Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Main opposition CHP calls for activation of aerial body amid wildfires

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has called for the recreation of the Turkish Air Association (THK), a key aerial body tasked to fight forest fires, in a nationwide campaign with the participation of municipalities, the government and civil society.

CHP leader expresses criticism for Turkey’s management of forest fires

Main Opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the government's handling of forest fires while urging for an urgent strategy against climate change.

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Listing what needs to be done regarding the fires, Kılıçdaroğlu said, "We need to start preparing our country for new climate crises immediately."

CHP leader says he will agree to run for president if Nation Alliance wants

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Aug. 2 reiterated that the Nation Alliance would determine the presidential candidate through democratic methods, stating that he will agree to run for the president if his allies want him to.

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CHP leader reiterates warning against Afghan refugees

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has reiterated his warning against refugee influx towards Turkey, saying the issue is a matter of perpetuity for Turkey.

The "West has seen" that they can turn Turkey into an "open prison for refugees," Kılıçdaroğlu said in a video message on Twitter on July 25.

CHP will negotiate hard with EU on refugee burden-sharing: Kılıçdaroğlu

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said his party aims to negotiate with the European Union to "jointly share the burden" of Syrian refugees when they come to power instead of solely receiving money from the bloc in return for Turkey hosting millions of refugees.

CHP leader warns against provocations similar to disrespectful act at Istanbul church

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on July 13 said an incident in which some people dancing atop a wall above the entrance door of the Surp Takavor Armenian Church in Istanbul's Kadıköy district were provocateurs and warned against imminent similar incidents in the upcoming days.

Turkey’s president should embrace 83 million Turks: Kılıçdaroğlu

The qualifications of the next president should be discussed instead of guessing who will be running as the opposition's candidate for the upcoming presidential race, the head of the main opposition has said, suggesting that the head of the nation should be a person who can embrace the entire 83 million of the population.

Opposition to choose presidential candidate jointly: CHP leader

Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has reiterated that the opposition coalition will select its presidential candidate after internal deliberations, denying one of his closest aide's statement that he will be the CHP's nominee for the next presidential elections.

CHP leader criticizes delay in releasing former HDP MP

Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on July 6 criticized the delay in releasing Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) former lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu despite the decision of a top court to release the lawmaker.

The CHP asks justice for all, Kılıçdaroğlu said while addressing his party's lawmakers at the parliament.

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