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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No Examination Could Be Conducted in Consul’s Residence, Consul General Leaves Turkey

While an examination could be done in the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in İstanbul as part of the Khashoggi investigation, no examination could be conducted in the Consul’s residence. The Consul General has returned to his country. from bianet … Continue reading

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CHP leader vows to defend party’s shares in İşbank

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to defend his party’s shares in lender İşbank. “We will do whatever possible on the legal ground,” Kılıçdaroğlu said at his party’s parliamentary group meeting on Oct. 16. “He … Continue reading

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Turkey’s unemployment rate hits 10.8 pct in July

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The annual unemployment rate in Turkey hit 10.8 percent with a 0.1 percent year-on-year increase, the country’s statistical authority stated on Oct. 15. The unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in the previous month. “The number of unemployed persons aged 15 … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Church bans citizens from visiting churches in Turkey

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Russian clerics have warned their citizens against visiting churches in Turkey after the Russian Orthodox Church’s decision to sever all relations with the Fener Greek Patriarchatein Istanbul. “All [Orthodox] churches in Turkey, including the ones in Istanbul and Ankara, have been banned to our congregation. … Continue reading

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Istanbul metro receives first reverse vending machine

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Istanbul’s İTÜ-Ayazağa metro station has become the first station to receive a newly launched vending machine that accepts recyclable cans and bottles as currency. The city transportation pass, known as an Istanbul Card (Istanbul Kart), can be topped up by simply depositing a … Continue reading

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Turkey’s budget sees $12.3 billion deficit in first nine months: Ministry

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Turkey’s central government budget balance posted a deficit of 56.7 billion Turkish Liras ($12.35 billion) from January to September with a 79.4 percent year-on-year increase, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Oct. 15. The country’s budget revenues totaled 546.8 billion liras … Continue reading

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First prayer at 1,500-year-old Mor Samuel Church after 60 years

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The Mor Samuel (Shmuel) Church, located in the Anıtlı (previously known as the “Hah”) village in the Midyat district of the southeastern province of Mardin, hosted its first religious ceremony in the last 60 years on Oct. 15. “Mor Samuel Church has been among … Continue reading

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Turkish court releases US pastor Brunson after eventful hearing

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A Turkish court has ruled for the release of an American pastor at the heart of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States after a hearing on Oct. 12 during which key witnesses flipped and the prosecution softened. The fourth … Continue reading

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Turkish-Saudi team to probe missing journalist case as pressure mounts on Riyadh

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A joint Turkish-Saudi team will investigate the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi upon the Kingdom’s request, said the Turkish president’s aide on Oct. 12, as pressure mounted on Riyadh. Speaking to the state-run Anadolu Agency, İbrahim Kalın said: “Within the framework … Continue reading

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1,500-year-old jar discovered in Turkey surprises scientists with contents

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A 1500-year-old earthenware jar discovered at the ruins of an ancient city in Turkey’s west has surprised scientists with its contents. Click through for the story… More: 1,500-year-old jar discovered in Turkey surprises scientists with contents

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