Turkey's Grand National Assembly

Election law should be revised: Justice minister


Considering and preparing a new election law is useful and necessary, Turkey's justice minister said on June 8. 

Abdulhamit Gül evaluated the agenda in an appearance on journalist Cüneyt Özdemir's YouTube channel.

Three former opposition party lawmakers were sent to prison last Friday, a day after parliament revoked their seats.

Greek Parliament speaker expresses condolences for Turkey quake victims

Greece's Parliament Speaker Kostas Tasoulas on Monday expressed his condolences for the victims of Turkey's deadly earthquake last week to his Turkish counterpart Mustafa Sentop, speaker of Turkey's Grand National Assembly. 

Tasoulas' message of condolence was sent to Sentop via diplomatic channels, sources said. 

Yildirim warns oil companies against Cyprus drilling

In what was seen as an indirect threat to Greece and Cyprus, Binali Yildirim, the speaker of Turkey's Grand National Assembly, Thursday warned international oil companies against energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean, including Cyprus's exclusive economic zone, before a settlement is reached on the divided island.

Bulgaria's DPS Meets Turkish Opposition in Ankara

The leadership of Bulgaria's predominantly ethnic Turk DPS party met on Wednesday with opposition CHP while on a visit to Turkey, the party itself has announced.

Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kilicdaroglu received Rushen Riza and Cetin Kazak, two of the three interim heads of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party, a message on the DPS website adds.

Majority of Turkish women not looking for employment, research reveals

A study focusing on gender roles and the status of women in Turkish society has revealed that a majority of Turkish women have never held a job and are not looking for employment, while also exposing public perceptions on women's employment, representation and sexuality.