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Turkey’s AKP rejected almost all motions by opposition since transition to presidential system

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), have consistently rejected nearly all the motions and bills...

Turkish Parliament spent $520K on electricity in first 2 months of 2022 as ‘commercial user’

Considered a commercial user, the Turkish Parliament was billed TL 7.6 million ($520,407) for electricity usage in the first two months of 2022, the Sözcü...

Bill seeking to reduce Turkey’s 10 percent election threshold submitted to parliament

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally, the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), have submitted a bill to parliament that seeks...

Turkey lifts parliamentary immunity of MP from pro-Kurdish party

The Turkish Parliament on Tuesday lifted the parliamentary immunity of a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on terrorism charges, the state-run...

Decrees issued by Erdoğan exceed number of bills passed by parliament since system change

The number of decrees issued by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan since assuming the top state office for the second time in 2018, when Turkey...

4 Turkish political parties condemn anti-gov’t protests in Kazakhstan in rare show of unity

In a rare show of unity four political parties in the Turkish Parliament have condemned anti-government protests in Kazakhstan that descended into violence last...

HDP co-chair, 27 other MPs face lifting of parliamentary immunity

Turkish prosecutors have drafted summaries of proceedings against 28 members of parliament including co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Pervin Buldan seeking...

Turkish Parliament approves bill extending state of emergency powers for another year

A new bill extending state of emergency regulations for another year has been approved by the Turkish Parliament despite objections from opposition parties and...

Opposition MP returns to parliament four months after expulsion

A lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) returned to his seat in the Turkish Parliament on Friday, four months after he was...

HDP lawmaker wears rainbow dress in parliament in support of LGBT people

Hüda Kaya, an MP for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), on Wednesday appeared in the Turkish parliament wearing a dress in rainbow colors...

Opposition MP submits parliamentary question about vandalized Armenian church in Kayseri

In a parliamentary question posed to the minister of culture and tourism, opposition deputy Garo Paylan asked if an investigation had been launched into...

Jailed former MP faces 5 more years in prison over his ‘justice watch’

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a former MP from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who was stripped of his parliamentary status in March and subsequently...

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