Monthly Archives: March 2019

CHP News: AKP using CHP-run municipalities in ads: CHP leader

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been filming its ads for the March 31 local elections in CHP-run municipalities because of their successes. from Hürriyet Daily News … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP vows victory in Istanbul, Ankara municipal elections

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will win a landslide victory in the capital Ankara and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in the upcoming local elections, party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2JDWonv via HDN

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CHP News: CHP leader says AKP waging smear campaign against his party

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is smearing the opposition because they have nothing convincing to say amid financial troubles for the upcoming March 31 elections, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said. from Hürriyet … Continue reading

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Turkish stocks dive and key interest rate hits 1,200%

Turkish stocks dive and key interest rate hits 1,200% Fred Imbert Turkey’s benchmark stock index, the ISE National 100 index, dropped 5.2 percent and was on track for its worst day since July 18. More:Turkish stocks dive and key interest … Continue reading

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Statement by the CHP Deputy Chair for Foreign Relations, Ünal Çeviköz concerning Trump’s Proclamation about the Golan Heights and Israeli Strikes on Gaza.

The US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights of Syria that they occupied in 1967 and annexed in 1981. This proclamation contravenes the UN Charter, the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions 242 … Continue reading

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CHP’s Municipal Elections Manifesto: “Remedy Municipalism”

Main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP has announced the election manifesto for upcoming March 31, Municipal Elections. The party has proposed “Remedy Municipalism” as the most basic answer to needs & demands among voters ahead of elections. Previously governing AKP … Continue reading

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Turkey’s voters kept in the dark | Ahval

Turkey’s voters kept in the dark The standard by which the modern world judges elections is whether they are free and fair. In this case, “free” means that citizens entitled to vote have the right to register to vote and … Continue reading

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Christchurch shootings: Erdogan criticised for showing NZ video – BBC News

Christchurch shootings: Erdogan criticised for showing NZ video Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been criticised for showing some of the New Zealand mosque gunman’s video to bolster support at election rallies. Mr Erdogan said part of gun suspect Brenton … Continue reading

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Armenian Patriarch of Turkey Mesrob Mutafyan Laid to Rest

Armenian Patriarch of Turkey Mesrob II Mutafyan, who lost his life in Surp Pırgiç Hospital on March 8, has been laid to rest in Şişli Armenian Cemetery after a funeral ceremony held in the Holy Mother of God Patriarchal Church … Continue reading

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Turkish unemployment surges to 13.5 percent, highest in nine years By Reuters

Turkish unemployment surges to 13.5 percent, highest in nine yearsEconomy Mar 15, 2019 04:05AM ET ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s unemployment rate jumped to 13.5 percent in the November-January period, its highest level in nine years, official data showed on Friday, … Continue reading

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Roundup: More Turks move from cities to towns for better life – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Roundup: More Turks move from cities to towns for better lifeSource: Xinhua| 2019-03-16 22:44:39|Editor: yan by Zeynep Cermen ISTANBUL, March 16 (Xinhua) — The internal flow of population in Turkey has been changing direction over the past three years with … Continue reading

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Hard-hit by imports, Turkey’s potato farmers call on gov’t for help | Ahval

Hard-hit by imports, Turkey’s potato farmers call on gov’t for help Turkey’s potato farmers are calling for government to step in to reduce soaring costs following a decision by Ankara to import and axe import duty on the food staple, … Continue reading

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CHP News: ‘Making politics through religion is dangerous’: CHP head

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu called on Western countries on March 15 and warned against conducting politics over religion as seen in the recent mosque attack in New Zealand that killed at least 49 people. from Hürriyet … Continue reading

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GENERATION Z ON GLOBAL SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE: Students from Turkey Join School Strike: We Have No Other Planet

Students from Turkey joined the global school strike upon the call of Greta Thunberg. Atlas Sarrafoğlu, one of the students who joined the strike in İstanbul, has said, “We didn’t go to school today, because school can wait, but climate … Continue reading

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STATEMENT BY KAVALA ON 500TH DAY OF ARREST: ‘I Believe All Charges Will Result in Acquittal’

Rights defender and businessperson Osman Kavala, who is being charged with an aggravated life sentence for organizing the 2013 Gezi Park protests, has released a statement on the 500th day of his arrest. from bianet https://ift.tt/2UEfz1o via CHPEU

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Erdoğan Says ‘March 8 Demo Unpermitted’, Feminist Lawyer Reminds him Legislation

Feminist lawyer Eyüboğlu has spoken on President Erdoğan’s claim that the March 8 Feminist Night March was unauthorized, saying that the traditional marches are out of the scope of the Law No 2911. from bianet https://ift.tt/2T32Yn3 via CHPEU

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Number of Unemployed Tops 4 Million

The TurkStat has announced the employment figures for December 2018. Accordingly, the unemployment rate his increased to 13.5 percent and the number of unemployed has become 4 million and 320 thousand. from bianet https://ift.tt/2Hkc6Ch via CHPEU

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CHP Deputy Chairman Ünal Çeviköz’s Press Release on Attacks in New Zealand

We have learned with deep sorrow that 49 people were killed and 48 were wounded in the grave terrorist attack during Friday prayers to the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We condemn this racist and inhumane … Continue reading

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PRESS STATEMENT BY CHP DEPUTY CHAIR ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ REGARDING THE EP’S RESOLUTION ON THE SUSPENSION OF ACCESSION NEGOTIATIONS WITH TURKEY

The adoption by the Plenary Session of the European Parliament (EP) of a resolution recommending the suspension of accession negotiations with Turkey by a large majority in a vote on 13 March 2019 is a strong political message against an … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP leader criticizes government, cites collapse of Ottomans

The Ottoman Empire collapsed because it was no longer capable of producing, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on March 14, criticizing the government for lacking a development plan over its economy. from Hürriyet Daily News … Continue reading

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