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Akşener hints at run for presidency in 2019 as she forms ‘Good Party'

Oct 25 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Meral Akşener, an experienced right-wing politician and former interior minister, formed her long-anticipated political party under the title of the “Good Party” on Oct. 25, hinting at a run for Turkey’s presidency against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2019.

Akşener submitted a petition for the formation of the Good Party to the Interior Ministry earlier in the day before she held her first meeting with the founders and sympathizers of the new party.

Political, financial leg of coup left in the dark: Opposition MHP

Jun 12 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet daily news

The opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has criticized a draft report prepared by a parliamentary commission formed to investigate the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, saying that the political and financial leg of the coup attempt was not revealed by “obstacles put by AKP [ruling Justice and Development Party] members of the commission.”

Turkish authorities search for biological, chemical weapons before members of top brass, parliamentary speaker cast votes

Apr 16 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish authorities have conducted a search for biological and chemical weapons in a school in which members of the top brass and the country’s parliamentary speaker were scheduled to vote in the Çankaya district of Ankara. 

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