CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu: Campaigning through blood is inhuman and immoral

Campaigning through blood is not moral: CHP CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu responded during his own weekly address to his parliamentary group on Jan. 30. “Trying to win votes through the blood of martyrs is perverse. Those who try to win … Continue reading

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HEARINGS OF ACADEMICS: Trial of 13 Academics Held

First hearings in which peace academics have been tried continued at 32nd Heavy Penal Court. from bianet http://ift.tt/2EphmjR via CHPEU

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[Opinion] Turkey is about to jail Amnesty chief on trumped-up charges

The chair of Amnesty International Turkey could be jailed for 15 years on Wednesday for alleged membership of a “terrorist organisation”. No evidence of any criminal wrongdoing has been presented. from News from EUobserver http://ift.tt/2DKbhND via CHPBrussels

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Turkish doctors arrested after group criticises Syria offensive

Turkish doctors arrested after group criticises Syria offensive Detentions part of widening crackdown against opposition to Ankara’s military incursion More:Turkish doctors arrested after group criticises Syria offensive from Turkish Digest http://ift.tt/2BFak7k via CHPEU

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11 Doctors from Turkish Medical Association in Custody, Sealing Order on File

11 Turkish Medical Association Central Council members have been detained in seven different cities, they will all be taken to Ankara. Their lawyers are yet to be informed concerning the charges, there is sealing order on the file. from bianet … Continue reading

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PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul. Since July 2016, more than 100 districts … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP leader meets EU ambassadors

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu met with the ambassadors of European Union (EU) member countries on Jan. 11 at a hotel in Ankara. In the meeting that lasted for an hour and 30 minutes, the ambassadors … Continue reading

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EU Enlargement Commissioner Hahn: Sweet Words are not Enough

Concerning Turkey’s efforts to get close with the EU countries, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Hahn has said, “Just sweet words are not enough. There are still tens of thousands of journalists, lawyers and academics in prison”. … Continue reading

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Turkey’s State of Emergency | The Nation

Turkey’s State of Emergency Could the Kurdish issue be the one that ultimately shakes Erdoğan’s seemingly unbreakable grip on power? More:Turkey’s State of Emergency | The Nation via CHPEU

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Will Turkey Call Early Elections? – The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Will Turkey Call Early Elections? Soner Cagaptay January 11, 2018 The next domino in Erdogan’s consolidation of power may soon fall, and Washington should view any short-term spike in his nationalist rhetoric through this domestic political lens. More:Will Turkey Call … Continue reading

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