Inside Europe: Turkey′s war on ′food terrorism′ | Media Center | DW | 22.02.2019

Inside Europe: Turkey’s war on ‘food terrorism’

The Turkish president has declared war on food inflation. Food prices are soaring by 30 percent, after last year’s collapse of Turkey’s lira currency. Growing discontent with the economic crisis is threatening Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s control of key cities ahead of local elections. But Erdogan accuses food sellers of price gouging and is taking radical measures. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.

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from Turkish Digest

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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