Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attack in Hakkari-Semdinli, Turkey

Bruxelles, – – UNIQUE ID: 161009_8 
At least 18 people, both soldiers as well as civilians, were killed and dozens more were injured today in a car bomb attack on a security post in Hakkari-Semdinli in the south east Turkey.
We express our condolences to the families of the victims killed and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. The European Union and Turkey stand united against all forms of terrorism.
The dangerous spiral of violence in the south east of Turkey must come to an end, arms must be laid down and a political process based on a genuine dialogue needs to start. The EU is ready to accompany this process.

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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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