Secularism in Turkey

Former presidential candidate İnce resigns from CHP

Muharrem İnce, a veteran politician from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) who ran for presidency in 2018 but lost against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has resigned from his party and vowed to form his own political party after a long-term conflict with CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

CHP, DEVA Party launch consultations for ‘strengthened parliamentary system’

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the opposition Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) have agreed to launch consultations to harmonize their ideas about a strengthened parliamentary system.

CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and DEVA leader Ali Babacan held a meeting on Jan. 28 to discuss the strengthened parliamentary system and on which pillars it should be built.

Good Party in favor of 5 percent election threshold

Good (İYİ) Party is in favor to decrease national election threshold from 10 percent to 5 percent, İYİ Party Chair Meral Akşener has said amid reports on a government-led study to amend the Election Law.

"We are in favor of 5 percent [election] threshold, but I have no idea what Mr. Bahçeli has in mind regarding the election threshold," Akşener told reporters in Ankara late Jan. 21,