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CHP leader accuses government of ‘feeding’ injustice

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu accused the President Erdoğan of turning Turkey into a “tribal state” through foreign policy missteps and his influence on all executive and legislative process in the country. Read more: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/chp-leader-accuses-government-of-feeding-injustice-121050

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Ankara Mayor Becomes Unlikely Rebel in Showdown With Erdogan

Longtime Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek is resisting pressure to resign, fashioning himself into an unlikely rebel as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turns a sweeping purge of Turkish society against his own party. Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-22/ankara-mayor-becomes-unlikely-rebel-in-showdown-with-erdogan

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Turkey banking shares weaker, regulator dismisses Iran sanctions report

Shares of Turkey’s banks and the lira currency fell on Monday as comments from the national banking regulator failed to erase investor concerns over a report that lenders could face substantial U.S. fines for evasion of Iran sanctions. Read more: … Continue reading

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Merkel wants EU aid cut to Turkey for democratic backsliding

Merkel wants EU aid cut to Turkey for democratic backsliding BRUSSELS – Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey get ready for eventual EU membership, given what she called a … Continue reading

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Journalists’ detentions, prosecutions in Turkey ‘arbitrary,’ Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Righ ts says

The Council of Europe’s commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Nils Muižnieks, has indicated that the detention and prosecution of journalists in Turkey was “prone to arbitrary application due their vague formulation”. His report also states that Turkey was violating the … Continue reading

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Women from CHP Show Red Card to Law Draft on Muftis

A Mufti is an Islamic scholar who interprets and expounds Islamic law. They are jurist qualified to give authoritative legal opinions. Called by the Republican People’s Party Istanbul Provincial Women’s Branch, women have answered the call by staging demonstration against … Continue reading

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Turkey must introduce EU standards on its own: CHP leader

Mr Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has urged the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to build their democratic standards, without waiting for the EU to open up accession chapters. He also added that his party will support them if they bring about all … Continue reading

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What to do about Turkey?

Turkey will be on the menu as European leaders meet for dinner in Brussels on 19 October, but it won’t be a happy meal. Relations between the EU and Turkey have deteriorated sharply over the past few months and are … Continue reading

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CHP to Hold “Women’s Congress” on Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights

In 5th of December, on the 83rd anniversary of the legislation granting Turkish women the right to vote, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will hold a “Women Congress” which will gather women all in 81 province in Turkey. … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch’s Report: Increase of Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

According to Human Rights Watch’s report, people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody in Turkey. In this report which is based on interviews with lawyers … Continue reading

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