Nationalist Movement Party

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.

Kurtulmuş plans October talks on constitutional proposal

Contextual discussions on the government's long-pending proposal for a new constitution will commence in October, Parliament Speaker Numan Kurtulmuş has announced amid a flurry of negotiations with political parties.

Kurtulmuş concluded his inaugural round of consultations with representatives from various parties.

İYİ Party elects Müsavat Dervişoğlu as new chairman

The İYİ (Good) Party has elected Müsavat Dervişoğlu as its new chairman during a party congress held in the wake of recent electoral setback.

Dervişoğlu, who serves as the party's deputy parliamentary leader and represents İzmir in the parliament, emerged victorious in the leadership election with 611 votes.

Political parties should distance themselves from terrorist groups: Minister

Political parties should distance themselves from terrorist organizations if they don't want to be prosecuted, the justice minister has said amid calls from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) for the closure of the Peoples' Equality and Democracy Party (DEM Party) over its alleged ties to PKK.