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Turkey urges respect for ruling on opposition lawmaker

ANKARATurkey on Thursday urged the international community to respect the court ruling following which the Turkish parliament revoked the seat of an opposition lawmaker.The Foreign Ministry said in a...

‘New constitution to carry Turkey into next centenary’

BURSA, Turkey The head of the Turkish parliament’s Human Rights Commission said Tuesday they wish to enter the next 100 years of the Turkish republic with a new civil constitution.  Visiting...

'Turkey's IYI Party pursues justice within the law'

ANKARA A Turkish opposition party leader on Wednesday said that on the matter of parliamentary deputies accused of terrorist ties, the IYI (Good) Party would pursue justice within the law. Vowing...

Legal experts hail Turkey’s human rights action plan

ANKARA Turkish lawyers and academics hailed the Human Rights Action Plan announced Tuesday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Muharram Ozen, a law professor and dean of the law faculty at Ankara...

'Military coups are crimes against humanity'

ISTANBUL  The Turkish president on Sunday spoke against military coups, particularly the 1997 "post-modern" coup by the Turkish armed forces. In a video message on the coup's 24th anniversary, Recep Tayyip...

Necmettin Erbakan: Trailblazer of national vision

ANKARA A decade has passed since the death of Turkey's former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, the founding leader of the National Vision (Milli Gorus) movement, whose political wisdom and struggle...
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'Turkey's young population shows its strength'

ANKARA The healthy share of young people in Turkey’s population shows the country’s strength and potential in the decades to come, said a major Turkish party leader on Tuesday. Speaking to...

Erdogan urges all parties to pitch in on new Constitution

ANKARA  Turkey's president on Wednesday urged all political parties to participate in drafting a new Constitution. "We want all political parties to take part in this process. We will make a...

Turkish ruling party rebuffs Capitol storming in US

ANKARA Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party spokesman on Thursday called on all parties in the US to respect democratic values and rebuffed violent protests defying election results. Omer Celik's...

'Turkey's future with presidential system'

ANKARA Turkey’s future is with a presidential system, the head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) said Thursday.  In a meeting with MHP’s provincial heads, Devlet Bahceli said those who want...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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