Justice and Development Party

Gov’t, MHP slam ‘new coup’ rumors

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on Feb. 18 stressed that coming up with rumors that a new coup attempt in Turkey was underway was a "betrayal to the country."

"If anyone considers a coup d'état, they would see the resistance of the 82 million of Turkey," he said, speaking at his party's parliamentary group meeting.

Erdoğan: Social media has turned into trash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Feb. 10 slammed the "irresponsible" use of social media, dubbing it as an "idle" platform.

"The responsible use of internet has been gaining more importance. Technology addiction is only one of these threats. Today, we face crowds who turned into modern slaves due to technology addiction," Erdoğan said.

Ruling AKP lawmakers press charges against former top commander

Six lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have filed criminal complaints against former Chief of General Staff İlker Başbuğ after he said FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, had played a significant role in the adoption of laws in parliament that resulted in several military personnel to serve jail time over a decade ago.

President Erdoğan slams former top commander over FETÖ remarks

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers to file lawsuits against former Chief of General Staff İlker Başbuğ after he said FETÖ, the group that is widely believed to have been behind the 2016 coup attempt, had played a significant role in the adoption of laws in parliament that led to the imprisonment of several military personnel ove

Ankara blasts Greek MEP for ripping Turkish flag at plenary

Turkey on Jan. 30 slammed Greek member of the European Parliament (EP) Ioannis Lagos for ripping a Turkish flag at the EP Plenary.

"These racist minds know better than anybody else how we broke the hands of and poured into the sea those who dare attack our glorious flag," Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in a tweet.

We are rivals with all parties, opposition leader says

The establishment of new political parties is beneficial for Turkey and the voters, the leader of oppositional İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has said.

"It will increase competition during elections. We are rivals with both two parties and also [main opposition Republican People's Party] the CHP and the AKP," Akşener told a group of journalists on Jan. 22.

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