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The CHP as Turkey’s social-democratic party and main opposition has always been a firm defender of EU’s enlargement to Turkey. CHP asks better fulfillment of the EU’s Copenhagen political criteria by Turkey and more regulatory and social reforms. Our world is living … Continue reading
CHP Election Manifesto 2011
The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk.
Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and Party of European Socialists.
The scope of the CHP Representation in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey’s EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey’s EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels.
The CHP’s Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as a policy advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector. She is also PES Presidency Member.
Please find below the 12th issue of News and Views on "The State of Turkey: Receiving Threats From a Mobster". CHP_ForeignRelations_23November2020_12thIssue.pdf
Nacho Sanchez Amor, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey, has voiced support for CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu after he was threatened by a mafia leader. "All my support for the CHP leader in the face of recent execrable threats," he … Continue reading
Turkey’s Main Opposition Leader, CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu on the threats he received from organised crime leader Alaattin Çakıcı : “Turkey is experiencing that where there is no law, where there is no judiciary, the state can become an organized crime … Continue reading
Duvar English The Turkish Medical Association will stage a five-day lights-off protest starting on Nov. 11 to draw attention to the struggles experienced by health workers during the pandemic, urging everyone to turn their lights on and off at 9 … Continue reading
Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said that former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, sacked Kars Co-Mayor Ayhan Bilgen, and philanthropist, human rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala are unjustly held behind bars. … Continue reading
Duvar English Our republic is taken hostage by a political understanding that aims to rule poverty instead of defeating it, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader said in a written statement released to mark Oct. 29 Republic Day. “Our … Continue reading
Duvar English Despite having its authority considerably weakened following Turkey’s transition to a presidential system in 2018, the country’s parliament will be granted a budget of 1.89 billion TL for 2021, an increase of 8.4 pct. compared to this year, … Continue reading
Duvar English The Canadian mining company Alamos Gold, which sparked massive protests in opposition to its mining operations in Turkey’s Kaz Mountains, has left the area after its one-year license was not renewed, daily Cumhuriyet reported. The company was compensated … Continue reading
Duvar English An app that aims to the track, document, provide basic needs and homes for street animals in Istanbul is being developed via a partnership between animal rights activist and businesswoman İpek Kıraç and Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, news … Continue reading
Reuters Turkish monthly inflation was almost four times greater than the official rate in September, according to a new model developed by a group of academics and researchers based on more frequent data than the government statistics office. Turkey’s official … Continue reading
Duvar English A group of youth organizations, including Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Youth Assembly, were blocked from reading a press statement in Istanbul’s Kadıköy and detained violently by police, Mesopotamia Agency reported on Oct. 25. Joined by New Democrat … Continue reading
Reuters The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Oct. 23 that it was temporarily suspending all American citizen and visa services in Turkey over credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens in Istanbul. “The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received … Continue reading
Duvar English Turkish authorities have launched an investigation into a man on charges of “being a member of a terrorist organization” after he tweeted Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu’s remarks previously aired on the now-closed Samanyolu TV, which was among the … Continue reading
Duvar English Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told a citizen who said he couldn’t bring home bread that he should enjoy a nice cup of tea, a video posted by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chair Veli Ağbaba … Continue reading
Pelin Akdemir / DUVAR Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning determined that a second environmental impact assessment report would not be required for a hydroelectric plan project in the Black Sea district of Şavşat, although a regional court cancelled the … Continue reading
Duvar English Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has urged monitoring experts of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to release their report on the conversion of Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque as soon as possible. ‘Turkish gov’t failed to … Continue reading
Duvar English Former Republican Peope’s Party (CHP) former Enis Berberoğlu on Oct. 26 applied to the Constitutional Court following two local courts’ refusal to implement the top court’s ruling in his case. The application was filed by Berberoğlu’s lawyer Yiğit … Continue reading
Osman Çaklı – Cihan Başakçıoğlu / DUVAR Miners who wished to march to the capital in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman to demand months of unpaid wages were met with a gendarmerie blockade on Oct. 26. Workers from Ermenek … Continue reading
Nuray Pehlivan / DUVAR The Council of Europe has ramped up pressure on Turkey to adopt legal regulations on the issue of conscientious objection. In 2006, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favor of an appeal lodged … Continue reading
Duvar English The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu right in his case against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Kılıçdaroğlu in 2018 applied to the ECHR on the grounds that … Continue reading