People ' s Party

Opposition alliance accelerates works on return to parliamentary system

The oppositional alliance has accelerated works for drafting a road map for replacing the current executive-presidential system with a strengthened parliamentary model and will launch a debate between the leaders to finalize it by December of this year, senior oppositional leaders have said.

Extremists Benefit from Radical Narratives Spread by Some Slovak Politicians

Nurturing 'pub talk'

The popularity of Robert Fico, the former prime minister and chair of the social democratic Smer party who is currently an opposition MP, has received a boost lately. While only 19 per cent of voters trusted him in November 2020, that figure had risen to 29 per cent by September, according to a poll by Focus.

Erdoğan's lawyers file complaints over CHP leader's 'political murder' remarks

Lawyers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed a criminal complaint to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Oct. 18 regarding the allegation of "political murders" by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party executives.

Erdoğan slams CHP leader over remarks on public servants

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the remarks by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on public servants, saying the statement made is a "crime."

"Kılıçdaroğlu's threat to public officials, I put aside his political weirdness, is also clearly a crime," Erdoğan said at a press conference before departing for Angola on Oct. 17.

Gov’t in Turkish Cyprus resigns after political deadlock

The shaky coalition governing Turkish Cyprus resigned yesterday after months of political deadlock in the parliament following a presidential election held last year.

Turkish Cypriot Premier Ersan Saner has said in a written statement that the coalition of the National Unity Party (UBP), the Rebirth Party (YDP) and the Democrat Party (DP) has ended.

Austria’s Kurz steps down as chancellor amid graft claims

Austria's Sebastian Kurz on Oct. 9 announced he was stepping down as chancellor following pressure on him to resign after he was implicated in a corruption scandal.

His announcement in a televised media statement caps a spectacular rise in politics and a tumultuous four years as chancellor, in which his government already collapsed once.