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Former AKP heavyweight dies of COVID-19

Burhan Kuzu, a professor of constitutional law who served in the Turkish Parliament for three terms from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP),...

Polling data reveal more Turks view presidential system unfavorably

A survey conducted by the Metropoll polling company suggests that 58.9 percent of Turks prefer a parliamentary system of governance over a presidential model, the Diken news...

Turkish presidency enacted quadruple the legislation passed by parliament over last year: report

The Turkish Presidency in the last year issued 37 executive decrees containing 1,880 articles of legislation, while the parliament only managed to pass 32 laws that...

Former Turkish PM Davutoğlu slams Erdoğan’s ruling party

A former prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Monday, blaming policy changes and an...

Erdoğan to further curb Turkish parliament: pro-gov’t daily

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and several officials from his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are preparing to introduce a system change that...

President to appoint central bank governor to 4-year term in office

A presidential decree issued on Monday after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was sworn in with new executive powers said the president will appoint the...

Erdoğan planning to establish army of bureaucrats in new term

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is planning to appoint 500 new bureaucrats under his administration if he...

PM Yıldırım says introduction of presidential system own project

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said he is the architect of a project that seeks to introduce a presidential system in Turkey, contrary to...

Veteran actor says Bahçeli may be held hostage by alleged sex tape

As many wonder why opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli has lent support to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his efforts to...

Deputy PM says Turkey may hold referendum on executive presidency in April

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said if proposed constitutional amendments that will officially bring an executive presidential system to Turkey are approved by...

Erdoğan tells opposition objecting to presidential system to know their place

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed opposition parties that object to a constitutional reform package seeking to introduce a presidential system in Turkey,...

Turkish police intervene in group protesting presidential system in front of Parliament

Police teams on Monday used tear gas, pressurized water and plastic bullets on a group of people from civil society organizations and bar associations...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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