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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

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 Video : We are the light of the sky! We are the light itself!

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In these days where Turkey is giving a struggle to defend the Republic’s fundamental principles such as democracy, equality, freedom, secularism and peace; CHP President Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu tells the story of “the people” who are fighting for these values. Now … 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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Two journalists arrested for story on intelligence trucks bound for Syria

Daily Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar is seen being transferred to Istanbul’s Silivri prison AA photo Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the daily’s Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gül were arrested Nov. 26 due to a story about Turkish intelligence trucks bound … Continue reading

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Was the Turkish election rigged?

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The AKP received 4.5 million extra votes compared to June’s election, and people are suspicious. I have been asked by foreign journalists several times over the last few days on whether I think the Turkish election that took place at the start … Continue reading

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Turkish Nov 1 snap elections results and the CHP statement

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Please also read: Highlights of the June 2015 Turkish Elections and the CHP CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu: “The one who sabotaged the elections in some way is the one who lives in the palace, Mr Erdogan” *** In June 2015 elections the … Continue reading

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CHP leader calls on all citizens to use common sense amid growing unrest

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Photo: Cihan Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has issued a call for all Turkish citizens to act with common sense in the face of growing public outrage against escalating acts of terror, which have in … Continue reading

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CHP’s economy-focused election manifesto

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“This is not just an election manifesto. Today we are announcing a comprehensive document of a vision that no party has ever been able to draft for Turkey and its future” CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu said in his party’s election campaign … Continue reading

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Voting process for June 7 Turkish elections in Germany: Multiple vote attempt

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Polling committee head dismissed in Germany over multiple vote attempt A polling committee head living in Frankfurt has been caught while attempting to vote in the name of somebody else in Turkey’s upcoming June 7 general election. The president of … Continue reading

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CHP’s top foreign policy priority is the EU accession

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Turkish foreign policy needs a new start: CHP CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu defines the EU accession as CHP’s top foreign policy priority. “Relations with the EU need a new start. Without waiting for the opening of new negotiation chapters, we … Continue reading

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CHP EU #storifies: “Turkey’s Progressive Voice in Brussels”, 26.02.2015

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CHP European Union Representation storifies for you! Follow us @CHPEU Turkey’s Progressive Voice in Brussels Download the full story (pdf)

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CHP: Security bill undermines rights in Turkey

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“The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has lodged a statement of opposition to the 15 articles of the new homeland security bill, saying that the penalty given for brandishing a sling is higher than the penalty of gun possession. … Continue reading

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Is Turkey Just Copying the EU in Increasing Police Powers?

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The Turkish government’s plans to widen police powers are facing growing criticism at home and abroad. The government claims the draft law would merely give Turkish police the same powers as their counterparts in EU countries. The reality is that … Continue reading

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Strategic Outlook’s Interview with Kader Sevinc about Turkish foreign policy

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Strategic Outlook’s Interview with Kader Sevinc about Turkish foreign policy 1-) How do you evaluate the last 10 years of the Turkish foreign policy? In the 21st century, foreign policy ought to serve the interests of the people. People deserve … Continue reading

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CHP’s Anti-Corruption Manifesto

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CHP’s Anti-Corruption Manifesto CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS WILL BE INVESTIGATED REFORM IN THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SYSTEM HONEST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FAIR MARKETS MODERN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION CLEAN AND REPUTABLE POLITICS

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The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries

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Despite being viewed as a key component of European democracy, media freedom varies significantly across EU states. Based on the annual ‘Freedom of the Press’ report produced by Freedom House, Jennifer Dunham assesses media freedom in EU candidate countries. She notes that … Continue reading

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Info note by MP Rıza Türmen on the government pressure over TMMOB

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TMMOB or UCTEA (The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects) is a professional organization with over 445.000 members. Its establishment is based on article 135 of the Turkish Constitution which regulates “Professional organizations having the characteristics of public … Continue reading

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CHP Vice-Chair in charge of Economic Policy: “Fighting against corruption is a precondition for fighting against poverty”

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Dr. Selin Sayek Böke, CHP Vice-Chair in charge of Economic Policy Latest statements on the issues concerning Turkey and regional developments “The AKP’s unregulated and arbitrary management of economy costs 30 billion dollar to Turkey” The Republican People’s Party new … Continue reading

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TPQ, “Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East” by CHP Vice-Chairman in charge of Foreign Relations Murat Özçelik

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The Middle East region is undergoing its most difficult time in this century. Iraq’s invasion has indeed caused widespread repercussions. The failure of efforts between Turkey and Iran to come to terms with one another in leading the developments in … Continue reading

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