Turkish News Folder, 7 May 2012

CHP Hosts Arab Conference in Istanbul

CHP is proving once again that neither the Arab Spring, nor Turkish foreign policy can be trusted to the AKP administration alone.  The opposition needs to be present at each important foreign policy decision to make sure national interests are … Continue reading →

Kilicdaroglu Joins Protest to Shut Down Publicly Funded Theatres

On 29 April CHP chairman Kilicdaroglu joined a protest by actors and artist to stop the impending privatization of the publicly funded theaters. “In a recent play inTurkey, two actors wore trench coats in their role as assassins posing as … Continue reading →


CHP President Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Speaker of the Grand Assembly Cemil Çicek

Will Erdogan Keep Speaker Çiçek’s Promise?

Speaker of the Grand Assembly Cemil Çicek ushered a compromise among the 4 parties represented in the parliament to amend the Felony Courts Procedures Law to open the way for the release of the 8 deputies currently in custody pending … Continue reading →XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Kemal Kilicdaroglu in Bosnia

CHP Leader Kilicdaroglu Visits Bosnia

Chairman Kilicdaroglu visited war-torn Balkan state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he made very important statements regarding CHP’s foreign policy.  As usual, journalists were also curious about Kilicdaroglu’s views on domestic topics.  CHP Kilicdaroglu emphasized the evolution in CHP: “During a visit … Continue reading →

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 …Continue reading →

CHP Vice-President Faruk Logoglu

Article-CHP Deputy Chairman Faruk Logoglu: The Kurdish issue: deepening the regional dimension and gaining velocity

FARUK LOGOGLU With the winds of change sweeping the region, the Kurds of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria are coalescing into an interconnected collectivity. Today the Kurdish issue is not a disparate issue of the separate countries where they live, … Continue reading →

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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