Yalova municipality replaces dismissed CHP mayor with AKP councilor

Duvar English

The city council of the eastern Marmara province of Yalova elected a councilor from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in lieu of the previously elected mayor from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) who was dismissed in a corruption case.

AKP town council member Mustafa Tutuk was elected in the third round of voting to replace the CHP Mayor Vefa Salman who had won in the local elections of March 2019 that were re-held though Salman won again at the re-run.

“Anyone who knows me would know that the absence of others wouldn’t make me happy,” Tutuk said.

Salman was dismissed from his elected post on Feb. 27 amid a corruption case that he himself initiated by denouncing a municipal accountant who pocketed 1,428,000 Turkish Lira.

The Interior Ministry had opened an investigation into Salman for “corrupting bids and embezzlement.”

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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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