Secularism in Turkey

Turkey’s 13th president will be from Nation Alliance, says Akşener

The People's Alliance, which comprises the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the ruling Justice and Development Party AKP, is very curious to know who will be the next presidential candidate of the Nation Alliance out of fear of losing the upcoming elections, İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener said on July 14.

CHP leader warns against provocations similar to disrespectful act at Istanbul church

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on July 13 said an incident in which some people dancing atop a wall above the entrance door of the Surp Takavor Armenian Church in Istanbul's Kadıköy district were provocateurs and warned against imminent similar incidents in the upcoming days.

Opposition to choose presidential candidate jointly: CHP leader

Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has reiterated that the opposition coalition will select its presidential candidate after internal deliberations, denying one of his closest aide's statement that he will be the CHP's nominee for the next presidential elections.

İYİ Party leader criticizes gov’t over privatization moves

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener on July 7 criticized the transformation of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation's (MKE) weapons factory into a joint-stock company and the inclusion of the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEİAŞ) in the scope of privatization.

CHP leader says he is not afraid of losing immunity

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has stated that the government wants to imprison him and called on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to lift his immunity because he is not afraid of it.

The CHP leader shared a video on his Twitter account on July 3, saying that "Let's lift my immunity right now; let's do it together."

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.

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