Monthly Archives: April 2018

CHP News: Party leaders should not run in presidential election: CHP head Kılıçdaroğlu

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Political party leaders should not run in presidential elections because the position requires political impartiality, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on April 29. Speaking at a local media gathering in the Marmaris district of Muğla … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Gul Says He Won’t Run Against Erdogan in June Election – Bloomberg

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Turkey’s former president Abdullah Gul said he won’t be a candidate in snap presidential elections to be held in June, putting to rest speculation that he could harm incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s chances. A broad-based consensus among political parties was … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP calls rumors over persuasive visit to Gül ‘military tutelage’

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Bülent Tezcan has responded to claims that Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın have visited former President Abdullah Gül to convince the latter not to run … Continue reading

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Turkey Ranks 157th in Freedom of Press

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In 2018 World Press Freedom Index announced by Reporters Without Borders, Turkey has ranked the 157th among 180 countries. The organization has commented, “The witch hunt has come to a head since July 2016.” While Turkey has ranked the 157th … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP party assembly authorizes Kılıçdaroğlu to form alliance

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) party assembly on April 24 granted full authorization to its leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to hold electoral alliance talks and make all necessary decisions regarding the issue, CHP spokesman leader Bülent Tezcan has said. Criticizing … Continue reading

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Tornos News | Turkey: “Year of Troy” with Turkish Airlines as “Trojan Horse” (video

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Turkey: “Year of Troy” with Turkish Airlines as “Trojan Horse” (video) Turkey’s tourism industry has launched impressive schemes to rely on the rising popularity of the ancient and enigmatic city of Troy to lure more tourists, Xinhua reports. For more … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP ‘ready to make sacrifices,’ Kılıçdaroğlu says

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The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu called out on the leaders of opposition parties to unite in the upcoming elections to be held on June 24, stating that the date is “a date to gain democracy.” … Continue reading

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ECtHR: Workers Have Right to Celebrate May Day

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The ECtHR has announced its verdict on the case of Güler, who was given an official warning for being absent from his job after attending the May Day celebrations. Turkey has been found guilty of violating the freedom of assembly … Continue reading

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NGOs Meet Under ‘Volunteerism’ Theme

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As many as 200 participants from 62 provinces in Turkey and six countries are being hosted at a forum organized by the Sivil Düşün EU Program in Ankara. Sivil Düşün EU Programme was launched by the Delegation of the European … Continue reading

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İYİ Party Won’t be Given Treasury Grants

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İYİ Party won’t be given treasury grants for not having joined the latest election even though it has a group at parliament. Concerning the matter, Minister of Justice Gül has said, “There is no legislation in our statute for those … Continue reading

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