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People’s Alliance agrees on 7% election threshold

Compromise between the AK Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has been reached to lower the election threshold to 7% from 10% after months of negotiations and studies conducted by a commission established by the People’s Alliance for amending the Election Law. “Actually, 7% has become apparent. Our colleagues haven’t taken the final decision...

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People’s Alliance to bring up the new constitution to the agenda in autumn

The development of a new constitution, a project initiated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be one of the primary focuses of the political sphere by autumn. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for all parties to support the study and development of a new, civilian constitution. Taking the first step towards this, the Nationalist...

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Fighting disinformation or censorship?

The AK Party is preparing to implement a new regulation on social media following the October 2020 law that forces social media companies such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook to set up representative offices in Turkey. Work began after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that social media subjects the public to the “terror of lies” and...

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Expectations on the ‘election cabinet’ continue

Changes to the cabinet as potential elections approach, even though four ministers have been changed in the last 3.5 months. This time around, the rumor is that changes will not be limited to four ministers and so-called election cabinet will be formed in line with the election schedule. AK Party organizations and party management were...

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Ankara angered U.S. Afghan refugee program

Last week, the U.S. provided more details for its plan to admit Afghans who worked with the U.S. and now face threats from the Taliban. People who apply for the emergency visas can expect to wait 12-14 months in a third country. The U.S. will also accept applications from Afghan refugees who arrive Turkey illegally....

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Political parties to speed up field work

Though the parliament remains closed for the summer recess, deputies have been busy campaigning in the districts and are expected to accelerate their campaigns until October 1. With the end of the Eid holidays, politicians are again in the field meeting face to face with citizens. At the last group meeting before Parliament went into...

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CHP shifts its Eastern and Southeastern policy

The Eastern Desk, which was established by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) to raise votes in the eastern provinces, based on Kurdish voting pattern in local elections, particularly the success in Istanbul, has finally arrived in the region. Established under the presidency of CHP Vice Chairman responsible for party organization, Oguz Kaan Salici, the Eastern...

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Missing green transformation could cost Turkey TRY 145bn by 2030

The loss in the national income will amount to TRY 145bn by 2030 if Turkey does not open the door to a green transformation and face the realities of the carbon border adjustment, according to Prof. Dr. Alp Erinc Yeldan, lecturer at Kadir Has University. Yeldan said during his presentation made to the Parliament’s Global...

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Kanal Istanbul at the center of political debate

“They take this money from you by force through international arbitration,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who broke ground on the Kanal Istanbul after the Republic People’s Party (CHP) Leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu called on companies and creditors not to join the Kanal Istanbul tender as they won’t pay its money when they come to power....

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HDP closure case begins

The closure case has officially been started as the Constitutional Court of Turkey (AYM) has approved the indictment against the People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP). The 843-page indictment calls for the political ban of 451 party managers and members including 52 HDP deputies. “The HDP is the political branch of PKK terrorist organization. Party buildings have...

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