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CHP makes 14-item education call to gov’t

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Sept. 16 has made a 14-item call to the government for education during the pandemic and offered the support of its municipalities to the Education Ministry. from Hürriyet Daily News … Continue reading

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Turkey’s arrest of lawyers draws international criticism | WTVB | 1590 AM · 95.5 FM | The Voice of Branch County

Turkey’s arrest of lawyers draws international criticismColdwater, MI, USA / WTVB | 1590 AM · 95.5 FM | The Voice of Branch CountySyndicated ContentSep 15, 2020 6:14 AM By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish and international lawyers’ groups have … Continue reading

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EP Press release – Eastern Mediterranean: Turkey must immediately end illegal drilling activities

MEPs condemn Turkey’s actions in the Greek and Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone and express full solidarity with the two member states.Committee on Foreign Affairs Source : © European Union, 2020 – EP from News – European Parliament https://ift.tt/33CS92b

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CHP News: CHP chair meets with Future Party leader for ‘courtesy visit’

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu met the chair of the Future Party, Ahmet Davutoğlu, on Sept. 15 as part of a courtesy visit of the former. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2RtKpKd via HDN

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EU-Turkey ties at turning point, EU’s top envoy says

Duvar English The European Union’s relationship with Turkey is at a turning point, the bloc’s top diplomat said on Sept. 15, urging Ankara to back down from conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean and uphold basic human rights in the country. … Continue reading

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CHP News: Main opposition CHP says return of Oruç Reis to Antalya is ‘concession’

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), deemed the return of the seismic research vessel, Oruç Reis, to the Antalya port as a “concession.” from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/3kha4SG via HDN

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Turkish Interior Minister targets Constitutional Court President after top court permits inter-city marches

Duvar English Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has targeted Constitutional Court President Zühtü Arslan during a speech over the top court’s decision to cancel a provision in the Law on Demonstrations and Public Meetings (Law 2911) which said “demonstrations and marches … Continue reading

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8th issue of News and Views: statement on East Mediterranean, 15.09.2020

Please find below the 8th issue of News and Views, statement of the CHP Central Executive Board on the developments in East Mediterranean. CHP_ForeignRelations_15September2020.pdf

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Turkish main opposition deems return of Oruç Reis vessel to base ‘a compromise’

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has deemed the return of seismic research vessel Oruç Reis to waters near the southern province of Antalya “a compromise.” The CHP’s Central Executive Board (MYK) has also called on the … Continue reading

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Research vessel at heart of east Med row back near Turkey shore

Greek government calls the departure of the Oruc Reis from disputed area after weeks of tension ‘a positive step’. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/2FfU6JZ

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Cyprus blocking EU sanctions on Belarus

Cyprus is holding hostage EU sanctions on Belarus in return for a new Turkey blacklist, as Greek and Turkish ministers traded harsh words in the EU parliament. from News from EUobserver https://ift.tt/33mt2k0 via CHPBrussels

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Turkish main opposition headquarters to work virtually starting on Sept 14 due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Duvar English Turkish main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will be temporarily shutting down its Ankara headquarters due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the party announced on Sept. 11. “Considering the increasing number of cases and the state of … Continue reading

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A third of forestland in Black Sea province of Ordu to be allotted to mining activities

Duvar English  Hundreds of mining sites around Turkey placed on tender A third of the forestland in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Ordu is slated to be allotted for mining activities.  According to main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ordu … Continue reading

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Moody’s hits Turkey with downgrade to all-time lowest rating in unscheduled move

Moody’s hits Turkey with downgrade to all-time lowest rating in unscheduled move Turkey’s Moody’s grade is at its lowest level since the country received its first rating from the agency at the beginning of the 1990s. (Chart by @e507)By Akin … Continue reading

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Greece to buy new fighter jets and warships from France

Greece is to buy six new and six second-hand F18 Rafale fighter jets from France as well as new frigates, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced this weekend, amid heightened tensions with Turkey. He praised as a “positive first step” … Continue reading

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On the Erdoğan-Macron spat

French President Macron’s Turkey strategy is “win-win” on his behalf. “Win-win” is perfectionism and more often than not, no diplomatic henceforth political solution is perfect. Mr. Macron’s message without exactly uttering those words is that Turkey is not part of … Continue reading

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Turkey’s main opposition leader calls for emergency CHP executive board meeting over East Med tensions

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has called for an emergency Central Executive Board (MYK) meeting to discuss the latest developments in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey and Greece are at loggerheads over hydrocarbon resources. The Republican … Continue reading

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Black Sea gas strengthens Turkey’s hand in geopolitics

Is Turkey on the cusp of turning into a regional energy power? from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/3hzAyhl

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP calls for investigation into 2007 plane crash in Isparta

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has submitted a parliamentary motion demanding an investigation into a plane crash in southwest Turkey in 2017, ANKA news agency reported on Sept. 3. An Atlasjet plane crashed on a rocky mountain … Continue reading

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CHP News: Death penalty debate designed to pardon FETÖ members: CHP

Recent statements from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) for calls to reinstate the death penalty is an effort to grant a “disguised amnesty” for the member of fugitive FETÖ members, Republican … Continue reading

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