Commemoration message – one year into the killing of lawyer and human rights defender Tahir Elçi, former President of the Diyarbakır Bar Association

Press Release

The EU Delegation on behalf of EU Member States diplomatic missions in Turkey wishes to pay tribute to the outstanding lawyer and human rights defender TAHİR ELÇİ on the first anniversary of his killing last year. Elçi’s legacy and his invaluable works on topics such as impunity, peace and reconciliation will never be forgotten.
While remembering him on this sad day, we would like to express our expectations for a thorough, independent and transparent investigation into his tragic demise and for the necessity of bringing those responsible to justice.

from News

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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