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CHP DEPUTY CHAIRMAN ÜNAL ÇEVIKÖZ’S PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE DRAFT EP RESOLUTION ON TURKEY

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament (EP) has adopted the final draft of the resolution recommending to suspend the accession negotiations with Turkey by large majority with 47 votes in favour and 7 votes against, in a … Continue reading

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Press Release From CHP Vice Chairman on Foreign Affairs Mr. Ünal Çeviköz on Venezuela

“Foreign interventions would not bring well-being or peace to the people of Venezuela” We have been closely and diligently following the events unfolding in Venezuela in recent weeks. The institutional conflict that arose from the polarisation of the Venezuelan society … Continue reading

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CHP Headquarters’ Press Release on Venezuela

We have been closely and diligently following the events unfolding in Venezuela in recent weeks. The institutional conflict that arose from the polarisation of the Venezuelan society has led to a political crisis in the country. This development may potentially … Continue reading

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US voices ‘grave concern’ over Turkey’s planned Syria operation

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The United States has voiced “grave concern” over a military operation planned by Turkey in northeastern Syria. “Unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party, particularly as U.S. personnel may be present or in the vicinity, is of grave concern,” said Pentagon Spokesman … Continue reading

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CHP and İYİ Party agree on poll alliance in 21 cities

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The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party have agreed to cooperate in 21 metropolitan municipalities for the upcoming local elections, after 29 days of negotiation talks. “As you may know, the challenges of cooperation are as clear as day. Our agenda consists … Continue reading

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Turkey launches national space program

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Turkey’s official gazette published a presidential decree on Dec. 13 announcing the establishment of the country’s space agency. The Turkey Space Agency will prepare and carry out the National Space Program in line with the policies determined by the president of Turkey, according to the decree. The agency will … Continue reading

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Turkish Central Bank holds key interest rate at 24 pct

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The Turkish Central Bank on Dec. 13 kept its the one-week repo rate – also known as the bank’s policy rate – constant at 24 percent. “Recently released data show that the rebalancing trend in the economy has become more noticeable,” the bank said in a statement from … Continue reading

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Turkish schools to offer gluten-free meals

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Turkey’s Health Ministry and Education Ministry are set to cooperate for students who are gluten-intolerant, ordering schools across Turkey to offer gluten-free meals for pupils with the celiac disease. Students will be asked when applying to schools if they have gluten-intolerance. If they do, the school will be … Continue reading

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Domestic violence law in Turkey lacks implementation: Turkish academic

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Turkey has taken various initiatives against violence targeting women, but there are still shortfalls in the implementation of the legislative and policy framework, according to Feride Acar, a prominent Turkish academic. Acar, a professor emerita of the Middle East Technical University’s (ODTÜ) Political Science and … Continue reading

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Negative outlook persists for Turkish companies: Moody’s

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The outlook for non-financial firms both in Turkey and South Africa remains negative for the coming 12 to 18 months, Moody’s Investors Service said Dec. 13 in its annual report titled “Non-financial corporates – Middle East, Turkey and South Africa: 2019 Outlook.” “While the … Continue reading

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