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Turkey: Parliament speaker nominated for 2nd term

By Emin Avundukluoglu ANKARA Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Friday nominated Mustafa Sentop for a second term as parliament speaker. Speaking to reporters in parliament, Naci Bostanci, the...

Turkey: Opposition party warns of ongoing virus danger

ANKARA An opposition party in Turkey called on Wednesday for people to abide by measures put in place to curb the novel coronavirus. Speaking to the Good (IYI) Party's parliamentary group,...

Turkey: Opposition party urges lower election threshold

ANKARA The head of Turkey's main opposition party on Tuesday urged lawmakers to lower the country's election threshold into parliament. "Let us amend the law implemented by the putschists, and have...

Turkey: Parliament may nix basis for 1960 coup trial

ANKARA The head of Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday moved to strip away the legal fig leaf for the notorious 1960 coup-era trial and execution of the nation’s premier and two...

'Turkey must bring back citizens infected in S.Arabia'

ANKARA A Turkish opposition lawmaker on Tuesday called for the immediate repatriation of Turkish citizens who have contracted COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. Speaking to reporters in parliament, Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)...

Turkey's election law should be revised: Official

ANKARA  Considering and preparing a new election law is useful and necessary, Turkey’s justice minister said Monday.  Abdulhamit Gul evaluated the agenda in an appearance on journalist Cuneyt Ozdemir’s YouTube channel. Three...

Turkey: Arrest warrant out for unseated lawmakers

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Prosecutors of southeastern Diyarbakir province of Turkey issued an arrest warrant for two opposition lawmakers whose seats were revoked earlier on Thursday. Leyla Guven and Musa Farisogullari, lawmakers of...

'Turkey needs to boost contact with Asian countries'

ANKARA  Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey desires to increase political contacts and consultations with Asian countries, a senior official of Turkey's ruling party said on Friday. Cevdet Yilmaz, Justice and Development...

'Post-coronavirus process to yield different world’

ISTANBUL Nothing will be the same after the post-coronavirus process, which is a new normalization, Turkey’s presidential spokesman said Sunday.  "Let's not forget that the post-coronavirus process is the new normal....

No need for early elections in Turkey: Ruling party

ANKARA Holding early elections would make no sense and so are not on the agenda of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, a top party official said Thursday. "We have...

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