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 Ranks Second After Russia in Distrust of Its Own Media

The 2019 Trust Barometer of Edelman has shown that 52 percent of the general population in Turkey trust the government. While they have a distrust of international organizations, the rate of people trusting these organizations has still been on the … Continue reading

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Turkey Ranks Second in ECtHR Again

The Annual Report of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has shown that Turkey has been the second country, about which the court gave a judgement in 2018. Turkey has also ranked fourth among the countries awaiting a judgement. … Continue reading

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Journalist Uğur Mumcu Commemorated in 26th Year of His Murder

It has been 26 years since investigative journalist Uğur Mumcu was murdered. Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) has held a commemorative ceremony for Mumcu in front of the Uğur Mumcu Monument in Harbiye, İstanbul. from bianet via CHPEU

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DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER MARKED: ‘If Lawyers Lose Their Voice, Citizens Lose Their Breath’

Being dedicated to lawyers in Turkey, January 24 Day of the Endangered Lawyer has been marked by lawyers in İstanbul. Marching from Galatasaray Square to İstanbul Bar Association, lawyers said, “If lawyers lose their voice, citizens lose their breath.” from … Continue reading

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Erdoğan Appoints Former AKP MP to Constitutional Court

President and AKP Chair Erdoğan has appointed Deputy Minister of Justice and former AKP MP Yıldız Seferinoğlu as a member to the Constitutional Court. from bianet via CHPEU

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CHP and İYİ Party to Cooperate in 49 Provinces in Local Elections

CHP and İYİ Party have reached an agreement on local elections. Two parties, which also formed the Nation Alliance ahead of Parliamentary elections on June 24, 2018, will cooperate in 22 metropolitan municipalities and 27 provinces in local elections. from … Continue reading

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Police Prevents Peace Mothers’ Statement

The Peace Mothers have gathered to make a press statement and send a letter to the Ministry of Justice for MP Leyla Güven and more than 200 prisoners who are on a hunger strike. Police did not allow the statement … Continue reading

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‘Visions of Holocaust’ Exhibition: Past Needs to Be Faced to Prevent its Recurrence

“Visions of the Holocaust” exhibition has opened at the Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chief Rabbi Haleva and Consul General of Germany Reiffenstuel underlined the importance of facing the past. from bianet via … Continue reading

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No Candidates by HDP for Metropolitan Municipalities of İstanbul, İzmir, Adana

Holding a press conference regarding the local elections to be held on March 31, HDP Co-Spokesperson Saruhan Oluç has announced that they will not nominate candidates for the metropolitan municipalities of İstanbul, İzmir and Adana. from bianet via CHPEU

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Former CHP MP Eren Erdem to Begin Hunger Strike in Prison

Former CHP MP Eren Erdem has stated, “Being tried on FETÖ-related charges is hurting my pride” and announced that he will go on a hunger strike as of January 29. from bianet via CHPEU

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