Kader Sevinc - Smart Democracy & Smart Citizenship

  Our buildings are smart buildings, Our phones are smart phones, Why our democracy is not a smart democracy? Democracy is not only about elections every 2-3 years it is about people, their lives and about values. Our current political system is too much focused on ballot-boxes. Join us for more citizen oriented participatory political… » read more

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According to Eurobarometer, a staggering 71% of EU citizens think that politics is unrepresentative, which was supported by the lowest ever voter turnout in the 2014 EU Elections. Citizens want to be an active part of the discussion for local, national, and even international issues, but the system is not designed to be responsive. More… » read more

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Europe and Turkey: In search of a new world Some EU governments act in contradiction with a strategic vision for the common European values and interest when they block Turkey’s accession talks, writes Kader Sevinç. @kader_sevinc Kader Sevinç is the Representative to the EU of CHP (the Republican Peoples’ Party, which is the largest opposition… » read more

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My views on the future of Europe were published in International Herald Tribune / Dunya in English and Turkish. Europe: Dream of power or power of the dream? Kader Sevinç* When I was growing as a child in Turkey, Europe was omni-present in school text books, on the TV, in the media and the daily… » read more

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The key for the solution for Cyprus: a Greek-Turkish compromise If the UN Annan plan had been accepted, United States of Cyprus would probably be one of the most prosperous countries of the EU right now. The Annan Plan (developed by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and supported by the European Union) provided the… » read more

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“..there would also be political impacts of TTIP for Turkey because according to Kader Sevinç, Representative of the Republican People’s Party in Brussels, TTIP represents a new Western world order. From her statement, it could be deduced that through TTIP the US would be able to create the new Western axis against China economically and… » read more

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As Kader Sevinç said in her paper for Euractiv , one of the main challenges for our generation is to better conduct the transition toward a transnational world in order to be able to providing solutions in accordance with our expectations and values. EU has difficulties to find solutions, and should deal with institutional and… » read more

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How Can Public Private Partnerships Stimulate Innovation Economy? What Can be the Role of the Industry?   Guest speaker Sinan Tumer : Senior Director SAP Co-Innovation Lab Sinan Tumer is the Senior Director of SAP Co-Innovation Lab in the East Coast region of USA. He is responsible for establishing an open innovation process by harnessing… » read more

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10 June 2014 Tuesday 10:35 Kader Sevinç, a poet whose book “Kırık Ülke / Broken Country” is recently published, met her readers at a book signing held at Aziz Kedi Kitabevi in Galatasaray / İstanbul on April 8. Sevinç developed an original language in her poetry and formed the backbone of the poetry with the… » read more

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Turkey-EU Timeline 01-09-1959, Turkey applies for associate membership in the European Economic Community (EEC).  01-09-1963, Association agreement (“Ankara Agreement”) is signed by Ismet Inönü.  14-04-1987, Turkey’s membership application tothe European Economic Community (EEC), 01-01-1995 Turkey-EU Association Council finalises agreement creating a customs union. 01-12-1997, Luxembourg Council summit declares Turkey eligible to become EU member. 01-03-2001,… » read more

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CHP AND THE GEZI MOVEMENT Introduction The Gezi Movement was a large-scale social movement, demonstrating to the entire world that large parts of society in Turkey have adopted a democratic culture. The Gezi Movement developed spontaneously, was not orchestrated from a domestic or international centre, and lacked any hierarchy, as scientific studies and all relevant… » read more

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This article reminds me the poetry project for a better Europe in 2009 “European Constitution in Verse”.. http://www.shahrazadeu.org/en/content/european-constitution-verse-0 You can download the book European Constitution in Verse Passaporta Poems for Europe: 10 national portraits in verse What happened when 10 European poets were asked to portray their home country in verse ahead of the European… » read more

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CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu: “The CHP had increased the number of its votes in Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir significantly. In large metropolises, we increased our votes. This was the first election that the countryside voted for most metropolises. In the past, we have been losing elections because of the countryside votes. We will evaluate the… » read more

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Reports on electoral fraud are snowballing at the end of election day in Turkey. (unofficial) Download: Reports on electoral fraud are snowballing at the end of election day.(Unofficial) Collected by our EU volunteers Femen activists protest against Turkey’s PM Erdogan inside a polling station where he was to cast his vote. 1418 fraud concerns and… » read more

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CHP Vice Chairperson Faruk Loğoğlu: “Ukraine Needs Peace” – 28 February 2014 “Ukraine, a European country of great strategic significance, has for some time now been facing turmoil and developments sadly resulting in the unfortunate loss of lives. Tension has now taken grip of also the Crimean region of the country. Our citizens of Crimean… » read more

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Courtesy of: http://www.blogactionday.org     What is Blog Action Day? Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included Water, Climate Change, Poverty, Food and the Power of We, with over 25,000 blogs taking… » read more

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  In CHP’s social democratic vision of Turkey’s future, the EU membership process plays a crucial role. Gender equality is in this respect a key issue that transcends all other fields of integration, such as democracy, economic growth, employment, education, the information society, rural development and regional development. In fact, gender equality is at the… » read more

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The EU Commission’s report on Turkey this year ought to find a very sensitive balance. The report has to emphasize and support Turkey’s progressive and pro-European social movements (such as the Gezi) struggling for radical democratic reforms, individual freedoms and the rule of law. The report has to question as well the fairness of elections… » read more

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