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Turkey-EU reform group to focus on ‘justice reform’

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The Turkish government is set to hold this year’s second Reform Action Group meeting on Dec. 11, resuming the talks after a three-year pause in a move signaling its determination to join the European Union. A statement issued after the previous Reform … Continue reading

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Istanbul ranked as 15th most congested city in world

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Istanbul has ranked 15th among the cities with the most traffic in the world, according to a new report by transportation analytics firm INRIX. Among European countries, on the other hand, Istanbul ranked fourth in terms of worst traffic. According to INRIX’s Global … Continue reading

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CHP publishes a report on AKP’s disturbing legacy on gender equality in Turkey

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CHP Party Assembly Member and Ankara MP Tekin Bingöl published a report regarding right violations faced by women at the occasion of 5 December International Women’s Rights Day. As such, he shared striking figures regarding issues faced by women employees, … Continue reading

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Turkey wants to be downgraded to developing country status in climate change agreement list

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Turkey is striving to more effectively combat climate change and is aiming to obtain more financing to invest in solutions. In order to be eligible for financial support to carry out its initiatives, it applied to the UN on Nov. 15 to switch its … Continue reading

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Emerging shares, currencies rise on dovish Fed

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Emerging market currencies hit their highest level in nearly four months on Nov. 29 and stocks gained as dovish remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell put the dollar on the back foot. However, stocks markets in China and Hong Kong weakened … Continue reading

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Turkish prosecutors say ‘no concrete evidence of Ergenekon’s presence’

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The prosecution of a court case involving a reported conspiracy to overthrow Turkey’s government dating back a decade has said the existence of the organization in question could not be conclusively proven, according to judicial sources on Friday. “It has been … Continue reading

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Turkish court dismisses plea for release of Demirtaş after ECHR ruling

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A Turkish court on Nov. 30 rejected a request from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for the release of Selahattin Demirtaş, the former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who has been in prison for over two years on … Continue reading

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Post-Brexit UK to remain as a global power: Envoy

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The United Kingdom’s decision to quit the European Union will not change her status as a global power and her ambitions in foreign policy, a high-ranking British diplomat has said, stressing that British diplomacy is preparing for the new era by re-focusing … Continue reading

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CHP Deputy President Lale Karabıyık: Women homicides have increased by 392% in 14 years

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CHP Deputy President in charge of Women Policies and Deputy of Bursa Lale Karabıyık lodged a press release at the occasion of 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Indicating that AKP policies with respect to … Continue reading

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İYİ Party, CHP in talks of alliance on nine polling districts

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İYİ (Good) Party and Republican People’s Party (CHP) are having talks of forming an alliance for the upcoming local elections, mainly focused on nine metropolises, İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener said on Nov. 27. “A negotiation is not in question. I am not the one to impose conditions in … Continue reading

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