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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Era of fair elections in Turkey over – Stratfor analyst | Ahval

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After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan secured re-election as president under extremely dubious circumstances in the Jun. 24 elections, democrat elections are likely a thing of the past in Turkey, according to Sinan Ciddi, a Georgetown University academic and contributor to the … Continue reading

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Despite increased women representation in parliament, Turkey’s political gender equality still long way to go – Global Times

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Despite increased women representation in parliament, Turkey’s political gender equality still long way to go. Turkish activists say that the female representation in Turkey’s parliament has increased in the latest election, but it is insufficient and there is still a … Continue reading

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Authorities of Council of Ministers Pass to President by Decree

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Authorities of Council of Ministers have been passed to President by a new statutory decree of 74 articles. Authorities of Council of Ministers Pass to President by Decree Authorities of Council of Ministers have been passed to President by a … Continue reading

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People Celebrating Election Results by Shooting Into Air Released

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Three people, who celebrated the election results by firing their guns into the air and were taken into custody, have been released. from bianet https://ift.tt/2KCeg24 via CHPEU

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At Least 149 Workers Lost Their Lives in June

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In the first half of 2018, 907 workers lost their lives in occupational homicides. In June, 149 workers, six of whom were children and nine of whom were women, lost their lives. Bianet https://ift.tt/2KJdrDR via CHPEU

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Turkey marks 25 years since mob attack on Alevi intellectuals

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Turkey marks 25 years since mob attack on Alevi intellectuals Turkish activists and opposition on Monday marked a quarter of a century since the massacre of 33 intellectuals largely from the Alevi minority in a mob attack on a hotel, … Continue reading

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Turkish inflation surges to highest since 2003 | Turkish lira drops 1% after inflation heats up to 15% | Financial Times

Turkish lira drops 1% after inflation heats up to 15% Report highlights inflationary impact of a nearly 20% fall this year in the lira More:Turkish lira drops 1% after inflation heats up to 15% | Financial Times https://ift.tt/2lQ3zKn Turkish inflation … Continue reading

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Former CHP deputy Eren Erdem detained on terrorism charges

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A former Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker was detained June 29 on terrorism charges. The former member of the parliament was on trial over his work during his time as the editor-in-chief of Karşı newspaper. The prosecutor accused Erdem in … Continue reading

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CHP spokesperson calls on Interior Minister to resign

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Bülent Tezcan has called on Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu to resign after the former announced he instructed local governors to hinder CHP officials from attending the funerals of martyred Turkish Army members. from … Continue reading

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Post-Election Update

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On June 24, Turkish citizens flocked to the polls with 86.2 percent voter turnout — very impressive given the absence of a fair and free election. Despite an enthusiastic campaign, leading opposition candidate Muharrem Ince and other opposition candidates Meral … Continue reading

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