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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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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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CHP suggests bleak picture on Turkey’s human rights under AKP rule

The number of arrested and convicted individuals have risen by 232 percent in Turkey in the last 15 years, while the population increased only by 13. CHP EU via Please read the full version from the following website.

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CHP: Say ‘no’ in referendum for future of Turkey

The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said called on everyone who cares about Turkey’s future to vote “no” in an upcoming referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system will be converted into an … 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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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: Erdoğan is insisting on system change ‘out of fear of prosecution’

DHA photo The reason why President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is so insistent on shifting Turkey to a presidential system of governance is because he is afraid of being prosecuted and therefore wants to “secure his own future,” main opposition Republican … Continue reading

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Commemoration message – one year into the killing of lawyer and human rights defender Tahir Elçi, former President of the Diyarbakır Bar Association

Press Release The EU Delegation on behalf of EU Member States diplomatic missions in Turkey wishes to pay tribute to the outstanding lawyer and human rights defender TAHİR ELÇİ on the first anniversary of his killing last year. Elçi’s legacy … Continue reading

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