People's Party

Parliament strips imprisoned TİP lawmaker of seat

The parliament has stripped imprisoned Workers' Party of Türkiye (TİP) lawmaker Can Atalay of his parliamentary status, defying a ruling by the top court last September.

The decision by the Court of Appeals to unseat Atalay, who was elected to the parliament in last May's election while in prison, was read in the parliament on Jan. 30.

Türkiye's first female treasury director passes away

Aysel Öymen, Türkiye's first female director general of the Treasury and wife of journalist and former Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Altan Öymen, has passed away at the age of 96.

Öymen graduated from Ankara University's Faculty of Political Sciences, held various diplomatic posts abroad and became Türkiye's first female director general of the Treasury in 1978.

Bulgaria Braces for Rightward Shift in Upcoming EP Elections

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) projects a notable shift to the right in the 2024 European Parliamentary (EP) elections, foretelling the rise of Euroskeptic parties, potentially securing significant positions in Bulgaria. The forecast suggests a surge in right-leaning movements across several countries.

AKP reveals mayoral candidates for Istanbul districts

President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has unveiled his ruling party's list of mayoral candidates for Istanbul's districts in the upcoming local elections scheduled for March 31.

The announcement came during a meeting at the Haliç Congress Center on Jan. 20, where the candidates representing the AKP-led People's Alliance were introduced.