People ' s Party

CHP leader criticizes circular prohibiting citizens from recording police intervention

Following a new circular by the Security General Directorate prohibiting citizens from recording police intervention during social events, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that the circular intends "suspension of democracy."

CHP to submit proposal for Central Bank ‘independence’ to parliament

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that his party will submit a law proposal in parliament in the coming days regarding the independence of the Central Bank.

The CHP will seek support from MHP Chair Devlet Bahçeli for this proposal, Kılıçdaroğlu said on April 29, speaking to Karar TV.

Land prices skyrocket in Turkey’s northwest after Bill Gates rumors

Land prices in Turkey's northwest have nearly doubled after rumors that Microsoft founder Bill Gates bought 22,000 acres of agricultural land in the region.

Landowners hoping to cash in on the opportunity are trying to sell their land at exorbitant prices with some listing up to $10,000 per parcel, according to a report

CHP appeals to court against Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has lodged an appeal to the Council of State to nix a presidential decree to pull back Turkey from the Istanbul Convention, a multilateral Council of Europe blueprint introducing measures to stop violence against women.

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.

Democratic Bulgaria Declines GERB’s Invitation for Consultations on Government

"We verbally and in writing have declined an invitation for a meeting with the candidate for Prime Minister nominated by GERB," announced at a briefing in parliament Atanas Atanasov, Vice-President of Parliament from the quota of Democratic Bulgaria. Earlier today GERB invited the representatives of Democratic Bulgaria which is GERB's fellow member in the European People's Party.

Opposition’s claims on $128 billion Central Bank reserves untrue: Erdoğan

Claims voiced by the main opposition party that the Central Bank reserves were traded in an illegal way to protect the value of the national currency are not accurate, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, stressing that developments in the global economy in 2019 and 2020 forced the Central Bank to make significant foreign exchange transactions.