People ' s Party

Dissident MP resigns from İYİ Party, slams Akşener

Istanbul Deputy Ümit Özdağ, a long-term dissident of the İYİ (Good) Party, has announced his resignation from the party after he accused İYİ Party Chair Meral Akşener of cooperating with the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and of acting as a satellite party of the Republican People's Party (CHP).

Parliamentary immunity a must, says CHP leader

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), has underlined that parliamentary immunity is a must in safeguarding parliamentarians in the absence of judicial independence, while commenting about an ongoing discussion following the submission of summary of proceedings against 33 MPs including many from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

MHP leader reiterates call for closure of HDP

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on March 2 reiterated his call for the closure of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

He also urged the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party to "clarify" their positions for the summary of proceedings prepared to lift the immunity of HDP MPs.

Proper political climate needed for brand-new constitution: CHP

A majority of the Turkish population believes that Turkey needs a new constitution, but it must be written within a suitable political climate, the head of the main opposition party has said, in reaction to the government's calls for the political parties to join their efforts to renew the charter.

Legal action sought against 33 more MPs, says parliament speaker

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop has informed that the parliament has received summary proceedings against 33 lawmakers, including those from the ranks of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

"A total of 33 summary proceedings were sent to the parliament last night. They include the members of the HDP as well," he told the reporters on Feb. 24.

Over 1,800 people sentenced to prison due to violence against healthcare workers

Some 1,811 people have been sentenced to prison for violence against healthcare workers in the past five years in Turkey, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said in response to a parliamentary question filed by a deputy of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).

Gov’t should do beyond killing terrorists, stop its financial resources: CHP leader

The struggle against terror is not merely killing terror group members, but also other means of fighting should be carried out in this process, the main opposition party leader has said, questioning the government's way of fighting against the illegal PKK group.

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