Past event

Invitation Only

Turkey After the Local Elections

Chatham House, London

Middle East and North Africa Programme

Participants

Ahmet Turk, President, Democratic Society Party, Turkey

Overview

The Democratic Society Party (DTP) is the fourth largest political group in the Turkish Parliament with 22 members. Ahmet Turk will discuss the outcomes of the recent elections where the DTP performed well, increasing its share of the vote in the predominantly Kurdish southeast, including notably in Diyarbakir.

Mr Turk began his career in Turkish politics in 1973 as a mayor of Mardin and first entered parliament in 1991. Mr Turk has founded and led a succession of pro-Kurdish political parties. He was first elected president of the DTP in 2005 and is currently a member of the Turkish Parliament.

Attendance at this event is strictly by invitation only.