Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Main opposition CHP calls on gov’t to mediate between two rival parties in Libya

Turkey should play a mediation role between the two rival camps in Libya better instead of siding with one of the parties, the main opposition leader has said, urging the government to repair ties with other regional actors Syria, Israel and Egypt.

CHP urges gov’t to keep Turkey away from ‘growing fire’ in Middle East amid US-Iran tension

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader has urged the government to keep Turkey away from the "growing fire" in the Middle East after the United States killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, repeating his party's objection to sending Turkish troops to Libya.

Gov't sends Libya motion to parliament

The Turkish government is sending to parliament on Dec. 30 a motion authorizing the deployment of troops to Libya, according to  Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Çavuşoğlu, after meeting with Turkish opposition leaders to seek support for the legislation, told reporters the motion would be submitted to parliament later on Dec. 30.

Erdoğan slams main opposition's criticisms on Kanal Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 27  reiterated Turkey's "determination" to realize the Kanal Istanbul project and slammed the main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) criticisms.

"They are trying to end the project before it begins, with some claims that have no scientific, logical or reasonable explanation," Erdoğan said.

Turkey marks centenary of Atatürk's arrival in Ankara

Turkey on Dec. 27 commemorated the centenary of the arrival of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, in the capital Ankara.

The commemoration events started at Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Atatürk, with the attendance of top officials. Ankara Governor Vasip Sahin laid a wreath on Atatürk's tomb.