by Umut Uras
Istanbul, Turkey - In the run-up to Turkey's key parliamentary and presidential elections, the Kurdish vote is seen by many as one of the major factors that could determine the outcome.
In a joint statement released yesterday, the Nation Alliance promised to return to the parliamentary system if elected.
The parties in the Nation Alliance, namely the Republican People's Party (CHP), the Good Party (İP), the Felicity Party (SP) and the Democrat Party (DP), said that when and if they obtain a majority in Parliament, the political governing system is to be reconstructed in line with the principles of separation of powers and pluralistic democracy.
nly four days ahead of Turkey's June 24 presidential and parliamentary snap elections, top opposition candidates for the Turkish head of state announced that they will appoint each other for vice presidential seats as a sign of increasing cooperation between their recently forged electoral alliance.
Almost half of Turkish voters living abroad cast votes in Turkey’s June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections – a higher turnout than in previous polls, the nation's top election official said on Wednesday.
More than 1.48 million Turkish expats went to the polls between June 7 and 19, a turnout of 48.78 percent, Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), told reporters in the capital Ankara, adding that the voting at foreign missions in 60 countries had occurred without incident.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said the state of emergency that has been in place since July 2016 will be lifted if he is elected in June 24 elections, but suggested it would be reinstated if the country faces further threats.
Primeras elecciones presidenciales y parlamentarias en Turquía están programadas para el 24 de junio.
El presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dijo el jueves que el gobierno podría suspender el estado de emergencia después de las elecciones de este mes.
Durante una transmisión especial en vivo por CNN Turk sobre las elecciones, Erdogan dijo que el gobierno discutirá el asunto y hará las evaluaciones necesarias para levantar el estado de emergencia impuesto tras el intento de golpe de Estado del 15 de julio de 2016.
Eight international organizations will observe Turkey's early presidential and general elections on June 24, Turkish election watchdog announced on Friday.
The Turkish Supreme Board of Election (YSK) has provided accreditation to observers from eight international institutions for the upcoming elections, an official from the top election body told Anadolu Agency.
El candidato presidencial del opositor y prokurdo Partido Democrático de los Pueblos (HDP) de Turquía, Selahattin Demirtas, inició hoy desde la cárcel su campaña para las elecciones del próximo 24 de junio.
Demirtas, en prisión preventiva desde noviembre de 2016 por supuestos vínculos con el ilegal Partido de los Trabajadores del Kurdistán (PKK), es un antiguo líder del partido.
5-person commission has been formed for keeping and delivering ballot boxes at foreign missions
Turkey is taking every step to ensure the security of votes of Turkish expats, who will participate in the country’s presidential and general elections between June 7 and June 19. Citizens living inside Turkey will vote on June 24.
Las autoridades de Turquía han anunciado que autorizan al candidato a la Presidencia del prokurdo Partido Democrático de los Pueblos (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, emitir discursos de campaña en la televisión estatal TRT, a pesar de encontrarse encarcelado a la espera de juicio.
La Comisión Electoral Suprema (YSK) ha detallado que todos los candidatos tendrán autorización para emitir dos discursos de diez minutos de duración a través de la cadena TRT antes de las elecciones del 24 de junio.
Opposition alliance agreed to intensify talks to prepare a roadmap for the post-election period in order to ensure “a strong parliamentary system,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party leaders stated after a meeting.
“The electorate is expecting us to build a strengthened parliamentary system, in which democracy is fully implemented and parliament is strong,” said İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener, after visiting CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu at the CHP headquarters on June 4.
Turkey's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) application for the annulment of several articles of the electoral alliance law on the grounds of election security.
The electoral alliance law, allowing political parties to form alliances for the first time in Turkish politics, was ratified by the Parliament on March 13. The court's decision was important as there are only 24 days left for the snap parliamentary and presidential elections in June.
With less than a month remaining for the presidential and parliamentary elections, resignations continue to plague the newly established Good Party (İP). Most recently, the founding member and general board member of the İP, Ruhat Mengi, resigned from her duties, blaming the party of being different than it is being portrayed
Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has unveiled its election manifesto ahead of the June 24 early elections. The manifesto, with a tagline “National Revival, Blessed Uprising”, calls for reforms to bring economic relief to farmers, retired people and families of disabled, martyred people and veterans.
The MHP election manifesto emphasized five topics, including "Smart state and public administration", "justice", "combatting corruption", "multifaceted and multi-dimensional foreign policy" and "industrialization and SMEs."
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on May 26 unveiled his party’s election manifesto, which vowed to find solutions to “five main problems of Turkey.”
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu read out his party’s 230-page declaration, prepared under the slogan “We are coming for the nation,” in the capital Ankara. He also introduced the CHP candidates running for parliament in the June 24 early elections.