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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.
Turkey held a security meeting on Sept. 27 at the helm of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as tensions rise in the region over an Iraqi Kurdish referendum for independence.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Bülent Tezcan has slammed a prosecutor’s decision to extend the detention period for the party’s lawyer, Celal Çelik, who had been in detention for over 10 days as part of the investigation into the Gülen network.
At least 5,000 ultra-nationalist volunteers are ready to join Turkmen groups’ struggle to defend Kirkuk and other cities with Turkmen populations in Iraq, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli said on Sept. 27.
Iraq’s central government, Turkey and Iran should gather to produce solutions about the independence referendum of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
A court has ruled that Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), will be considered to be using his “right to remain silent” if he continues to refuse to testify through the voice and video informatics system (SEGBİS).
Rifat Başaran – ANKARA
Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman has rejected a proposal submitted by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) regarding the formation of a special commission to investigate human rights violations in the Gaza Strip.
Rifat Başaran - ANKARA
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will gear up its election campaign for local, parliamentary and presidential elections to take place in 2019 and will try to establish a wide civilian initiative to highlight Turkey’s fundamental problems throughout its election campaign.
Abdulkadir Yüksel, a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmaker for the southeastern province of Gaziantep, died after suffering a heart attack in the capital Ankara on Sept. 25, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. He was 55.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul lawmaker Sezgin Tanrıkulu has questioned a protocol signed between the Education Ministry and the Ensar Foundation, an Islamic-inspired children’s group that was previously embroiled in a major child abuse scandal.
Nuray Babacan - ANKARA
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has accelerated work to amend six different laws related to elections in a bid to harmonize existing legislation for the shift to an executive presidential system, which will fully go into effect after dual elections in 2019