Daily Archives: May 5, 2020

CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s Letter presenting CHP’s six propositions for the post-Covid19 era

Main Opposition Leader of Turkey and CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu pens a letter presenting CHP’s six propositions for the post-Covid19 era. Please find below a copy of CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s letter. CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu Letter – 4 May.pdf … Continue reading

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Approval ratings for Turkey’s mayors from main opposition CHP climb in first year in office

Duvar English A little over a year after their election in 2019, all mayors who were elected from main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) have seen increases in their approval ratings, a survey by private poller Avrasya Research revealed. Considered … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP mayors’ aid prevented unlawfully, says party leader

Mayors from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) are making history with their extensive efforts to provide assistance to the people suffering from measures imposed in the fight against the novel coronavirus, the party chair has said, vowing that … Continue reading

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World Bank approves $100 mln loan to support Turkey’s health system amid pandemic

World Bank approves $100 mln loan to support Turkey’s health system amid pandemicAuthorDragana PetrushevskaPublishedApr 27, 2020 13:44 EEST Source: minsvyaz.ruANKARA (Turkey), April 27 (SeeNews) – The World Bank said it has approved a $100 million (92.2 million euro) loan to … Continue reading

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CHP Istanbul chair called to testify in case into taking pictures of presidential aide’s illegal construction

Duvar English Turkish presidential aide files lawsuit against CHP’s Istanbul chair over illegal construction spat Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu was called to testify in the case into the taking pictures of Presidential Communications Director … Continue reading

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Turkey’s main opposition, CHP urges Health Minister to relax COVID-19 travel bans for seniors, seasonal workers

Duvar English Main opposition Vice Chair Yıldırım Kaya wrote a letter to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, urging him to make exceptions to the curfew on senior citizens so they can travel to their hometowns for the summer. Main opposition Republican … Continue reading

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Minister deems Turkish ruling party municipalities’ expenses ‘trade secrets’

Duvar English Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan has deemed the expenses of municipalities run by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “trade secrets,” upon a parliamentary question by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Alpay Antmen. Antmen asked … Continue reading

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CHP News ➡️Top court decision for annulment of security measures in law takes effect

A Constitutional Court decision to annul the law on security investigation and archive research upon an appeal of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was published in the Official Gazette on April 28 and entered into force. from Hürriyet … Continue reading

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‘Under AKP’s new sentence reform law, mafia leaders released while political prisoners die in jail’

Filiz Gazi / DUVAR On April 14, a 70-article piece of legislation, supported by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its coalition partner, the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), passed in parliament. This law, which was drawn up for … Continue reading

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Ghostly and melancholic: A portrait of Istanbul

‘Ghostly and melancholic’: Bustling Istanbul is muted by quarantineNormally buzzing with activity, Turkey’s timeless city is now a harbor of resilience.Seagulls fill the sky above Istanbul, Turkey, seen here from the Karakoy neighborhood.PHOTOGRAPH BY EMIN OZMEN, MAGNUM PHOTOS5 MINUTE READBY … Continue reading

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Use of Turkey’s state-owned aircraft unaccounted for by parliament

Nergis Demirkaya / DUVAR  Main opposition Deputy Chair’s question about the use of helicopters and planes by the Presidency was left unanswered, leaving another parliamentary question unanswered and public information withheld.  Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Özgür Özel asked … Continue reading

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CHP Istanbul chair questions accuracy of death certificates amid coronavirus pandemic

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu has questioned the accuracy of death certificates amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, while claiming that the death certificate cited the reason for death of a doctor who died … Continue reading

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Four journalists testify in case over report on Turkish presidential aide’s illegal construction

Duvar English Four journalists of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper have given their testimonies to the Istanbul police station over a news report concerning illegal construction undertaken by Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun on a land in Istanbul’s Kuzguncuk neighborhood. Istanbul … Continue reading

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Turkish journalist Fatih Portakal charged for tweet about president’s speech – Committee to Protect Journalists

Turkish journalist Fatih Portakal charged for tweet about president’s speechApril 30, 2020 3:50 PM ET Istanbul, April 30, 2020 – Turkish authorities should drop the charges against journalist Fatih Portakal and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect … Continue reading

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Netflix removes Designated Survivor episode in Turkey after media watchdog demand

Duvar English Conservatives in Turkey furious at Netflix for bringing a new show said to have LGBT characters Netflix has removed an episode of “Designated Survivor,” in which a fictitious Turkish president is portrayed as a villain, from its service … Continue reading

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Turkey’s media watchdog cancels five broadcasts for news programme critical of AKP gov’t

Duvar English Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) issued a penalty to cancel the broadcast of a news program on the opposition news broadcaster Halk TV May 1. Ayşenur Arslan’s program “Medya Mahallesi” (“media neighborhood” in Turkish) will also … Continue reading

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Turkey’s top court revokes police authority to access internet users’ personal data

Duvar English Main opposition CHP challenges new prisoner release law in Constitutional Court Turkey’s Constitutional Court has revoked the authority granted to police officers in accessing internet users’ personal data, which was introduced with a state of emergency decree during … Continue reading

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