Left-wing politics

Turkish women have no representation in high judiciary anymore: Main opposition party

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Vice Chairman Sezgin Tanr?kulu has said women lack representation at the Constitutional Court, following the retirement of the sole female at the court due to a restriction on age.

Tanr?kulu also stated that women lack representatives in all fields of life under the current Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule.

Secret Videos Fuel Macedonia 'Coup' Frenzy

The opposition Social Democrats, SDSM, have condemned the publication of a video, which purports to show the opposition leader admitting that he obtained incriminating material from foreign intelligence agencies.

The fact that the "Prime Minister is recording political meetings in his cabinet is scandalous", the SDSM said on Tuesday.

High-level civil servants line up to become ruling AKP candidates in June vote

Hundreds of civil servants have appealed to Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu and senior executives of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to become candidates in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in June, according to a report in daily Yeni ?afak.

Senator Geoana: We will have soon a new parliamentary majority and a new government

Senator Mircea Geoana announced on Sunday at the launch of the Initiative Group for the New Social Democrat Project, that in the next two weeks there will be a new parliamentary majority and a new government.

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According to Geoana, Romania will be condemned to underdevelopment if the fight against corruption will not go ahead.

Ponta: I shall present in Parliament governance priorities for first semester

Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman, in Sinaia, on Friday, said that he would go in Parliament to present the governance priorities for the first semester, as they were being discussed in the meeting of the PSD National Executive Committee.

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PM Ponta to present governing priorities for 2015-2016 at the PSD National Executive Committee convention

PSD [Social Democratic Party] chairman, Victor Ponta, is going to present the main priorities of the government for 2015-2016, on Friday and Saturday [January 30-31], at the convention of the National Executive Committee of the party. The convention will overlap with the gathering of the Social-Democratic parliamentary groups.

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Turkish cabinet members "may get right to block internet"

Turkish cabinet members "may get right to block internet"

ANKARA -- The Turkish prime minister and any cabinet member could be given the right to block any website, without a court order.

A new bill submitted to the Turkish parliament envisages that government members may use this right "for broad reasons such as protection of public order," the daily Hurriyet reported.