A report made by the main Turkish opposition, Republican People’s Party (CHP), states that the government crackdown following the July 15 failed military coup attempt has targeted leftist, social democrats, revolutionaries, and Attaturk supporters.
Binali Yildirim, the Prime Minister of Turkey, said that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) wasted an opportunity for a re-launch of the peace talks with Ankara by continuing their attacks against Turkey.
Today, September 3, Turkish military units crossed the border into Syria, opening a new front against ISIS with tanks entering the Syrian town of al-Rai.
On August 27, during an interview for CNN Turk, the leader of Turkey’s largest opposition party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, said that the AKP government went too far in post-coup measures.
Today, August 26, during a joint press conference of Turkish and Bulgarian Prime Ministers, which was a part of PM Boyko Borissov’s visit to Turkey, PM of Turkey, Binali Yildrim, told the press that unless the EU guarantees a visa-free travel regime for Turkey in October, Ankara could abandon the “refugee deal” to stem the …
The largest opposition party in Turkey, Republican People’s Party (CHP), publicly supported Operation “Euphrates Shield”, but called it “long overdue”. The Pro-Kurdish and Turkey’s 3rd largest party Democratic Peoples’ Party (HDP) criticized the AKP government for dragging the nation into “vortex of war“ without the consent of the parliament.
Today, August 24, Turkish military has started its cross-border operation „Euphrates Shield“ against ISIS in northern Syria.
On August 16, a court in the Turkish city of Usak confirmed the indictment against 111 members of the Gulen Movement (called FETO/PDY by the Turkish govt.), including its founder, Fetullah Gulen, who is charged of infiltrating the state institutions in an attempt to change the constitutional order in Turkey.
Constitutional reform in Turkey – Yesterday, August 12th, the representatives of three out of four parliamentary parties in Turkey sat down in Ankara to discuss constitutional reform; the reform has been long called for by the ruling AKP party.
Turkish news media reported today, August 11, that a prosecutor in Istanbul court is demanding a sentence of 5 years in prison for the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, who is accused of disseminating terrorist propaganda.