Daily Archives: February 19, 2020

CHP vows to bring peace to the Middle East if elected

Turkey’s main opposition leader has vowed to bring peace and stability to the Middle East by establishing a regional organization with the participation of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria and to end years-long armed conflict in the area. from Hürriyet … Continue reading

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Istanbul mayor claims a minister suggested accusing him of having ties to Gülenists

Duvar English Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has claimed that a minister currently in the cabinet suggested accusing him of having links to the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, as the debate over Gülenists’ political leg continues to top Turkey’s agenda. … Continue reading

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Renowned novelist Aslı Erdoğan acquitted of terrorism charges in media trial

Duvar English / Reuters An Istanbul court acquitted novelist Aslı Erdoğan on Feb. 14 of charges of belonging to a terrorist group, in one of a series of cases that have fueled concern among European Union states and rights groups … Continue reading

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Istanbul municipality launches legal battle against Erdoğan’s canal project | Ahval

Istanbul municipality launches legal battle against Erdoğan’s canal project Feb 14 2020 03:30 Gmt+3Last Updated On: Feb 14 2020 03:32 Gmt+3Istanbul municipality filed a legal complaint against the Ministry of Urbanisation and Environment on Thursday asking an administrative court to … Continue reading

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Nearly 9 people commit suicide everyday in Turkey

Duvar English Nearly nine people commit suicide everyday in Turkey mostly over economic reasons, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy leader Aykut Erdoğdu has said. “Turkey is on the brink of social insanity,” Erdoğdu told reporters, as he slammed … Continue reading

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MEP denied right to monitor a trial in Turkey

Statement by the Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee. Source : © European Union, 2020 – EP from News – European Parliament https://ift.tt/2SPBO4N

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Main opposition leader slams gov’t over economy, says citizens are ‘starving’

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. 18 criticized the government over Turkey’s economic troubles, saying the policies have led to the “impoverishment” of citizens and unemployment to rise. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2V0MujV via HDN

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Tension rises in parliament after ruling AKP MP labels Gezi protests as ‘vandalism’

Duvar English Tensions ran high in Turkish parliament on Feb. 18 during a debate on a court’s ruling earlier in the day to acquit nine defendants in the landmark Gezi Park case. Mehmet Muş, the parliamentary group leader of the … Continue reading

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Turkey: Osman Kavala re-arrested hours after acquittal

New warrant in relation to 2016 coup bid comes on same day Kavala was acquitted for accusations over Gezi Park protests. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/38GqLSa

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