Democratic Left People's Party

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Democratic Left People's Party
Demokratik Sol Halk Partisi
Abbreviation DSHP
Founder Hulki Cevizoğlu, Rahşan Ecevit
Founded November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23)
Dissolved June 12, 2010 (2010-06-12)
Ideology Kemalism
Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Colours White and blue

Democratic Left People's Party (Turkish: Demokratik Sol Halk Partisi, DSHP) was a short-lived political party in Turkey. It was founded by ex-members of Democratic Left Party, led by Rahşan Ecevit. Its founding leader was Hulki Cevizoğlu. Cevizoğlu quit the office on January 13, 2010.[1] In the founder's meeting on January 17, 2010, Rahşan Ecevit was elected as new leader.[2]

In May 2010, after Deniz Baykal's resignation of leadership of Republican People's Party, major left-wing party in Turkey, there was strong support for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in the left-wing media. Rahşan Ecevit also supported Kılıçdaroğlu for the sake of unity in the left-wing. She joined the CHP congress on May 22, 2010, when Kılıçdaroğlu was elected as the new leader. Finally, the founder's board chose to close the party on June 12, 2010.[3]


# Name Starts Ends Days in office
1 Hulki Cevizoğlu November 23, 2009 January 13, 2010 1 month 21 days
2 Rahşan Ecevit January 17, 2010 June 12, 2010 4 months 26 days


  1. ^ "Başlamadan bitti" (in Turkish). Ntvmsnbc. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  2. ^ "DSHP'de Cevizoğlu gitti, Ecevit geldi" (in Turkish). CNN Türk. 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  3. ^ "DSHP kapanıyor" (in Turkish). Cumhuriyet. 2010-06-14. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-06-27.