Turkey: Politician convicted for tweets insulting president
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court convicted an opposition party branch leader Friday of engaging in terrorist propaganda and insulting Turkish government officials with a series of social...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier's funeral.
Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeral
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician...
Turkey frees prominent opposition lawmaker Berberoglu
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Thursday released a prominent lawmaker from the main opposition party who had been sentenced to more than five years in prison for revealing state secrets and espionage.
State-run news agency Anadolu said Thursday the sentence of Enis Berberoglu, re-elected in June, has been suspended for as long as he remains a lawmaker.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed complaints against the main opposition party leader and 72 legislators accusing them of insults for posting and sharing a cartoon on social media that depicts him as a variety of different animals.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would "side with democracy" instead of a "dictatorship" during the next elections in June.
Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said he is confident of ousting Erdogan from office by winning the snap parliamentary and presidential elections "with at least 60 percent of votes" even though the party lagged in past votes.
Turkish court overturns jailed lawmaker’s conviction
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Turkish court has overturned the conviction of an opposition lawmaker imprisoned for allegedly exposing state secrets.
Anadolu Agency said an Istanbul appeals court quashed the conviction handed to Enis Berberoglu, a legislator from the main opposition People's Republican Party, or CHP, and ordered a new trial.
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leader of Turkey's main opposition party has visited a party lawmaker whose imprisonment inspired a 25-day protest march.
Enis Berberoglu was sentenced to 25 years in prison last month for allegedly leaking footage to an opposition newspaper suggesting Turkey smuggled arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leader of Turkey's main opposition party completed a 25-day "March for Justice" from the capital Ankara to Istanbul Sunday and joined hundreds of thousands of supporters at a rally against a large-scale government crackdown on opponents.
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leader of Turkey's main opposition party said Friday he believes he has become the voice of thousands of people victimized by the government's large-scale crackdown on civil servants, journalists and critics following last year's failed coup attempt.
Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu is leading a 426-kilometer (250-mile) "March for Justice" from the capital of Ankara to Istanbul to protest President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's main opposition party is filing a petition to the European Court of Human Rights challenging Turkey's April referendum that increases the powers of the president.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's main opposition party set off on a 425-kilometer (265-mile) march Thursday from the capital to an Istanbul prison to protest the conviction of one of its lawmakers. Thousands took to the streets in Ankara, drawing criticism from the country's president.
The leader of the pro-secular Republican People's Party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, called the "march for justice" after parliamentarian Enis Berberoglu was convicted and sentenced to 25 years for revealing state secrets.
Turkey’s Parliament debates giving greater powers to Erdogan
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Parliament on Monday kicked off debate on proposed constitutional amendments that would hand Recep Tayyip Erdogan's largely ceremonial presidency sweeping executive powers and Erdogan himself the possibility to serve two more five-year terms.
Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for 14 years, has long pushed imbuing the presidency with greater political powers, arguing that strong leadership would help Turkey grow.
Turkey: 9 opposition newspaper staff formally arrested
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper said Saturday that a court ordered that its chief editor and eight senior staff be jailed pending trial, prompting a call for an emergency meeting by Turkey's main opposition party.
Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack soldiers guarding party leader
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels opened fire Thursday at security forces protecting a convoy of vehicles carrying Turkey's main opposition party leader in the northeast, killing a soldier and wounding two others, officials said.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Republican People's Party, told the state-run Anadolu Agency that he was safe and had been taken to a government building in Artvin province.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's Anadolu news agency says the president and main opposition leader have dropped lawsuits against each other.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's lawyer submitted a motion to court on Monday withdrawing all cases against the heads of two of Turkey's three opposition parties.
Erdogan announced Friday he would drop all lawsuits against those charged with insulting him. Hundreds of ongoing cases will be affected by the decision.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's polarized factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader said Tuesday, reflecting fragile efforts to reconcile in a shaken country where the opposition has for years accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of authoritarianism.
In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who has previously compared Erdogan to a dictator, said Turkey's political parties could...