People ' s Party

AKP appoints new heads for some provinces

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has replaced the heads of its provincial organizations in seven cities a day after a five-hour meeting of its executive committee.

The party on June 25 announced the appointment of new provincial heads for Adıyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Erzincan, Gaziantep, Kastamonu, Osmaniye and Zonguldak.

Finance minister hosts CHP officials to discuss policies

Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek met with main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy leader for economic affairs Yalçın Karatepe on June 24, marking a move in the ongoing "softening" and "normalization" period in the Turkish politics.

The meeting also included CHP secretary-general Selin Sayek Böke and deputy leader Volkan Demir.

Greek PM says he will support Von der Leyen in second term as EU Commission president

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told reporters on Monday he would support a second term for Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission president, before an informal meeting where EU leaders will debate the line-up in top EU jobs after EU parliament elections.

Political parties exchange Eid al-Adha greetings

Political parties in Türkiye marked Eid al-Adha with a series of congratulatory visits on June 17, signaling a renewed push for dialogue in Turkish politics.

The celebrations kicked off with a meeting between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on the second day of Eid.

CHP delegation to meet finance minister for tax talks

A delegation from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) is set to meet with Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek in the coming days to propose reforms for a "fair tax system."

The decision was reached during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's landmark visit to the CHP headquarters, the first in 18 years.

The challenges after the European elections

Despite their significant boost in almost all 27 countries in the European Union, far-right parties failed to create the momentum they expected in Sunday's European Parliament elections: Securing only 120-140 seats out of 720, Italy's Premier Giorgia Meloni with the European Conservatives (ECR) and France's Marine Le Pen with the Identity and Democracy (ID) group, are not expected to threaten t