Noticias

Turkey’s opposition parties in intense bid to shape election strategies

21 Abr 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Given only two months to prepare for the early presidential and parliamentary elections, Turkey’s political parties are scrambling to piece together strategies ahead of the vote.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to announce its election manifesto in the coming week ahead of a large party congress in Istanbul, while the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is still working to come up with an election strategy for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections and to find a candidate for the June 24 vote.

El Parlamento de Turquía aprueba las elecciones anticipadas del 24 junio

20 Abr 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
La Vanguardia

El Parlamento de Turquía aprobó hoy la convocatoria de elecciones presidenciales y parlamentarias anticipadas para el próximo 24 de junio, casi un año y medio antes de la fecha regular prevista, tal y como pedía el presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. La propuesta fue aceptada con 386 votos en el hemiciclo, de 550 escaños, informa la agencia de noticias turca Anadolu.

Main opposition CHP stages sit-ins across Turkey against emergency rule

16 Abr 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on April 16 organized sit-ins to protest Turkey’s ongoing state of emergency, declared shortly after the July 2016 coup attempt. The theme of the protest, attended by CHP deputies and local party officials and supported by NGOs in some cities, was: “We want democracy, not the state of emergency.

Turkey’s state of emergency aims to silence dissent: CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu claimed

13 Abr 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The government is continuing to impose the state of emergency in a bid to crackdown on dissent in Turkey, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on April 13. 

“Why are you continuing the state of emergency? For dissent, for those who voice dissident opinions,” Kılıçdaroğlu said in an address to his party’s mayors in Konya on April 13.

CHP calls on top court for decision on imprisoned CHP lawmaker

09 Abr 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Bülent Tezcan called out on the Constitutional Court to make a decision on the imprisoned CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu, noting that the lawmaker has been in prison for 300 days.

It has been 300 days since Enis Berberoğlu was arrested. A lawmaker in Turkey, where the law does not work and justice is controlled by politics, has been a hostage for 300 days and the Constitutional Court hasn’t made a decision on this subject yet,” Tezcan said on April 9 following the CHP Central Executive Board Meeting. 

Opposition will get 60 percent of votes to win presidency in 2019: CHP head claimed

06 Abr 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

A united opposition front brought together “under certain principles” will win the presidential election due in 2019 with 60 percent of the vote, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has claimed.

“We have started to accept the fact that we will definitely win the presidency with at least 60 percent of the votes,” Kılıçdaroğlu said on April 5.

Women will end one-man rule in 2019: CHP leader claimed

03 Abr 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Criticizing the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) approach to women, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu devoted much of his weekly parliamentary meeting to hailing women’s struggle for rights in Turkey.

Women are their [AKP] biggest fear. That’s why they are telling women to stay at home. Women will stay at home if they want and hit the streets to defend their rights if they want,” Kılıçdaroğlu said on April 3 at parliament in Ankara.

İYİ Party holds first congress in Ankara

01 Abr 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The İYİ (Good) Party, which is currently not on the list of the “parties to participate in elections” published by Turkey’s Higher Election Board (YSK), held its first extraordinary general congress on April 1 in order to fulfil a necessary condition for inclusion on the list. 

Meral Akşener was again elected as party chair at the congress, the theme of which was: “The good ones to win.” In her speech to delegates, Akşener said people are currently “silent because of fear,” vowing that the İYİ Party will “destroy the wall of fear.”

Turkish government readies to squeeze internet service providers

26 Mar 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Turkey Pulse - Al Monitor

The government’s chokehold over Turkey’s beleaguered media is tightening with the slapping on of new restrictions and the concurrent sale of the country’s last notionally independent media conglomerate to a pro-government group. The moves are widely seen as part of a concerted push by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to guarantee victory for himself and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in critical municipal, parliamentary and presidential elections that are due to be held next year.

Ruling party ‘ready for election at any time,’ says President Erdoğan

25 Mar 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to receive “the highest vote,” with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance, stating that “the AKP is a party that works as if there will be an election at any time.

We are a movement who is always prepared for elections, as if an election will be held at any moment,” Erdoğan said, speaking at the AKP congress in the northern province of Giresun on March 25.

El control estatal y comercial ahogan la libertad de prensa en Turquía

23 Mar 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
La Vanguardia

Dos sucesos casi simultáneos han supuesto esta semana una vuelta de tuerca más al dominio del Gobierno de Turquía sobre el paisaje mediático en el país: la venta de un importante conglomerado de prensa escrita y televisión, y una ley que amplía los poderes de un organismo de control oficial.

La libertad de prensa ya se halla en un estado crítico en Turquía, en el puesto 155 de 180 países en la clasificación de Reporteros Sin Fronteras, y con más de un centenar de periodistas encarcelados.

Turkish parliament approves key changes in electoral regulations during nightlong session

13 Mar 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

A substantial law that gives the green light to political parties to form pre-election alliances and overhauls electoral regulations on the eve of 2019 polls has been approved at parliament after a marathon nightlong session, which included a physical fight between ruling and opposition lawmakers.

The 26-article law was approved by a majority vote led by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The two parties have already announced an agreement to form what they have dubbed the “People’s Alliance.”

Turkish gov’t has detained one in three HDP members since 2015

11 Mar 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Turkish minute

The Turkish government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has detained about a third of all pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members since July 2015, the pro-Kurdish Mesopotamia news agency reported.

According to the report, 11,631 of the 37,551 members of the HDP have been detained thus far, and 3,382 have been formally arrested by a court.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says ‘there will be no snap elections’

01 Mar 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ has denied rumors the government would call a snap election, saying that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) always favors polls to take place on their planned dates.

Elections in Turkey will be held on time. There will be no snap elections; there will be elections held on time,” Bozdağ told reporters after a meeting in Ankara on March 1.

Turkey is scheduled to hold local eletions in March 2019 and parliamentary and presidential elections in November 2019.

Two more HDP deputies lose seats in Turkish Parliament

27 Feb 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Two more Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies have been stripped of their parliamentary status following criminal verdicts against them were read out at a parliamentary session.

The summaries of proceedings against MPs Ahmet Yıldırım and İbrahim Ayhan included the final verdict of separate legal cases against them and was read aloud at parliament’s General Assembly on Feb. 27.

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