Secularism in Turkey

CHP leader dismisses possibility of calling early election

Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has dismissed any possibility for his party to make a call for early elections if his party's alliance displays success against the "People's Alliance" of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

CHP leader calls for calm heads ahead of elections, says AKP is ‘waging war’

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called for calm heads ahead of the local elections slated for March 31, saying the government is acting like there is war when instead people were just going to vote for local administrations.

AKP’s Zeybekçi expects to win in İzmir polls

Nihat Zeybekci, the People's Alliance's candidate for İzmir, a secular stronghold in Turkey's Aegean region, has said he is only 2.5 percentage points behind main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Tunç Soyer, but expressed his confidence that he will win Turkey's third largest city in the March 31 elections.

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