Monthly Archives: February 2015

CHP EU #storifies: “Turkey’s Progressive Voice in Brussels”, 26.02.2015

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CHP European Union Representation storifies for you! Follow us @CHPEU Turkey’s Progressive Voice in Brussels Download the full story (pdf)

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CHP Report on the Turkish Government’s Culture and Arts Policies – 2014 : Oppression and Censorship

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The AKP government,  counteracts  freedom of expression, with the new regulations and practices, in our country almost every day. The right to demonstrate is also being destroyed in the same way. The freedom of the Press has become limited as … Continue reading

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CHP Briefing on Internal Security Bill

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  The draft law known as the Internal Security Package is currently being discussed at the Parliament. It is a source of great concern for democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Turkey. It has three fundamental shortcomings. … Continue reading

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CHP: Security bill undermines rights in Turkey

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“The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has lodged a statement of opposition to the 15 articles of the new homeland security bill, saying that the penalty given for brandishing a sling is higher than the penalty of gun possession. … Continue reading

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Is Turkey Just Copying the EU in Increasing Police Powers?

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The Turkish government’s plans to widen police powers are facing growing criticism at home and abroad. The government claims the draft law would merely give Turkish police the same powers as their counterparts in EU countries. The reality is that … Continue reading

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CHP deputy Gülsün Bilgehan elected as head of Council of Europe committee

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ankara deputy Gülsün Bilgehan, has been elected as Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, becoming the first Turkish politician ever to be selected … Continue reading

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Strategic Outlook’s Interview with Kader Sevinc about Turkish foreign policy

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Strategic Outlook’s Interview with Kader Sevinc about Turkish foreign policy 1-) How do you evaluate the last 10 years of the Turkish foreign policy? In the 21st century, foreign policy ought to serve the interests of the people. People deserve … Continue reading

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The Issue of Religious Freedom in Turkey’s EU Accession

The Issue of Religious Freedom in Turkey’s EU Accession Abstract Turkey has many different non-Muslim and non-Sunni minorities (e.g. Alevis). However, the Turkish governments (such as the AKP government) have not done enough for effective protection of minority rights. EU … Continue reading

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CHP’s Anti-Corruption Manifesto

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CHP’s Anti-Corruption Manifesto CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS WILL BE INVESTIGATED REFORM IN THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SYSTEM HONEST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FAIR MARKETS MODERN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION CLEAN AND REPUTABLE POLITICS

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