Monthly Archives: June 2018

Former CHP deputy Eren Erdem detained on terrorism charges

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A former Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker was detained June 29 on terrorism charges. The former member of the parliament was on trial over his work during his time as the editor-in-chief of Karşı newspaper. The prosecutor accused Erdem in … Continue reading

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CHP spokesperson calls on Interior Minister to resign

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Bülent Tezcan has called on Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu to resign after the former announced he instructed local governors to hinder CHP officials from attending the funerals of martyred Turkish Army members. from … Continue reading

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Post-Election Update

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On June 24, Turkish citizens flocked to the polls with 86.2 percent voter turnout — very impressive given the absence of a fair and free election. Despite an enthusiastic campaign, leading opposition candidate Muharrem Ince and other opposition candidates Meral … Continue reading

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Kader Sevinç spoke to Ahval News about Turkey and Europe

Speaking to Piero Castellano from Ahval News, an independent publication focusing on Turkey, Kader Sevinç discussed the impact of political headwinds in Turkey on the Turkish diaspora in Europe. Consistent with his anti-Western rhetoric, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called … Continue reading

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Kader Sevinç interviewed by Belgian paper L’Echo, comments on Turkish elections

Ahead of Turkey’s historic election, Kader Sevinç fielded questıons from Vincent Georis of L’Echo, a leading Belgian daily. Sevinç discussed at length Turkey’s economy, EU accession and the opposition’s prospects. “There is pressure applied to economists and analysts by the … Continue reading

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Kader Sevinç discussed Turkish elections with Asia Times reporter

Kader Sevinç spoke to Jonathan Gorvett of Asia Times, commenting on the dynamics ahead of Turkey’s pivotal election. “In the southeast in particular, fundamental rights have been suspended with the state of emergency, and the situation is already very tense,” … Continue reading

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Kader Sevinç spoke to the Euronews: “Turkey will start over with a clean slate.”

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CHP EU Representative Sevinç responded to questions about the elections to be held on June 24 in Turkey. “We are advocating EU reforms for the welfare of our country, “she said. “For the first time we have a presidential candidate … Continue reading

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CHP vows to lift emergency rule 48 hours after İnce takes office as president

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP has vowed to lift the state of emergency 48 hours after its presidential candidate Muharrem İnce takes the office as the president in a clear message to the world that the new government prioritizes democracy. “We … Continue reading

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Erdoğan rejects CHP candidate’s call for live TV debate

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected a challenge made by main opposition CHP’s presidential candidate Muharrem İnce for a live debate on television. “He will [try to] get ratings thanks to us,” the president said, adding that he would not … Continue reading

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‘Kurdish question to be solved in parliament,’ CHP presidential candidate says

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Turkey’s Kurdish question should be solved in the Turkish Parliament, main opposition CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce said on June 11. Speaking at a packed rally in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır ahead of the June 24 elections, İnce vowed … Continue reading

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Is it intelligence agency’s job to monitor opposition, İnce asks Erdoğan

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Muharrem İnce, the main opposition CHP presidential candidate, has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the latter said the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) identified participants of İnce’s rally in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır as supporters of the Peoples’ Democratic … Continue reading

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CHP wants ‘justice for all’ on anniversary of justice march

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Main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said his party wanted justice for all 81 million citizens of Turkey, speaking in a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the “justice march,” which he had initiated after the imprisonment of CHP … Continue reading

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Leaked video showing Erdoğan calling for ‘tight marking’ of HDP goes viral

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A leaked video showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan instructing his party’s local organizations to put “tight marking” on voters in order to bring the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) below the 10 percent threshold has gone viral on social media. … Continue reading

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After 16 Years in Power, Erdogan Shows Signs of Fatigue

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Late last year, a number of mayors from ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) found themselves axed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a massive intra-party reshuffle. To justify his move to place elected mayors of metropolitan cities on the … Continue reading

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Osman Kavala Applies to ECtHR Due to Long Detention Without Trial

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Rights advocate and businessperson Osman Kavala has sent a letter from prison at the seventh month of his arrest and stated that he has applied to the ECtHR due to his long detention without trial. What happened? Anadolu Kültür Executive … Continue reading

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New OECD report paints grim picture of educational quality in Turkey

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The quality of education in Turkey lags behind the benchmarks of the other 36 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) the OECD has warned in a recent report. “Equity and quality in education continue to … Continue reading

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Sputnik Radio interviewed Kader Sevinç on the upcoming elections in Turkey and the EU agenda

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CHP EU Representative Sevinç, in an interview conducted by Elif Sudagezer for the Sputnik Radio, shared the her views on the prohibition of election propaganda in some European countries. She said that the claims that the concerned European countries did … Continue reading

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CHP News: I will win in first round: CHP’s candidate İnce

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Main opposition CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce said he anticipates to win in the first round of presidential elections. “At first, I was counting on carrying the presidential race to the second round. But now, everything has changed. Now, we … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP leader claims he was ‘illegally tapped’ by gov’t

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Main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has claimed he has been spied on and has accused the government of illegal tapping. Kılıçdaroğlu said the AKP’s election proposal to transform the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul into a grand garden was initially … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP candidate İnce promises ‘state of law’ if elected

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Main opposition CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce vows that Turkey will become a “state of law” if he is elected president in the June 24 election. “First of all, we will maintain the rule of law. We will then ensure … Continue reading

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