Issues and developments during the 2015 Turkish general elections

CHP chief says he has no confidence gov’t will undertake reforms

The government should first listen to non-governmental organizations working in the fields of human rights before attempting to bring reforms regarding democracy and the rule of law, the main opposition party leader has said, noting comments on reforms are being made only to prevent EU sanctions.

CHP leader slams Erdoğan over economy, foreign policy

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has questioned President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on why his government failed to deny on time a request by the European Union's Operation Irini to inspect a Turkish civilian vessel in international waters, which has caused a rift between Ankara and Brussels.

Turkey to launch local COVID-19 vaccine by April: Erdoğan

The economic and judicial reforms to improve the investment climate in Turkey will be led by the People's Alliance, composed of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, informing that necessary legislation would soon be brought to the agenda in the parliament.

Presidential adviser Arınç resigns after dispute with president

Presidential High Advisory Board member and former Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç resigned on Nov. 24 after his division with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the imprisonment of jailed philanthropist Osman Kavala and former Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş.