Impressions on the Deeds of Appointed Trustee Mayor in Van

Recently I was in the city of Van to offer consultancy during strategic planning process at the metropolitan municipality. I will explain my first-hand experiences what kind of damage appointed trustee has caused in the city previously, because trustees are not only theft of political rights. Appointment of trustees...

Appointed Trustees Replace Elected HDP Co-Mayors, Again

Following March 31 Municipal Elections in Turkey, HDP had won with over 50% in dozens of cities where elected mayors had been previously replaced by appointed trustees. Following the elections, several elected mayors had been denied their mandate to become the mayor officially due to having been dismissed from public...

Turkish Opposition CHP’s “One Man Regime” Report

Republican People’s Party CHP prepared a report on the 5th year of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first time Presidential election victory on August 10, 2014. According to the report, in the last 5 years it caused a decrease in Turkey’s domestic income, while there has been recorded an increase in inflation to double-digit...

İlhan Karakurt: “We won together, shall rule together”

All Municipal and Local Government Service Workers Union (Tüm-Bel-Sen) Antalya Branch Chairperson İlhan Karakurt, when the Justice & Development Party, AKP deputy Menderes Türel has taken up the position after the 2014 elections in Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, he was deported twice from Antalya to Gündoğmuş...

“Two Weeks of Deportations” Report Explains the Hardships Immigrants Face

“We Want to Live Together” Initiative published their “Two Weeks of Deportations” report on the unregistered immigrants’ deportations. “We Want to Live Together” Initiative spokesperson Eyüp Özer stated that registered immigrants are also being deported, as well. According to the report, the most common practice is to...

“Water & Consciousness Watch for Kaz Mountains will not Stop”

It has been 12 days since the “Water & Consciousness Watch” has been initiated against the gold mine activities carried out in the Balaban location of Kirazlı village in the Turkish province of Çanakkale. Çanakkale Deputy Mayor Mehmet İrfan Mutluay, and Chairman of Çanakkale City Council Environment Assembly Pınar...

Gastronomy Festival at Gaziantep

Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Fatma Şahin, gathered with sector representatives before the 2nd International Gaziantep Gastronomy Festival (GastroAntep) which will be held September 12-15, 2019. At the meeting, opinions, requests and suggestions of sector representatives were received and a general...

Columnist Sinan Biçici: “National & Authentic Netflix?”

We have long been waiting; finally it happened. A new regulation that allows Radiot & TV Higher Institution RTÜK to have authority over platforms that broadcast online, has been published on the Official Gazette and is now in effect. The regulation -despite being presented as a licensing mechanism- in reality...

CHP deputy Yüceer’s law proposal for the disabled people

Main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP Tekirdağ deputy Candan Yüceer submitted a law proposal to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey which predicts amendment in the “Labor Law” to increase the participation of disabled people in employment. CHP Tekirdağ deputy Canan Yüceer stated that the draft bill...

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