Current state of Turkey’s EU membership negotiations

Posted by kadersevinc on 08/02/14
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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, [...]

Turkish Local Elections 2014

Posted by kadersevinc on 31/03/14

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 [...]

Reports on electoral fraud are snowballing at the end of election day in Turkey.(Unofficial) Collected by our EU volunteers..

Posted by kadersevinc on 31/03/14

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 [...]

CHP: “Ukraine Needs Peace”

Posted by kadersevinc on 03/03/14

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 [...]

Turkey – Amendments on the Law on High Council of Judges and Prosecutors

Posted by kadersevinc on 03/03/14

On 15 February 2014, the Turkish parliament adopted a bill that amended to the Law on the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors. While the bill waits for the decision of the President of the Republic, grave concerns on the independence of judiciary remains. The new bill raised wide-spread criticism from the opposition parties mainly [...]

CHP BRIEFING NOTE ON THE NEW LAW ON THE INTERNET

Posted by kadersevinc on 03/03/14
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BRIEFING NOTE ON THE NEW LAW ON THE INTERNET   On February 2014, The Turkish Parliament enacted new legislation amending Law No..5651 titled “Regulation of the Publications on the Internet and Combating crimes Committed through these Publications”. It will come into force when countersigned by the President of the Turkish Republic who, by the way, [...]

I am taking part in Blog Action Day 2013

Posted by kadersevinc on 16/10/13
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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 [...]

Gender Equality : What would the EU do if such trend started in a member country today?

  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 [...]

Turkey Progress Report 2013

Posted by kadersevinc on 16/10/13
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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 [...]

Europe and Turkey: In search of a new world

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 force in [...]

In Srebrenica, in Europe : 11 July 1995

Posted by kadersevinc on 11/07/13
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  Today the people of Bosnia struggle to keep alive their unrealized memories, impossible dreams and unforgettable futures, for the souls of their lost loved ones in 1995, in Srebrenica, in Europe.   *** The pain is still fresh Still hurting… We should face with it ! Europeans, we can not and should not escape from the [...]

My interview: Turkey Will Strengthen Its Democracy and Join The Union

Posted by kadersevinc on 28/06/13

  Slobodna Dalmacija  &  Social Europe   Until recently Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looked untouchable. His Justice and Development Party won the elections three times in a row and Turkey’s economy progressed rapidly. In the Arab world, but also in the West, Turkey was regarded as a model of reconciliation of Islam and [...]

Turkish progressives eye panel on violence against women

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) introduced a bill to establish a parliamentary inquiry commission aimed at preventing crimes particularly directed against women. Led by Istanbul deputy Mahmut Tanal, the CHP deputies presented their proposal to the Parliament Speaker’s Office on April 19, for inquiry into cases of sexual abuse, rape and killings targeting women, which [...]

Children’s day in Turkey and the UNESCO Report

Posted by kadersevinc on 23/04/13
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Children’s Day in Turkey The 23rd of April is the 93st anniversary of the Turkish parliament and a day that the founder of Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, dedicated to children. Turkey was the first country to have a day to celebrate the Children of the nation. ______________________________________________ Some facts from the UNESCO’s “Education for All” [...]

No comment: Today in Silivri and democracy in Turkey

@Mavidagli All eyes on #Silivri #Turkey…April 8 Turkish people gathering at the infamous jail to protest the Turkish Misjustice System! @Mavidagli The judgement day is here. Is there justice in #Turkey? How long can you keep journalists in jail without trial? #Silivri 8 Nisan _Nora_Y: The violence of the police force in Silivri against peaceful democracy [...]

Cyprus crisis: A valid test for the EU Nobel Peace Prize?

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 [...]

Kader Sevinç Visits the University of Maryland by Victoria Jones

By Victoria Jones On March 8, 2013 Kader Sevinç spoke at an event sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Turkish Student Association. Kader Sevinç is the CHP’s representative to the EU. She is also a presidency council member of the Party of European Socialists, an umbrella party for European social democrats. She provided an overview of [...]

Abortion issue in Turkey

Posted by kadersevinc on 27/03/13
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Aylin Nazlıaka, a deputy from the main opposition party (CHP), referring to this prevailing attitude, stated in her parliamentary speech that: “the Prime Minister should stop standing guard over women’s vaginas”. Her statement is very familiar to those who are accustomed to the activist genre of feminism in Turkey and elsewhere. She was calling upon the Prime [...]

CHP LEADER KILIÇDAROĞLU EXPOSES THE UNLAWFUL STATE OF AFFAIRS OF THE JUDICIARY AND TRIALS AT THE SPECIAL COURT AT SİLİVRİ

CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu’s assessment of the current condition of absence of the rule of law in Turkey: 1. CHP is opposed to the institution of martial law and its ramifications in the form of State Security Courts (DGM) and Specially Authorized Courts. Such courts belong to extraordinary periods. They do not deliver justice; they obey [...]

Social Rights in Turkey and the EU accession

Posted by kadersevinc on 27/03/13
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Süleyman Çelebi, CHP İstanbul deputy, Member of Health, Family and Social Affairs Commission I would like to provide you with a summary of CHP’s appeal to Constitutional Court for cancellation and stay of execution of the relevant articles and provisions of the Law on Trade Unions and Collective Agreements (Law 6356). Süleyman Çelebi CHP Deputy [...]

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    Kader Sevinç is the representative for the European Union of the Turkish social democratic party, the CHP, in Brussels . She was appointed as the representative in July 2008 and in her capacity she is in charge of driving the EU policy initiatives of the CHP. She is also in charge of representing the party as PES (Party European Socialist) Presidency Member. She started her career in private sector and then worked for three years in the European Parliament as a political advisor. She was awarded by the Turkish Industrialists’ and Business Association for her entrepreneurship project and by the European Commission for her project entitled “Turkey’stransformation and human capital in the EU accession process”. Kader Sevinç served as vice-president of TOSED (Turkish Business Association-Brussels), member of the EU advisory board of Kagider (Women Entrepreneurs Association). Ms Sevinç is currently a European board member of TEMA, member of Ka-Der (Association to Support the Women in Politics) and EU adviser for Forum Istanbul. Kader Sevinç is a frequent speaker in international policy circles with experience at the European Commission, European Parliament, Forum İstanbul, College of Europe and various think-tanks. Kader Sevinç is a honors graduate from the Akdeniz University and Jean Monnet European Integration Program, she pursued “business communication” training at the Harvard University USA. Ms Sevinç obtained her MA on International Relations from CERIS-Brussels/Univ. Paris XI with “grand distinction” (Thesis: Theories of International Negotiation, European Union’s Enlargement and the Turkish Case”). She is the co-author of a political poetry book “The European Constitution in Verse” (2009, Brussels).

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