Meral Aksener

İYİ Party leader criticizes gov’t energy policies

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has criticized the government's way of conducting energy policies, saying Turkey became dependent on Russia for its energy needs.

Turkey faces the outcomes of failure in these policies, as seen with the recent price hikes in energy, Akşener said on Oct. 13, addressing her party's lawmakers at the parliament.

İYİ Party’s Akşener says she will run for prime minister not president

Meral Akşener, the chair of İYİ (Good) Party, has said she will not run for president but she will race for prime minister in the next elections, in a statement to emphasize that the opposition's joint bid to replace the current executive-presidency with the parliamentary system.

Turkey’s 13th president will be from Nation Alliance, says Akşener

The People's Alliance, which comprises the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the ruling Justice and Development Party AKP, is very curious to know who will be the next presidential candidate of the Nation Alliance out of fear of losing the upcoming elections, İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener said on July 14.

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.

İYİ Party leader criticizes gov’t over privatization moves

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener on July 7 criticized the transformation of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation's (MKE) weapons factory into a joint-stock company and the inclusion of the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEİAŞ) in the scope of privatization.

İYİ Party calls on parliament to nominate co-founders of BioNTech for Nobel prize

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has said they would move a motion in parliament to nominate the Turkish-origin co-founders of German biotechnology company BioNTech for the Nobel prize for leading vaccine development against COVID-19.

İYİ Party leader criticizes gov’t for ‘late’ response to ‘sea snot’ problem

Opposition İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has criticized the government for not doing enough to protect the environment.

"Today, there is a government that does not protect its trees, forests and seas," she said, addressing her party's parliamentary group meeting on June 9.