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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.
Dear Friends, We went through a lot in last 17 days following 31 March Turkish Local Elections… Since the election night, our opponents have tried everything to prevent Mr Ekrem Imamoglu, Mayor-elect of Istanbul from receiving his certificate of election … Continue reading
Turkey’s opposition takes office in Istanbul, appeal still pendingAli Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul’s mayor on Wednesday after election recounts were finally completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party … Continue reading
EU throws unemployed journalists in Turkey a lifeline Journalism is under threat in Turkey, not least because 1 in 4 journalists is out of a job. An EU-funded program called “Media for Democracy,” or M4D, aims to protect journalists — … Continue reading
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and its ally İYİ (Good) Party have called on Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) to not bow to government pressure and urged the body finalize the results of the local elections held 10 … Continue reading
Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey, US Rights Group Claims April 10, 2019 3:23 AM Dorian Jones ISTANBUL — Turkey is “arbitrarily” jailing hundreds of lawyers, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch. The imprisonments … Continue reading
Turkey accused of systematic assault on legal profession By Michael Cross10 April 2019 The government of Turkey stands accused of a systematic attack on the role of lawyers in a major report by an international human rights body today. The … Continue reading
Turkish unemployment jumps to highest in nearly a decade ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s unemployment rate surged to 14.7 percent in the December-February period, its highest level in nearly a decade according to official data on Monday, as the effects of … Continue reading
Appeals and recounts spark frustration as Istanbul vote count enters third week By Reuters By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Electoral officials ordered a second recount of votes in an east Istanbul district on Monday, after two weeks of appeals … Continue reading
Do Not Take Your Eyes Away From TurkeyApr. 15, 2019 8:05 AM ET |Includes: EEM Turkey’s rotten fundamentals have not improved one bit since last year’s massive sell-off in the Lira, which threatened the viability of the Turkish economy as … Continue reading
The Turkish Obama? Ekrem imamoğlu and his fight to Istanbul By Teodora Torrendo – April 15, 2019 “Give him the mandate, let’s give him the mandate, give imamoğlu his mandate!” The scene of Saturday evening will be shared later on … Continue reading