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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.
A split within the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) regarding the April 16 referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be replaced with an executive presidency has deepened with attacks against party dissidents
Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has slammed Germany, Austria and the Netherlands for their negative stance on Turkish ministers delivering speeches in their countries for the upcoming referendum in Turkey that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted into an executive presidency.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has mocked the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, over the latter’s remarks on the April 16 constitutional referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be replaced by an executive presidency.
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An indictment into the July 2016 coup attempt has revealed that İlhan Talu, one of the high-ranking alleged putschist soldiers, allegedly ordered mobilization earlier than planned after seeing National Intelligence Agency (MİT) chief Hakan Fidan speaking with the top brass
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has vowed to follow through on a plan to go to Germany for a public rally even though local officials there have withdrawn previous authorization to appear at public demonstrations amid a continuing spat over human rights and free speech
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci met with the local Turkish community on March 5 at an event in the city of Cologne
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized both Germany for canceling Turkish ministers’ meetings in the country and the government for pursuing “double standards.”
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is aiming to create a “political aristocracy” by reducing the minimum age for parliamentary candidates from 25 to 18 as part of its constitutional amendments to be voted on in the April 16 referendum, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
The Kurdish issue-focused Democratic Peoples’ Party (HDP) has slammed the Constitutional Court over its decision not to rule for the release of the party’s jailed co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will be eradicated if “yes” vote triumphs in the April 16 referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidency, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said