June 2015 Turkish general election

Election rule of 50 plus one will drag Turkey into chaos: Presidential aide

The constitutional obligation of garnering 50 percent plus one vote for being elected as the president causes serious political and systemic problems, a senior presidential aide and veteran politician has said, calling on both the government and the opposition to come together to fix it.

CHP leader says they do not want any more refugees

 

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said they do not want any more refugees in Turkey and pledged to restore ties with the Syrian regime if his party comes to power

"We don't want more refugees and asylum seekers," Kılıçdaroğlu said on Oct. 26, speaking at the CHP's parliamentary group meeting.

Erdoğan's lawyers file complaints over CHP leader's 'political murder' remarks

Lawyers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed a criminal complaint to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Oct. 18 regarding the allegation of "political murders" by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party executives.

Erdoğan slams CHP leader over remarks on public servants

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the remarks by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on public servants, saying the statement made is a "crime."

"Kılıçdaroğlu's threat to public officials, I put aside his political weirdness, is also clearly a crime," Erdoğan said at a press conference before departing for Angola on Oct. 17.

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