Main Opposition Leader of Turkey and CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu pens a letter proposing March 11th as t he “International Day for Solidarity and Fight Against Pandemics”

Dear Friends,

Main Opposition Leader of Turkey and CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu pens a letter proposing March 11th, the date the

WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, to be adopted by the United Nations as the “International Day for Solidarity and Fight Against Pandemics”.

In his letter of solidarity dated April 10th, Mr Kılıçdaroğlu wrote, “Nazım Hikmet, one of the most prominent poets of my country, cited in his poem

“…in a laboratory, you can die for people- even

for people whose faces you’ve never seen, even though you know

living is the most real, the most beautiful thing…”.

Please find enclosed CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s letter of solidarity.

Kind regards,

Kader Sevinç

CHP Representative to the EU

PES Board Member

CHP EU Representation

Rond-Point Schuman 2-4,



CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu – Letter.pdf

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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