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...