The leaders of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have agreed to submit a charter draft, which grants more executive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to parliament next week, after the two leaders reviewed the text in a meeting on Dec. 1
The U.S. dollar reached a historic high of 3.4998 Turkish Liras on Dec. 1 in the afternoon, as the euro rose to 3.7162, again an all-time high
Asking people to change their foreign currencies to Turkish Lira or gold, President Erdoğan has said there is no other way than decreasing interest rates.
The Turkish government has raised the special consumption tax on alcoholic drinks and tobacco products, according to a notice in the government’s Official Gazette on Dec. 1
In response to TÜSİAD Chair Symes saying “State of Emergency must be ended”, PM YIldırım has said “We have no objection to ending State of Emergency but we haven’t taken any decision that directly affects economy”.
Freedex – Nov 28

During the week of November 14th, I conducted an official mission to Turkey. During the mission, I requested visits with many detainees held for reasons related to their exercise of the freedom of expression. Although I was able to visit several

Schoolgirls die in Turkey dormitory blaze after fire door ‘wouldn’t open’

Blaze believed to have been caused by electrical fault raced through wooden interior as panicked victims tried to jump to safety

A total of 12 people were killed and 22 were wounded late on Nov. 29 when a fire broke out at a private girls’ dormitory in the Aladağ district of the southern province of Adana, the governor’s office has announced

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