Monthly Archives: May 2018

No restriction for Erdogan to use State Power and Funds in his election campaign

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The Supreme Board of Elections exempted President Erdogan from election bans for Presidential candidates with a decision on May 1st 2018. In this context, Erdogan will not be subject to any prohibitions such as press release neutrality, declaration of candidates’ … Continue reading

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Q&A – Close Look at the Candidates of Upcoming Elections in Turkey

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Turkey will hold two elections: parliamentary and presidential next month. The first round of presidential elections will be held on June 24. If no candidate can achieve to get more than %50 of the vote, the second round of voting … Continue reading

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İnce: Gülen is Not Formally Requested from the US

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Presidential candidate of the CHP Muharrem İnce has attended a live programme on CNN Turk via phone. İnce said, “The Americans called me and told me, ‘Turkey has not sent us a formal request for Fethullah Gülen’.” Read more CHP … Continue reading

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OSCE to send observers to June 24 Elections

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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has announced that it will send observers to Turkey to monitor the Presidential and Parliamentary elections on June 24. In the statement, it has been announced that a main committee consisting of … Continue reading

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CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce vows to ensure Central Bank independence if elected

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate of the main opposition CHP, has vowed to ensure the independence of the Central Bank if elected, amid currency turbulence and investor doubts about Turkey’s economic future. Read more CHP EU Representation

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CHP News: CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce vows to ‘bring peace to Turkey’ if elected

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate of the Turkey’s main opposition party CHP, has vowed to provide “peace and comfort to the country” if he is elected president in the June 24 snap elections, ending discrimination against citizens due to their … Continue reading

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Turkey: Over 59 million people to vote in early poll

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In a statement, the Supreme Election Board chairman Sadi Guven said 59.4 million people, including 56.3 million at home and nearly 3.05 million abroad, will vote in the June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections. 1.65 million people will vote for … Continue reading

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CHP News: Main opposition CHP slams Israeli violence along Gaza border, calls it a ‘massacre’

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The leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu condemned the U.S. and Israel administrations over violence against Palestinian protesters on the day the U.S. embassy relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Before the eyes of the … Continue reading

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100,000 web pages banned in Turkey

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A worrying number of websites and pages, including a number of Hürriyet news items, are banned by the authorities in Turkey. What’s more, most of these bans were applied without proper investigations being conducted and without any testimonies being taken. … Continue reading

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HRW: Climate of Fear Created by Targeting Academics

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“The Turkish government’s crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities”, said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “One major role of universities is to provide a forum for critical debates and scholarship on controversial … Continue reading

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