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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.

CHP launches disciplinary action into former deputy amid allegations against Ankara mayor

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has launched disciplinary action against former Ankara deputy Sinan Aygün over his remarks about party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and deputy chair Bülent Kuşoğlu amid bribery allegations by Aygün against Ankara's mayor.

CHP leader accuses the gov’t of ‘betraying’ Istanbul over canal project

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Dec. 19 accused the government of "betraying" the metropolis Istanbul with the planned Canal Istanbul project. He also claimed that the project will not be actualized because there will be "a change of government in the next elections."

CHP leader slams arrest of Urla mayor, says Turkey ‘does not have democracy’

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the arrest and removal of his party's district mayor for the Aegean province of İzmir, over alleged links to the FETÖ, the group behind the defeated coup attempt of 2016.