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Turkey summons Chinese envoy over embassy's remarks

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on April 6 summoned the Chinese ambassador to Ankara over the Chinese Embassy's social media posts that caused discomfort.

The discomfort caused by the embassy's Twitter posts was conveyed to Chinese Ambassador Liu Shaobin, said an official on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

İYİ Party leader criticizes withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener criticized the government's decision to exit the Istanbul Convention, a pact designed to counter violence against women, on March 23.

"They do not have any concerns about protecting women or our children. Their only priority is to protect their seats. The Istanbul Convention keeps alive," she said, addressing her party members at the parliament.

İYİ Party leader vows to fight for women’s rights no matter what

İYİ (Good) Party Chair Meral Akşener has vowed to continue her fight unshakably to promote women's right in every field of life.

"I will never quit my struggle even if death awaits me at the very end and I am left alone. This is the promise of a Muslim Turkish woman," Akşener told her parliamentary group on March 10 as she devoted her weekly address to International Women's Day.

Dissident MP resigns from İYİ Party, slams Akşener

Istanbul Deputy Ümit Özdağ, a long-term dissident of the İYİ (Good) Party, has announced his resignation from the party after he accused İYİ Party Chair Meral Akşener of cooperating with the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and of acting as a satellite party of the Republican People's Party (CHP).

MHP leader reiterates call for closure of HDP

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on March 2 reiterated his call for the closure of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

He also urged the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party to "clarify" their positions for the summary of proceedings prepared to lift the immunity of HDP MPs.

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