Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has failed to live up to its promises to bring “stability and serenity” to the country, the nationalist opposition leader said, while also offering condolences to Paris following the Nov. 13 jihadist attack on the French capital.
Police broke into the newsrooms of the Zaman and Today's Zaman dailies and the Aksiyon weekly magazine, part of the Zaman Media Group, in the Yenibosna neighborhood of İstanbul late on Wednesday, with helicopters hovering above and water cannon and riot police in front of the building.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has put the final touches on its timeline to form a new government, as the country’s top election body released the final results of the Nov. 1 snap elections, confirming the AKP had regained its parliamentary majority.
Accordingly, members of the national assembly will take their oaths on Nov. 17 and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will commission Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to form the new government on the same day.
The spokesperson of Turkey’s main opposition party has said Turkey needs a new constitution bearing civil liberties, unlike the current one, which was made after the country’s 1980 military coup.
Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) has announced the official results of the Nov.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu called on Tuesday for the introduction of an executive presidential system based on a balanced separation of powers, saying the current system created tensions between the president and prime minister.
In a live interview with state broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), Davutoğlu said the government could discuss a new constitution and the "fight against terrorism" with opposition parties.
The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) will hold its ordinary congress on Jan. 17, 2016, when delegates will vote for a single list of party administrators in which present Co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ will be the only candidates for chairpersons of the party, a daily reported on Tuesday.
According to a story in Milliyet, Demirtaş and Yüksekdağ will continue to serve as co-chairs despite a loss of nearly 1 million votes in the Nov. 1 snap election.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has maintained that the Nov. 1 snap elections have ushered in four years of stability and called for reforms, including the making of a new constitution.
Republican People's Party (CHP) Yalova deputy Muharrem İnce announced his bid for the CHP leadership in a press conference on Monday, as the CHP goes through a period of uncertainty following its failure to substantially increase its share of the vote in the Nov. 1 general election.
The Kurdish-question focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has announced its readiness to discuss replacing the current constitution with a new pro-freedom charter, but has categorically rejected changing Turkey’s administrative system to a presidential one in line with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ambitions.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said there was “no change” in his party’s stance opposing a transition of the Turkish government from the current parliamentarian system to a presidential one, nor was there any cause for such a shift.
The independent election monitoring initiative Vote and Beyond has said the minor incompliances between its own reports and the official results of the Nov. 1 election had no bearing on the final outcome.
Vote and Beyond, a civil organization of around 60,000 volunteers, said in a written statement on Nov. 3 that the 10,000-vote discrepancy between the official results of the election and its own reports were ultimately inconsequential.
The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government is set to overhaul the current Cabinet structure, introducing sweeping changes to five ministries, a Turkish daily has reported.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has dismissed calls for an extraordinary party convention, while the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has defiantly stood behind his recent policies despite being blamed for the party’s disappointing showing in the Nov.
More than half of all Turkish citizens prefer Turkey’s current parliamentarian system instead of imposing a presidential system on the country, according to a survey conducted a day after the Nov.
The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella group that encompasses the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), has announced that it ended the unilateral cease-fire it declared ahead of the Nov. 1 repeat election, amid already escalating tension in predominantly Kurdish region, with a police officer killed during clashes with PKK terrorists in the Silvan district of Diyarbakır province on Thursday.
Turkey may hold a referendum on changing the constitution to create an executive presidential system and discussions on the issue will accelerate in the period ahead, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spokesman said on Wednesday.
İbrahim Kalın was speaking three days after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) clawed back a majority in a general election, a triumph for Erdoğan, whose ambition for stronger presidential powers rests on the AK Party controlling parliament.
A former İstanbul deputy from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has called for an extraordinary party congress to elect a new leader due to the party's failure in Nov.1 elections, at the same time announcing his candidacy for chairperson of the CHP.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has returned to power as a single-party government just five months after losing its majority in June, has drafted a timeline for its next steps - taking the upcoming G20 summit in southern Turkey into consideration.
Accordingly, members of new parliament will take their oath on Nov. 17, after the Supreme Election Board (YSK) announces the final official results of the Nov. 1 snap election on Nov. 12. Deputies will be therefore be taking their oaths after Turkey hosts the G20 leaders’ meeting in Antalya on Nov. 15-16.