Justice and Development Party

Government plans change in tax regime

Turkey's government aims for higher revenues by making changes into the existing tax regime, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Party Group Deputy Chairman Mehmet Muş announced on Oct. 24.
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) submitted on Oct. 24 a new draft law to the parliament, which proposes regulations on the tax system.

Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country's military incursion in Syria as an occupation.

"We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way," Erdogan said in speech to lawmakers from his AK Party. [Reuters]

AKP rules out early election rumors

The Turkish government does not have an early election in its agenda, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Ömer Çelik has said, after the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader brought up the issue, saying the government might "have to go to early polls" due to economic troubles.

Erdogan threatens to 'open gates' to Europe over buffer zone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Thursday he could "open the gates" to allow refugees and migrants hosted in Turkey to reach Europe if he does not receive receive sufficient international support to create a buffer zone in northeast Syria, various Turkish media reported.

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