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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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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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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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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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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,… » 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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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… » 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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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… » read more

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Abortion issue in Turkey

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… » read more

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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… » 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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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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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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    *** For high resolution pictures of the meeting: www.turkishcoffeebriefings.org *** Within the framework of the European Parliament Young Leaders Seminar, which was organized for the fifth time under the auspices of the President of the European Parliament this year, a Turkish Coffee Briefing was held in Brussels. A new Turkish Coffee Briefing was… » read more

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