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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 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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CHP’s campaign for justice and democracy to accelerate in 2018: Kılıçdaroğlu

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has voiced its determination to step up efforts in the name of democracy, the rule of law and media freedom in 2018, vowing to carry the hope of the “No” campaign in the … Continue reading

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CHP sets three main goals for 2018 ahead of 2019 elections

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has announced its top three priorities for 2018, which include becoming a more inclusive party for different segments of the society, making in-house changes, and getting prepared for triple elections set to take … Continue reading

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Kader Sevinc calls for a more open and active debate in the European public about the responsibility Europeans have to support people fleeing from war

The city, known for its diverse population from many countries and cultures, is home to various exemplary youth initiatives that offer social services, cultural programs or sport activities in their respective communities. With a big migrant population and so many … Continue reading

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CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu reveals Erdoğan family’s Off-Shore Savings Accounts

Main opposition #CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu had stated yesterday that today’s party group meeting would be historic, after he had accused President Erdoğan of having off-shore savings accounts. *** “There is a tiny company founded in the state of Mann Island. … Continue reading

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