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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CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu wrote to German newspaper FAZ : Turkey’s democrats should not be left alone

Turkey’s democrats should not be left alone CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu indicated that Turkey is not just one single man and that there is a serious polarisation of the people as demonstrated by the last elections. He highlighted that those who … Continue reading

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CHP publishes a report on AKP’s disturbing legacy on gender equality in Turkey

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CHP Party Assembly Member and Ankara MP Tekin Bingöl published a report regarding right violations faced by women at the occasion of 5 December International Women’s Rights Day. As such, he shared striking figures regarding issues faced by women employees, … Continue reading

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Why Ukraine cannot become gas hub like Turkey – Turkey earns billions of dollars on gas transit, while Ukraine loses its chance – 112.international

Turkey earns billions of dollars on gas transit, while Ukraine loses its chance Author : Oleksiy KushchSome twenty years ago no one would believe that Turkey would become a gas hub and the largest transit country for Russian gas to … Continue reading

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Turkey wants to be downgraded to developing country status in climate change agreement list

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Turkey is striving to more effectively combat climate change and is aiming to obtain more financing to invest in solutions. In order to be eligible for financial support to carry out its initiatives, it applied to the UN on Nov. 15 to switch its … Continue reading

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Emerging shares, currencies rise on dovish Fed

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Emerging market currencies hit their highest level in nearly four months on Nov. 29 and stocks gained as dovish remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell put the dollar on the back foot. However, stocks markets in China and Hong Kong weakened … Continue reading

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Turkish prosecutors say ‘no concrete evidence of Ergenekon’s presence’

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The prosecution of a court case involving a reported conspiracy to overthrow Turkey’s government dating back a decade has said the existence of the organization in question could not be conclusively proven, according to judicial sources on Friday. “It has been … Continue reading

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Turkish court dismisses plea for release of Demirtaş after ECHR ruling

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A Turkish court on Nov. 30 rejected a request from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for the release of Selahattin Demirtaş, the former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who has been in prison for over two years on … Continue reading

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Post-Brexit UK to remain as a global power: Envoy

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The United Kingdom’s decision to quit the European Union will not change her status as a global power and her ambitions in foreign policy, a high-ranking British diplomat has said, stressing that British diplomacy is preparing for the new era by re-focusing … Continue reading

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CHP Deputy President Lale Karabıyık: Women homicides have increased by 392% in 14 years

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CHP Deputy President in charge of Women Policies and Deputy of Bursa Lale Karabıyık lodged a press release at the occasion of 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Indicating that AKP policies with respect to … Continue reading

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İYİ Party, CHP in talks of alliance on nine polling districts

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İYİ (Good) Party and Republican People’s Party (CHP) are having talks of forming an alliance for the upcoming local elections, mainly focused on nine metropolises, İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener said on Nov. 27. “A negotiation is not in question. I am not the one to impose conditions in … Continue reading

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