Justice and Development Party

Bahceli lashes out against ‘hostile’ Greece

Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) which is an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, has accused Greece of displaying an "hostile behavior" amid tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
"To all those who cause provocations at sea, drawing awaits them," Bahceli warned.

İYİ Party leader turns down Erdoğan’s call to join AKP-MHP alliance

İYİ (Good) Party chair Meral Akşener has turned down a proposal by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to join the People's Alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), stressing she would never leave her party comrades in the lurch.

Pamukkale University rector suspended after giving job to wife

The rector of Pamukkale University, Hüseyin Bağ, has been suspended from his post after reports that he gave a job to his wife in the university, Turkey's Higher Education Board (YÖK) said on Aug. 10.

The move comes after reports that he had given his wife a job as a teaching assistant went viral on social media.

Gov’t plans to discuss changes in electoral law with parties, says minister

The Turkish government is planning to discuss some "essential changes" in the country's electoral law with all political parties, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül said on June 15.

Speaking in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, Gül said that the government is approaching all issues by thinking how the matter will affect democracy, the rule of law and the nation's common will.

Turkey Opposition Condemns Move to Arm Night Watchmen

After night-long debates and even a fist fight, Turkey's parliament on Wednesday accepted a new bill with the votes of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling coalition, which greatly expands the powers of the night watchmen, or neighbourhood guards.

They can now stop and search people if and when they see necessary, and may now carry weapons and use force.

Row over Hagia Sophia an artificial crisis: Akşener

İYİ (Good) Party chair Meral Akşener has criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for sparking "artificial crises" in order to divert people's attention from economic and other pressing issues and suggested that the government's recent demand to turn the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque was one of them.

Former chief of staff to testify over FETÖ remarks

An Ankara prosecutor has called former chief of general staff, İlker Başbuğ, to testify over his indirect accusation against some ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers that they had initiated a legal amendment that paved the way for special authorized courts to prosecute military personnel in 2009.

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