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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
With around three weeks to go to the referendum on shifting Turkey to a presidential system, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials to intensify their campaigning in big cities, particularly Istanbul, as polls remain tight.
Rifat Başaran - ANKARA
An event due to host a speech by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Selin Sayek Böke at Istanbul’s prestigious Boğaziçi University has been cancelled by the authorities.
Umut Erdem - ANKARA
The humanitarian crisis should not be used for the benefit of the nation, opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said, urging to maintain calmness over the escalating diplomatic crisis with the Netherlands and Germany.
Turkey determined the election results in the Netherlands, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on March 16, referring to the recent high-profile spat between the two countries over a ban on rallies by Turkish ministers in the country
Proposed constitutional amendments will do nothing to solve Turkey’s lingering problems, according to the head of the main opposition party
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has called on nationalists to vote “no” in the April 16 referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be replaces with an executive presidency
Two articles in the proposed constitutional amendments will go into effect before the 2019 general elections if the “yes” votes emerge from the April 16 referendum, a chief presidential adviser has said.
One of the co-chairs of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, has said participating in trials through the voice and video informatics system (SEGBİS) is “torture,” adding that it is also “an unlawful practice.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has harshly criticized Turkey’s Union of Bar Associations President Metin Feyzioğlu for conducting a referendum campaign abroad and taking a stance against the constitutional changes
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has penned a letter to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, in response to an earlier letter by Maas that demanded the release of jailed Die Welt reporter Deniz Yücel.
European countries are working to ensure a “yes” vote emerges in the April 16 Turkish referendum on charter changes, Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said March 13