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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.

European Defence Action Plan: Towards a European Defence Fund

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 30 November 2016 The European Commission proposes a European Defence Fund and other actions to support Member States’ more efficient spending in joint defence capabilities, strengthen European citizens’ security and foster a competitive and … 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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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on Cyprus talks

Bruxelles, 25/11/2016 Statements by the HR/VP  I have spoken in the last hours to both Cypriot leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akıncı, who updated me on the state of play of the talks following their discussions in Mont Pèlerin. During … Continue reading

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Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Bruxelles, 25/11/2016 Message by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Each time we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we acknowledge a failure … Continue reading

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Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2016

Brussels, 24 November 2016 Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner  for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International … Continue reading

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attack in Adana

Brussels, 24/11/2016 – 16:32 Statements by the Spokesperson At least two people were killed and 21 more wounded in a car bomb attack outside a local government building in the southern Turkish city of Adana today. In a later attack … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome to the New EU Ambassador to Turkey

The new EU Ambassador, Mr. Christian Berger, presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ambassador Berger presented President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his letter of credence during a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace. With the submission of the … Continue reading

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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on EU-Turkey relations at the plenary session of the European Parliament

Bruxelles, 22/11/2016 Remarks/speeches  Strasbourg – 22 November 2016 Check against delivery! Mr President, Honourable Members, Once again we gather to discuss Turkey, and rightly so. Our relationship with Turkey is at a crossroads, because Turkey is at a crossroads. On … Continue reading

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Joint Statement on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day

European Commission – Statement Brussels, 20 November 2016 On the occasion of Universal Children Day on 20 November, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International … Continue reading

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2016 Enlargement Package: credible enlargement process key to driving transformation and anchoring stability in Southeast Europe

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 9 November 2016 2016 Enlargement Package: credible enlargement process key to driving transformation and anchoring stability in Southeast Europe The European Commission adopted today its annual Enlargement Package. It assesses where the countries of … Continue reading

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