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Erdoğan visits CHP headquarters after 18 years to meet Özel

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited the Republican People's Party (CHP) headquarters for the first time in 18 years on June 11 to meet with the main opposition leader Özgür Özel.

This visit follows Özel's earlier meeting with Erdoğan at the Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters on May 2, marking the first such interaction between the AKP and CHP leaders since 2016.

Top court rules to annul key parts of last year's decree law

Türkiye's top court has ruled to revoke key provisions of a decree law (KHK) that had granted the president authority to appoint university rectors and dismiss the Central Bank governor before the end of their terms.

The regulations in question were initially enacted under the KHK numbered 703, which aimed to align governance structures with the presidential government system.

Kurtulmuş expands discussions on new constitution proposal

Parliament Speaker Numan Kurtulmuş has expanded his consultations to discuss the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) proposal for a new constitution.

On June 4, Kurtulmuş began meeting with leaders of parties that lack a parliamentary group, including the Free Cause Party (HÜDA PAR), the Democratic Left Party (DSP) and the New Welfare Party (YRP).

CECC rejects membership request by so-called Kosovo's constitutional court

BELGRADE - A request by the so-called Kosovo's constitutional court for admission to the Conference of European Constitutional Courts (CECC) has been rejected after failing to attain the required two-third majority at a May 22-23 meeting of the Circle of Presidents of the CECC, the Constitutional Court of Serbia announced on Tuesday.

Bahçeli urges HDP's closure after sentencing of ex-chairs

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has called for the closure of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) following the sentencing of its former co-chairs over deadly street protests in 2014.

"The organic and organizational bond between HDP and PKK has been legally registered," Bahçeli stated during a parliamentary meeting on May 21.

Muhsin Şentürk appointed as appeals court's top judge

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has appointed Muhsin Şentürk as the new chief public prosecutor of the Court of Appeals.

Şentürk's appointment comes after a 37-round presidential election held by the top appeals court that saw him emerge as one of the candidates. He exited the race with two rounds remaining.

Ministry seeks tougher penalties for violence against teachers

The Education Ministry will soon bring an amendment to the parliamentary agenda, aiming to increase penalties for violence against educators in schools by fifty percent, Minister Yusuf Tekin has announced.

His remark came after the killing of a school principal by an expelled student Istanbul's Eyüpsultan district caused outrage both in public and the education community.

Russian President Putin Takes Oath for Another Six Years

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially began his fifth presidential term on Tuesday, marking the start of another six-year tenure. The ceremony, held at the Grand Kremlin Palace, was notable for its absence of representatives from the United States and many European Union countries due to ongoing tensions over the war in Ukraine.

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