People's Party

Opposition alliance accelerates works on return to parliamentary system

The oppositional alliance has accelerated works for drafting a road map for replacing the current executive-presidential system with a strengthened parliamentary model and will launch a debate between the leaders to finalize it by December of this year, senior oppositional leaders have said.

Erdoğan's lawyers file complaints over CHP leader's 'political murder' remarks

Lawyers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed a criminal complaint to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Oct. 18 regarding the allegation of "political murders" by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party executives.

Erdoğan slams CHP leader over remarks on public servants

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 Kurz steps down as chancellor amid graft claims

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.

CHP will not discuss new constitution with AKP: Kılıçdaroğlu

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has rejected calls by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to join the ruling party's efforts to write a brand new civilian constitution unless the amendment envisages shifting back to the strengthened parliamentary system.

MHP objects to debate on Kurdish issue

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.

Nation Alliance works on Strengthened Parliamentary System: CHP leader

Turkey's main opposition leader said on Oct. 1 that the Nation Alliance has been working on a new Constitution draft.

"As [Nation] Alliance, we are working on a strengthened parliamentary system," Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), told reporters in parliament.