World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Socialist Democracy Party

Article Id: WHEBN0003044908
Reproduction Date:

Title: Socialist Democracy Party  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Turkish presidential election, 2014, National Party (Turkey), Peoples' Democratic Party (Turkey), Democratic socialism, Revolutionary Socialist Workers' Party (Turkey)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Socialist Democracy Party

Socialist Democracy Party
Leader Rıdvan Turan
Founded 2002 (2002)
Headquarters Ankara, Turkey
Ideology Democratic socialism
Colours Red


Politics of Turkey
Political parties

Socialist Democracy Party (Sosyalist Demokrasi Partisi, SDP) is a socialist party in Turkey. Most of its members were formerly in an opposition grouping within ÖDP,[1] named Sosyalist Eylem Platformu (Socialist Action Platform). They defended closer ties with pro-Kurdish DEHAP and radical left and campaigned against privatisation and European Union membership. Their views were seen "too conservative" by most ÖDP affiliates and they left the party in 2001.

The SDP was founded in 2002. It did not contest elections of 2002 and 2004, but supported left-wing electoral alliances. In the summer of 2005, it announced a Sosyalist Forum for negotiations of a broader unification, which proved to be futile. At 2007 elections, it declared support for the independent candidates of Democratic Society Party. Akın Birdal, who was elected to the Parliament in 2007, is the honorary chairman of SDP.

Following a major internal dispute, a number of founding members, including Mihri Belli, a prestigious name of the Turkish left, resigned in 2008. In 2009, Filiz Koçali, the only female party chairperson of Turkey at that date, declared her resignation and the party activity continues for socialism.

The party is one of the participants in the People's Democratic Congress, a political initiative instrumental in founding the Peoples' Democratic Party in 2012.[2]


  1. ^
  2. ^ HDK Bileşeni Kurumlar
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.