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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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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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Turkey Progress Report 2013

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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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… » read more

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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… » read more

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Kader Sevinc, the CHP’s representative to the EU, told SETimes Brussels “has long been failing to act with strategic vision on Turkey, losing its power of influencing positively Turkey’s democratic reforms and social development.” As a result, added Sevinc, the Turkish government “has become increasingly authoritarian, exercising pressure on the media, academia, civil society and… » read more

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I was interviewed by Goran Kotur from Slobodna Dalmacija, a Croatian daily newspaper about Turkey’s accession to the EU and Croatian model for the EU negotiations. Kader Sevinç: “Croatian model is a multi-party model overcoming deep political fractures over the EU membership target. Unfortunately, Turkey’s AKP government is not even sharing the negotiation positions with… » read more

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Please see below today’s press release of PES President Sergei Stanishev on Turkey’s accession to the EU and responsibility of European & Turkish conservatives’ responsibility for the current impasse. Twelve years after granting candidate status and six years after the start of accession negotiations, EU-Turkey relations are today at a virtual standstill. It is in… » read more

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CHP to Appeal MIT Act to Constitutional Court AKP missed another major chance to democratize Turkey by passing a one-article MIT Act. The act requires prosecutors to obtain permission from the Prime Minister’s office before investigating or interrogating MIT operatives. Kemal Kilicdaroglu bashed the act in the starkest terms possible: “Turkey’s main opposition accused 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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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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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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(Openning speech notes of Philip Cordery – CHP-PES seminars in Ankara, CHP Headquarters) Delegation of PES representing social democrats from many EU countries. Very pleased to be here with a large delegation of PES members: Zita, Richard, Bernard. The high participation shows the interest we have a political family for Turkey and the new CHP… » read more

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They hectically organize events; meet in a variety of forums, hold bi-lateral summits. No, this is not US; it is the smaller candidates on their way to accede to EU. They have offices in Brussels. They excel at creating opportunities for get-togethers. Without, fail, their delegates meet EU officials or parliamentarians each day. They meet… » read more

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GLOBAL ECONOMY AND TURKEY Dear President and Members of the Council of the Socialist International, I respectfully greet all of you on behalf of my country and the CHP. I am honored to take the floor here for the first time as the leader of my Party. The time period of this meeting coincides with… » read more

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The head of the EU delegation to Ankara, Ambassador Marc Pierini, lauded the involvement of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, in the EU process over the past six months as “good news,” referring to party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s meetings with EU Commission officials.

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