Politics of Asia

Motion sent to parliament to lift MP status over slapping police officer

A motion seeking to drop the parliamentarian status of a lawmaker from the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) was submitted to parliament late on June 16.

The action was taken against DBP Diyarbakır Deputy Salihe Aydeniz after a criminal complaint by an Istanbul prosecutor was sent to the Justice Ministry, which reported to the presidency about the procedure.

​​​​​​Turkey conveys condolences to Lebanon after deadly Beirut shootings

Turkey conveyed its condolences to Lebanon on Oct. 14 after shootings in the capital Beirut left several demonstrators dead.

Expressing sorrow for the demonstrators killed by unidentified shooters during a protest held in Beirut on Thursday, a statement by the Foreign Ministry said it hoped those responsible would be caught and brought to justice as soon as possible.

Main opposition CHP vows to be ‘more visible’ in upcoming period

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP), has vowed that the main opposition party will be more visible in the coming period and continue to dispatch delegations across the country to explain the party's policies and solutions to the country's problems.

Summaries of proceedings against MPs, CHP leader submitted to parliament

The summaries of proceedings against 10 deputies, including main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, were submitted to the Parliament Speaker's Office on April 14.

Eight of these lawmakers are from the CHP and two others are from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

CHP leader calls on Scientific Board’s members to speak out


With Turkey witnessing its highest increase in the number of coronavirus cases, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on April 11 urged the members of the Science Board to speak out about the course of the pandemic in Turkey.

"Our Science Board is taken hostage," Kılıçdaroğlu said in a video message he posted on Twitter.

CHP leader criticizes govt’s handling of economy

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the government for its management of the economy, saying that small businesses were suffering the most during the pandemic.

Small businesses pay the price of the government's mismanagement, he said while addressing his party members at the parliament on April 6.

Gov’t reaction to retired admirals’ declaration part of ‘fake agenda’: CHP

The government's reaction to a letter from retired admirals is a "fake agenda" that aims to distract the public from Turkey's real problems, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.

"These fake agendas do not work. The only real agenda of our people is their dinner table," Kılıçdaroğlu tweeted on April 4.

CHP applies to Council of State to nullify decree ending Istanbul Convention

The main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) female members have applied to the Council of State over the termination of the Istanbul Convention.

CHP Women's Branch Chair Aylin Nazlıaka submitted a petition to the Council of State on behalf of women in the party, demanding the "annulment of the president's decision."