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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.
European Commission – Countries insightsKey findings of the 2019 Report on TurkeyBrussels, 29 May 2019 Political criteria The state of emergency introduced on 15 July 2016 in the aftermath of the attempted coup ended on 18 July 2018, when its … Continue reading
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğu has slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) economic policies on solving Turkey’s unemployment problems by saying that the party is “unable to do so.” from Hürriyet Daily News http://bit.ly/2HMPZlx … Continue reading
Erdogan’s alliance with the deep state By ÖMER TAŞPINAR Most observers of Turkish politics understandably are obsessed with the political power that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accumulated over the past 16 years. They focus exclusively on him and his … Continue reading
Deposed Istanbul mayor blasts ‘lies’ used to annul electionPublished 2 hours ago on 22 May 2019 Ekrem Imamoglu called on voters to ‘correct this great shame’ in next month’s re-run.. — Reuters picISTANBUL, May 22 — Istanbul’s deposed mayor Ekrem … Continue reading
A detailed ruling by the Supreme Election Council (YSK) on its justification for the cancellation of the March 31 Istanbul polls has revealed that the decision was politically-motivated and failed to prove that alleged irregularities had an impact on the … Continue reading
Istanbul prosecutors have prepared an indictment accusing the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul provincial chairwoman of insulting the president and terrorist propaganda on Twitter, local media reported on May 23. from Hürriyet Daily News http://bit.ly/2HB2zpp via HDN
CNN Türk betrays journalistic principles – Financial Times CNN’s Turkish sister channel, CNN Türk, is under fire over accusations of bias favouring Turkey’s ruling party ahead of March 31 local polls, while CNN casts itself as a defender of press freedom, Financial … Continue reading
Who is Europe punishing in Turkey? The rulers or ordinary citizens? It took years for Galatasaray University to partner with University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne to introduce a program that would enable students going to the former to also have … Continue reading
Turkish professor receives Council of Europe awardİSTANBUL Professor Feride Acar, one of Turkey’s most prominent academics who has worked to promote women’s rights, was awarded the Council of Europe Pro Merito Medal on May 23. More:Turkish professor receives Council of … Continue reading
Turkey’s ruling AKP shares altered video of opposition’s Istanbul candidate, mars campaign -Cumhuriyet Turkey’s ruling party officials have used modified footage from the televised speech of the main opposition party Istanbul mayoral candidate, misleading the audience and marring his campaign … Continue reading