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CHP’s EU Envoy writes a letter announcing the confirmation of Imamoglu’s election as the Mayor of Metropolitan İstanbul

Dear Friends, We went through a lot in last 17 days following 31 March Turkish Local Elections… Since the election night, our opponents have tried everything to prevent Mr Ekrem Imamoglu, Mayor-elect of Istanbul from receiving his certificate of election … Continue reading

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The Council of Europe’s Socialists, Democrats & Greens Group: Turkey has to respect the outcome of the local elections

Turkey has to respect the outcome of the local elections Following the local elections on 31 March 2019, we ask the Turkish authorities to accept the election result. Certainly, every party has the right to ask for proving of the … Continue reading

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Council of Europe Local and Regional Authorities Congress urges Turkey to ensure that the recounting judges work freely and without interference

Congress urges Turkey to ensure that the recounting judges work freely and without interference Strasbourg, 4 April 2019. – The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, meeting at the 36th Congress Plenary … Continue reading

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European Progressives, PES congratulates and supports newly-elected Istanbul Mayor Imamoglu and Ankara Mayor Yavas

A setback for Erdoğan in the local elections in Turkey. Congratulations to our friends @herkesicinCHP and their leader @kilicdarogluk for the strong results. Congratulations to @mansuryavas06 – elected mayor of Ankara and @ekrem_imamoglu in Istanbul. https://t.co/ZQ5YF3U3jw

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PES welcomes the result of the democratic opposition in the Turkish local elections

A setback for Erdoğan in the local elections in Turkey. Congratulations to our friends CHP and their leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for the strong results. Congratulations to Mansur Yavaş elected mayor of Ankara and Ekrem İmamoglu in Istanbul. A strong outcome … Continue reading

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Turkey is turning a page; Progressives are in power in major cities of 32 million inhabitants

The voters said “enough is enough, it is time for change in Turkey” Governing party of Turkey, AKP suffers a major setback in yesterday’s local elections. The sinking economy and deteriorated democratic conditions were at the center of voters’ concerns … Continue reading

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Statement by the CHP Deputy Chair for Foreign Relations, Ünal Çeviköz concerning Trump’s Proclamation about the Golan Heights and Israeli Strikes on Gaza.

The US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights of Syria that they occupied in 1967 and annexed in 1981. This proclamation contravenes the UN Charter, the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions 242 … Continue reading

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CHP’s Municipal Elections Manifesto: “Remedy Municipalism”

Main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP has announced the election manifesto for upcoming March 31, Municipal Elections. The party has proposed “Remedy Municipalism” as the most basic answer to needs & demands among voters ahead of elections. Previously governing AKP … Continue reading

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CHP Deputy Chairman Ünal Çeviköz’s Press Release on Attacks in New Zealand

We have learned with deep sorrow that 49 people were killed and 48 were wounded in the grave terrorist attack during Friday prayers to the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We condemn this racist and inhumane … Continue reading

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PRESS STATEMENT BY CHP DEPUTY CHAIR ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ REGARDING THE EP’S RESOLUTION ON THE SUSPENSION OF ACCESSION NEGOTIATIONS WITH TURKEY

The adoption by the Plenary Session of the European Parliament (EP) of a resolution recommending the suspension of accession negotiations with Turkey by a large majority in a vote on 13 March 2019 is a strong political message against an … Continue reading

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