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“Turkey: What you need to know about upcoming elections?” by CHP EU Representation

President Erdogan called on Wednesday for a snap presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in June, a year earlier than scheduled, moving to consolidate his one-man rule. But Erdogan had denied the poll would be rescheduled just few days … Continue reading

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EU officials fear new wave of migrants after Greek court ruling

A top Greek court ruled on Wednesday (18 April) that migrants landing on Greek islands should no longer be held there while asylum claims are assessed, a decision raising alarm among EU officials in Brussels. from EURACTIV.com – Feed https://ift.tt/2JZbXSHContinue reading

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Turkish conglomerates seeking to restructure billions! Who’s next?

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Sahenk, once Turkey’s richest man, is negotiating debt of as much as $2.5 billion to restructure with 13 local banks. Sahenk’s Dogus Holding, the distributer of Volkswagen AG brands in Turkey, will have to make around 8 billion liras this … Continue reading

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EU enlargement: Albania advances, Turkey ‘backslides’

Albania and Macedonia should start accession talks, but human rights abuses mean Turkey’s position should stay on hold, EU says in a draft report seen by EUobserver. from News from EUobserver https://ift.tt/2Hpjj3I via CHPBrussels

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Turkey Top News – Weekly Roundup

-Hopes for an improvement in Turkey-Germany relations plagued by a number of contentious issues over the past two years tackled at Turkish prime minister’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin last week. Ms. Merkel said she saw many … Continue reading

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[Opinion] Turkey is about to jail Amnesty chief on trumped-up charges

The chair of Amnesty International Turkey could be jailed for 15 years on Wednesday for alleged membership of a “terrorist organisation”. No evidence of any criminal wrongdoing has been presented. from News from EUobserver http://ift.tt/2DKbhND via CHPBrussels

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PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul. Since July 2016, more than 100 districts … Continue reading

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Info note: So called “National Will”: 30 million people without elected mayors in Turkey

Istanbul’s Beşiktaş mayor Murat Hazinedar, opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) district mayor is dismissed from his duties on Jan. 4 by the Turkish Interior Ministry as part of an investigation. Besiktaş is one of the most popular districts and neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Is CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu the party’s candidate for 2019 presidency bid?

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has hinted at his potential candidacy for the presidential election scheduled for 2019, while saying he will first consult his party. “There hasn’t yet been any decision taken about the candidacy. … Continue reading

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CHP leader’s daughter ironically accepts newspaper’s offer to buy her home

Zeynep Kılıçdaroğlu, the daughter of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has ironically accepted daily Güneş’s offer to buy her Istanbul home for $100,000, penning a letter to the pro-government newspaper. “In the story you published you … Continue reading

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