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Turkey’s Main Opposition CHP Releases Election Manifesto

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CHP has outlined an ambitious election manifesto on the 26th of May to find solutions to the five main problems of Turkey: justice, education, economy, social peace and foreign policy. CHP’s leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, announced the party’s manifesto under the … Continue reading

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CHP News – Opposition parties will use mobile app for election security

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP developed an application for mobile devices to track polling clerks and election results for the upcoming elections on Jun. 24, CHP deputy Onursal Adıgüzel told Deutsche Well Turkish on Sunday. The application named ‘Fair Election Mobilisation’ … Continue reading

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This man wants to defeat Erdogan

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BILD talked to Muharrem Ince about the current political situation in Turkey, AKP’s 16-year rule, the disastrous economic crisis in the country and his party’s chances. As a potential new president will you conduct an inquiry into possible offences commited … Continue reading

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Turkey’s shameful secret: Economic research silenced

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The ruthless crack-down on free press in Turkey is well-documented. It reached a pinnacle, when the last main-stream media outfit, Dogan Holding was forced to sell its media assets (Hurriyet and Posta dailies, as well CNNTurk and Kanal D) to … Continue reading

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The Turkish lira is in ‘complete freefall’ amid concerns of Erdogan’s influence on its central bank

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The Turkish Lira plummeted to a record low versus the US dollar Tuesday as investors pull cash out of the country ahead of a presidential election next month. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – a self-proclaimed “enemy” of interest rates – … Continue reading

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No restriction for Erdogan to use State Power and Funds in his election campaign

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The Supreme Board of Elections exempted President Erdogan from election bans for Presidential candidates with a decision on May 1st 2018. In this context, Erdogan will not be subject to any prohibitions such as press release neutrality, declaration of candidates’ … Continue reading

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Q&A – Close Look at the Candidates of Upcoming Elections in Turkey

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Turkey will hold two elections: parliamentary and presidential next month. The first round of presidential elections will be held on June 24. If no candidate can achieve to get more than %50 of the vote, the second round of voting … Continue reading

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CHP’s Presidential Candidate Ince: “We will take Turkey back to the EU reforms track”

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Turkish progressives, the CHP’s presidential candidate Muharram Ince put the EU reforms and democratisation at the heart of the campaign. “Turkey’s EU perspective did not start with the AKP. It started with the foundation of the Republic, and even before … Continue reading

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Students, academics protest proposed division of Turkey’s İstanbul University

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İstanbul University students and academics continued a weeks-long protest on Tuesday in Beyazıt Square against a bill submitted to the Turkish Parliament to split up 10 Turkish universities, including İstanbul, the Hürriyet Daily News reported. At about 12:30 p.m., hundreds … Continue reading

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CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has declared several principles in order to protect press freedom

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has declared several principles in order to provide press freedom under the CHP government. “You have my word, we will implement all of them if you give us the mandate on … Continue reading

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