Monthly Archives: June 2020

“Turkey’s Child Labour Problem” by Gamze Pamuk Ateşli, CHP Party Assembly Member

There is a truth that intensifies over time in Turkey and in the world : children labour. Sometimes, we see them in workplaces as apprentice, or as agricultural labourer, and often we witness that they are being forced to work. … Continue reading

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Turkish pro-gov’t foundation to shut some dorms over shrinking of funding by opposition

Duvar English A foundation close to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will reportedly be closing down 25 of its dormitories due to financial struggles. The Service for Youth and Education Foundation of Turkey (TÜRGEV) has been struggling financially … Continue reading

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Turkish main opposition leader’s guard chief forced to retire over ‘lack of cadres’

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s guard chief Koray Aslan was forced to retire over “a lack of cadres.” Aslan, who is known with his efforts to save Kılıçdaroğlu from a lynching attempt in the … Continue reading

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Turkish gov’t ‘wants to hide Erdoğan’s relatives’ off-shore transactions trial from public’

Nergis Demirkaya / DUVAR Gov’t may be preparing to take steps against social peace, CHP MP says on calls to shut down HDP The government seeks to hide the trial into President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s relatives’ transactions to an off-shore … Continue reading

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Turkey’s main opposition saves a seat for deputy recently stripped of title

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) saved a seat for lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu, who was stripped of his title on June 4, during their first group meeting in months on June 9. A sheet that said Enis … Continue reading

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Coronavirus in Turkey: Opposition steals a march on Erdogan in lockdown | News | The Times

Coronavirus in Turkey: Opposition steals a march on Erdogan in lockdown In the First Wave series, Times and Sunday Times foreign correspondents investigate responses around the world to the Covid-19 threat. Today, Hannah Lucinda Smith and Burhan Yuksekkas report on … Continue reading

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Human rights groups say Turkish gov’t uses coronavirus to restrict freedoms

Duvar English Gov’t may be preparing to take steps against social peace, CHP MP says on calls to shut down HDP Two human rights groups have said that the Turkish government is using the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to restrict freedoms. … Continue reading

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Attacks on main opposition CHP will increase, but party will not ‘back down,’ says chairman

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the physical attack on CHP MP Özgür Özel in the parliament, saying that the party “will not back down” to keep the democracy alive despite the increasing … Continue reading

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Censorship in Turkey Fuels Greater Distrust, More Misinformation on Social Media – Center for American Progress

Censorship in Turkey Fuels Greater Distrust, More Misinformation on Social Media Date: June 10, 2020 Contact: Sam Hananel Email: ‮gro.ssergorpnacirema@lenanahs‭ Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress highlights how government censorship in Turkey has caused … Continue reading

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Turkey grants increased power to neighbourhood watchmen

Parliament approves bill that critics say empowers an under-qualified force and may lead to human rights violations. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/30sW3e9

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CHP files second appeal with Constitutional Court for annulment of prisoner release law

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on June 11 applied to Constitutional Court for the annulment of a recent prisoner release law. CHP to apply to Turkey’s top court to annul ‘unconstitutional’ articles of prisoner release law … Continue reading

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Seven reasons why President Erdogan looks vulnerable | Financial Times

Seven reasons why President Erdogan looks vulnerable The Turkish leader is meeting frustrating setbacks both at home and abroad More:Seven reasons why President Erdogan looks vulnerable | Financial Times from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/3cWeN8u via CHPEU

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Hard landing – Life is tough for Turkish businesses | Business | The Economist

Life is tough for Turkish businessesBut the pandemic may bring opportunity as well as woes Kale group, an aerospace and construction conglomerate, had been making and assembling engine parts for America’s f-35 stealth fighter jet since 2005. But when Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Twitter discloses, removes accounts linked to Turkish gov’t used for propaganda

Duvar English Twitter disclosed on June 11 three new state-linked information operations that have been taken place on its platform this year, including one in Turkey that’s linked to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The U.S.-based social media … Continue reading

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Turkey: Journalist accused of revealing state secrets arrested

Muyesser Yildiz of OdaTV arrested for ‘political and military espionage’ over stories on Turkey’s involvement in Libya. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/2Ypj5jo

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CHP asks when AKP official will be summoned to testify after ‘confessing Gülen network’s political leg’

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has asked when Turkish prosecutors will summon the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)’s former deputy chair in charge of media affairs after he said that the AKP “cooperated” … Continue reading

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Head of Turkey’s media watchdog appointed as Halkbank board member

Duvar English Ebubekir Şahin, the head of Turkey’s broadcast regulator RTÜK, has been appointed as a board member at the state-owned Halkbank, Public Disclosure Platform has said. Erdoğan’s adviser appointed as a board member to state-owned Vakıfbank The decision was … Continue reading

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CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu: “The demotion of Enis Berberoğlu is a result of the 20 July Civil Coup process that we live in”

Parliamentary deputies of CHP Istanbul Deputy Enis Berberoğlu and HDP Diyarbakır Deputy Musa Farisoğlulları and Hakkari Deputy Leyla Güven were degraded. https://t.co/3F1LCCxXNo “AKP is the enemy of democracy” 👉🏻 The opposition reacted to the demotion of three parliamentary members by … Continue reading

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Breaking *** Three opposition MPs stripped of lawmaker status in Turkish Parliament

Three opposition lawmakers, including two Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies and one main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) MP, were stripped of their statuses as members of the Turkish Parliament after their prison sentences on terror charges were upheld by … Continue reading

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EU Commission proposes €585m for Syria crisis refugees

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday €585m to support refugees plus host communities in response to the Syria crisis. Of that, €485m EU humanitarian funding will be directed to Turkey in 2020, while €100m will go to Jordan and Lebanon. … Continue reading

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