Istanbul’s new mayor signals oversight of funds transferred to AKP-affiliated foundations
The newly-declared opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) mayor of Istanbul Ekrem İmamoğlu has suggested that he will shed light on and put a stop to municipality funds transferred to organisations affiliated to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Deutsche Welle Turkish said on Friday. “The time of serving ‘the man’, associations, persons, foundations, and religious groups has ended,” said İmamoğlu four days after local polls on March 31. “We will start such a transparent administration that, everything, including my mayorship will be made public,” he said.
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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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