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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The long-awaited new political party set to be officially founded in October, led by former Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) lawmaker Meral Akşener, has held its first meeting in Istanbul with the participation of 1,500 supporters.
Meral Akşener, a former Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) lawmaker who is currently in the preparations of setting up a new nationalist party, has said experiences she went through as a woman being smeared by allegations while leading a dissident movement would resonate with many women
Jailed co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş has shared a series of tweets via his official Twitter account, prompting surprise among many of his followers.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Sept. 18 kicked off a march from the Black Sea province of Ordu to the neighboring Giresun in a bid to protest the purchase price for hazelnuts in the new season, which had been announced as 10 Turkish Liras.
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu’s picture with one of the attackers of the funeral of the jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Aysel Tuğluk’s mother has stirred debate. The minister responded by saying he did not know the person he posed with was among the suspects
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Sept. 18 the government will undertake in the necessary process to remove the Turkish high school entrance exam and replace it. He stated the current system was very “stressful” for students, while the main opposition criticized the government for acting too hastily on the issue.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has appealed to the Constitutional Court, demanding the stay of execution and the annulment of parliamentary bylaw changes approved in July.
The Kurdish-question focused People’s Democratic Party (HDP) held a grand meeting in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır titled “Justice, Conscience and Democracy” in protest of the current state of democracy in Turkey and arrests of its lawmakers.
Celal Çelik, the official lawyer of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, was detained in Ankara as a part of an investigation into the Gülen network.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu has said he is receiving death threats following his remarks on the use of armed drones in the country’s southeast.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has rejected President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent suggestion that he is acting “in line with terror organizations,” saying the president himself should open a legal case against him.