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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has reiterated its call to the government to not extend the state of emergency, stressing the importance of “returning to normalcy” and “re-establishing democratic order” in Turkey.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)’s “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul is continuing amid an escalating war of words between party chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and the government, with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım blasting the march as “non-national.”
Turkey is going through its worst period in terms of rights abuses since the foundation of the Human Rights Association (İHD), according to İHD head Öztürk Türkdoğan.
The Saudi Embassy in Ankara has denied reports that it issued any statements advising Saudi citizens against traveling to Turkey.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Develt Bahçeli has stressed the importance of a swift conclusion to the trials of suspects in the case into the July 2016 coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen
Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out June 25 at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of “arrogance” as he sought to reverse his party’s plunging popularity
An Ankara court rejected the release demand of jailed Turkish educators who have been on hunger strikes for 108 days
Those who torture animals will face prison terms in the future, according to the Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu, who heralded new regulations on animal rights including more severe punishment for mistreatment of animals
Istanbul Governor’s Office has announced that it will not allow the LGBT Pride March, which was set to take place on June 25 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, citing security concerns and public order
Trees will be planted in Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square after ongoing construction works, Beyoğlu district mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan said
The natural assets of the Saros Gulf, in the Keşan district of the northwestern province of Edirne, face destruction due to the opening of stone and limestone quarries, Doğan News Agency reported May 23.
The total amount of water collected in major Turkish dams decreased by 30 percent in the first five months of 2017 compared to the same period of last year, raising the prospect of increased electricity prices in the future, daily Habertürk reported May 31.
Tens of thousands of Syrians have returned to Syria from Turkey to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at home after years spent in Turkey amid the war in their homeland
Some 31 people were killed and more than 190 were wounded in traffic accidents across Turkey at the beginning of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 25
A total of 50 decares of olive grove were destroyed after a fire ignited by a cigarette butt caught them on fire in the Aegean province of Aydın on June 25, Doğan News Agency has reported.
An Istanbul court ruled on June 23 to remand in custody all “media leg” suspects - including journalists Nazlı Ilıcak and Mehmet Altan and novelist Ahmat Altan – on trial in over alleged links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to have been behind the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt, Doğan News Agency has reported
Some 33,000 teachers have been dismissed from their duties due to their links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to have been behind the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt, Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz said on June 23, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
A total of six suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed in the eastern provinces of Van and Erzincan on June 25, Doğan News Agency has reported
The Turkish government has delivered the necessary compensation to the families of the victims of Israel’s 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara flotilla, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal said on June 23, after controversy over delayed payments
Turkey does not plan to reassess a deal on its military base in Qatar, Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on June 23 in a reply to a call from four Arab states to shut down its military base in the Gulf state
Birol Başkan speaks to HDN about his book ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ and the ongoing crisis in the Arab Gulf