The Turkish government has cut special consumption taxes on a number of electronic home appliances and has extended value-added tax (VAT) cuts on property acquisitions, in a bid to revive domestic demand ahead of a key constitutional referendum, which is expected to be held in April.
humanrightsturkey.org – heissenstat – Feb 8, 12:33 PM

Amnesty International issued an updated urgent action in the case of fashion designer and LGBTI activist Barbaros Şansal. “ Şansal remains in pre-trial detention since 3 January for allegedly ‘inciting the public to hatred

 
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has criticized a social media campaign regarding the votes on the upcoming charter change referendum.

First Prison Photo of HDP Co-Chair Demirtaş Released

 
HDP releases a photo of imprisoned HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş during a visit from his family at Edirne Type-F Prison.
 
The camp opposing the constitutional changes is composed of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) and the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has claimed, calling on people to vote “yes” after identifying who is saying “no” to the charter amendments

Turkish parliament sends charter draft to president

The Turkish parliament sent the constitutional amendments for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s approval on Feb. 2, 12 days after it passed the parliament
There was an important meeting between President Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım in Istanbul on Feb. 5.
 
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on citizens to say “yes” in the upcoming referendum for a major constitution amendment, effectively launching the campaign for a shift that would usher in a strong executive system that would grant him vastly enhanced powers.

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