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Click here to download as pdf file >> Turkish News Folder 1 Feb2012 Former lighthouse prosecutors indicted, Kilicdaroglu outraged After being demoted to passive duty, the three former prosecutors in the Deniz Feneri (Lighthouse) charity scandal investigation have been formally charged with counterfeiting official documents and abuse of office. All will be tried and if… » read more

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Deputy Chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Mr. Faruk Loğoğlu and PES Secretary General Philip Cordery Today the PES Secretary General Philip Cordery met with Deputy Chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Mr. Faruk Loğoğlu. During the meeting the current political situation and struggles in Turkey were discussed. The PES is concerned about… » read more

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Following the recent launch of a probe into Mr Kemal Kilicdaroglu by the Turkish judiciary, there is growing concern regarding the impartiality of the Turkish judiciary. The Turkish public prosecutor has requested that Mr Kilicdaroglu waive his right to parliamentary immunity so that charges can be brought against him for ‘attempting to influence a fair… » read more

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Click here to download as pdf file >> Turkish News Folder 13 Jan 2012 Deputy Chairman Faik Öztrak urges AKP to take the World Bank Report seriously:   Faik Öztrak said “CHP has been warning this government for six months along the lines of the conclusions of the recent World Bank report, which apparently—because it… » read more

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Tells media not to look for divisions that don’t exist PES Presidency Member and Norwegian Minister of Defence, Espen Barth Eide, this evening dismissed claims in the Turkish media that there was any disagreement between him and CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Eide said that; “The media should not look for divisions that don’t exist. I… » read more

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Listen:   Sarpinto – Schengen Macht Frei by Sarpinto   “Schengen is the name of the discriminatory and ill-designed visa regime of the European Union” Sarp Yeletaysi from Istanbul found a creative way of criticizing the Schengen visa procedure Turkish citizens are faced with when they travel to Europe. There are also messages to Merkel,… » read more

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  The CHP as Turkey’s social-democratic party and main opposition has always been a firm defender of EU’s enlargement to Turkey. CHP asks better fulfillment of the EU’s Copenhagen political criteria by Turkey and more regulatory and social reforms. The world needs a better global order as a result of the actual financial, social and… » read more

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The Brussels chief criticized the AKP for not doing enough to open the three EU accession-negotiation chapters – those on competition, social policy and public procurement – that carry no political baggage. “The government remains unwilling to open the social policy and competition chapters because there is a need for reforms on state aid, the… » read more

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Civil Society Report Summary: CHP is the Party of Organized Civil Society Civil society is a wide sphere of social organization and relations that stands between private life and state. Free individual is at the core of civil society. Civil society consists of social unions formed by free individuals with their free will. Maintaining and… » read more

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Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu emphasized that a high quality democracy can be accessed via freedom and said “Where freedom and democracy are suspended or wounded, the problem grows a lot faster than we think it will.” Kılıçdaroğlu attended the TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Executive Board Meeting. Taking the floor, Kılıçdaroğlu expressed… » read more

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“In terms of foreign policy, many things will be different when CHP comes to power. First of all, I think putting Turkey back into the European, Euro-Atlantic fold but not as it was ten years ago is important. Turkey is a different country than it was ten years ago. The way I put it is… » read more

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Kemal Kilicdaroglu Click to reach the full text of Kılıçdaroğlu’s press conference. Some of the headers from Kılıçdaroğlu’s statement are as follows: “The people who talked about democracy during constitutional amendment referendum have not arranged the legal regulations and obstructed us. At this point it is possible to find a solution without hindering the election… » read more

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Link: bit.ly/ei8JJ4 The European Parliament expressed serious doubts about press freedom in Turkey in a criticism-laden report it adopted Wednesday. It said it was closely following the latest arrests of journalists, including Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener, for alleged links to a plot to topple the government. The European Parliament “is concerned about the deterioration… » read more

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Kader Sevinç Published: 08 March 2011 Link: bit.ly/fatynO Kader Sevinç, the EU representative of Turkey’s largest opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (Turkish: Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi or CHP), and a member of the Party of European Socialists’ Presidency Committee. “The Turkish people’s deep civilisational roots and aspirations to live in an advanced information society and… » read more

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  ”The European Commission is following with concern the recent police actions against journalists, including the detention today of Nedim Şener, Ahmet Şık and others and the arrests last week of ODA TV site administrators Soner Yalçın, Barış Terkoğlu and Barış Pehlivan.   The European Commission has in its progress report highlighted the high number… » read more

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Thousands protest in Istanbul demanding journalists’ release; about 500 protest in Ankara over lack of media freedom. Journalists in Turkey marched in protest on Friday after police arrested 10 reporters and writers, detentions that prompted the European Commission to warn the EU candidate country over its democratic credentials. Thursday’s arrests were ordered as part of… » read more

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CHP leader Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu talked to journalists on his way to London: CHP has become the address for change, AKP the defender of the status quo. Once again, I’m urging AKP to re-write the constitution in cooperation with us to brighten the future of this country. Let’s draft a brand-new basic law, full with… » read more

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