People's Party

HDP determined to go to polls as party to challenge Turkish election threshold

Selahattin Demirta?, the co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), has said the debate about entering the upcoming general elections with independent deputies is "over," stressing his confidence that the party will surpass the 10 percent election threshold.

"We are determined to go to the polls as a party," Demirta? said in an interview with Haberturk late on Jan. 13.  

Operator of disaster-struck Soma mine obtains license for new plant

The mining company responsible for the operation of the disaster-struck mine in the Aegean coal capital of Soma, where 301 workers lost their lives in Turkey's worst mining accident last May, has obtained authorization to build a new plant in the northern province of Amasya, daily Cumhuriyet has reported.

Istanbul municipality wants control over historic Grand Bazaar despite reactions

An Istanbul district municipality responsible for the area that includes the historic Grand Bazaar wants a say in the management of the market, which has been controlled by its craftsmen for around 555 years, as part of a renewal plan, daily Cumhuriyet has reported.

Search launched for missing opposition politician in eastern Turkey

The provincial head of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has been missing in the Eastern Anatolian province of Tunceli for more than 24 hours.

Following the disappearance of Hüseyin Zeytin, the CHP's provincial head for Tunceli, a group of 10 CHP members, including the party's provincial deputy head, launched a search party.