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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.

Turkish parliament only hears ruling AKP’s draft bills in general assembly, speaker’s office reveals

Duvar English The Parliament Speaker’s Office has failed to hear draft bills from any political party besides the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), leaving 2,817 draft bills from the opposition and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) unattended, daily Cumhuriyet … Continue reading

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Turkey’s opposition slams government crackdown on HDP

Duvar English Turkey’s opposition parties have criticized the detention of dozens of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members, saying that the move is politically motivated. Turkish police on Sept. 25 detained dozens of HDP members, including the co-mayor of the eastern … Continue reading

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How the FinCEN files are (not) reported in Turkey

The FinCEN files that were released last Sunday shook the world. News agencies have since put forward detailed reports of criminals, oligarchs, and despots moving dirty money around the world.  The FinCEN files, which were carried out by the ICIJ … Continue reading

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Erdoğan says course of talks on Mediterranean dispute to depend on steps taken by Greece

Duvar English Turkey, Greece agree to resume talks after four years in Istanbul Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held a phone call on Sept. 23 and discussed the situation in the eastern Mediterranean. The phone … Continue reading

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Selahattin Demirtaş to carry indictments into him as medals, CHP leader says

Duvar English Former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş will carry the indictments into him as medals, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said. Kılıçdaroğlu commented on a recent indictment into Demirtaş, who has been … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Central Bank hikes interest rates unexpectedly, bumping up lira from record low

Duvar English – Reuters Turkish lira hits new record low against dollar as experts blame distrust for economy Turkey’s lira charged higher against the dollar on Sept. 24 as a result of the central bank’s surprise move to raise its policy rate, proving … Continue reading

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Pompeo warns Turkey that Huawei presence threatens military cooperation with US

Duvar English U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Turkey’s growing reliance on Huawei and other Chinese companies could complicate Washington’s military cooperation Ankara. “They make it more difficult,” the Secretary of State told the Washington Examiner. “The fact that … Continue reading

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US pharma firms might abandon Turkish market over failure to pay debts, ambassador warns

Reuters The U.S. ambassador to Turkey said on Sept. 23 companies will consider abandoning its market if it fails to fully meet debt payments to American pharmaceutical firms, and he criticized a new Turkish law clamping down on big social media sites. … Continue reading

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Turkey considers new restrictions as infections rise

Turkey considers new restrictions as infections rise New COVID-19 cases and death rates in Turkey have returned to levels not seen since May, prompting officials to consider tighter restrictions following a partial reopening of public schools. More:Turkey considers new restrictions … Continue reading

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Turkish main opposition asks gov’t to reveal the politician who accepted a bribe from Zarrab

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Group Deputy Chair Özgür Özel has asked the government to reveal who received millions of dollars of bribe from shady Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab. Özel referred to the statements of Zarrab’s ex-courier … Continue reading

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Virus fears hit stocks, FX; Turkey’s lira slides for the 7th day | Financial Post

Virus fears hit stocks, FX; Turkey’s lira slides for the 7th day Medha SinghPublishing date:Sep 21, 2020  •  Last Updated 23 hours ago  •  2 minute readArticle contentMost developing world stocks and currencies fell on Monday as a rise in … Continue reading

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Turkey, Greece agree to resume talks after four years in Istanbul

Reuters Turkey and Greece have agreed to resume talks over their contested maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean after a four year hiatus following weeks of tensions that culminated in a collision between their warships. The talks, which broke off … Continue reading

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Seven countries found MidEast energy forum, without Turkey

Energy ministers from Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Italy signed on Tuesday the charter of a new Middle East energy forum that will promote natural gas exports from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe and other markets, … Continue reading

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EU postpones Turkey summit after Council President Michel goes into COVID-19 quarantine

Reuters European Council President Charles Michel postponed a summit of European Union leaders on Sept. 24-25 until the start of October after going into coronavirus quarantine due to contact with an infected security guard, his spokesman said. Michel, who chairs … Continue reading

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CHP News: Doctors’ association stands correct in its warnings on pandemic: CHP leader

The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has been correctly warning citizens on the pandemic, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Sept. 22. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2RQnuc8 via HDN

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Turkey, Greece ‘ready to resume’ exploratory talks over East Med

Prospect of dialogue appears more likely after Turkish president holds call with Merkel and EU Council president. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/32T8y3j

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Activists protesting controversial mining project of pro-gov’t company in Kaz Mountains detained

Duvar English Climate activists who have been living in western Turkey’s Kaz Mountains to protest the detrimental mining activities were detained by police, the organization for the protest said on Sept. 22, weeks after a tender signed rights to the … Continue reading

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News & Views 9th Issue: on the European Parliament Resolution Against Turkey, 17.09.2020

Please find below the 9th issue of News and Views, Press Statement By Ünal Çeviköz, Principal Advisor to the CHP Chair on Foreign Policy, on the European Parliament Resolution Against Turkey. CHP_ForeignRelations_22September2020.pdf

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EU sanctions Turkish company accused of breaking Libya embargo

Duvar English / Reuters The European Union imposed sanctions on Sept. 21 on a Turkish shipping company accused of breaking a U.N. arms embargo on Libya and whose vessel was involved in a naval incident between NATO members France and … Continue reading

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Turkey, Belarus and migration in the EU spotlight This WEEK

Migration and foreign policy will take centre stage next week, as the EU tries to come to a common position on Turkey, China, Russia and the sanctions on Belarus. from News from EUobserver https://ift.tt/2FYz02M via CHPBrussels

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