Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

Main opposition CHP repeats call to lower 10 percent election threshold

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has reiterated his calls to lower the 10 percent election threshold for a more representative parliament and criticized the government's attempts to make it harder for new political parties to have a chance in winning seats.

Spring festival Hıdrellez celebrated under shadow of coronavirus

Turkish communities around the world have celebrated Hıdrellez with joy, but this year devoid of the colorful ceremonies that would normally have echoed across many of the nations.
This year, in an effort to prevent the virus' spread, events and festivals were canceled, rescheduled, or modified.

CHP mayors’ aid prevented unlawfully, says party leader

Mayors from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) are making history with their extensive efforts to provide assistance to the people suffering from measures imposed in the fight against the novel coronavirus, the party chair has said, vowing that their campaign will continue despite the government's recent obstruction. 

Need for social state to grow in post-pandemic world: Main opposition CHP

The novel coronavirus outbreak has shown once again the importance of a strong social state, the leader of the main opposition party has said, urging that the focus of the economy should shift from attaining maximum profit to providing a humane life standard for everybody.

Nation marks 100th year of parliament amid pandemic

Turkey's president wished youngsters a happy April 23 Children's Day and congratulated the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish parliament.
"I congratulate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish parliament, and the Children's Day of all children in Turkey and around the world," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Twitter.