Mustafa Şentop

CHP leader criticizes decision to renew parliament voting on law proposal

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized developments on a security investigation law proposal that was initially rejected in parliament by opposition votes, adding that a decision to renew the vote was taken after an initiative of the parliament speaker with the demand of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

UNGA head to visit refugee camps in Turkey

Volkan Bozkır, The Turkish diplomat heading the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), said on March 31 that he will depart on his first official trip since taking office to visit Turkey, Qatar and Azerbaijan.

He said his stops will include Hatay in Turkey where he will meet Syrian refugees and visit the U.N. cross-border humanitarian mechanism.

Montreux Convention is in no way under discussion: Parliament speaker

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop reiterated that quitting from international treaties, such as Montreux Convention, is not on the agenda of Turkey.

"There is no discussion about the positions we have achieved in the War of Independence, especially in Montreux. We do not even think about such an argument," Şentop told reporters on March 29.

CHP lambasts gov’t over withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the chairman of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), has strongly denounced President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for withdrawing Turkey from the Istanbul Convention that promotes gender rights and stipulates concrete legal and administrative actions to stop the violence against women.