Kader Sevinç: “We’re confident about the future of a democratic Turkiye in Europe”–

Kader Sevinç: “We’re confident about the future of a democratic Turkiye in Europe”–

Kader Sevinç, Head of the Rebuplican People’s Party (CHP) Representation to the EU and a Presidency Member of the Party of European Socialists (PES), has articulated a confident vision for Turkiye’s prospective accession to the EU and successful conclusion of visa liberalisation process. Our six-party coalition bloc, Nation Alliance’s roadmap outlines a vision for democratic transformation following the pivotal 2023 elections on Sunday.

Sevinç emphasises the coalition’s intention to prioritise democratisation and the rule of law, strengthen ties with EU institutions and member states, swiftly complete the EU visa liberalisation process for Turkish citizens, revitalise EU membership negotiations, and implement the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights. She also highlights Turkiye’s desire to become a more credible NATO member, thereby contributing to the security and stability of Europe in the midst of geopolitical and economic instability.

The Nation Alliance coalition and its largest member CHP are committed to meeting the EU’s 72 visa liberalisation criteria, with frontrunner joint presidential candidate Kılıçdaroğlu vowing to fulfil the remaining five benchmarks within the first three months of the government. These include adopting measures to prevent corruption, aligning legislation on personal data and anti-terror law with EU standards, concluding an operational cooperation agreement with Europol, and offering effective judicial cooperation in criminal matters to all EU member states.

The main opposition party CHP has maintained a representative office to the EU in Brussels since 2008, with the mission of actively contributing to the multidimensional and pluralistic communication channels of EU-Turkiye relations and the EU accession framework, while maintaining high-level contacts with the EU and actively participating in PES meetings.


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