Turkey’s CHP declares early election manifesto

Republican People's Party (CHP) declares its early election manifesto, focusing mostly on youth

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Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Republican People's Party (CHP), speaks at Congressium Ankara on September 30, 2015.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Republican People's Party (CHP), announced their early election manifesto on Wednesday which mainly focuses on youth, economy and reforms in politics.

Speaking at his party’s November 1 general election event in Ankara, Kilicdaroglu asked the youth to be more active in Turkish politics describing old politicians as “dinosaurs.”

Maintaining most of its pledges from June 7 general elections, Kilicdaroglu added new promises mainly focusing on youth issues in the country to the manifesto.

The manifesto pledged to give free lunch for students and teachers and remove interest payments from delayed student loans.

Declaring their party slogan as “Turkey First”, Kilicdaroglu also listed 10 things that they promise to do in one year of governing if they would be elected.

Increasing minimum wage to 1,500 Turkish liras from current amount of around 1,000 TL, removing electoral threshold, reducing the price of diesel fuel used in agriculture, solving students’ housing issues and removing sub-contraction for public employees were among the promises given by the CHP leader, Kilicdaroglu.

Kilicdaroglu also referred their stance during coalition negotiations and claimed that CHP is the only party to rule the country properly with its equal stance for all parties and all segments of the society.

Video below sums up CHP's election manifesto for June 7 general elections. 

Within the scope of their economic plan, the CHP maintained their “Center Turkey Project” which is based on establishing a mega city populated by 3 million people and centered in Anatolia aiming to facilitate trade for regional countries.

The project aims investment valued at $200 billion in 20 years.

As their educational plan, the party again pledged to remove Turkey's Higher Education Board, known as YOK, enabling universities become independent.

He has also promised university students new grants and university graduates a chance to do their doctorates abroad. CHP pledged that the compulsory education will be of 13 years, including a year of preschool education.


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