Turkey's Foreign Policy: The Perspective of the Main Opposition Party

The Republican People’s Party (CHP), the main Turkish opposition party, is becoming a serious contender for a leading role in the country’s politics.

Research event Invitation only
5 November 2020 — 12:00PM TO 1:00PM

CHP’s mayoral candidates defeated the Justice and Development Party (AKP) incumbents in the 2019 local elections in Ankara and Istanbul, which held both cities for a quarter of a century. Its ascendency in Turkish politics is improving prospects for a CHP-led government after the next general election in 2023.

In this webinar, the speaker will share CHP’s stance on the country’s foreign policy towards key regional allies in Europe, as well as its take on relations with Russia, the US and Turkey’s position and role in the Middle East. Finally, the speaker will share how CHP’s external policy might differ from the ruling AKP. 


Ünal Çeviköz, Deputy Chair, Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP)
Chair: Fadi Hakura, Manager, Turkey Project, Europe Programme, Chatham House

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