The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have voiced demands for what they believe must be included in the government's judicial reform package.
U.S. Istanbul consulate employee Topuz will remain in detention until his next hearing in December as his trial on espionage charges continues.
Former head of the Parliamentary Human Rights Investigation Commission, Ayhan Sefer Üstün said he was being expelled because he pointed out to the 'parallel structures' within the party
Former deputy PM Ali Babacan, who was in the driving seat of the Turkish economy for 13 years, announced his intentions to form a new political party. Babacan said that President Erdoğan's Justice and Developmet Party (AKP) had strayed from its founding principles, is no longer working for the good of the country.
Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu resigned from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Sept. 13 with three other members of the party. Davutoğlu was referred to the Central Disciplinary Board of the party demanding his expulsion. Davutoğlu, as a former leader of the party, said he was resigning to prevent the situation where the leader of the party was expelled.
Opposition Good Party (İP) leader Meral Akşener claimed that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will not be able to emerge victorious in the 2023 presidential elections. She also argued the presidential system that went into effect with the elections last year no longer functions. The system has come to a deadlock,” Akşener said.