Communist Party of Turkey (2001–14)

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This article is about the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) formed in 2001. For other parties with similar names, see Communist Party of Turkey (disambiguation).
Communist Party of Turkey
Türkiye Komünist Partisi
Leader Collective leadership of Central Committee
Founded 11 November 2001 (2001-11-11)
Dissolved 13 July 2014 (2014-07-13)
Succeeded by People's Communist Party of Turkey
Communist Party (Turkey)
Headquarters Osman Ağa Mahallesi Nihal Sokak, No:4, Kadıköy, İstanbul
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
European affiliation Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties
International affiliation International Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties
International Communist Seminar
Colours Red, yellow
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Party office in Istanbul

The Communist Party of Turkey (Türkiye Komünist Partisi, TKP) is a defunct communist party in Turkey. It was known as the TKP since changing the name of the party from the Party for Socialist Power (Sosyalist İktidar Partisi, SİP) in 2001.

Electoral Performance[edit]

Election Number of votes for TKP Share of votes Seats
1999 General Election 37,671 0,12%
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2002 General Election 50,496 0,19%
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2007 General Election 80,092 0,22%
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2011 General Election 64,006 0,15%
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In the 2007 election, the party obtained its best result (by percentage) in Ardahan on the border with Georgia, where it got 787 votes (1.42%).[1] TKP did not maintain offices in Ardahan.

In 2014 election, TKP won Municipality of Ovacık, Tunceli.


After a period of internal strife, two rival factions of TKP reached a consensus on 15 July 2014 to freeze the activities of the party and that neither faction shall use the name and emblem of TKP.[2] The faction led by Erkan Baş and Metin Çulhaoğlu adopted the name People's Communist Party of Turkey and the faction led by Kemal Okuyan and Aydemir Güler founded the Communist Party.[3]

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