Monthly Archives: September 2020

Turkish main opposition asks gov’t to reveal the politician who accepted a bribe from Zarrab

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Group Deputy Chair Özgür Özel has asked the government to reveal who received millions of dollars of bribe from shady Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab. Özel referred to the statements of Zarrab’s ex-courier … Continue reading

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Virus fears hit stocks, FX; Turkey’s lira slides for the 7th day | Financial Post

Virus fears hit stocks, FX; Turkey’s lira slides for the 7th day Medha SinghPublishing date:Sep 21, 2020  •  Last Updated 23 hours ago  •  2 minute readArticle contentMost developing world stocks and currencies fell on Monday as a rise in … Continue reading

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Turkey, Greece agree to resume talks after four years in Istanbul

Reuters Turkey and Greece have agreed to resume talks over their contested maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean after a four year hiatus following weeks of tensions that culminated in a collision between their warships. The talks, which broke off … Continue reading

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Seven countries found MidEast energy forum, without Turkey

Energy ministers from Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Italy signed on Tuesday the charter of a new Middle East energy forum that will promote natural gas exports from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe and other markets, … Continue reading

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EU postpones Turkey summit after Council President Michel goes into COVID-19 quarantine

Reuters European Council President Charles Michel postponed a summit of European Union leaders on Sept. 24-25 until the start of October after going into coronavirus quarantine due to contact with an infected security guard, his spokesman said. Michel, who chairs … Continue reading

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CHP News: Doctors’ association stands correct in its warnings on pandemic: CHP leader

The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has been correctly warning citizens on the pandemic, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Sept. 22. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2RQnuc8 via HDN

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Turkey, Greece ‘ready to resume’ exploratory talks over East Med

Prospect of dialogue appears more likely after Turkish president holds call with Merkel and EU Council president. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/32T8y3j

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Activists protesting controversial mining project of pro-gov’t company in Kaz Mountains detained

Duvar English Climate activists who have been living in western Turkey’s Kaz Mountains to protest the detrimental mining activities were detained by police, the organization for the protest said on Sept. 22, weeks after a tender signed rights to the … Continue reading

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News & Views 9th Issue: on the European Parliament Resolution Against Turkey, 17.09.2020

Please find below the 9th issue of News and Views, Press Statement By Ünal Çeviköz, Principal Advisor to the CHP Chair on Foreign Policy, on the European Parliament Resolution Against Turkey. CHP_ForeignRelations_22September2020.pdf

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EU sanctions Turkish company accused of breaking Libya embargo

Duvar English / Reuters The European Union imposed sanctions on Sept. 21 on a Turkish shipping company accused of breaking a U.N. arms embargo on Libya and whose vessel was involved in a naval incident between NATO members France and … Continue reading

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Turkey, Belarus and migration in the EU spotlight This WEEK

Migration and foreign policy will take centre stage next week, as the EU tries to come to a common position on Turkey, China, Russia and the sanctions on Belarus. from News from EUobserver https://ift.tt/2FYz02M via CHPBrussels

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Lawyer calls for reinstatement of Berberoğlu’s parliamentary rights after Constitutional Court decision

Duvar English After Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled that the jailing and revoking of former main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu’s status as a parliamentarian violated his rights, Berberoğlu’s lawyer Murat Ergün has called for the reinstatement of … Continue reading

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Analysing the Effects of Turkey’s Social Media Regulation Bill – JURIST – Commentary

Analysing the Effects of Turkey’s Social Media Regulation BillAkshita TiwarySEPTEMBER 17, 2020 11:30:52 PMEdited by: Khushali Mahajan | Rajiv Gandhi National U. of Law, IN On July 29th, 2020, the Parliament of Turkey passed a controversial bill to regulate content … Continue reading

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CHP News: Constitutional Court rules retrial of former CHP MP Berberoğlu over breach of rights

The Constitutional Court ruled on Sept. 17 that former CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu’s right to stand for election and engage in political activities along with his right to freedom and security have been breached for which a retrial will take … Continue reading

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Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State

Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State With few friends left in the West, Ankara is counting on Beijing for help. More:Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/3hDMcXJ via CHPEU

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Cyprus accused of migrant pushbacks by UN

The UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, has accused Cyprus of illegal pushbacks of migrant boats from Lebanon and Turkey on grounds of coronavirus safety measures. There were “credible reports of incidents involving overcrowded boats that are not allowed disembarkation” in … Continue reading

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European Parliament calls on Turkey to ‘end illegal drilling activities’ in Eastern Mediterranean

Duvar English Members of the European Parliament on Sept. 17 adopted a resolution expressing “full solidarity” with Greece and Cyprus against Turkey’s actions in the Eastern Mediterranean. MEPs call on Turkey to ‘end illegal drilling activities’ in Eastern Mediterranean MEPs called on Ankara … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court finds rights violations in former CHP lawmaker Berberoğlu’s case

Duvar English Turkey’s Constitutional Court has finalized the application of former Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu, saying that the politician’s right to stand for election and to conduct politics as well as his right to personal liberty and … Continue reading

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CHP News: Parliament speaker should pave way for Berberoğlu’s return to deputyship: CHP spokesperson

Following a constitutional court ruling, Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop is expected to pave the way for the return of former main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu to the parliament, said the party spokesperson, Faik Öztrak, on Sept. … Continue reading

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CHP makes 14-item education call to gov’t

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Sept. 16 has made a 14-item call to the government for education during the pandemic and offered the support of its municipalities to the Education Ministry. from Hürriyet Daily News … Continue reading

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