Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has vowed to bring the “order and justice” of the Ottoman Empire to today’s world.
President Erdoğan has toughened his position against the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) by implying that it has ties with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and acts as a parliamentary extension of the PKK.
A Customs Ministry report has shown that the import and export activities of several companies belonging to controversial Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab were suspicious and should be investigated for possible money laundering, tax evasion and foreign trade manipulations.
The first round of coalition talks has clearly shown the Republican People’s Party (CHP) was eager to join the ruling AKP in a coalition government, while the two other opposition parties, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), have voiced their reluctance.
A permanent ceasefire from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) cannot be on the table until meetings with the group’s imprisoned leader are permitted by Ankara, a senior PKK leader has said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to do its share for the ongoing violent acts in Turkey’s southeastern provinces, implying the HDP has ties with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and acts as a parliamentary extension of the PKK.