CHP News: 1.7 million Turkish workers involved in workplace accidents over past 14 years: Report

Nearly 1.7 million workers have been involved in a workplace accident in Turkey from 2003 to 2017, while almost 17,000 have died at work over the same period, according to a report prepared by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi.

Turkey has been criticized for its poor workplace safety record and its failure to prevent wirkplace accidents. Labor authorities are widely criticized for failing to conduct the necessary inspections and take precautions to protect workers.

İlgezdi’s report also cites the number of workers who will not be able to work again due to their workplace related accidents. Between 2003 and 2017, the number of workers who received an “incapacity report” was recorded at 30,681.

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CHP EU Representation

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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