Monthly Archives: May 2018

Turkey to Pay Fine of 12 Thousand Euro Over ‘Torture’

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The ECtHR has ruled that Turkey pay material and immaterial compensation of 12 thousand euros to Vatandaş, who applied to the ECtHR with the complaint that he was tortured and ill-treated in custody. Vatandaş had joined a demonstration in İstanbul … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression Protest Against Erdoğan in London

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Ahead of the meeting between Erdoğan and PM of England May, RSF members and PEN England representatives who rallied on Downing Street have carried banners reading “Free Turkey Media”. RSF underscored that there are over 100 imprisoned journalists in Turkey, … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP head demands details of software allegedly used to spy on ‘justice march’

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called on German and Turkish authorities to reveal the details of a German-made software allegedly used to spy on the attendees of last year’s “justice march.” “They listened to all … Continue reading

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CHP’s Presidential Candidate Ince: “We will take Turkey back to the EU reforms track”

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Turkish progressives, the CHP’s presidential candidate Muharram Ince put the EU reforms and democratisation at the heart of the campaign. “Turkey’s EU perspective did not start with the AKP. It started with the foundation of the Republic, and even before … Continue reading

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Kılıçdaroğlu slammed Erdoğan’s campaign manifesto

Kılıçdaroğlu aldo blasted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s election campaign manifesto declared on May 5 at an Istanbul rally. The CHP leader questioned why the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “cannot stand upright if there is a threat to Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Over one million Turks say ‘Enough’ to Erdogan on social media | Reuters

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More than one million Turks piled onto social media to call time on President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, making the word “Tamam” (“Enough”) a trending topic worldwide after he promised to step down if the people wanted it. Soon after … Continue reading

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Students, academics protest proposed division of Turkey’s İstanbul University

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İstanbul University students and academics continued a weeks-long protest on Tuesday in Beyazıt Square against a bill submitted to the Turkish Parliament to split up 10 Turkish universities, including İstanbul, the Hürriyet Daily News reported. At about 12:30 p.m., hundreds … Continue reading

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CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has declared several principles in order to protect press freedom

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has declared several principles in order to provide press freedom under the CHP government. “You have my word, we will implement all of them if you give us the mandate on … Continue reading

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Call by İnce, 4 CHP MPs for HDP’s Imprisoned Presidential Candidate Demirtaş

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CHP presidential candidate İnce and CHP MPs Tanrıkulu, Yarkadaş, Sayek Böke and Erdem have called for the release of HDP’s imprisoned presidential candidate Demirtaş. Addressing President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, İnce said, “Don’t keep … Continue reading

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7 HDP Members, Executives Detained in İstanbul

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At least seven people including HDP Party Assembly member and former Bursa MP Asiye Kolçak have been detained during home raids launched against HDP members in İstanbul. Read more CHP EU Representation

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Attack on İYİ Party’s Booth in Bağcılar, İstanbul

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A knife attack has been carried out against İYİ Party’s election booth in the district of Bağcılar in İstanbul; eight people have been injured, one of whom is in critical condition. Attack has been in the election booth, where the … Continue reading

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Pro-EU rhetoric amid un-EU crackdown in Turkish election

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Turkey still aims to join the EU, its authoritarian leader has said, in an election campaign marred by censorship and judicial attacks on opponents. His speech comes amid EU concerns that the upcoming election, on 24 June, will move Turkey … Continue reading

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CHP News: Presidential candidate İnce promises to take ‘bold’ steps to solve Kurdish issue

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem İnce has vowed he will take “bold and courageous steps” to find a solution to the Kurdish issue in Turkey if he is elected president in the early elections on June … Continue reading

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Muharrem Ince is the CHP’s Presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in June (The bio of the candidate)

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP named Muharrem Ince as the party’s candidate to run in the presidential elections in June to restore democracy and change the Constitution for a well functioning parlimentary system in Turkey. Charismatic and Tough The 53-year-old candidate, … Continue reading

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Another smart move by Turkey’s main opposition CHP before elections in June

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Turkey’s main opposition parties are expected to announce a broad electoral alliance before general elections in June, a step that could pose a significant challenge to the dominance of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party. The deal, which will include the … Continue reading

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CHP News: 1.7 million Turkish workers involved in workplace accidents over past 14 years: Report

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Nearly 1.7 million workers have been involved in a workplace accident in Turkey from 2003 to 2017, while almost 17,000 have died at work over the same period, according to a report prepared by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) … Continue reading

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Letter by Imprisoned Boğaziçi University Students

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Nine imprisoned students from Boğaziçi University have penned a letter. Mentioning the prison conditions in the letter, the students have said that the support put behind by their friends has liberated them. What happened? On March 19 a group of … Continue reading

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