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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.
Three main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) members have been referred to the party’s disciplinary committee after drinking alcohol during the “justice congress” in August at the historic site of the Battle of Gallipoli in the western province of Çanakkale.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has filed a complaint on Council of State head Zerrin Güngör to the council’s board of directors, saying her remarks that criticized CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu “implicate the Council of State.”
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has confidence in party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s vow to “finish the terror issue in four years,” CHP spokesperson Bülent Tezcan said
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is prepared for a snap election if the government makes a move to bring the presidential elections to be held in 2019 to an earlier date, said CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, while adding that “everything is possible.”
Rifat Başaran – ANKARA
The Turkish presidency has declined to answer a question on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s chief advisors submitted by a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy, saying the issue did not concern the public and is irrelevant to an act on the right to information.
The Gülen network is using the U.S. judiciary as a tool against Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ claimed on Sept. 11
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged his ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) local mayors to pull out all the stops for triple elections in 2019, stressing that they should mainly target the presidential and parliamentary polls due in November 2019.
Rifat Başaran - ANKARA
Electoral justice and electoral security will be a primary topic in the following years as Turkey gets into an election period in 2019, said main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 13 that he does not want statues of himself to be erected in Turkey.
Imprisoned former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Figen Yüksekdağ, currently in prison on terror-related charges, is facing a sentence of 10 years in jail over “terrorist propaganda” and “defaming the Turkish Republic.”