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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“Turkey: What you need to know about upcoming elections?” by CHP EU Representation

President Erdogan called on Wednesday for a snap presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in June, a year earlier than scheduled, moving to consolidate his one-man rule. But Erdogan had denied the poll would be rescheduled just few days … Continue reading

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CHP News: 15 CHP MPs to join İYİ Party to secure its participation in snap election

Fifteen main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) members will join the İYİ (Good) Party for the upcoming early presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, Turkish broadcaster CNN Türk reported on April 22. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2vBWaWQ via CHPEU

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CHP News: Felicity Party head to meet opposition leaders, former President Gül: Report

Felicity Party (SP) leader Temel Karamollaoğlu is set to meet with main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener this week in the capital Ankara before visiting Abdullah Gül, who served as … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP is open to election alliances: Spokesperson

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Bülent Tezcan has said the CHP is open to “forming alliances under certain principles” in the upcoming snap elections, adding that a model to nullify the 10 percent election threshold for political parties … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP leader sure of election victory on June 24

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) is sure of a victory in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections as he vowed that 2018 will be the year of returning to democracy, the daily Hürriyet reported quoting … Continue reading

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Human Rights Association: Sexual Abuse is Crime, not Sickness

Concerning the law draft about child abuse, Human Rights Association İstanbul branch in its statement has said, “You cannot prevent any crime by increasing the punishment”. from bianet https://ift.tt/2HKURaC via CHPEU

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CHP SPOKESPERSON ON SNAP ELECTION: First Statement by CHP: We are Ready for Election

After President Erdoğan has announced the date for snap election as June 24, the first statement by CHP has been made by the Spokesperson Bülent Tezcan, who has said, “Bring it on. As CHP, we are ready for the election … Continue reading

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EU officials fear new wave of migrants after Greek court ruling

A top Greek court ruled on Wednesday (18 April) that migrants landing on Greek islands should no longer be held there while asylum claims are assessed, a decision raising alarm among EU officials in Brussels. from EURACTIV.com – Feed https://ift.tt/2JZbXSHContinue reading

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State of Emergency Extended for 7th Time

State of Emergency has been extended for another three months. Snap election will be held under State of Emergency conditions. from bianet https://ift.tt/2K0aYls via CHPEU

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Demonstration Ban for Nuclear Plant Protesters in Sinop

The “We Don’t Want Nuclear Power Plant in Sinop” demonstration to be held by Sinop Anti-Nuclear Platform this weekend in Sinop has been banned. HDP’s Çepni has said, “No government can stand with such prohibitive policies”. from bianet https://ift.tt/2HiAUXC via … Continue reading

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