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Turkey Passes Bill Allowing Probes Into Public-Sector Job Applicants

Members of Turkey's parliament at a meeting at the Grand National Assembly in Ankara, 2 January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/STR

The bill was passed by the votes of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP and by MPs from his far-right ally, the Nationalist Movement Party, MHP.

Turkey parliament head denies European Parliament claim

Turkey's parliament speaker on March 13 hit back at baseless, ignorant claims the European Parliament made about Turkey.

"We reject the uninformed, unfounded, and malicious allegations against our country" adopted by the European Parliament's General Assembly on the 10th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, Mustafa Şentop said on Twitter.

Turkey marks centennial anniversary of national anthem

Turkey on March 11 marked the centennial anniversary of the Istiklal Marsi, or March of Independence, Turkey's national anthem. 

An event to mark the anniversary and to commemorate Mehmet Akif Ersoy, the writer of the anthem's lyrics, was held at the Beştepe National Congress and Culture Center in the capital, Ankara.

Parliament should expect reform packages soon, says Erdoğan

Turkey's parliament can expect to get new reform proposals shortly, the nation's president said on Jan. 27. 

"Soon we will begin to submit new reform packages, which we are about to complete, for parliament's consideration," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told his ruling AKP's parliamentary group.

Turkish MPs condemn French resolution on Upper Karabakh

Major parties in Turkey's parliament on Nov. 27 issued a joint declaration condemning the French Senate's resolution on Upper Karabakh.

"As the political parties that have parliamentary groups in the Turkish parliament, we strongly condemn the French Senate's resolution on Nov. 25, 2020 that has been approved in defiance of the law, morality and fairness," read the declaration.

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