Tag archive for ‘parliament’
By admin On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

News Scan, 4th Feb: CHP deputy criticizes TİB’s censorship of his parliamentary question

CHP deputy criticizes TİB’s censorship of his parliamentary question A deputy chairman of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has criticized a ban imposed by the Telecommunications Directorate More...

By admin On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Is “Presidential System” suitable for Turkey?

For quite a while now Turkey has been debating whether the “Presidential System” would be suitable for the country. Opinion leaders have expressed that PM Erdoğan has made it clear he would be in favor of such More...

By admin On Friday, June 1st, 2012

Dozens of THY employees go on strike despite parliament ban

Dozens of employees from Turkey’s national flag-carrier Turkish Airlines went on strike Thursday, a day after parliament passed a controversial bill to ban strikes in the aviation sector. The ruling Justice More...

By admin On Saturday, May 12th, 2012

New debate in Turkey; Change to presidential system

Heated debate has gripped Turkey over the redrafting of a military-era constitution and a related question — whether Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to cling to power as president. Parliament has started More...

By admin On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Detained deputies case in Turkey & attitude of the administration

Deputies elected by the votes of Turkish citizens have been held in detainment (in prison literally) for a long time now. The AKP government in power takes every chance to emphasize on how democracy and “the SAY More...

By admin On Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Turkish Parliament agrees to reinstate 10 percent limit on foreign ownership of land

Parliaments’s Justice Commission agrees to reinstate a 10 percent limit on foreign ownership of land in a single district as members of the ruling party succumb to objections A parliamentary commission discusses More...

By admin On Friday, March 9th, 2012

Bill to curb violence against women passed by Turkish Parliament

Turkey’s parties cast aside their differences on International Women’s Day to unanimously pass a bill calling for increased protection for women from violence Turkish lawmakers passed unanimously yesterday a More...

By admin On Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Turkish main opposition leader calls on PM to work together on education reform bill

Ninety-one percent of Turks lack adequate information on how planned education reform will affect their children, according to a poll by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), which has called for More...

By admin On Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Government to consider harsh criticism on education bill for undermining the schooling of girls

Retreating amid a barrage of harsh criticism, the Turkish government promises to ‘ease concerns’ regarding a controversial draft to alter the education system Speaking in Antalya, Education Minister Ömer Dinçer More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2012

“Genocide Denial Bill” causes France to face 34.4 percent drop in exports to Turkey in December 2011

The protest of the Armenian bill has resulted in a 34.4% drop in French imports compared to the same period of the year prior. The increasing reactions have at present resulted in a monthly detriment to Sarkozy More...

By admin On Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Hars criticism from European liberals against French “Genocide” law

European liberals and democrats have slammed a French law that makes it a crime to deny that the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago constituted genocide, saying the move was “incomprehensible.” Alexander More...

By admin On Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Preparation of new constitution will be top item in Turkish politics in 2012

Parliament’s preparation of a new constitution will be the top item in Turkish politics, while lengthy pre-trial detentions and the debate over the presidential term and elections are also likely to remain in More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Israeli parliament holds first discussion on recognition of Turkey’s Armenian genocide

Knesset holds first discussion on possible recognition of Turkey’s Armenian genocide; Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin says Israel has an ethical commitment to recognize other nations’ genocides. JERUSALEM- More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Turkey could withdraw its reserves of 23 billion euros from France after the move made by the EU member

The Turkish Central Bank could withdraw its nearly 23 billion euros of reserves from France after the EU member’s recent move to fine any denial of an Armenian ‘genocide’ in 1915, economists tell the Daily More...

By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Sarkozy: Turkey must respect our views

France’s Sarkozy urges mutual respect of views with TurkeyFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy Friday urged the mutual respect of views between his country and Turkey amid a row over France’s criminalisation More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Will boycott on trade with France be a good enough counter-strike for Turkey?

If the French parliament passes the genocide bill on Thursday (22nd Dec 2011) everybody will be holding their breath to see what Ankara has to say. Many people (Turks to be in the first place) believe Turkey should More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

“Shame on you!”.. Hotel in France cancels reservation for a conference by Turkish delegation without reason

A country which always refers to “DEMOCRACY”, liberty and especially “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” is upto playing dirty games against Turkey only to win a couple of hundred thousand Armeninan votes More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee lobby in France, against “genocide” bill

Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee meets with senior French politicians to drum up opposition against a French bill crimalizing ‘genocide’ denial. AA photoA Turkish parliamentary delegation started More...

By admin On Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Warning from PM Erdoğan to Sarkozy : Genocide bill will cause grave consequences

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent a letter today to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, warning of the “grave consequences” a French bill recognizing Armenian genocide claims would have More...

By admin On Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Turkey to increase its defense and security budget to 18.2 billion TL

The Defense Ministry’s budget was taken up in Parliament on Dec. 13 and the new one has been fixed at TL 18.2 billion for the 2012 fiscal year, marking a 7.4 percent increase over 2011. The Turkish Ministry More...