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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.

Turkey Top News – Weekly Roundup

-Hopes for an improvement in Turkey-Germany relations plagued by a number of contentious issues over the past two years tackled at Turkish prime minister’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin last week. Ms. Merkel said she saw many … Continue reading

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EU Commissioner: We Cannot Ignore Rule of Law Deficits in Turkey

EU Enlargement Commissioner Hahn has told Die Welt that the focus needs to be not on Turkey’s accession negotiations but on strategic partnership, remarking that the EU cannot “ignore significant deficits in the rule of law in Turkey”. from bianet … Continue reading

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Courts Approve Bans of LGBTI Events

In its decision of refusal, the courts have asserted that “the decision of banning will not cause unrecoverable consequence and it is not openly contravening law”. from bianet http://ift.tt/2FnKGY8 via CHPEU

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CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu: Youth is the owners and guardians of the republic

Turkey’s judicial system has been taken over by the political authority, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, claiming that members of the judiciary “are being given orders” by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). … Continue reading

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What lurks behind Turkey’s unending emergency rule?

What lurks behind Turkey’s unending emergency rule? Sibel Hurtas January 28, 2018 Article Summary Alarm grows in Turkey over the government’s intentions after a sixth extension of the state of emergency, declared over the 2016 coup attempt. More:What lurks behind … Continue reading

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Green Party: Stop Arms Sale to Turkey

The Green Party has submitted motion for arms export to be stopped to Turkey in protest of Afrin operation. The motion has been approved. from bianet http://ift.tt/2BBXFlJ via CHPEU

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CHP’s Doctor MPs Denounce Operation Against Launched Medical Association

Reminding that Turkish Medical Association was targeted by President Erdoğan over its declaration opposing Afrin operation, CHP’s doctor MPs Şeker and Kara have emphasized that doctors’ main duty is to keep people alive. from bianet http://ift.tt/2GvxwbW via CHPEU

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66-Year-Old Retired Person Arrested Due to ‘Afrin Post’ on Social Media

66-year-old retired V.S. has been arrested in Sakarya due to his or her social media post about Afrin operation. from bianet http://ift.tt/2BBF8WG via CHPEU

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311 Detentions, at Least 15 Arrest in ‘Social Media Operation’

According to the Ministry of Interior, 311 people have been detained on charge of “terrorism propaganda” due to their social media posts about Afrin operation. At least people have been arrested in the first 10 days of the operation. from … Continue reading

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Turkey and the slippery slope of democracy: lessons for us all

Turkey and the slippery slope of democracy: lessons for us allBy Kelsey LeBrun Keswani | January 29, 2018 If the four pillars of a democratic nation are equity, representation, freedom and justice, Turkey is dangerously close to losing its claim … Continue reading

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