Kilicdaroglu Calls for a Stop to the Bloodshed

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu paid a visit to the Istanbul home of the family of a soldier who was killed recently in the southeast, and said the bloodshed must be stopped.

“The martyr’s mother said that she hoped no more kids would die. She also said she wanted [Turkey’s people] to live under the same flag in peace. I share the same wish with all my heart. … We want to live in peace in this beautiful, heavenly country,” Kilicdaroglu said.

Sinan Şen was killed during a clash with suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern provinceof Bingölon April 24. Şen’s father, Recai Şen, also said his son should be the last victim. “I am proud of my son but he must be the last one. We will always hold our heads high.[1]

About CHP EU Representation

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 associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau 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 an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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