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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EU refugee deal: Erdogan wants rid of the Syrian refugees

Erdogan wants rid of the Syrian refugees President Erdogan has threatened to ditch the EU refugee deal. After election losses and faced with escalating conflict in Idlib, the attitude towards the growing number of Syrian refugees has become increasingly harsh. … Continue reading

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Diyanet: The Turkish religious authority that makes millions | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 20.09.2019

Diyanet: The Turkish religious authority that makes millions Turkey’s highest religious authority brings in huge profits, say experts. But as a historic brewery in Istanbul faces demolition for a dormitory, critics argue that such profiteering is not in line with … Continue reading

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Gov’t to introduce judicial reform document to opposition parties

The Turkish government is prepared to introduce the upcoming Judicial Reform Strategy Document to the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and opposition İYİ (Good) Party next week, after it was presented to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). from Hürriyet … Continue reading

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Top Turkish court orders release of jailed Cumhuriyet journalists | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

Top Turkish court orders release of jailed Cumhuriyet journalistsThursday, September 12, 2019 11:55 a.m. CDT FILE PHOTO: A security personnel stands guard at the headquarters of Cumhuriyet newspaper, an opposition secularist daily, in Istanbul, TurkANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Supreme Court … Continue reading

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‘We Don’t Want To Die’: Women In Turkey Decry Rise In Violence And Killings : NPR

‘We Don’t Want To Die’: Women In Turkey Decry Rise In Violence And Killings September 15, 20198:02 AM ETJOANNA KAKISSIS Emine Dirican, a beautician from Istanbul, tried to be a good wife. But her husband hated that she worked, that … Continue reading

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Turkey’s steel sector could face losses after cuts to EU quotas: industry chief – Reuters

Turkey’s steel sector could face losses after cuts to EU quotas: industry chiefCeyda Caglayan ISTANBUL (Reuters) – New restrictions on imports to the European Union next month may further damage the Turkish steel sector, even as it seeks new markets … Continue reading

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CHP News: Main opposition CHP leader slams gov’t over Syria policy

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçaroğlu has slammed the government’s foreign policy in Syria, saying Turkey is now stuck in Idlib, between two super powers. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/32LLLUk via HDN

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EU Turkey Delegation Head to İstanbul Mayor İmamoğlu: There is Great Responsibility on You – english

EU Turkey Delegation Head to İstanbul Mayor İmamoğlu: There is Great Responsibility on You Berger and İmamoğlu have exchanged views on cooperation and problems of the city. More:EU Turkey Delegation Head to İstanbul Mayor İmamoğlu: There is Great Responsibility on … Continue reading

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European development bank backs organic farming in Turkey – Daily Sabah

European development bank backs organic farming in Turkey The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a Turkish organic farming company have signed a 16 million euro ($18 million) financing deal to help take the firm to the next … Continue reading

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Turkey ups pressure on visa-free entry into EU

Turkey ups pressure on visa-free entry into EUBy EUOBSERVER TODAY, 08:57Turkey’s pro-government Anadolu Agency reported that president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is stepping up internal pressure to meet the criteria for the process of visa-liberalisation dialogue with the European Union. “In … Continue reading

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