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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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@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… » read more

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Turkey’s EU bid faces opportunities and challenges in 2013 Kader Sevinc, the CHP’s representative to the EU, said the Turkish government needed to take more responsibility for its own shortcomings on democracy and human rights. “Starting with the EU’s annual progress report on Turkey, all the international reports confirm the AKP government’s radical anti-democratic practices… » 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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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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(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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The CHP does not support the AKP’s efforts to change the constitution for the following two reasons: 1)A question of methodology: the need for social consensus 2)A question of principles: the CHP wants a Constitution inspired by the European democratic values. We believe that the Turkish people deserve a constitution which is new, more freedom-based,… » read more

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