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Lack of int’l climate code lets Turkey off hook on emissions

The absence of an international regime on climate change has enabled Turkey to enjoy a free ride on a development policy that is careless about emissions, according to an activist. ‘The collapse of the EU process is also the reason why Turkey gives less emphasis to climate change,’ says Ümit Şahin.

Turkey failed on urban refugee policies: Expert

Turkish government and international agencies were not ready to deal with the problem of ‘urban refugees’ in the light of the mass influx with the Syrian civil war according to an expert Neither the Turkish government, nor the international agencies were ready to deal with the problem of “urban refugees” in Turkey, and they still have no strategy on the issue, former UNHCR office

PM Erdoğan dragging Turkey into sectarian fights: Kılıçdaroğlu

The continuation of Turkey’s current foreign policy under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will cause sectarian terrorism to spill across the country, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has claimed.

Turkish opposition seeks inquiry on ISIL

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has submitted a motion calling for a parliamentary inquiry to investigate the relationship between Turkey and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

CHP deputy leader Sezgin Tanrıkulu said in the motion national and international media reports had claimed ISIL had received support from Turkey.

Hanefi Avcı blames Gülen movement, government for Balyoz, Ergenekon cases

Former police chief Hanefi Avcı has censured the Fethullah Gülen movement and the government in an interview with daily Hürriyet following his release from prison.

Avcı was sentenced to 15 years in jail for a book he wrote and was released June 20 after three years and eight months in prison, after a ruling by the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals.

No peace anywhere

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has engaged in something that might shock Turks… Rather than engaging in a rhetorical, “The government is all wrong” campaign, issued a policy brief prepared by its “Research and Policy Development Department.” Thus, this writer and the world learned there is such department in the main opposition party.