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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, August 10th, during an interview on a Turkish TV station, Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala talked about the coup aftermath, and made the details of post-coup measures by the government public. He had said that over 76,000 civil servants have been suspended since the July 15th coup attempt.
A rally organized by the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), and supported by two opposition parties, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), will be held tomorrow, August 7, in the Yenkapy square of Istanbul.
On August 4, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced that the Turkish government will go after all businesses linked with the Gulen Movement (called FETO/PDY by the government), as a post-coup measure.
Today the Hurriyet Daily News reported, citing Reuters, that the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will drop all lawsuits against opposition leaders of three parliamentary Turkish parties CHP, MHP and HDP.
Today, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hosted a meeting with the Prime Minister Binali Yildrim (AKP), and with the leaders of the two opposition parties CHP and NHP. The main topics of the meeting were the failed military coup, state of emergency, and measures that will be taken against the coup plotters.