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: What you need to know about upcoming elections?” by CHP EU Representation

President Erdogan called on Wednesday for a snap presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in June, a year earlier than scheduled, moving to consolidate his one-man rule. But Erdogan had denied the poll would be rescheduled just few days … Continue reading

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CHP News: 15 CHP MPs to join İYİ Party to secure its participation in snap election

Fifteen main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) members will join the İYİ (Good) Party for the upcoming early presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, Turkish broadcaster CNN Türk reported on April 22. from Hürriyet Daily News via CHPEU

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CHP News: Felicity Party head to meet opposition leaders, former President Gül: Report

Felicity Party (SP) leader Temel Karamollaoğlu is set to meet with main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener this week in the capital Ankara before visiting Abdullah Gül, who served as … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP is open to election alliances: Spokesperson

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Bülent Tezcan has said the CHP is open to “forming alliances under certain principles” in the upcoming snap elections, adding that a model to nullify the 10 percent election threshold for political parties … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP leader sure of election victory on June 24

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) is sure of a victory in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections as he vowed that 2018 will be the year of returning to democracy, the daily Hürriyet reported quoting … Continue reading

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Human Rights Association: Sexual Abuse is Crime, not Sickness

Concerning the law draft about child abuse, Human Rights Association İstanbul branch in its statement has said, “You cannot prevent any crime by increasing the punishment”. from bianet via CHPEU

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CHP SPOKESPERSON ON SNAP ELECTION: First Statement by CHP: We are Ready for Election

After President Erdoğan has announced the date for snap election as June 24, the first statement by CHP has been made by the Spokesperson Bülent Tezcan, who has said, “Bring it on. As CHP, we are ready for the election … Continue reading

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EU officials fear new wave of migrants after Greek court ruling

A top Greek court ruled on Wednesday (18 April) that migrants landing on Greek islands should no longer be held there while asylum claims are assessed, a decision raising alarm among EU officials in Brussels. from – Feed reading

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State of Emergency Extended for 7th Time

State of Emergency has been extended for another three months. Snap election will be held under State of Emergency conditions. from bianet via CHPEU

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Demonstration Ban for Nuclear Plant Protesters in Sinop

The “We Don’t Want Nuclear Power Plant in Sinop” demonstration to be held by Sinop Anti-Nuclear Platform this weekend in Sinop has been banned. HDP’s Çepni has said, “No government can stand with such prohibitive policies”. from bianet via … Continue reading

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