CHP Deputy Chairman Ünal Çeviköz’s Press Release on Attacks in New Zealand

We have learned with deep sorrow that 49 people were killed and 48 were wounded in the grave terrorist attack during Friday prayers to the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We condemn this racist and inhumane assault fiercely, pray for our brothers and sisters to God, and give our condolences to all New Zealanders. According to the official statements, we have two citizens among the injured, we wish them a speedy recovery.

Terrorism is a global threat that does not discriminate between race, nationality or religion and must be tackled by international cooperation all over the world.

We expect the perpetrators of the New Zealand attack to be captured as soon as possible and justice to prevail.

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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