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.
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.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on Oct. 5 rejected any debate on the Kurdish issue and reiterated his argument that "there is no Kurdish problem" in Turkey.
"To discuss the so-called Kurdish issue means to discussing the nation. Discussing the nation is synonymous with opening the state for discussion," he said at the MHP's parliament group meeting.