Secularism in Turkey

CHP leader criticizes govt’s handling of economy

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the government for its management of the economy, saying that small businesses were suffering the most during the pandemic.

Small businesses pay the price of the government's mismanagement, he said while addressing his party members at the parliament on April 6.

Gov’t reaction to retired admirals’ declaration part of ‘fake agenda’: CHP

The government's reaction to a letter from retired admirals is a "fake agenda" that aims to distract the public from Turkey's real problems, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.

"These fake agendas do not work. The only real agenda of our people is their dinner table," Kılıçdaroğlu tweeted on April 4.

CHP lambasts gov’t over withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the chairman of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), has strongly denounced President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for withdrawing Turkey from the Istanbul Convention that promotes gender rights and stipulates concrete legal and administrative actions to stop the violence against women.

İYİ Party leader criticizes withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener criticized the government's decision to exit the Istanbul Convention, a pact designed to counter violence against women, on March 23.

"They do not have any concerns about protecting women or our children. Their only priority is to protect their seats. The Istanbul Convention keeps alive," she said, addressing her party members at the parliament.

İYİ Party leader vows to fight for women’s rights no matter what

İYİ (Good) Party Chair Meral Akşener has vowed to continue her fight unshakably to promote women's right in every field of life.

"I will never quit my struggle even if death awaits me at the very end and I am left alone. This is the promise of a Muslim Turkish woman," Akşener told her parliamentary group on March 10 as she devoted her weekly address to International Women's Day.