- The CHP visited Egypt in an effort to repair Turkish relations with them.
- “We would like to see Palestine as an independent state,” stated the CHP leader. Furthermore, the future of Syria’s crisis must be resolved through a forum like Geneva2, he stated as he explained that Geneva 2 was a policy recommendation that the CHP presented two years ago. In his view, Turkey’s ruling party has faltered in its dealings with Syria by allowing arms to pass through borders into the hands of Al Qaeda operating in Syria.
- The CHP welcomes Iran’s nuclear deal through the P5+1 process–regardless of the political posturing accusations Iran faces with pursuing a nuclear program.CHP also discussed Turkey’s controversial battle with the European Union in gaining membership. “Both sides r to blame,” explained Kemal
@Kilicdarogluk, “Turkey didn’t implement all the reforms recommended by the European Union.” At the same time, however, the EU applied “double standards to Turkey”stated Kilicdaroglu.
Full membership of Turkey to EU is a goal of the CHP. Kilicdaroglu continued, “We must ask why this hasn’t happened yet.” What are the steps Kilicdaroglu recommends to pursue this goal–regardless if the CHP wins power or not in Turkey’s 2014 elections, is our question. Is the CHP’s platform on the Gezi Park incident enough to galvanize more supporters for a 2014 win? Or is the CHP’s frustration with current foreign policy regarding Egypt, Syria, Iraq more reflective of Turkish voters?