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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.

CHP vows to lift emergency rule 48 hours after İnce takes office as president

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP has vowed to lift the state of emergency 48 hours after its presidential candidate Muharrem İnce takes the office as the president in a clear message to the world that the new government prioritizes democracy. “We … Continue reading

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Erdoğan rejects CHP candidate’s call for live TV debate

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected a challenge made by main opposition CHP’s presidential candidate Muharrem İnce for a live debate on television. “He will [try to] get ratings thanks to us,” the president said, adding that he would not … Continue reading

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‘Kurdish question to be solved in parliament,’ CHP presidential candidate says

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Turkey’s Kurdish question should be solved in the Turkish Parliament, main opposition CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce said on June 11. Speaking at a packed rally in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır ahead of the June 24 elections, İnce vowed … Continue reading

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Is it intelligence agency’s job to monitor opposition, İnce asks Erdoğan

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Muharrem İnce, the main opposition CHP presidential candidate, has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the latter said the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) identified participants of İnce’s rally in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır as supporters of the Peoples’ Democratic … Continue reading

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CHP wants ‘justice for all’ on anniversary of justice march

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Main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said his party wanted justice for all 81 million citizens of Turkey, speaking in a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the “justice march,” which he had initiated after the imprisonment of CHP … Continue reading

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After 16 Years in Power, Erdogan Shows Signs of Fatigue

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Late last year, a number of mayors from ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) found themselves axed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a massive intra-party reshuffle. To justify his move to place elected mayors of metropolitan cities on the … Continue reading

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Osman Kavala Applies to ECtHR Due to Long Detention Without Trial

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Rights advocate and businessperson Osman Kavala has sent a letter from prison at the seventh month of his arrest and stated that he has applied to the ECtHR due to his long detention without trial. What happened? Anadolu Kültür Executive … Continue reading

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CHP News: I will win in first round: CHP’s candidate İnce

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Main opposition CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce said he anticipates to win in the first round of presidential elections. “At first, I was counting on carrying the presidential race to the second round. But now, everything has changed. Now, we … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP leader claims he was ‘illegally tapped’ by gov’t

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Main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has claimed he has been spied on and has accused the government of illegal tapping. Kılıçdaroğlu said the AKP’s election proposal to transform the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul into a grand garden was initially … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP candidate İnce promises ‘state of law’ if elected

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Main opposition CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce vows that Turkey will become a “state of law” if he is elected president in the June 24 election. “First of all, we will maintain the rule of law. We will then ensure … Continue reading

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