Monthly Archives: March 2020

CALL TO “KEEP AT HOME” FROM CHP LEADER KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU

Statement of the Republican People’s Party Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to the press: “Keep at Home” There are expectations for a general lockdown and quarantine to be imposed among the members of the public due to COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, in the … Continue reading

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Freedom of the press: Turkey’s Pelican group – Erdoganʹs state within a state? – Qantara.de

Turkey’s Pelican group – Erdoganʹs state within a state? After Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government set its sights on critical news outlet OdaTV, several of its journalists now face harsh prison sentences. Is Turkey’s president using a secret group to control … Continue reading

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Turkey limits transport, opposition calls for ‘stay at home’ order over virus

Reuters Istanbul governor urges residents to stay home for next 48 hours Turkey halted intercity trains and limited domestic flights on March 28, as the main opposition called for a stay-at-home order after coronavirus cases surged to more than 7,000. … Continue reading

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Turkey’s coronavirus deaths up to 131, with 1,815 new cases

Duvar English Turkey’s deaths from the coronavirus increased by 23 to 131 on March 29, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,815 to 9,217, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. Some 105 patients have recovered so far. The minister … Continue reading

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Turkish Association Warns of Future Food, Medicine Shortages – The Media Line

Turkish Association Warns of Future Food, Medicine ShortagesKRISTINA JOVANOVSKI03/29/2020 The International Transporters Association says cargo trucks waiting for days on borders Turkey is at risk of a food and medicine shortage in as little as five months due to disruptions … Continue reading

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What awaits Turkish economy amid coronavirus outbreak?

Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Selin Sayek Böke  We are on the brink of a global crisis. It seems that when it is all over nothing will be the same. What it will look like, however, very much depends on how we … Continue reading

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CHP leader confident Turkey will overcome COVID-19 with solidarity 

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader has expressed his belief that Turkey will overcome the ongoing coronavirus threat under the guidance of science and wisdom and by showing strong social solidarity, in a letter conveyed to the leaders … Continue reading

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“PROGRAMME ON THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19”AS ANNOUNCED BY CHP LEADER (REPUBLICAN PEOPLE’S PARTY)KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU

WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHERTHE FUTURE IS OURSSTAY AT HOME TURKEY “The Economic and Social Council”, which has not convened since February2009 and is a Constitutional establishment, must be convened immediately. TheCouncil must continue to meet periodically throughout the … Continue reading

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“PROGRAMME ON THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19” AS ANNOUNCED BY CHP LEADER (REPUBLICAN PEOPLE’S PARTY) KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU

“PROGRAMME ON THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19” AS ANNOUNCED BY CHP LEADER (REPUBLICAN PEOPLE’S PARTY) KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER THE FUTURE IS OURS STAY AT HOME TURKEY 1. “The Economic and Social Council”, which has not convened … Continue reading

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IPI Statement: 6 journalists of @odatv, @yeniyasamgazete, @Gazete_Yenicag arrested

6 journalists of @odatv, @yeniyasamgazete, @Gazete_Yenicag arrested following coverage of funeral of #Turkey intelligence officer who died in Libya conflict. IPI alert on @CoEMediaFreedom ➡️ https://t.co/CfWQHJx34k Full statement ➡️https://t.co/6p7d5fhIVW #FreeTurkeyJournalists

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Permanent truce in Idlib is essential, says main opposition CHP

A “permanent ceasefire” in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib is essential “as soon as possible,” according to Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP). “We lost our heroes outside our borders. Why did we lose them? We are waiting … Continue reading

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The humanitarian crisis in Turkey shines a light on Europe’s failures | Elif Shafak | World news | The Guardian

The humanitarian crisis in Turkey shines a light on Europe’s failuresElif ShafakTurkey was once on course to join the EU. The desperate refugees trapped on its border reflect a broken relationship More:The humanitarian crisis in Turkey shines a light on … Continue reading

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What do the US presidential candidates think about Turkey?

What do the US presidential candidates think about Turkey? United World InternationalMarch 3 was the most important day for the rival Democrats ahead of the presidential elections, Super Tuesday. 14 states chose who they would like to contend against Donald … Continue reading

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Turkey: women push for more influence | Financial Times

Turkey: women push for more influence From manufacturing to fashion, pioneering female business leaders are opening up opportunities More:Turkey: women push for more influence | Financial Times from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/2Is8KM5 via CHPEU

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Proposals to lift immunity of 28 opposition lawmakers submitted to Turkish Parliament

Duvar English Turkey’s Justice Ministry has submitted to the Parliament a total of 55 summary of proceedings seeking to have legislative immunity lifted for 28 opposition lawmakers from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and … Continue reading

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Yalova municipality replaces dismissed CHP mayor with AKP councilor

Duvar English The city council of the eastern Marmara province of Yalova elected a councilor from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in lieu of the previously elected mayor from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) who was dismissed in … Continue reading

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Refugee shelter burns as Greece rolls out new asylum restrictions

Blaze at refugee centre on Lesbos amid tense standoff between Turkey and EU over responsibility for migrants. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/2wGC5zy

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EU coalition to relocate child migrants from Greece

A coalition of EU states has offered to relocate up to 1,500 migrant children from Greek islands on a “voluntary” basis, Germany said Sunday without naming the members of the group. “At the European level, negotiations are taking place these … Continue reading

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Russia and Turkey agree on Idlib ceasefire

Russia and Turkey have agreed on a military ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/2v65gf3

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Former EP Turkey rapporteur criticizes EU for failing to uphold 2016 migrant deal

Duvar English The European Parliament’s former Turkey rapporteur, Kati Piri, has criticized the European Union for failing to comply by a migrant deal it reached with Turkey in 2016. In a statement on Twitter on March 2, Piri indicated that the EU did … Continue reading

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