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’s Declaration of Democracy and Freedom

Declaration of Democracy and Freedom Our Beloved Nation, 6 May 2019 is marked as a black day in our democratic history. This date will never perish from memory. There has never been another example in our history of law, justice, … Continue reading

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Declaration by the CHP Party Assembly: We want to clearly emphasize that we are not going to let anyone to terrorize us and our society

28 April 2019 28 days ago we completed the most unfair and polarizing election process throughout the history of multi-party democracy in Turkey, during which the ruling party abused its power relentlessly. Our fellow citizens declared their decision by casting … Continue reading

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Turkish Citizens Paid 52.7 Million Euro for Schengen Visa in 2018

Özgür Töre 18 April 2019 The European Commission revealed statistics for Schengen Visa applications in 2018. A total of 879,238 applications lodged in Turkey. 74 thousand of the applications are declined and Turks spent 52,754,280 euros in 2018 for Schengen … Continue reading

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Erodogan’s Turkey Crackdown Chronicle – Blitz

Erdogan’s Turkey Crackdown Chronicle April 18, 2019 Özgür Öğret 14 trials in one week for Özgür Gündem publisher Over the course of one week, Turkish courts agreed to proceed with 14 cases involving Ziya Çiçekçi, a former publisher of the … Continue reading

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Turkish court halts new Istanbul mayor’s order to copy municipality database | Ahval

Turkish court halts new Istanbul mayor’s order to copy municipality database A Turkish administrative court on Friday halted Istanbul’s new mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu’s order to copy the database of the municipality and its associated companies, Habertürk reported . More:Turkish court … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s new mayor signals oversight of funds transferred to AKP-affiliated foundations | Ahval

Istanbul’s new mayor signals oversight of funds transferred to AKP-affiliated foundations The newly-declared opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) mayor of Istanbul Ekrem İmamoğlu has suggested that he will shed light on and put a stop to municipality funds transferred to … Continue reading

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Turkey’s ruling party comes under fire on social media over attack against opposition leader | Ahval

Turkey’s ruling party comes under fire on social media over attack against opposition leader The ruling party has faced a storm of criticism on Sunday after Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was attacked by a group of people at … Continue reading

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Attack on CHP leader worrying for Turkey

Attack on CHP leader worrying for Turkey It is very unfortunate and worrying for Turkey and Turkish politics to observe a mass physical attack against Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), in Çubuk district of Ankara … Continue reading

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Former Turkish PM Davutoglu sharply criticizes Erdogan’s AK Party

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu sharply criticizes Erdogan’s AK Party[Reuters]By Orhan Coskun,Reuters•April 22, 2019 By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – A former prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan strongly criticized the ruling AK Party on Monday, blaming policy … Continue reading

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CHP’s EU Envoy writes a letter announcing the confirmation of Imamoglu’s election as the Mayor of Metropolitan İstanbul

Dear Friends, We went through a lot in last 17 days following 31 March Turkish Local Elections… Since the election night, our opponents have tried everything to prevent Mr Ekrem Imamoglu, Mayor-elect of Istanbul from receiving his certificate of election … Continue reading

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