CHP’s vision for the EU membership

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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

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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.

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CHP presidential candidate İnce vows new constitution, new democracy

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential nominee of Turkey’s main opposition CHP, has vowed a new constitution reinstalling a strong parliamentary system guaranteeing democracy and the rule of law if elected in the June 24 snap election. İnce unveiled his election manifesto … Continue reading

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The Turkish lira is in ‘complete freefall’ amid concerns of Erdogan’s influence on its central bank

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The Turkish Lira plummeted to a record low versus the US dollar Tuesday as investors pull cash out of the country ahead of a presidential election next month. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – a self-proclaimed “enemy” of interest rates – … Continue reading

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CHP campaign theme to be ‘peace’

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The main opposition CHP’s main theme for the upcoming election campaign will be “peace” as the main opposition will focus on social and economic inequalities by proposing to reinstate the social welfare state. The motto of the campaign will be … Continue reading

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CHP Presidential Candidate İnce donates 500 liras each to rival presidential candidates

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate of the main opposition CHP, has donated 500 Turkish Liras to the campaigns of all five rival presidential candidates. “In these difficult times, society and politics should embrace each other and not get into polarization. … Continue reading

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Why Turkey’s Erdoğan might actually lose the June 24 snap elections | openDemocracy

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Edgar Şar / 24 May 2018 The rise of authoritarianism in Turkey has gone hand in hand with a de-institutionalization, in favour of what many call the “one man regime”. How long can that last? Read the article CHP EU … Continue reading

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US Dollar On The Rise Again Despite Interest Rate Hike by Central Bank

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The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey raised its late liquidity window rate by 300 basis points from 13.5 percent to 16.5 percent on Wednesday (May 23) as a response to the increasing exchange rate of the US Dollar. … Continue reading

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CHP presidential hopeful Muharrem İnce vows to halt division of universities

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Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate from the main opposition CHP, has vowed to halt a recent government move to split up 13 major Turkish universities. “They have divided the nation, broken hearts, and are now trying to divide universities. But … Continue reading

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Turkey’s biggest problems economy, unemployment – survey

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A nation-wide survey conducted by MAK Consulting company unveiled that the plunging lira and unemployment are the greatest problems facing Turkey as the nation heads to the polls next month for snap presidential and parliamentary elections, newspaper Cumhuriyet reported. For … Continue reading

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Demirtaş’s Demand for Release Rejected by Upper Court

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HDP’s imprisoned presidential candidate Demirtaş’s demand for release has been rejected by the upper court on the ground that “there is the possibility of spoliation of evidence”. Demirtaş’s lawyers are taking the case to the Constitutional Court. Demirtaş’s lawyers said … Continue reading

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No restriction for Erdogan to use State Power and Funds in his election campaign

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The Supreme Board of Elections exempted President Erdogan from election bans for Presidential candidates with a decision on May 1st 2018. In this context, Erdogan will not be subject to any prohibitions such as press release neutrality, declaration of candidates’ … Continue reading

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