Republican People's Party

Council of State rejects bid to halt Istanbul Convention withdrawal

Turkey's Council of State has rejected a request for the continuation of Turkey's stay in the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty designed to eradicate violence against women, and the annulment of the president's decision to leave the agreement despite an avalanche of opposition from women and feminist groups.

Istanbul Mayor Vows to Resist Erdogan’s ‘Disastrous’ Canal Project

Ekrem Imamoglu, Mayor of Istanbul criticizes the Canal Istanbul Project in a press conference on June 25. Photo: Istanbul Municipality

Imamoglu, from the main opposition social democrat Republican People's Party, CHP, which won Istanbul from Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP in 2019, said that experts' concerns about the mega-project must be heeded.