Monthly Archives: November 2018

Post-Brexit UK to remain as a global power: Envoy

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The United Kingdom’s decision to quit the European Union will not change her status as a global power and her ambitions in foreign policy, a high-ranking British diplomat has said, stressing that British diplomacy is preparing for the new era by re-focusing … Continue reading

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CHP Deputy President Lale Karabıyık: Women homicides have increased by 392% in 14 years

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CHP Deputy President in charge of Women Policies and Deputy of Bursa Lale Karabıyık lodged a press release at the occasion of 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Indicating that AKP policies with respect to … Continue reading

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İYİ Party, CHP in talks of alliance on nine polling districts

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İYİ (Good) Party and Republican People’s Party (CHP) are having talks of forming an alliance for the upcoming local elections, mainly focused on nine metropolises, İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener said on Nov. 27. “A negotiation is not in question. I am not the one to impose conditions in … Continue reading

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Turkey, EU to launch talks for Europol agreement

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Turkey and the European Union Commission will launch talks on Nov. 30 for an agreement between Ankara and the European Police Service (Europol) which is one of the benchmarks for visa free travel for Turkish nationals. Turkish and EU officials last week met in Ankara for High Level Dialogue meeting … Continue reading

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Turkey starts shallow water drilling in Mediterranean Sea

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Turkey has started preparatory works on Nov. 26 for shallow water drilling in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Mersin in southern Turkey, Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez confirmed. Speaking at the launch ceremony in Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast, Dönmez said the country would continue its drilling activities for the exploration of … Continue reading

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Turkey allows foreign residents to make real estate deals in foreign currencies

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Turkey has rolled back some restrictions on the use of foreign currencies that were brought in at the height of an economic crisis this year, according to a decree published on Nov. 16, loosening the real estate deal rules for foreign residents. In September the government ruled that … Continue reading

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Human Rights Association: We Condemn Operation Against Civil Society and Academia

Human Rights Association has released a written statement, emphasizing that they condemn the operations launched against academics and civil society representatives. from bianet https://ift.tt/2OSgZ4Y via CHPEU

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US studying Turkey’s demands to extradite Gülen

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The United States is studying Turkey’s demands for the extradition of preacher Fetullah Gülen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt, the State Department said Nov. 15. But spokeswoman Heather Nauert rejected the allegation in an … Continue reading

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Turkish police detain academics in probe of prominent rights activist

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Turkish police detained six people including two academics on Nov. 16 as part of an investigation into prominent rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala. Kavala was detained in October last year and subsequently jailed pending trial, accused of seeking to overthrow the government … Continue reading

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Turkey-EU step up for dialogue meetings

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Turkey and the EU will resume bilateral dialogue meetings in the upcoming weeks and months, with the first high level one to take place next week with the participation of senior commission officials. Ankara and Brussels will hold Turkey-EU High Level Political … Continue reading

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CHP MP Ali Şeker: 22 Thousand Children Become Mothers in 18 Months

CHP İstanbul MP Ali Şeker has announced the answers given by the Ministry of Health to his questions regarding child motherhood. Şeker has stated, “More than 40 children have been forced to become mothers a day across Turkey.” from bianet … Continue reading

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CHP Deputy President Ünal Çeviköz’s written statement regarding EP Progress Report 



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EP Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri presented a draft report with respect to Turkey’s EU accession talks on 14 November 2018 and officially asked for a suspension of Turkey’s negotiations. At the same time, Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn also expressed … Continue reading

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Partisanship appointment blocks Turkey’s road to Europe

Turkey wants to get out of the Council of Europe’s (CoE) monitoring process as soon as possible, according to Hürriyet Daily News representative in Ankara Serkan Demirtaş. It is not rocket science to guess what it takes to get out. Whatever … Continue reading

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What Does Smoking Ban on Social Media Mean?

We have asked Ali Şeker, a member of the Health, Family, Labor and Social Affairs Commission of the parliament, about the recently passed article which foresees a ban on the use of tobacco products and the display of their images … Continue reading

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Economic morale in Turkey drops to lowest in decade

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Turkey’s economic morale index dropped 4.8 percent in October, according to a statement by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Oct. 31. The economic confidence index, which was 71 in September, decreased to 67.5, according to the statement. This is the lowest figure since January 2009, according to TÜİK … Continue reading

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Thousands have already booked their seats for popular Eastern Express

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With the winter approaching, the demand for seats on the Eastern Express, a train service that links the capital Ankara with the eastern province of Kars, has surged again, as the number of tickets sold so far for the winter months reached … Continue reading

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Local Election Date Published on Official Gazette

In the resolution of the Supreme Election Council published on the Official Gazette, the local election date has been announced as March 31, 2019. from bianet https://ift.tt/2AtapOc via CHPEU

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EBRD invests in Turkish retailer’s lira-denominated bond

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Friday it has invested in lira-denominated bond issued by Turkish retailer Migros. “In a move to support deepening local currency and local capital markets in Turkey, the EBRD has invested 9 million lira … Continue reading

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A Bad Influence: Erdogan’s Problematic European Friendships – Brown Political Review

A Bad Influence: Erdogan’s Problematic European FriendshipsBy Christopher KobelOctober 28, 2018 Throughout his prominence in Turkish politics, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, now the nation’s president, has raised eyebrows more than a few times. From his remarks on childrearing, “One or two … Continue reading

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Opposition leaders skip reception and presidential greeting on Republic Day

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Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener celebrated the founding of the Turkish Republic at the official ceremony in Anıtkabir, however, did not participate in the rest of the program at the presidential palace and the reception held in Istanbul. In … Continue reading

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