CHP vows to lift emergency rule 48 hours after İnce takes office as president

Turkey’s main opposition CHP has vowed to lift the state of emergency 48 hours after its presidential candidate Muharrem İnce takes the office as the president in a clear message to the world that the new government prioritizes democracy.

“We will convey to the world that ‘Our direction is towards democracy. We will lift the state of emergency and we will strengthen our democracy’,” CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said in a televised interview early June 13.

Kılıçdaroğlu vowed that İnce, if elected as president in the June 24 elections, will lift the state of emergency two days into being the head of the nation.

For more – Hürriyet Daily

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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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