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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.

Merkel wants EU aid cut to Turkey for democratic backsliding

Merkel wants EU aid cut to Turkey for democratic backsliding BRUSSELS – Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey get ready for eventual EU membership, given what she called a … Continue reading

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Journalists’ detentions, prosecutions in Turkey ‘arbitrary,’ Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Righ ts says

The Council of Europe’s commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Nils Muižnieks, has indicated that the detention and prosecution of journalists in Turkey was “prone to arbitrary application due their vague formulation”. His report also states that Turkey was violating the … Continue reading

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Women from CHP Show Red Card to Law Draft on Muftis

A Mufti is an Islamic scholar who interprets and expounds Islamic law. They are jurist qualified to give authoritative legal opinions. Called by the Republican People’s Party Istanbul Provincial Women’s Branch, women have answered the call by staging demonstration against … Continue reading

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Turkey must introduce EU standards on its own: CHP leader

Mr Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has urged the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to build their democratic standards, without waiting for the EU to open up accession chapters. He also added that his party will support them if they bring about all … Continue reading

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What to do about Turkey?

Turkey will be on the menu as European leaders meet for dinner in Brussels on 19 October, but it won’t be a happy meal. Relations between the EU and Turkey have deteriorated sharply over the past few months and are … Continue reading

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CHP to Hold “Women’s Congress” on Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights

In 5th of December, on the 83rd anniversary of the legislation granting Turkish women the right to vote, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will hold a “Women Congress” which will gather women all in 81 province in Turkey. … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch’s Report: Increase of Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

According to Human Rights Watch’s report, people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody in Turkey. In this report which is based on interviews with lawyers … Continue reading

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Minister of Justice: Yellow Press Cards of 889 Journalists Cancelled in 2016

Responding to CHP’s Gürer’s parliamentary inquiry, the Minister of Justice (Mr Gül), has declared that 889 journalists’ yellow press cards were cancelled in 2016. Despite Mr Gül’s declaration stating that the journalists have not been emprisoned due to their journalistic … Continue reading

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Youth Unemployment Increases: 21.1%

The unemployment rate has reached 10.7% in July (compared to 10.2% in June). It represents an increase of 119 000 people; the number of unemployed became 3 443 000. The unemployment rate marked 21,1% in youth population. The rate of illicit work was … Continue reading

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US visa row costs Turkey 50 billion liras: CHP leader

The CHP Leader, Mr Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu estimates that the suspension of visa processes for all non-immigrants in Turkey will have a cost of 50 billion Turkish Liras. He claims for a revision and restoration of the Turkish-American relations. This US … Continue reading

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