EU Member States meet the leader of the main opposition Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

On 1st of June, the Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Hansjoerg Haber, and Heads of Missions of EU Member States present in Turkey came together with the leader of the main opposition Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (CHP) Mr Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu over a working breakfast hosted by CHP. On this occasion, Mr Kılıçdaroğlu shared his party’s perspective on EU-Turkey relations, the visa liberalisation dialogue and the cooperation agreement on irregular migration/refugees between the EU and Turkey. The discussion further focused on current political developments in the county and the foreign policy of Turkey.

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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