Republican People's Party

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Republican People's Party or Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi in Turkish is the party of Turkey's founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and has dominated the country's politics since 1922.

Factions[edit | edit source]

Orthodox[edit | edit source]

The Orthodox faction of the CHP believe that Ataturk's vision of the party is already being upheld and the country should stick with the previously established one-party rule.

Reformist[edit | edit source]

Lead by Minister of State Turhan Feyzioglu , the Reformist believes that the CHP should roll back its authoritarianism of the last couple of decades. They believe the CHP should the primary centre-right party of Turkey balancing Nationalism with a rule of law based of Kemalist principles.

Left[edit | edit source]

Lead by Minister of Labor Bülent Ecevit, The Left faction of CHP believes that in face of multi-party election the CHP needs to evolve. In this faction view the party needs to deal directly with the issue of Farmers and Workers rights to carve out the CHP as the primary Centre-Left party in Turkey.

Members[edit | edit source]

Leadership[edit | edit source]

İsmet İnönü - President of Turkey and Party Leader

Orthodox[edit | edit source]

Nihat Erim - Minister of Foreign Affairs and leader of the Orthodox Faction

Cevdet Sunay - Army Chief

Reformist[edit | edit source]

Turhan Feyzioglu - Minister of State and Leader of the Reformist Faction

Left[edit | edit source]

Bülent Ecevit - Minister of Labor and leader of the Left Faction

Fahri Korutürk - Prime Minister of Turkey

Unaligned[edit | edit source]

Kasım Gülek - Secretary General of the Republican People's Party