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VICTIM OF GUN THREAT ARRESTED AFTER ALTERCATION

The AKP and CHP continued to trade barbs after the latter’s youth leader in Adana’s Yuregir district was arrested following an altercation even though the video showed a state security guard brandishing a gun at the individual. Following the incident … Continue reading

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MINARETS’ PROTEST SONGS A POSSIBLE PROVOCATION

Prominent theologians and political leaders have expressed fears that some circles are seeking to create provocations by exploiting religious feelings after social media footage emerged on May 20 and 21 of the protest songs “Bella Ciao” and “Yuh Yuh” playing … Continue reading

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Press Statement by Ünal Çeviköz, CHP Deputy Chair on theUS Withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies

The US decision to withdraw for six months from the Open Skies Treatyon grounds that Russia does not fully honour the accord is an alarmingdevelopment for security and stability.Opened for signature in 1992, the Treaty on Open Skies has sincebeen … Continue reading

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MEPs demand Greek-Turkey border shooting probe

Some 100 MEPs have signed a letter demanding the European Commission investigate the shootings that took place along the Greek-Turkey border earlier this year, when migrants and asylum seekers rushed to cross into Greece. The letter cites a reconstruction of … Continue reading

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CHP spokesperson Öztrak criticized dismissal of HDP mayors

CHP spokesperson Öztrak criticized dismissal of HDP mayors and appointment of trustees in their stead, “whoever comes through elections, should leave through elections. It is wrong to dismiss someone without a court order, only after someone decides on their fate.” … Continue reading

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ANKARA, ISTANBUL MAYORS BATTLE IN CITY COUNCIL

Opposing the government’s efforts to curb the activities of opposition mayors in the fight against the coronavirus, the CHP mayors of Ankara and Istanbul continued their efforts to reach those suffering from the economic impacts of the pandemic. On May … Continue reading

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MAIN OPPOSITION LEADER, CHP PRESIDENT KILIÇDAROĞLU: ‘GOVERNMENT CAN’T ACTIVATE S-400’S’KILICDAROGLU: ‘GOVERNMENT CAN’T ACTIVATE S-400’S’

Turkey’s government has failed to activate its S-400 missile system due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, according to CHP Chair Kemal Kilicdaroglu.  “Turkey will have the most expensive and modern junk metal at 2.5 billion dollars,” said Kilicdaroglu … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS HEAT ON ‘COUP-PLOTTING’ CHP FIGURES

The government continued its accusations and tactics of intimidation against CHP Group Deputy Chair Ozgur Ozel and Istanbul Chair Canan Kaftancioglu this week, alleging their involvement in a coup plot, prompting columnist Yildiray Ugur to note that “the rulers have been facing … Continue reading

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CHP Vice-President In Charge of Foreign Affairs Ünal Çeviköz’s press statement on the occasion of Europe Day, May 9

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. As an expression of strong ownership of fundamental universal values such as the rule of law, human rights and freedoms, freedom of the press, thought and speech, May 9 is celebrated … Continue reading

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CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s Letter presenting CHP’s six propositions for the post-Covid19 era

Main Opposition Leader of Turkey and CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu pens a letter presenting CHP’s six propositions for the post-Covid19 era. Please find below a copy of CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s letter. CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu Letter – 4 May.pdfKemal … Continue reading

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Approval ratings for Turkey’s mayors from main opposition CHP climb in first year in office

A little over a year after their election in 2019, all mayors who were elected from main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) have seen increases in their approval ratings, a survey by private poller Avrasya Research revealed. Considered a major … Continue reading

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ANKARA, ISTANBUL MAYORS BATTLE IN CITY COUNCIL 

Opposing the government’s efforts to curb the activities of opposition mayors in the fight against the coronavirus, the CHP mayors of Ankara and Istanbul continued their efforts to reach those suffering from the economic impacts of the pandemic. On May … Continue reading

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MAIN OPPOSITION LEADER, CHP PRESIDENT KILIÇDAROĞLU: ‘GOVERNMENT CAN’T ACTIVATE S-400’S’KILICDAROGLU: ‘GOVERNMENT CAN’T ACTIVATE S-400’S’

Turkey’s government has failed to activate its S-400 missile system due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, according to CHP Chair Kemal Kilicdaroglu.  “Turkey will have the most expensive and modern junk metal at 2.5 billion dollars,” said Kilicdaroglu … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS HEAT ON ‘COUP-PLOTTING’ CHP FIGURES 

The government continued its accusations and tactics of intimidation against CHP Group Deputy Chair Ozgur Ozel and Istanbul Chair Canan Kaftancioglu this week, alleging their involvement in a coup plot, prompting columnist Yildiray Ugur to note that “the rulers have … Continue reading

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CHP Vice-President In Charge of Foreign Affairs Ünal Çeviköz’s press statement on the occasion of Europe Day, May 9

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. As an expression of strong ownership of fundamental universal values such as the rule of law, human rights and freedoms, freedom of the press, thought and speech, May 9 is celebrated … Continue reading

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CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s Letter presenting CHP’s six propositions for the post-Covid19 era

Main Opposition Leader of Turkey and CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu pens a letter presenting CHP’s six propositions for the post-Covid19 era. Please find below a copy of CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s letter. CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu Letter – 4 May.pdf … Continue reading

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Article: “A call to build a humbler civilisation” by CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

In view of the current developments regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, please find attached the translation of the article entitled "A call to build a humbler civilisation" by CHP President Mr Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu published at Cumhuriyet daily on 22 April 2020. … Continue reading

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Main Opposition Leader of Turkey and CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu pens a letter proposing March 11th as t he “International Day for Solidarity and Fight Against Pandemics”

Dear Friends, Main Opposition Leader of Turkey and CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu pens a letter proposing March 11th, the date the WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, to be adopted by the United Nations as the “International Day for Solidarity … Continue reading

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CALL TO “KEEP AT HOME” FROM CHP LEADER KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU

Statement of the Republican People’s Party Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to the press: “Keep at Home” There are expectations for a general lockdown and quarantine to be imposed among the members of the public due to COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, in the … Continue reading

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“PROGRAMME ON THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19”AS ANNOUNCED BY CHP LEADER (REPUBLICAN PEOPLE’S PARTY)KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU

WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHERTHE FUTURE IS OURSSTAY AT HOME TURKEY “The Economic and Social Council”, which has not convened since February2009 and is a Constitutional establishment, must be convened immediately. TheCouncil must continue to meet periodically throughout the … Continue reading

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