Noticias

Erdoğan continues to push shift to presidential system

17 Dic 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again reiterated the need for a systemic change in Turkey’s governance, underlining that his aspiration for a presidential system had nothing to do with his personal prosperity.

“My duty as the president is to pave the way for the progress of my country and nation in every field and supporting efforts to this aim. Of course, it is the constitution which designates limits of my authority but my responsibility is certainly to my nation,” Erdoğan said on Dec. 17.

Press freedom groups call on EU to engage with Turkey on press freedom

16 Dic 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Todays Zaman

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Reporters without Borders (RSF) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) at a joint press conference in Brussels on Tuesday called on the European Union not to allow the challenges of the refugee crisis to deter it from confronting Turkey about its poor press freedom record.

Two journalists arrested for story on intelligence trucks bound for Syria

27 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the daily’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, were arrested due to stories published about Turkish intelligence trucks bound for Syria in early 2014, on Nov. 26 in Istanbul.

“We are accused of ‘spying.’ The president said [our action is] ‘treason.’ We are not traitors, spy, or heroes; we are journalists. What we have done here was an act of journalism,” Dündar said before testifying to prosecutors on Nov. 26, in a case that has been denounced by many as an attack against free press.

Voting, candidacy ban on prisoners unconstitutional: Top court

26 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

Persons imprisoned over deliberate criminal activity will now be able to be candidates in elections, according to the latest ruling of Turkey’s Constitutional Court.

The Constitutional Court annulled several items of Article 53 of the Turkish Criminal Code (TCK) that deprived prisoners of the right to candidacy, vote and other political activities, stating in its ruling that the items in question violate the constitution, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkish PM Davutoğlu forms 64th government of Turkey

25 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has approved a cabinet list drafted by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, one week after commissioning the premier to form a new cabinet in the wake of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) victory in the Nov. 1 elections.

Erdoğan asked Davutoğlu, who is also the head of the AKP, to form a new government on Nov. 17.

Turkey's new cabinet announced

24 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced Turkey's new cabinet on Nov. 24 after the list was approved by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Former Finance Minister Mehmet Şişmek has become the deputy prime minister in charge of economy, while Ali Babacan was not included in the cabinet.

Berat Albayrak, President Erdoğan’s son-in-law became the country's new energy minister. 

New Turkish gov’t expected to be announced this week

23 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

Turkey’s next government is due to be announced this week, three-weeks after the Nov 1 election in which the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) secured a comfortable majority at parliament. 

Although it is not yet certain when the government will be submitted to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for approval, it is expected to be finalized this week. 

El partido HDP prokurdo asegura que Selahattin Demirtaş ha sufrido un intento de asesinato

23 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Euronews

El Partido Democrático de los Pueblos asegura que su líder, Selahattin Demirtaş, sufrió el domingo un intento de asesinato.

Portavoces de la formación han comunicado que el coche oficial blindado en el que viajaba el jefe de filas del HDP recibió un impacto de bala en la luna trasera, justo donde iba sentado Demirtaş, cuando se estaba desplazando por Diyarbakir, considerada la capital no oficial dell Kurdistán turco. Conducía su chófer, no él. Se encontraba en la ciudad por razones personales, para visitar a unos familiares.

La Policía niega que Demirtas (HDP) haya sufrido un atentado

23 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Punto de Vista

La Policía turca ha afirmado hoy lunes que los daños que sufrió el coche del líder prokurdo Selahattin Demirtas no fueron provocados por un arma de fuego, tal y como había afirmado un portavoz del HDP.

El Partido Democrático de los Pueblos (HDP) afirmó que la ventana trasera del coche de Demirtas había sido alcanzada por un arma de fuego la noche del domingo mientras el copresidente del HDP conducía por Diyarbakir, enclave kurdo del sureste de Turquía.

Parliament elects AKP’s Kahraman as its new speaker

22 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

İsmail Kahraman, the Istanbul deputy from the ranks of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), has been elected as the new parliament speaker in the third round of the voting on Nov 22. 

A veteran conservative politician, Kahraman served as minister of culture in the mid-1990s under Necmettin Erbakan’s governments, which were later shut down by the Constitutional Court. Kahraman is known as one of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s closest associates. After a break of 12 years, he returned to the active politics through the Nov. 1 elections. 

Top election body refuses HDP’s appeal to cancel Nov 1 vote

18 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

Turkey’s top election body has swiftly dismissed an appeal by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to cancel the Nov. 1 snap election.

The HDP appealed to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on Nov. 15, arguing that the campaign did not take place in line with the principle of “free and equal voting” and that the interim Justice and Development Party (AKP) government led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had operated at an unfair advantage.

HDP appeals to top election board for cancelation of Nov. 1 election

17 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Todays Zaman

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) appealed to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on Monday to ask for the cancelation of the results of the Nov. 1 general election.

The HDP received fewer votes in the Nov. 1 snap election than in the previous general election held on June 7. Although the party obtained 13 percent of the vote on June 7, its support dropped to 10 percent on Nov. 1, following the renewed conflict between Turkish security forces and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Those asking for early congress are AKP missionaries: MHP head

17 Nov 2015
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet

The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is assessing what led to its crushing defeat at the hands of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Nov. 1 election, MHP head Devlet Bahçeli has said, in his first parliamentary group meeting since the poll.

Admitting that the MHP fell short of expectations in the election, Bahçeli also claimed that the results did not mark a “defeat” for the party. The MHP lost almost two million votes in five months, while the AKP increased its votes by nearly four million.

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