Man attempts self-immolation in front of Parliament

Duvar English A man in his mid-30s attempted to set himself ablaze in front of the Parliament, yelling “I’m hungry, my kids are hungry!” on Feb. 13. That made him the second person to self-immolate in Turkey in the past … Continue reading

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Transfer of CHP’s İşbank shares to Treasury back on Erdoğan’s agenda

Duvar English The proposed transfer of a 28.1 percent stake in Turkey’s largest listed lender İşbank from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to the Treasury was discussed at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) … Continue reading

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Report: In one year, governors banned all events and demonstrations in 21 cities for 147 times

Report: In one year, governors banned all events and demonstrations in 21 cities for 147 times https://t.co/N0w3Qq0rm0

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Debate over Gülenists’ infiltration leaves Erdoğan isolated

In a much-awaited statement, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu brought up the topic of the Gülen movement’s – referred to as the “Fethullahist Terror Organisation” (FETÖ) in court proceedings  – in Turkish politics. Kılıçdaroğlu … Continue reading

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Erdoğan handed over the state to Gülen network, says CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu

Duvar English President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are the ones responsible for infiltration of the Gülen network into the state’s institutions, said main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. … Continue reading

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Court decision to cancel transformation of Istanbul school into İmam Hatip not enforced

Ferhat Yaşar/ DUVAR Despite a court’s decision to cancel the transformation of the İsmail Tarman Middle School in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district into an religious school, the school remains closed. Area residents have been staging demonstrations every day based on the … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s popularity drops to lowest level

Erdogan’s popularity drops to lowest level ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s popularity rating has fallen to its lowest level since October 2018, according to a new survey. More:Erdogan’s popularity drops to lowest level from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/2UAOpeI via CHPEU

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Turkey’s ruling AKP membership slides further

Duvar English Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is facing dwindling numbers as its membership has dropped by 15,692 within a period of 50 days, said daily Birgün on Feb. 9, citing official figures released by the Court of … Continue reading

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Turkish opposition CHP re-elects Kaftancıoğlu as its Istanbul chair

Duvar English The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) re-elected Canan Kaftancıoğlu as its Istanbul provincial head during a party congress on Feb. 9. Kaftancıoğlu was the only person who put forward her candidacy for the position, which was criticized … Continue reading

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The EU’s new enlargement policy and Turkey

The fall of 2019 was a silent turning point for the European Union. First, the EU Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced on September 10 that in her term, she will lead a “geopolitical” commission and Europe will learn … Continue reading

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