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Main opposition asks who profited from currency speculation over Erdoğan’s ‘good news’ announcement

Duvar English A main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy has said that Turkey’s state-owned banks have sold a significant amount of dollars after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s announcement of “good news” last week and asked who bought these dollars. … Continue reading

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Istanbul Mayor İmamoğlu describes Gezi as ‘one of the most important struggles of Turkish history’

Duvar English Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has said that Turkey’s 2013 Gezi Park protest movement was “one of the most important struggles of the Turkish history.” Thousands mark Gezi Park protests on seventh anniversary İmamoğlu made the comments on Aug. … Continue reading

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EU preparing to sanction Ankara as Merkel says bloc obliged to support Greece on Med issue

Duvar English / Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Aug. 28 that all European Union countries have an obligation to support Greece in its dispute with Turkey over claims to energy resources in the region. The chancellor added that she had … Continue reading

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Turkish pro-gov’t foundation to shut some dorms over shrinking of funding by opposition

Duvar English A foundation close to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will reportedly be closing down 25 of its dormitories due to financial struggles. The Service for Youth and Education Foundation of Turkey (TÜRGEV) has been struggling financially … Continue reading

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Turkish main opposition leader’s guard chief forced to retire over ‘lack of cadres’

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s guard chief Koray Aslan was forced to retire over “a lack of cadres.” Aslan, who is known with his efforts to save Kılıçdaroğlu from a lynching attempt in the … Continue reading

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Turkish gov’t ‘wants to hide Erdoğan’s relatives’ off-shore transactions trial from public’

Nergis Demirkaya / DUVAR Gov’t may be preparing to take steps against social peace, CHP MP says on calls to shut down HDP The government seeks to hide the trial into President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s relatives’ transactions to an off-shore … Continue reading

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Turkey’s main opposition saves a seat for deputy recently stripped of title

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) saved a seat for lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu, who was stripped of his title on June 4, during their first group meeting in months on June 9. A sheet that said Enis … Continue reading

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Human rights groups say Turkish gov’t uses coronavirus to restrict freedoms

Duvar English Gov’t may be preparing to take steps against social peace, CHP MP says on calls to shut down HDP Two human rights groups have said that the Turkish government is using the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to restrict freedoms. … Continue reading

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Attacks on main opposition CHP will increase, but party will not ‘back down,’ says chairman

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the physical attack on CHP MP Özgür Özel in the parliament, saying that the party “will not back down” to keep the democracy alive despite the increasing … Continue reading

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CHP files second appeal with Constitutional Court for annulment of prisoner release law

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on June 11 applied to Constitutional Court for the annulment of a recent prisoner release law. CHP to apply to Turkey’s top court to annul ‘unconstitutional’ articles of prisoner release law … Continue reading

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Twitter discloses, removes accounts linked to Turkish gov’t used for propaganda

Duvar English Twitter disclosed on June 11 three new state-linked information operations that have been taken place on its platform this year, including one in Turkey that’s linked to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The U.S.-based social media … Continue reading

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CHP asks when AKP official will be summoned to testify after ‘confessing Gülen network’s political leg’

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has asked when Turkish prosecutors will summon the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)’s former deputy chair in charge of media affairs after he said that the AKP “cooperated” … Continue reading

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Head of Turkey’s media watchdog appointed as Halkbank board member

Duvar English Ebubekir Şahin, the head of Turkey’s broadcast regulator RTÜK, has been appointed as a board member at the state-owned Halkbank, Public Disclosure Platform has said. Erdoğan’s adviser appointed as a board member to state-owned Vakıfbank The decision was … Continue reading

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Istanbul Municipality to build cemevis, says Mayor İmamoğlu

Duvar English Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has said that the municipality will build cemevis, Alevi houses of worship, across the city. İmamoğlu made the comments as he met with the officials of Kazım Karabekir Cemevi in the Ümraniye district on … Continue reading

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Turkish main opposition leader releases message of solidarity on 7th anniversary of Gezi Protests

Duvar English Turkish main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu shared a video on social media to commemorate the seventh anniversary of Turkey’s historic Gezi protests of 2013, when an environmental protest snowballed into a months-long anti-government movement. Mesele esir düşmekte değil, … Continue reading

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Justice Ministry receives proposals seeking to lift immunity of CHP MPs over row with Erdoğan’s aide

Duvar English The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has prepared summary of proceedings to lift parliamentary immunity of two main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers for “insulting” Fahrettin Altun, one of the top aides of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Prosecutors … Continue reading

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Domestic violence complaints spiked in Turkey within 20 days of mass prisoner release

Duvar English  Ahmet Altan ‘awaits coronavirus in jail’ as Turkish authorities keep political prisoners behind bars The number of domestic violence complaints have spiked within the 20 days following a bill that allowed the release of some 90,000 arrestees and … Continue reading

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Thousands mark Gezi Park protests on seventh anniversary

Duvar English Thousands of Twitter users have marked the seventh anniversary of Gezi Park protests on May 31 via sharing pictures and quotes from the landmark demonstrations, while also commemorating those killed by police. The protests initially began as a … Continue reading

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Turkish daily forced to publish 3 disclaimers over report on presidential aide’s controversial construction

Duvar English Gov’t press ad agency punishes Cumhuriyet for reporting on Altun’s illegal construction A Turkish daily was forced to publish three disclaimers on May 31 over a report on Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun’s controversial construction. Daily Cumhuriyet published … Continue reading

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Erdoğan targets main opposition CHP’s İzmir provincial organization with five fresh ‘insult’ lawsuits

Duvar English President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed lawsuits against five officials from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)’s İzmir provincial organization on charges of “insulting the president.” One of the five people accused of “insulting the president” is … Continue reading

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