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CHP’s EU Envoy Sevinç: It was a very unfair campaign

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Kader Sevinc, CHP representative to the EU, said the referendum process took place under very unfair conditions. “It was an unfair campaign because naysayers (and) opponents were called terrorists, have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, disproportionate TV airtime. We estimate … Continue reading

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“Controversial Turkish Constitutional Referendum Results” by Kader Sevinc

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Download the full briefing authored by Mrs Kader Sevinç, CHP Representative to the EU This was the unofficial result of Constitutional Referendum on April 16, 2017 in Turkey: ‘Yes’: %51,4 /  ‘No’: %48,6  and turnout exceeded 80% These results are … Continue reading

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CHP’s vision for the EU membership

The CHP as Turkey’s social-democratic party and main opposition has always been a firm defender of EU’s enlargement to Turkey. CHP asks better fulfillment of the EU’s Copenhagen political criteria by Turkey and more regulatory and social reforms. Our world is living … Continue reading

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“Turkish Constitutional Referendum: All you need to know” by CHP European Union Representation, Brussels

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TURKISH CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW April 2017 The 16 April referendum on a package of some 18 amendments to the current Constitution is about the future of Turkish democracy. What is at stake is the replacement of … Continue reading

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Union chairman attacked as pressure mounts on naysayers

Turkish Bureau Union (Türk Büro Sen) Chairman Fahrettin Yokuş, who called on people to say “no” in an April 16 referendum on a presidential system for which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is seeking public approval, was the target of gunshots … Continue reading

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“Politics shouldnt be based on fear”CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu after AKP official claims civil war would erupt if ‘no’ vote wins

​ The result of a “yes” or “no” vote in the April constitutional referendum will not spark a civil war in Turkey, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, urging politicians to refrain from using accusatory and discriminative … Continue reading

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Turkey’s unemployment rate rises to 12.1 pct, highest in seven years

Turkey’s unemployment rate rose to 12.1 percent in November 2016, marking the highest such rate since March 2010, official data showed on Feb. 15. The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years and above rose to 3.7 million in November … Continue reading

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Democracy will be put to vote in referendum, main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu says

The upcoming referendum on the presidential system will be a vote for democracy and should be considered irrespective of political parties, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Feb. 7. “This referendum is not a party … Continue reading

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Charter draft will result in second-class parliament: CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the proposed amendments on the constitution will make the parliament and ineffective and “second-class” one. “This parliament is one that has been formed after the War of Independence. This … Continue reading

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Kılıçdaroğlu met with Merkel : “We expect European friends to stand with democracy”

​ REUTERS photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with main opposition leader, CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. 3. Referring to CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s previous remarks to German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung that her visit to Ankara to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would work in favor of the latter’s upcoming … Continue reading

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