June 2015 Republican People's Party election campaign

Opposition may have single or multiple presidential candidates: CHP leader

The opposition block, dubbed the Nation Alliance, will decide altogether how to run in the next presidential elections, the main opposition leader has said, informing that they can either agree on a single name or multiple nominees for the post of the head of the nation.


CHP urges government to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Turkey should immediately pull back all of its troops and policemen from Afghanistan, the leader of the main opposition party has urged.

"I am calling on the government: Pull back our soldiers and policemen from Afghanistan. Our troops serve only for the interests of our people," Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), said on Twitter late Aug. 15.

CHP leader expresses criticism for Turkey’s management of forest fires

Main Opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the government's handling of forest fires while urging for an urgent strategy against climate change.


Listing what needs to be done regarding the fires, Kılıçdaroğlu said, "We need to start preparing our country for new climate crises immediately."

Turkey’s president should embrace 83 million Turks: Kılıçdaroğlu

The qualifications of the next president should be discussed instead of guessing who will be running as the opposition's candidate for the upcoming presidential race, the head of the main opposition has said, suggesting that the head of the nation should be a person who can embrace the entire 83 million of the population.

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.

CHP leader criticizes delay in releasing former HDP MP

Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on July 6 criticized the delay in releasing Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) former lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu despite the decision of a top court to release the lawmaker.

The CHP asks justice for all, Kılıçdaroğlu said while addressing his party's lawmakers at the parliament.

CHP leader says he is not afraid of losing immunity

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has stated that the government wants to imprison him and called on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to lift his immunity because he is not afraid of it.

The CHP leader shared a video on his Twitter account on July 3, saying that "Let's lift my immunity right now; let's do it together."