June 2015 Turkish general election

CHP leader calls for parliamentary debate over Ukrainian war

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the security summit that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan convened after Russia staged war against Ukraine, saying the parliament should have debated the issue and a National Security Council should have evaluated the crisis.

MHP leader downplays ‘strengthened parliamentary system’ meeting

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has downplayed a meeting of six opposition parties at the weekend held to shape a road map for a "strengthened parliamentary system."

"They do not have presidential candidates, they do not have a strategy and they do not have the slightest preparation for the future," he said.

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Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu who declared that he won't pay his electricity bills until the recent hikes are withdrawn.

Erdoğan will run for president for second time, not third: Parliament speaker

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop has dismissed claims that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan cannot run in the next presidential elections, recalling that he was given the right to serve as president for two terms in a constitutional amendment in 2017.

Debate on ‘candidacy’ only benefits Erdoğan: CHP leader

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said a recent debate on the candidacy of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan aimed at "creating victimization."

"This discussion can be held at the legal level, but these discussions only benefit Erdoğan on the political ground of Turkey today," he told broadcaster TV5 on Feb. 8.

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