CHP’s EU Envoy Sevinç: It was a very unfair campaign

Kader Sevinc, CHP representative to the EU, said the referendum process took place under very unfair conditions.

“It was an unfair campaign because naysayers (and) opponents were called terrorists, have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, disproportionate TV airtime. We estimate that the government’s influence extended to 90 percent of the Turkish media,” Sevinc told Arab News.
“This referendum was a choice between saying goodbye to democracy in all its surviving manifestations and giving Turkey another chance to reclaim its secular democracy.”

“Turkish referendum passes with thin margin”, Menekşe Tokyay

More: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1085801/middle-east

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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