Author Archives: CHP Brussels

Kader Sevinç spoke to the Euronews: “Turkey will start over with a clean slate.”

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CHP EU Representative Sevinç responded to questions about the elections to be held on June 24 in Turkey. “We are advocating EU reforms for the welfare of our country, “she said. “For the first time we have a presidential candidate … Continue reading

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Leaked video showing Erdoğan calling for ‘tight marking’ of HDP goes viral

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A leaked video showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan instructing his party’s local organizations to put “tight marking” on voters in order to bring the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) below the 10 percent threshold has gone viral on social media. … Continue reading

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New OECD report paints grim picture of educational quality in Turkey

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The quality of education in Turkey lags behind the benchmarks of the other 36 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) the OECD has warned in a recent report. “Equity and quality in education continue to … Continue reading

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Sputnik Radio interviewed Kader Sevinç on the upcoming elections in Turkey and the EU agenda

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CHP EU Representative Sevinç, in an interview conducted by Elif Sudagezer for the Sputnik Radio, shared the her views on the prohibition of election propaganda in some European countries. She said that the claims that the concerned European countries did … Continue reading

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State of Emergency: Insecure property rights threaten Turkish economy

Website of the Turkey’s SDIF: As announced in the web site of the SDIF, total worth of the seized companies is 49.4 billion Turkish liras and those companies employ 50192 workers. It has been almost two years since the Turkish … Continue reading

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Turkey’s opposition battles media banishment ahead of polls

Ahead of critical elections this month, Turkey’s public broadcaster and mainstream TV channels are under fire for an unprecedented level of bias in favor of the government, while signs are emerging of audience fatigue with Erdogan. Ahead of Turkey’s critical … Continue reading

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225 Investigations Brought against Rights Association Members During State of Emergency

Announcing its report on violations against rights defenders, the Human Rights Association has stated that 225 lawsuits or investigations have been brought its members and managers during State of Emergency and many rights defenders have been arrested. The Human Rights … Continue reading

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At Least 166 Workers Lose Their Lives in May

The number of workers who lost their lives in occupation homicides in the first five months in 2018 has become 754 in Turkey. 14 child workers five of whom were aged under 14 lost their lives. Of the workers who … Continue reading

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Inflation at Producer Prices at 15 Years’ Peak

Consumer Price Index in May 2018 has increased by 6.39 percent compared to December 2017 and by 12.15 percent compared to May 2017. As for Producer Price Index, it has increased by 12.12 percent compared to December 2017 and by … Continue reading

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Diplomacy 4.0 for Turkey’s Accession, Sevinç suggests

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Smart diplomacy, citizen-oriented foreign policy, and a new model proposal to conduct the EU negotiation process Ms. Sevinc reveals elements of the EU negotiation management model of a progressive government in her article. “Although public support for the EU membership … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Main Opposition CHP Releases Election Manifesto

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CHP has outlined an ambitious election manifesto on the 26th of May to find solutions to the five main problems of Turkey: justice, education, economy, social peace and foreign policy. CHP’s leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, announced the party’s manifesto under the … Continue reading

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CHP News – Opposition parties will use mobile app for election security

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP developed an application for mobile devices to track polling clerks and election results for the upcoming elections on Jun. 24, CHP deputy Onursal Adıgüzel told Deutsche Well Turkish on Sunday. The application named ‘Fair Election Mobilisation’ … Continue reading

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This man wants to defeat Erdogan

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BILD talked to Muharrem Ince about the current political situation in Turkey, AKP’s 16-year rule, the disastrous economic crisis in the country and his party’s chances. As a potential new president will you conduct an inquiry into possible offences commited … Continue reading

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Turkey’s shameful secret: Economic research silenced

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The ruthless crack-down on free press in Turkey is well-documented. It reached a pinnacle, when the last main-stream media outfit, Dogan Holding was forced to sell its media assets (Hurriyet and Posta dailies, as well CNNTurk and Kanal D) to … Continue reading

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The Turkish lira is in ‘complete freefall’ amid concerns of Erdogan’s influence on its central bank

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The Turkish Lira plummeted to a record low versus the US dollar Tuesday as investors pull cash out of the country ahead of a presidential election next month. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – a self-proclaimed “enemy” of interest rates – … Continue reading

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No restriction for Erdogan to use State Power and Funds in his election campaign

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The Supreme Board of Elections exempted President Erdogan from election bans for Presidential candidates with a decision on May 1st 2018. In this context, Erdogan will not be subject to any prohibitions such as press release neutrality, declaration of candidates’ … Continue reading

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Q&A – Close Look at the Candidates of Upcoming Elections in Turkey

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Turkey will hold two elections: parliamentary and presidential next month. The first round of presidential elections will be held on June 24. If no candidate can achieve to get more than %50 of the vote, the second round of voting … Continue reading

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CHP’s Presidential Candidate Ince: “We will take Turkey back to the EU reforms track”

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Turkish progressives, the CHP’s presidential candidate Muharram Ince put the EU reforms and democratisation at the heart of the campaign. “Turkey’s EU perspective did not start with the AKP. It started with the foundation of the Republic, and even before … Continue reading

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Muharrem Ince is the CHP’s Presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in June (The bio of the candidate)

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP named Muharrem Ince as the party’s candidate to run in the presidential elections in June to restore democracy and change the Constitution for a well functioning parlimentary system in Turkey. Charismatic and Tough The 53-year-old candidate, … Continue reading

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Another smart move by Turkey’s main opposition CHP before elections in June

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Turkey’s main opposition parties are expected to announce a broad electoral alliance before general elections in June, a step that could pose a significant challenge to the dominance of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party. The deal, which will include the … Continue reading

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