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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Internal documents show Turkey’s highest court rejecting appeals out of hand | Ahval

Internal documents show Turkey’s highest court rejecting appeals out of hand(Updated) The website of Turkey’s Constitutional Court (AYM) has been shut down after an apparent fault revealed template judgements that appeared to show the court rejecting appeals before they had … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s rule may end before 2023 elections – analysis | Ahval

Erdoğan’s rule may end before 2023 elections – analysis Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose party lost Istanbul to the opposition, may not succeed in holding his office until the next presidential elections in 2023, U.S. weekly newspaper The National … Continue reading

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Opposition aims to curb Erdogan’s powers after election rout

Opposition aims to curb Erdogan’s powers after election rout Orhan Kemal Cengiz July 1, 2019 ARTICLE SUMMARYThe government’s debacle in local polls in Istanbul and most of Turkey’s other big cities has set the stage for a new power struggle … Continue reading

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In Turkey, demography is a brake on Islamisation – Erasmus

In Turkey, demography is a brake on Islamisation Why the government’s effort to create a more devout society has failed More:In Turkey, demography is a brake on Islamisation – Erasmus from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/2RPDKJD via CHPEU

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Love Will Set You Free From Populism – Foreign Policy

Love Will Set You Free From Populism The mayoral election in Istanbul offers the emotional template for defeating authoritarian leaders elsewhere in the world. More:Love Will Set You Free From Populism – Foreign Policy from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/2FLVOzv via CHPEU

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Former Turkish PM Davutoglu slams Erdogan’s AKP after Istanbul defeat – Reuters

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu slams Erdogan’s AKP after Istanbul defeat ANKARA (Reuters) – A former Turkish prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday harshly criticized the ruling AK Party after a stinging electoral defeat in Istanbul … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP head reiterates for a new referendum for neutrality

The nation’s president needs to remain impartial, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçaroğlu said on July 2, reiterating his previous remarks, calling for a referendum to decide whether the president should be nonpartisan. from Hürriyet Daily News … Continue reading

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EU – Turkey: Friends at a distance – Modern Diplomacy

EU – Turkey: Friends at a distance The recent conflict over Turkish drilling vessels exploring for oil in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus has triggered another wave of debates between Turkey and the European Union. For … Continue reading

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Can Turkish politics be depolarised? · Global Voices

Can Turkish politics be depolarised?The ruling party is no longer in charge of the largest municipalityPosted 4 July 2019 20:25 GMT Imamoglu clebrates victory in Istanbul. Campaign photo posted by Imamoglu’s Twitter on June 24. In the end it was easy. … Continue reading

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Istanbul opposition leader faces jail time for social media posts

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The story ( 28.05.2019 ), please read the briefing below as well: An Istanbul court on Monday accepted an indictment charging the chair of the main opposition party’s Istanbul branch with insulting the president and spreading terrorist propaganda, state-run Anadolu … Continue reading

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