Opposition parties CHP, HDP, IYI say they are all ready for June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the snap polls.
Ankara court hands out Fetullah Terrorist Organization-linked convicts to aggravated life sentences for murdering fellow officer Omer Halisdemir, who resisted the July 2016 defeated coup.
President Erdogan declared they are going for snap elections after speaking to the head of MHP, Devlet Bahceli, who a day earlier had floated the prospect of early polls. Bahceli and Erdogan have been allied since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016.
Turkey’s President Erdogan announces plans to bring forward the November 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections to June 24 this year following a meeting with nationalist opposition leader Devlet Bahceli.
Omer Celik, Turkey’s EU minister did not mince his words, accusing the EU as being biased and failing to treat Turkey fairly.
A report released by the European Commission says Turkey is abiding by a March 2016 agreement with the EU and condemns the July 15, 2016 coup attempt in the country.
The Turkish government said it would evaluate MHP leader Devlet Bahceli's call to bring forward elections scheduled for November 2019 to August 26 this year.
"We can think differently but they (our relations with Russia) are not so weak that the French president can break them," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
A Turkish parliamentary commission report points out links between the PKK's cells and drug cartels across Europe.
Greek youth reportedly raised a flag on a disputed islet in the Aegean Sea on Sunday before Turkish coastguard teams removed the flag.
Birdal Burhanli, also known as Agiri Mazlum Pirdogan, was killed in the Hakurk-Kani Rash region of northern Iraq on March 21st.
Turkish officials say their emphasis is on educating girls in Afghanistan as the female literacy rate in the war-torn country stands at a mere 17 percent, according to the UN.
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