Republican People's Party

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.

CHP deputy elected as head of Council of Europe committee

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Ankara deputy Gülsün Bilgehan, has been elected as Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, becoming the first Turkish politician ever to be selected to the top post for a second time.

AKP vote to acquit former ministers stirs parliament

Turkey's opposition issues a final call to AKP deputies, imploring them not to absolve four ex-ministers on corruption claims Leaders of all opposition parties in Turkey's parliament have exhorted ruling party colleagues to vote in favor of sending four ex-ministers to the Supreme Council so that they can answer charges of corruption.

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.

Turkish anti-addiction body adds prostitution, technology to enemies list

The Turkish Green Crescent Society (Ye?ilay), an organization that endeavors to protect society and its youth from "harmful habits," has added "prostitution, technology and gambling" to its list of habits, as it prepares to receive more government funding into its budget.