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CHP urges government to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Turkey should immediately pull back all of its troops and policemen from Afghanistan, the leader of the main opposition party has urged.

"I am calling on the government: Pull back our soldiers and policemen from Afghanistan. Our troops serve only for the interests of our people," Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), said on Twitter late Aug. 15.

Turkey needs to immediately speed up vaccinations: CHP spokesperson

Turkey must speed up its COVID-19 inoculation drive and reach the vaccination rate of 70 percent to maintain herd immunity immediately, Republican People's Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak said on Aug. 9.

Speaking at a press conference, Öztrak noted that a total of 29 million people received their first jabs, which constitutes nearly 35 percent of the total population.

Main opposition CHP calls for activation of aerial body amid wildfires

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has called for the recreation of the Turkish Air Association (THK), a key aerial body tasked to fight forest fires, in a nationwide campaign with the participation of municipalities, the government and civil society.

Municipal assembly approves mayor’s discriminatory motion against foreigners

The municipal assembly of the northwestern province of Bolu has accepted Mayor Tanju Özcan's proposal to charge a tenfold fee for the water bills and solid waste taxes of foreigners, mostly directed towards refugees who have settled in the city after fleeing war in Syria.

CHP leader expresses criticism for Turkey’s management of forest fires

Main Opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the government's handling of forest fires while urging for an urgent strategy against climate change.


Listing what needs to be done regarding the fires, Kılıçdaroğlu said, "We need to start preparing our country for new climate crises immediately."

CHP leader says he will agree to run for president if Nation Alliance wants

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Aug. 2 reiterated that the Nation Alliance would determine the presidential candidate through democratic methods, stating that he will agree to run for the president if his allies want him to.


CHP leader reiterates warning against Afghan refugees

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has reiterated his warning against refugee influx towards Turkey, saying the issue is a matter of perpetuity for Turkey.

The "West has seen" that they can turn Turkey into an "open prison for refugees," Kılıçdaroğlu said in a video message on Twitter on July 25.

CHP will negotiate hard with EU on refugee burden-sharing: Kılıçdaroğlu

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said his party aims to negotiate with the European Union to "jointly share the burden" of Syrian refugees when they come to power instead of solely receiving money from the bloc in return for Turkey hosting millions of refugees.