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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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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Saturday Mothers/People Prevented from Gathering at Galatasaray Square Again

Saturday Mothers/People, who have not been allowed to gather at Galatasaray Square, have asked the fates of Yurtseven, Özeken and Sarıtaş, who disappeared while in custody 23 years ago, in front of Human Rights Association’s building in Beyoğlu. from bianet … Continue reading

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İYİ Party leader files criminal complaint against MHP leader

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Meral Akşener, chairperson of the İYİ (Good) Party, has filed a criminal complaint against Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli after a group of MHP members staged a protest in front of her house on Oct. 4. Akşener submitted her appeal to an Istanbul court through … Continue reading

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‘Private sector should address refugee question,’ Turkish businesswoman says

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The Turkish private sector needs to pay attention to the Syrian refugee question and become part of the solution, according to a representative from the business community. “We cannot force them to go back, as businesspeople, we also need to find a way to … Continue reading

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CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu vows to win Ankara, Istanbul in local elections

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Oct. 12 pledged to win two crucial metropolitans of Turkey, Istanbul and Ankara, in the upcoming local elections in March 2019. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2A8br25 via CHPEU

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US Pastor Brunson Released

The house arrest and international travel ban previously imposed on US Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson have been lifted. Brunson, who has been sentenced to 3 years, 1 month and 15 days in prison, has been released considering the time that … Continue reading

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