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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