Daily Archives: October 18, 2017

CHP to Hold “Women’s Congress” on Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights

In 5th of December, on the 83rd anniversary of the legislation granting Turkish women the right to vote, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will hold a “Women Congress” which will gather women all in 81 province in Turkey. … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch’s Report: Increase of Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

According to Human Rights Watch’s report, people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody in Turkey. In this report which is based on interviews with lawyers … Continue reading

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Minister of Justice: Yellow Press Cards of 889 Journalists Cancelled in 2016

Responding to CHP’s Gürer’s parliamentary inquiry, the Minister of Justice (Mr Gül), has declared that 889 journalists’ yellow press cards were cancelled in 2016. Despite Mr Gül’s declaration stating that the journalists have not been emprisoned due to their journalistic … Continue reading

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Youth Unemployment Increases: 21.1%

The unemployment rate has reached 10.7% in July (compared to 10.2% in June). It represents an increase of 119 000 people; the number of unemployed became 3 443 000. The unemployment rate marked 21,1% in youth population. The rate of illicit work was … Continue reading

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US visa row costs Turkey 50 billion liras: CHP leader

The CHP Leader, Mr Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu estimates that the suspension of visa processes for all non-immigrants in Turkey will have a cost of 50 billion Turkish Liras. He claims for a revision and restoration of the Turkish-American relations. This US … Continue reading

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Court rules for retrial of CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu

Jailed since June 14, an appeals court ordered the retrial of jailed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu. Read more: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/court-rules-for-retrial-of-chp-mp-enis-berberoglu-120579

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Erdoğan, opposition in debate over interest rates as core inflation hits 13.5-year highs

Official data has shown that Turkey’s core inflation rose to 13.5 year highs in September which stirred a new debate between President Erdoğan and main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. The opposition leader criticized Erdoğan’s stance on interest rates, criticized him … Continue reading

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Turkey’s annual inflation rises to 11.2 pct in September

It represents a 0.65 percent increase compared to the previous month. The highest monthly increase is in education and the highest annual increase has been seen in transport (+16.1%). The consumer price inflation reached a peak of 11,87% in April. … Continue reading

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Prosecutors targeted Turkey’s main opposition leader through me: CHP leader’s lawyer

Mr Celel Celik, lawyer of Mr Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has been released after being detained for 13 days (but still on judicial control and banned from traveling abroad). Mr Celik, who was jailed for charges linked to the Fethullahis Terrorist Organization … Continue reading

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Euro court gave Turkey fines worth 258 million liras between 2004 and 2016

Between 2012 and 2016, the European Court of Human Right has issued 485 rulings stating that Turley committed rights violations. Turkey has fallen from 99th place to 113rd in the World Rule of Law Index. Moreover, during the first year-and-a-half … Continue reading

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