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CHP News & Views 11th Issue: On Enis Berberoğlu Case & n EU’s Turkey Country Report, Syria, Libya, Sudan, East Mediterranean, Varosha and Azerbajcani – Armenian Conflict

Please find below the 11th issue of News and Views, including Information Note on CHP Deputy Enis Berberoğlu Case and Press Conference by Ünal Çeviköz on EU’s Turkey Country Report, Syria, Libya, Sudan, East Mediterranean, Varosha and Azerbajcani – Armenian … Continue reading

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Local court rejects Enis Berberoğlu’s retrial demand unconstitutionally despite top court ruling

Duvar English A local court on Oct. 13 rejected former main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu’s demand for a retrial despite a previous top court ruling, in a move that was deemed by the CHP leader as … Continue reading

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Construction on wind energy plant ongoing despite ban in Çanakkale

Seçkin Sağlam / DUVAR Construction on a wind energy plant in rural parts of the western province of Çanakkale are illegal as they continue despite a ban, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) provincial council member Nejat Önder said.  The area … Continue reading

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Osman Kavala’s wife Ayşe Buğra says they’re dealing with torture

Duvar English  Turkish prosecutors once again seek aggravated life imprisonment for Osman Kavala Dr. Ayşe Buğra, a renowned academic who is married to jailed businessman and activist Osman Kavala has said that she, her husband and his mother are dealing … Continue reading

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The defrosting of the Cyprus question

The more the merrier? Not always… Turkey is surrounded by conflict on every side: the Greece-Turkey conflict was simmering all summer, while northern Syria continues to be a hotbed of conflict, with one side hosting the protracted Kurdish conflict, and … Continue reading

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Journalism is a crime!

Imagine an official ceremony. In a hall full of thousands of people, in Turkey, let’s say, a national ceremony is being held. The ceremony opens with the playing of the national anthem. Everybody stands up and at attention. Except for … Continue reading

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Plan B for white collar workers in Turkey

Pınar Öğünç Uğur was born in 1980 in Turkey. He grew up when liberal president Turgut Özal was in power. He started his life from scratch. His father was a veteran of the “Cyprus Peace operation” and his mother was … Continue reading

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EU says presidential system hampers democracy in Turkey, membership talks at ‘standstill’

Duvar English The European Union’s executive has said membership talks with Turkey are at a “standstill,” citing eroding democracy and freedom of speech under the executive presidential system. The presidential system has centralized power in the hands of the executive … Continue reading

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Turkish gov’t to extend its crackdown on HDP to all opposition parties, says İYİ Party lawmaker

Duvar English İYİ (Good) Party lawmaker Hasan Subaşı has said that he believes the government will initiate a crackdown on all opposition parties like it did on the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), urging all parties in Parliament to stand up … Continue reading

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Turkish Lira’s value at lowest in 27 years

Duvar English – Reuters Turkey’s Central Bank announced that the real effective exchange rate (REER) of the lira hit the lowest level in 27 years, as souring relations between Ankara and Brussels added to the country’s geopolitical woes, bringing lira … Continue reading

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Turkey’s media watchdog threatens news media for reporting its irregular expenses

Duvar English Turkey’s media watchdog ‘wastes public funds with illegal wages, luxury trips’ Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) released a threatening message on social media following widespread reporting of its irregular expenses by news media on Oct. 6. … Continue reading

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Study indicates Turkish gov’t knew about COVID-19 the month before it announced the first case

Duvar English A study in an international medical journal with the byline of Deputy Health Minister Şuayıp Birinci indicates that the government was aware of the coronavirus in Turkey in the month prior to the announcement of the first case, … Continue reading

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Turkish parliament ratifies motion to extend cross-border ops in Iraq, Syria

Duvar English Turkish parliament on Oct. 7 ratified a motion extending authorization to launch cross-border operations in northern Iraq and Syria, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Turkey’s presidency submits motion to extend cross-border ops in Iraq, Syria Ruling Justice and Development … Continue reading

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CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu visits DEVA party chief Babacan

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has paid a visit to Ali Babacan, the chair of the newly founded Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA), to discuss Turkey’s problems. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/3d6NSZi via HDN

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Top Turkish, Greek diplomats hold first meeting since crisis, agree on talks

Reuters The foreign ministers of Turkey and Greece met on Oct. 8 for the first time since their dispute over energy exploration and territorial rights in the eastern Mediterranean, and agreed to hold bilateral talks on the issue, Turkish Foreign … Continue reading

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Turkish lira hits record low on geopolitical worries | Reuters

Turkish lira hits record low on geopolitical worriesBy Reuters Staff ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish lira weakened to a record low against the dollar on Thursday as concerns over possible U.S. sanctions, the Caucasus conflict and uneasy ties with the … Continue reading

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Turkey under Erdogan: Caught between democracy and dictatorship, World News | wionews.com

Turkey under Erdogan: Caught between democracy and dictatorshipWION New Delhi, India Oct 07, 2020, 10.57 PM(IST) Edited By: Gravitas desk Turkey now stands between democracy and dictatorship; the West and West Asia For the longest time in recent history, Turkey … Continue reading

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Opposition leaders slam Erdoğan for urging Muslims to have ‘patience’ in face of financial problems

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Oct. 8 paid a visit to Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) chairman Ali Babacan to congratulate him for the party that he established in March. Following their meeting, … Continue reading

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CHP’s Anti Corruption Manifesto

CHP’s Anti-Corruption Manifesto Download: CHP’s Anti-Corruption Manifesto CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS WILL BE INVESTIGATED REFORM IN THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SYSTEM HONEST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FAIR MARKETS MODERN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION CLEAN AND REPUTABLE POLITICS Read more of this post … Continue reading

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EU Enlargement Package & Turkey Report 2020 is out!

🇪🇺#EU Enlargement Package 2020: Read the 2020 report on 🇹🇷#Turkey https://t.co/mQcz43Hv2x Discover the key findings here ht tps://t.co/XTUxQohfcF Turkey remains a key partner for the European Union. However, Turkey has continued to move further away from the European Union with … Continue reading

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