June 2015 Turkish general election

Opposition parties pledge support to Turkey’s fight against COVID-19

Opposition political parties have pledged to contribute to Turkey's ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with calls on parliament to set up a commission to support the medical teams' works across the country, as one person died due to the pandemic, while 98 others are currently infected. 

Former deputy PM Babacan applies to launch party

Former Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan has announced he will launch his party at a meeting on March 11 in the Turkish capital Ankara, months after he resigned from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

An application for the establishment of the party was submitted to the Interior Ministry on March 9.

Erdoğan files 1-million-Turkish Lira case against CHP MP for defamation

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a one-million-Turkish Lira lawsuit against main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Engin Özkoç on accusations that he "insulted the president."

The lawsuit is due to his "impudent remarks" against the president, Erdoğan's lawyer Hüseyin Aydın said on his Twitter account.

Erdoğan files 1-million-Turkish Lira case for damages against CHP MP Özkoç

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a one-million-Turkish Lira lawsuit against main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Engin Özkoç on accusations that he "insulted the president."

The lawsuit is due to his "impudent remarks" against the president, Erdoğan's lawyer Hüseyin Aydın said on his Twitter account.

Main opposition leader wants Erdoğan to ask Putin four questions

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on March 3 addressed four questions to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying he should ask these to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their scheduled March 5 meeting.

Speaking during the parliamentary group meeting of the CHP, Kılıçdaroğlu asked Erdoğan to convey his questions to Putin.

Parliament to convene in closed session with Idlib on agenda

The Turkish Parliament is set to convene in a closed session to discuss the developments in Syria's northwestern Idlib province as the exchange of fire continues to escalate tensions between Ankara and Damascus.

The General Assembly will convene at 3.00 p.m. local time (1200GMT) for its usual weekly works which will be followed by the closed session.

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