Faik Öztrak

Turkey needs to immediately speed up vaccinations: CHP spokesperson

Turkey must speed up its COVID-19 inoculation drive and reach the vaccination rate of 70 percent to maintain herd immunity immediately, Republican People's Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak said on Aug. 9.

Speaking at a press conference, Öztrak noted that a total of 29 million people received their first jabs, which constitutes nearly 35 percent of the total population.

Turkey Tormented by Raging Wildfires

A number of wildfires are still blazing in Turkey but more than 100 have been brought under control, according to officials Sunday.

The Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, Bekir Pakdemirli, tweeted that five fires were continuing in the tourist destinations of Antalya and Mugla but that 107 others had now been subdued.

CHP slams gov’t over handling of pandemic

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has criticized the government's way of handling the normalization process in Turkey and the vaccination program amid the pandemic.

"A new easing period is now expected, but it is still unclear how the opening will be," he said on May 31 at a press conference.

CHP leader calls on Scientific Board’s members to speak out


With Turkey witnessing its highest increase in the number of coronavirus cases, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on April 11 urged the members of the Science Board to speak out about the course of the pandemic in Turkey.

"Our Science Board is taken hostage," Kılıçdaroğlu said in a video message he posted on Twitter.

Gov’t reaction to retired admirals’ declaration part of ‘fake agenda’: CHP

The government's reaction to a letter from retired admirals is a "fake agenda" that aims to distract the public from Turkey's real problems, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.

"These fake agendas do not work. The only real agenda of our people is their dinner table," Kılıçdaroğlu tweeted on April 4.

CHP spokesperson criticizes govt’s management of coronavirus outbreak

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Spokesperson Faik Öztrak on March 15 criticized the government for "not being able to manage" the outbreak in Turkey while noting the delayed vaccinations.

Speaking to reporters, Öztrak also criticized the government for being disorganized in the vaccination program.