Monthly Archives: February 2019

CHP DEPUTY CHAIRMAN ÜNAL ÇEVIKÖZ’S PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE DRAFT EP RESOLUTION ON TURKEY

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament (EP) has adopted the final draft of the resolution recommending to suspend the accession negotiations with Turkey by large majority with 47 votes in favour and 7 votes against, in a … Continue reading

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Inside Europe: Turkey′s war on ′food terrorism′ | Media Center | DW | 22.02.2019

Inside Europe: Turkey’s war on ‘food terrorism’ The Turkish president has declared war on food inflation. Food prices are soaring by 30 percent, after last year’s collapse of Turkey’s lira currency. Growing discontent with the economic crisis is threatening Recep … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s War on Turkey’s Rising Food Prices Leaves Casualties

Erdogan’s War on Turkey’s Rising Food Prices Leaves Casualties February 26, 2019 11:15 AM Dorian Jones Erdogan’s War on Rising Food Prices Leaves Casualties Embed share The code has been copied to your clipboard. width px height px Share on … Continue reading

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An ongoing crisis: Freedom of speech in Turkey | DW Freedom | Speech. Expression. Media. | DW | 26.02.2019

An ongoing crisis: Freedom of speech in Turkey Turkey leads the world in imprisoned journalists and continues to arrest anyone who voices opposition to the Erdogan government. As local elections approach, the current pressures on a free media are expected … Continue reading

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Turkish woman’s murder trial makes waves in public opinion

Turkish woman’s murder trial makes waves in public opinionJasper Mortimer February 25, 2019 Article SummaryWhen a female university student fell to her death from an office tower in May 2018, police were initially inclined to believe her male hosts’ version … Continue reading

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Date of Transfer to 3rd İstanbul Airport Postponed Once Again

The date of transfer from İstanbul Atatürk Airport to İstanbul Airport, which was first announced as December 30-31, then as March 1-3, has been changed again. The transfer will take place on April 5-6 and Atatürk Airport will be closed … Continue reading

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‘Justice Watch’ in Courthouse for Cumhuriyet Newspaper

Journalists and lawyers have gathered at the İstanbul Courthouse to protest the approval of the sentences in the trial of Cumhuriyet newspaper. from bianet https://ift.tt/2XkseIv via CHPEU

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STATEMENT ON GEZI PARK CASE: Amnesty International: Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu Must be Released

In a statement regarding the indictment on the 16 rights defenders for the Gezi Park protests, the Amnesty International has said, “It should be the police violence against peaceful protestors that should be examined by the courts, not these 16 … Continue reading

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EU: Gezi Park Indictment Creates a Climate of Fear

“The indictments announced yesterday against Osman Kavala and 15 others raise questions as to the adherence of the Turkish judiciary to international and European standards,” said the EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy from bianet https://ift.tt/2Xl17gP via CHPEU

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Disciplinary Punishment for Former CHP MP Eren Erdem Due to Hunger Strike

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) former MP and current Party Assembly member Eren Erdem has been given a disciplinary punishment by the administration of Silivri Prison. Erdem will be prohibited from all sport activities for a month. from bianet … Continue reading

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CHP News: Turkish government should be held ‘responsible for economic crisis,’ CHP leader says

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader has accused the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of running unsuccessful economic policies, adding that the country possesses a potential to overcome problems. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2EdRjfy via HDN

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European Parliament Adopts Draft Report on Turkey

The European Parliament has adopted the draft report on Turkey with a majority of the votes. The resolution underpins human rights violations and states that Turkey ranks fifth in terms of the number of asylum applications to the EU countries. … Continue reading

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Press Release From CHP Vice Chairman on Foreign Affairs Mr. Ünal Çeviköz on Venezuela

“Foreign interventions would not bring well-being or peace to the people of Venezuela” We have been closely and diligently following the events unfolding in Venezuela in recent weeks. The institutional conflict that arose from the polarisation of the Venezuelan society … Continue reading

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CHP Headquarters’ Press Release on Venezuela

We have been closely and diligently following the events unfolding in Venezuela in recent weeks. The institutional conflict that arose from the polarisation of the Venezuelan society has led to a political crisis in the country. This development may potentially … Continue reading

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CHP News: AKP trying to cover up money spent on election campaigns: CHP spokesperson

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government’s policy on election expenses in the first three months of 2019 will spark off serious economic difficulties later on, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has said. from Hürriyet Daily … Continue reading

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Former CHP MPs Facing Prison for Chanting Slogans

The Prosecutor’s Office has filed an indictment against former main opposition MPs İlhan Cihaner, Hilmi Yarayıcı and Barış Yarkadaş for chanting slogans in a courthouse. from bianet http://bit.ly/2Vc6OMb via CHPEU

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Osman Kavala and 15 Rights Defenders Facing Aggravated Life Imprisonment for ‘organizing Gezi Park protests’

The indictment for 16 rights defenders including Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu has been prepared. It alleges that the 16 people are the “head executives” that organized the Gezi Park protests. from bianet https://ift.tt/2tvkTbK via CHPEU

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Council of Higher Education Cancels Gender Equality Project

The Council of Higher Education has canceled the gender equality project that it was conducting in the universities. Council Chair Saraç has said the project “is not suitable with social values”. from bianet https://ift.tt/2TYjE0e via CHPEU

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REPORT FROM MIGRATION MONITORING ASSOCIATION: What did Woman Experience During Period of Curfews?

In the report, interviews with 480 women who experienced the conflict and curfews in southeastern provinces in 2015 and 2016 shed light on the violations women were subjected to. from bianet https://ift.tt/2Eldy4D via CHPEU

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ECtHR Ruling: Turkey Violated Six Articles in One Case

Concluding Ruşen Bayar’s application, the ECtHR has ruled that Turkey violated six articles of the ECHR, including the rights to freedom, security and a fair trial. from bianet https://ift.tt/2SaC8c8 via CHPEU

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