Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Spring festival Hıdrellez celebrated under shadow of coronavirus

Turkish communities around the world have celebrated Hıdrellez with joy, but this year devoid of the colorful ceremonies that would normally have echoed across many of the nations.
This year, in an effort to prevent the virus' spread, events and festivals were canceled, rescheduled, or modified.

CHP mayors’ aid prevented unlawfully, says party leader

Mayors from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) are making history with their extensive efforts to provide assistance to the people suffering from measures imposed in the fight against the novel coronavirus, the party chair has said, vowing that their campaign will continue despite the government's recent obstruction. 

Need for social state to grow in post-pandemic world: Main opposition CHP

The novel coronavirus outbreak has shown once again the importance of a strong social state, the leader of the main opposition party has said, urging that the focus of the economy should shift from attaining maximum profit to providing a humane life standard for everybody.

Nation marks 100th year of parliament amid pandemic

Turkey's president wished youngsters a happy April 23 Children's Day and congratulated the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish parliament.
"I congratulate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish parliament, and the Children's Day of all children in Turkey and around the world," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Twitter.

Main opposition CHP leader criticizes ‘lack of strategy’ in Turkey’s fight against COVID-19

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the government for not having a strategy for its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming that the government was making daily decisions.

CHP leader says gov’t support for unpaid leave ‘important’ but will not make citizens ‘happy’

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader has said that the government's financial aid to workers who had been laid off or put on unpaid leave is "important" but will not be enough for the citizens' living expenditures.

CHP mayors will continue aid campaigns despite donation ban: Main opposition leader

Municipalities being run by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) will continue to deliver aid to families in need due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak despite the blocks imposed by the government, the head of the party said, calling on the government to coordinate efforts for the sake of society during these difficult days.