Republican People's Party

HDP determined to go to polls as party to challenge Turkish election threshold

Selahattin Demirta?, the co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), has said the debate about entering the upcoming general elections with independent deputies is "over," stressing his confidence that the party will surpass the 10 percent election threshold.

"We are determined to go to the polls as a party," Demirta? said in an interview with Haberturk late on Jan. 13.  

Istanbul municipality wants control over historic Grand Bazaar despite reactions

An Istanbul district municipality responsible for the area that includes the historic Grand Bazaar wants a say in the management of the market, which has been controlled by its craftsmen for around 555 years, as part of a renewal plan, daily Cumhuriyet has reported.

Search launched for missing opposition politician in eastern Turkey

The provincial head of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has been missing in the Eastern Anatolian province of Tunceli for more than 24 hours.

Following the disappearance of Hüseyin Zeytin, the CHP's provincial head for Tunceli, a group of 10 CHP members, including the party's provincial deputy head, launched a search party.

Turkish main opposition insists on reducing election threshold to 3 percent

A day after Turkey's Constitutional Court dismissed individual complaints filed to lower the 10 percent parliamentary threshold, the main opposition party submitted a fresh bill to Parliament to reduce the election threshold to 3 percent "for fairer representation."

A year of elections

A long and stressful 2014 brought with it a new president, a new prime minister and a new political balance with the undefeated ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) consolidating its power in local and presidential elections against opposition parties and its erstwhile ally, the Fethullah Gülen community.

CHP calls for a new page

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu called on the Turkish nation to open a new page in 2015 for the sake of the "country and its children."

Citing the general elections in 2015, Kılıçdaroğlu said that people's choices would determine the future of the country.

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