The number of arrested and convicted individuals have risen by 232 percent in Turkey in the last 15 years, while the population increased only by 13. CHP EU via Please read the full version from the following website.
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said called on everyone who cares about Turkey’s future to vote “no” in an upcoming referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system will be converted into an … Continue reading
The upcoming referendum on the presidential system will be a vote for democracy and should be considered irrespective of political parties, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Feb. 7. “This referendum is not a party … Continue reading
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the proposed amendments on the constitution will make the parliament and ineffective and “second-class” one. “This parliament is one that has been formed after the War of Independence. This … Continue reading
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with main opposition leader, CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. 3.
Referring to CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s previous remarks to German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung that her visit to Ankara to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would work in favor of the latter’s upcoming referendum campaign, Merkel said she was pleased to hear the views of the opposition as well, according to sources familiar with the meeting.
Kılıçdaroğlu said they expect “European friends to stand with democracy,” to which Merkel responded that she would continue to do so.
Sources said they discussed the government’s post-coup attempt crackdown, state of emergency practices, and the constitutional amendment referendum likely in early April.
The CHP leader noted that he was concerned about any referendum campaign taking place under the ongoing state of emergency, with widespread censorship of the media and limits to freedom of assembly.
Upon questions from Merkel about whether the CHP would be able to fully express its views during the referendum process, Kılıçdaroğlu referred to the heavy pressure on the media.
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DHA photo The reason why President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is so insistent on shifting Turkey to a presidential system of governance is because he is afraid of being prosecuted and therefore wants to “secure his own future,” main opposition Republican … Continue reading