Justice and Development Party (AKP)

Turkish Parliament condemns Israel’s attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque

Turkey's political parties in parliament, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), İYİ (Good) Party and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), issued a joint declaration on May 10 condemning Israel's attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque.

Prosecutor launches probe against CHP official for ‘threatening’ Erdoğan

An Ankara prosecutor has launched a probe against a senior main opposition official for saying President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's policies may trigger a military coup similar to the one that happened during the tenure of former prime minister Adnan Menderes, who was executed by a military junta following the 1960 coup d'état.

Turkey replaces trade minister, forms two new ministries

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has replaced Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan by a senior ruling party official, Mehmet Muş, and appointed Derya Yanık as the new minister for family and social services and Vedat Bilgin as the minister for labor and social security after abolishing Family, Labor and Social Services Ministry.

MHP calls on opposition to collaborate for new charter

The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has already started to work for the new constitution in line with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's call, MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli has said, describing it as a historic duty to crown the centennial of the Republic of Turkey while calling on the opposition parties to lend their support to this initiative.

Prosecutor invites seven more retired soldiers to testify over Montreux declaration

An Ankara prosecutor has invited seven more former military officials to testify over a contentious declaration signed by 104 former admirals that urged the government to stick to the 1936-dated Montreux Convention and the secularism principle of the constitution.

‘İYİ party has no intention to become part of People’s Alliance’

İYİ (Good) Party has no plans to be a part of the People's Alliance of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener said on April 14.

"I am telling your little partner and its friends; I have no intention of being among you," she said, addressing the İYİ Party group members at the parliament.

CHP leader criticizes govt’s handling of economy

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the government for its management of the economy, saying that small businesses were suffering the most during the pandemic.

Small businesses pay the price of the government's mismanagement, he said while addressing his party members at the parliament on April 6.