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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News & Views 9th Issue: on the European Parliament Resolution Against Turkey, 17.09.2020

Please find below the 9th issue of News and Views, Press Statement By Ünal Çeviköz, Principal Advisor to the CHP Chair on Foreign Policy, on the European Parliament Resolution Against Turkey. CHP_ForeignRelations_22September2020.pdf

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Selahattin Demirtaş to carry indictments into him as medals, CHP leader says

Duvar English Former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş will carry the indictments into him as medals, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said. Kılıçdaroğlu commented on a recent indictment into Demirtaş, who has been … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Central Bank hikes interest rates unexpectedly, bumping up lira from record low

Duvar English – Reuters Turkish lira hits new record low against dollar as experts blame distrust for economy Turkey’s lira charged higher against the dollar on Sept. 24 as a result of the central bank’s surprise move to raise its policy rate, proving … Continue reading

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Pompeo warns Turkey that Huawei presence threatens military cooperation with US

Duvar English U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Turkey’s growing reliance on Huawei and other Chinese companies could complicate Washington’s military cooperation Ankara. “They make it more difficult,” the Secretary of State told the Washington Examiner. “The fact that … Continue reading

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US pharma firms might abandon Turkish market over failure to pay debts, ambassador warns

Reuters The U.S. ambassador to Turkey said on Sept. 23 companies will consider abandoning its market if it fails to fully meet debt payments to American pharmaceutical firms, and he criticized a new Turkish law clamping down on big social media sites. … Continue reading

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Turkey considers new restrictions as infections rise

Turkey considers new restrictions as infections rise New COVID-19 cases and death rates in Turkey have returned to levels not seen since May, prompting officials to consider tighter restrictions following a partial reopening of public schools. More:Turkey considers new restrictions … Continue reading

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Turkish main opposition asks gov’t to reveal the politician who accepted a bribe from Zarrab

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Group Deputy Chair Özgür Özel has asked the government to reveal who received millions of dollars of bribe from shady Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab. Özel referred to the statements of Zarrab’s ex-courier … Continue reading

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Virus fears hit stocks, FX; Turkey’s lira slides for the 7th day | Financial Post

Virus fears hit stocks, FX; Turkey’s lira slides for the 7th day Medha SinghPublishing date:Sep 21, 2020  •  Last Updated 23 hours ago  •  2 minute readArticle contentMost developing world stocks and currencies fell on Monday as a rise in … Continue reading

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Turkey, Greece agree to resume talks after four years in Istanbul

Reuters Turkey and Greece have agreed to resume talks over their contested maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean after a four year hiatus following weeks of tensions that culminated in a collision between their warships. The talks, which broke off … Continue reading

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Seven countries found MidEast energy forum, without Turkey

Energy ministers from Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Italy signed on Tuesday the charter of a new Middle East energy forum that will promote natural gas exports from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe and other markets, … Continue reading

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EU postpones Turkey summit after Council President Michel goes into COVID-19 quarantine

Reuters European Council President Charles Michel postponed a summit of European Union leaders on Sept. 24-25 until the start of October after going into coronavirus quarantine due to contact with an infected security guard, his spokesman said. Michel, who chairs … Continue reading

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CHP News: Doctors’ association stands correct in its warnings on pandemic: CHP leader

The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has been correctly warning citizens on the pandemic, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Sept. 22. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2RQnuc8 via HDN

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Turkey, Greece ‘ready to resume’ exploratory talks over East Med

Prospect of dialogue appears more likely after Turkish president holds call with Merkel and EU Council president. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/32T8y3j

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Activists protesting controversial mining project of pro-gov’t company in Kaz Mountains detained

Duvar English Climate activists who have been living in western Turkey’s Kaz Mountains to protest the detrimental mining activities were detained by police, the organization for the protest said on Sept. 22, weeks after a tender signed rights to the … Continue reading

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EU sanctions Turkish company accused of breaking Libya embargo

Duvar English / Reuters The European Union imposed sanctions on Sept. 21 on a Turkish shipping company accused of breaking a U.N. arms embargo on Libya and whose vessel was involved in a naval incident between NATO members France and … Continue reading

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Turkey, Belarus and migration in the EU spotlight This WEEK

Migration and foreign policy will take centre stage next week, as the EU tries to come to a common position on Turkey, China, Russia and the sanctions on Belarus. from News from EUobserver https://ift.tt/2FYz02M via CHPBrussels

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Lawyer calls for reinstatement of Berberoğlu’s parliamentary rights after Constitutional Court decision

Duvar English After Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled that the jailing and revoking of former main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu’s status as a parliamentarian violated his rights, Berberoğlu’s lawyer Murat Ergün has called for the reinstatement of … Continue reading

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Analysing the Effects of Turkey’s Social Media Regulation Bill – JURIST – Commentary

Analysing the Effects of Turkey’s Social Media Regulation BillAkshita TiwarySEPTEMBER 17, 2020 11:30:52 PMEdited by: Khushali Mahajan | Rajiv Gandhi National U. of Law, IN On July 29th, 2020, the Parliament of Turkey passed a controversial bill to regulate content … Continue reading

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CHP News: Constitutional Court rules retrial of former CHP MP Berberoğlu over breach of rights

The Constitutional Court ruled on Sept. 17 that former CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu’s right to stand for election and engage in political activities along with his right to freedom and security have been breached for which a retrial will take … Continue reading

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Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State

Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State With few friends left in the West, Ankara is counting on Beijing for help. More:Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/3hDMcXJ via CHPEU

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