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Kader Sevinç spoke to the Euronews: “Turkey will start over with a clean slate.”

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CHP EU Representative Sevinç responded to questions about the elections to be held on June 24 in Turkey. “We are advocating EU reforms for the welfare of our country, “she said. “For the first time we have a presidential candidate … Continue reading

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CHP vows to lift emergency rule 48 hours after İnce takes office as president

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP has vowed to lift the state of emergency 48 hours after its presidential candidate Muharrem İnce takes the office as the president in a clear message to the world that the new government prioritizes democracy. “We … Continue reading

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Erdoğan rejects CHP candidate’s call for live TV debate

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected a challenge made by main opposition CHP’s presidential candidate Muharrem İnce for a live debate on television. “He will [try to] get ratings thanks to us,” the president said, adding that he would not … Continue reading

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‘Kurdish question to be solved in parliament,’ CHP presidential candidate says

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Turkey’s Kurdish question should be solved in the Turkish Parliament, main opposition CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce said on June 11. Speaking at a packed rally in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır ahead of the June 24 elections, İnce vowed … Continue reading

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Is it intelligence agency’s job to monitor opposition, İnce asks Erdoğan

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Muharrem İnce, the main opposition CHP presidential candidate, has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the latter said the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) identified participants of İnce’s rally in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır as supporters of the Peoples’ Democratic … Continue reading

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CHP wants ‘justice for all’ on anniversary of justice march

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Main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said his party wanted justice for all 81 million citizens of Turkey, speaking in a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the “justice march,” which he had initiated after the imprisonment of CHP … Continue reading

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Leaked video showing Erdoğan calling for ‘tight marking’ of HDP goes viral

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A leaked video showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan instructing his party’s local organizations to put “tight marking” on voters in order to bring the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) below the 10 percent threshold has gone viral on social media. … Continue reading

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After 16 Years in Power, Erdogan Shows Signs of Fatigue

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Late last year, a number of mayors from ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) found themselves axed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a massive intra-party reshuffle. To justify his move to place elected mayors of metropolitan cities on the … Continue reading

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Osman Kavala Applies to ECtHR Due to Long Detention Without Trial

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Rights advocate and businessperson Osman Kavala has sent a letter from prison at the seventh month of his arrest and stated that he has applied to the ECtHR due to his long detention without trial. What happened? Anadolu Kültür Executive … Continue reading

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New OECD report paints grim picture of educational quality in Turkey

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The quality of education in Turkey lags behind the benchmarks of the other 36 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) the OECD has warned in a recent report. “Equity and quality in education continue to … Continue reading

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