican People’s Party (CHP) İzmir candidate Özcan Purçu is elected, he will be Europe’s third Roma parliament representative. … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Main Opposition Party Hopes for Election Breakthrough

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Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has sought an image change ahead of the June 7 general election. The move comes after suffering successive defeats at the hands of the Islamist-rooted AK Party, which has portrayed it as hostile … Continue reading

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CHP sticks with economic projects not ideology

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Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has revealed another economic pledge, this time a strategic one with less than three weeks left before the critical June 7 elections. CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said in an Istanbul press … Continue reading

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What is this Merkez Türkiye Project?

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Merkez Türkiye is one of the most important proposals of Republican People’s Party, which has been introduced by our Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on 21 May 2015, during Turkey’s Economical Prosperity Project meeting. Merkez Türkiye is a project more than just … Continue reading

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Turkey State TV Says ‘No’ to Opposition Campaign Ad

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Jamie Dettmer April 13, 2015 12:44 PM Turkey’s state-run broadcaster has refused to air an election campaign advertisement by the main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP,  because it directly criticizes the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, prompting … Continue reading

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Dissident Turkish actor to face dismissal from Istanbul City Theater

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Dissident Turkish actor Levent Üzümcü has been sent to the High Disciplinary Court of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and is facing dismissal from the Istanbul City Theater over statements critical of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Commenting on … Continue reading

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CHP’s economy-focused election manifesto

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“This is not just an election manifesto. Today we are announcing a comprehensive document of a vision that no party has ever been able to draft for Turkey and its future” CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu said in his party’s election campaign … Continue reading

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Voting process for June 7 Turkish elections in Germany: Multiple vote attempt

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Polling committee head dismissed in Germany over multiple vote attempt A polling committee head living in Frankfurt has been caught while attempting to vote in the name of somebody else in Turkey’s upcoming June 7 general election. The president of … Continue reading

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CHP taking measures against election fraud: Kılıçdaroğlu

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP is taking measures to prevent fraud in the vote-counting process of the June 7 general election, warning that potential election fraud would have “serious consequences.” “If there are problems concerning election safety, it would have serious … Continue reading

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