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Emmanuel Macron's statements about the alleged Russia-Turkey split could not undermine the close and effective cooperation between the countries, Aziz Babuscu, the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party member of the parliament, told Sputnik Turkey. "The Turkish foreign minister and the ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, delivers a speech at his ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party weekly meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The ruling party will evaluate a call for early presidential and parliamentary elections, scheduled for 2019, made by the nationalist ...

He said their decision to hold early elections is “an acceptance of not being able to rule,” while adding that Turkey is on the verge of an economic crisis. He blamed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for “creating political crisis both in domestic and foreign policies.” “No need to fool the nation, ...
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) led by Erdogan, promptly retorted the Trump's remarks. "We are used now to Trump's tweets. He is acting as if there is no judiciary system in Turkey," said AKP Spokesman Mahir Unal during an interview with private NTV news channel. "We have our courts ...
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will be defeated in the early elections, Kurdish issued-focused ... Speaking at the HDP's provincial leaders' meeting in Ankara, Temelli said Turkey was facing a full-blown “crisis” and early elections had become ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on Wednesday by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule. ... in Turkey. The MHP has agreed to an election alliance with Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP.

Turkish-German journalist and translator Adil Demirci was detained by authorities last week, one year after his ETHA news agency colleague, German ... Okatan said the ETHA and its employees are being targeted by Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government and President Recep ...
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 ... As with previous extensions of emergency rule, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are ...
Turkey's President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during the AKP's extended meeting of provincial ... Five Turkish warships threatened to engage an Italian drillship Friday as it tried to break a blockade and explore for gas off the coast of Cyprus, ...
The alliance between Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its de facto partner, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), has extended to an unlikely realm: the idea to develop Turkey's own bitcoin. Amid bitcoin's meteoric rise last year, the Turkish government had taken an unwelcoming ...
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) have engaged in a new war of words over the former's move to allow political parties to form pre-election alliances. The AKP's alliance push comes as a result of an agreement with the ...
Traditionally, about half of Kurdish voters, who make up roughly 20% of the electorate, support the AKP. The campaign in Afrin, as well as Turkish belligerence toward Kurds in northern Iraq after they held an independence referendum in 2017, has pushed Kurds in Turkey to the HDP, Buldan said.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel is flanked by a group of people at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. ... arrest to his release proves how desperate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) government have become to continue credible ...
Discord has broken out among Islamist journalists aligned with Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Turkish news site ABC Gazetesi reported on Wednesday. While certain media outlets in Turkey have acquired a reputation for adopting a unified line to support the government, to the ...
Kurdish militia groups in Syria backed by the United States and Britain are secretly freeing Islamic State (ISIS) prisoners so they can carry out attacks in Turkey, said Mehdi Eker a senior figure in Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). “We have good information that YPG/PKK have released ...
In government for 15 years and controlling the Istanbul and Ankara municipalities for 24, Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) has decided to roll out a construction campaign worth $15 billion annually and $400 billion in total. Turning Turkey into a construction zone, especially Istanbul, will be an ...
ANKARA, Turkey (Kurdistan 24) – An ordinary convention of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Ankara on Sunday elected lawmaker ... snap elections five months later after Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) successfully avoided the formation of a coalition government for the first ...

There is already a game maker; the Justice and Development Party (AKP), who is cornering the CHP in a very narrow space. The first time we saw the CHP steal a role from the AKP was with the “justice march.” But other than that, they come with some documents and corruption claims but fail to keep them ...
Following another question about the İncirlik Air Base, located in Adana, Turkey, Işık criticised U.S. policies in the Middle East and claimed that "if Turkey's medium and long-term interests" pointed in that direction, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government would not hesitate to re-evaluate the ...
The co-leader of the left-wing Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), is revered by many in the Turkish opposition as a principled democrat who refuses to be bowed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Many Kurds had expressed hope that the HDP under ...
The ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Istanbul provincial head Selim Temurci resigned from his post on Feb. ... In a bid to be better prepared for the local elections scheduled for March 2019, a number of AKP mayors across Turkey were also forced to resign by the party, including Ankara Mayor ...
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The Turkish government is looking to expand its control over the internet and social media, leading to concerns that it intends to ... in the wake of an official right-wing election alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Viral sensation 4-year-old visits Turkish president ... Turkey's president on Jan. ... On Jan. 14, Erdoğan attended the provincial congress meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in İstek's hometown, the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat, but her desire to speak with him went unfulfilled.
Although much of the violence has since ended, tensions still remain high in southeastern Turkey. The PKK blamed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which has said it supports the campaign in Afrin, for ...
And it duly sent shockwaves through both the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and within the CHP itself. The party's core ... Many of the CHP's members and supporters attribute these principles to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey's founder who also established the CHP. Kaftancioglu ...
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have “given a green light” to the right-wing nationalist Great Union Party (BBP) to join their alliance, and are waiting to see whether the small religious Felicity Party (SP) also joins them, according to anonymous ...
The AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi-Justice and Development Party) is celebrating 15 years in power in Turkey. ... As mentioned above, the AKP government took over the authoritarian neoliberal orientation of the Turkish state post-1980, which aimed to 'put an end to class-based politics' (Yalman, 2009).
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), at a rally in Yozgat, eastern Turkey, Sunday, ... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is vowing to "drown" a 30,000-strong border Syrian Kurdish border security force that the United States is ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), at a rally in Elazig, eastern Turkey, ... a Kurdish-controlled enclave along Syria's frontier with Turkey, saying it was responding to harassment by the YPG, according to the Turkish station NTV.
Who would have thought that under Erdoğan's leadership the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) could lose control of the country's justice network to an Islamist gang? Let us assume ... Turkey under the AKP introduced individual application rights with the 2010 constitutional amendment package.
The first issue of the report was out last December and includes information on the income and wealth distribution of 57 countries, including Turkey and the ... a president in parliament—rules were invented by the old elite to make it harder for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to elect their president.
11 decision on Alpay and Altan drew the ire of some ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) members. ... lawyer Veysel Ok, who submitted the application to the Constitutional Court on behalf of Alpay, had said the top court's decision could stand out as a precedent for other journalist trials in Turkey.
Erdoğan rose to prominence in 2002, a year after he and his ally Abdullah Gul established the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP). Under Erdoğan's leadership, the AKP has been accused of slowly and systematically trying to dismantle Turkey's secular identity, established by ...
She had also finished her oath by changing its official wording from “Turkish people” to “people of Turkey.” Speaking Kurdish was ... In June 2015, the HDP had also won seats in parliament as a party for the first time, depriving the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of a majority. Zana then took her ...
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will form a parliamentary commission to work on ... The MHP had supported the AKP in its bid to shift Turkey to an executive presidential system, narrowly approved in a contested referendum in April 2017.
The first one was an open call from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for a long-term alliance before and after the 2019 presidential elections. The second was the government's announcement of its intention to extend emergency rule for a sixth time ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), in turn, accused the PKK for derailing the peace process and responded harshly. By the end of month, Turkey and PKK were again at war. But the character of the conflict appeared to be changing: for the first time since 1984, ...
In a recent tweet, former Turkish President Abdullah Gul, using guarded language, criticized the Justice and Development Party, setting off a debate ... Erdogan (L) and former Turkish President Abdullah Gul (C) react after attending the funeral of a victim of the coup attempt in Istanbul, Turkey, July 17, 2016.
But frankly the Turkish economy cannot endure two years of political campaigning, bearing in mind its current vulnerabilities. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) often boasts about not pursuing “election economics” and maintaining fiscal discipline even in the hardest times. Indeed, it is not ...
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) will file a criminal complaint about the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), on the grounds that it engaged in contact with the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) despite a previous court ruling designating it as a terror organization.
“There is resistance in Afrin so Turkey may lose things to the degree they cannot handle and this may lead to the end of the government.” Fırat, alongside President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was one of the founding members of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), the conservative Islamist party that has ...
When Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) rose to power in 2002 after tumultuous years that saw the closure of its Islamist predecessors, it endorsed the rhetoric that the Turkish state was in the hands of a pro-Western, secularist, bureaucratic minority, and that the conservative masses were not ...
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) officials gathered on Jan. ... Following the April 2017 referendum that changed the country's governance system through extensive constitutional changes, Turkey now has to harmonize the aforementioned laws with the ...
Soon after coming to power in 2002, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) pivoted Turkish foreign policy towards its neighborhood, most distinctly, MENA. ... Instead of Turkey changing Syria in its own image, as many Turks had hoped it would do in 2011, the Syrian war transformed Turkish domestic ...
Hu also met separately with Turkey's Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ahmet Aydin, Deputy Chairwoman Ravza Kavakci Kan and Deputy Chairman Mehmet Mehdi Eker of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), leader of the Republican People's Party Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and Dogu Perincek, ...
Once branded as “the Kurdish Obama” by international media outlets for his swift rise, the 44-year-old former human rights lawyer managed to gain support from 9.7 percent of voters from across Turkey. President Erdogan, also the leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), hopes to secure another five years ...
30 (Xinhua) -- As economic incentives are being announced by the Turkish government, many feel snap presidential and parliamentary elections are on ... It is widely argued that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would choose July 15, the anniversary of a failed coup in 2016, as the date for ...
Soon after coming to power in 2002, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) pivoted Turkish foreign policy towards its neighborhood, most distinctly, MENA. ... Instead of Turkey changing Syria in its own image, as many Turks had hoped it would do in 2011, the Syrian war transformed Turkish domestic ...
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) plans to open nine more offices abroad, AKP Deputy Chair Mehdi Eker said on Dec. 29. Eker said the new “representative” offices would be based in the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Germany, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia. “The AK Parti ...
Selina Ozuzun Dogan is a member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly from the Republican People's Party. She is campaigning for a no vote in Turkey's ... The ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, has since deliberately discredited and paralyzed Turkey's parliament.None of the opposition's ...


 

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