Monthly Archives: February 2017

Union chairman attacked as pressure mounts on naysayers

Turkish Bureau Union (Türk Büro Sen) Chairman Fahrettin Yokuş, who called on people to say “no” in an April 16 referendum on a presidential system for which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is seeking public approval, was the target of gunshots … Continue reading

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“Politics shouldnt be based on fear”CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu after AKP official claims civil war would erupt if ‘no’ vote wins

​ The result of a “yes” or “no” vote in the April constitutional referendum will not spark a civil war in Turkey, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, urging politicians to refrain from using accusatory and discriminative … Continue reading

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Turkey’s unemployment rate rises to 12.1 pct, highest in seven years

Turkey’s unemployment rate rose to 12.1 percent in November 2016, marking the highest such rate since March 2010, official data showed on Feb. 15. The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years and above rose to 3.7 million in November … Continue reading

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CHP suggests bleak picture on Turkey’s human rights under AKP rule

The number of arrested and convicted individuals have risen by 232 percent in Turkey in the last 15 years, while the population increased only by 13. CHP EU via Please read the full version from the following website.

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CHP: Say ‘no’ in referendum for future of Turkey

The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said called on everyone who cares about Turkey’s future to vote “no” in an upcoming referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system will be converted into an … Continue reading

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CHP Video : We are the light of the sky! We are the light itself!

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In these days where Turkey is giving a struggle to defend the Republic’s fundamental principles such as democracy, equality, freedom, secularism and peace; CHP President Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu tells the story of “the people” who are fighting for these values. Now … Continue reading

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Democracy will be put to vote in referendum, main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu says

The upcoming referendum on the presidential system will be a vote for democracy and should be considered irrespective of political parties, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Feb. 7. “This referendum is not a party … Continue reading

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Charter draft will result in second-class parliament: CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the proposed amendments on the constitution will make the parliament and ineffective and “second-class” one. “This parliament is one that has been formed after the War of Independence. This … Continue reading

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Kılıçdaroğlu met with Merkel : “We expect European friends to stand with democracy”

​ REUTERS photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with main opposition leader, CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. 3. Referring to CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s previous remarks to German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung that her visit to Ankara to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would work in favor of the latter’s upcoming … Continue reading

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Kılıçdaroğlu: Erdoğan is insisting on system change ‘out of fear of prosecution’

DHA photo The reason why President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is so insistent on shifting Turkey to a presidential system of governance is because he is afraid of being prosecuted and therefore wants to “secure his own future,” main opposition Republican … Continue reading

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