Özgür Özel

AKP, MHP slam CHP leader for protesting electricity prices

The ruling People's Alliance, made up of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) , has strongly criticized main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu who declared that he won't pay his electricity bills until the recent hikes are withdrawn.

Turkish parliament to probe mucilage threatening Marmara Sea

Turkey's parliament has agreed to set up an all-party committee to investigate a slimy, floating mass of yellowish-white sea mucilage that is threatening marine life in the Marmara Sea.

The so-called sea snot, a thick and slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms, has surfaced in waters south of Istanbul, alarming marine biologists and environmentalists.

CHP appeals to court against Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has lodged an appeal to the Council of State to nix a presidential decree to pull back Turkey from the Istanbul Convention, a multilateral Council of Europe blueprint introducing measures to stop violence against women.

MPs scuffle in Turkish Parliament during voting of law on ‘night watchmen’

Tension rose at the Turkish Parliament on June 9 while MPs were discussing a law proposal on "night watchmen" as lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) ended up engaging in fisticuffs.

The CHP started a strike to slow down a voting session to protest the withdrawal of Istanbul MP Enis Berberoğlu's parliamentary status.

Main opposition asks parliament to investigate FETÖ’s political establishment

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has called for establishing a research commission in parliament to uncover the political establishment of FETÖ, the group that orchestrated the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.

The CHP, which said the 15 July Coup Investigation Commission established earlier in parliament was inadequate, took action to establish a new commission.

Main opposition CHP launches march to Giresun to protest low hazelnut prices

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on Sept. 18 kicked off a march from the Black Sea province of Ordu to the neighboring Giresun in a bid to protest the purchase price for hazelnuts in the new season, which had been announced as 10 Turkish Liras. 

Main opposition CHP blasts 71,000 Turkish Lira compensation to former MP Merve Kavakçı

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has harshly criticized a recent decision by the Turkish Parliamentary Speaker's Office to pay 71,000 Turkish Liras ($20,000) in compensation to former deputy Merve Kavakçı, who was recently appointed as ambassador to Kuala Lumpur, after her ban from parliament 18 years ago.

Ruling AKP, main opposition CHP row over espionage case grows

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) group deputy leader Özgür Özel has lashed out at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, asking him to reveal the sources of his claims that imprisoned CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu was willing to blame party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for an espionage case in which he is being tried. 

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