Freedom and Socialism Party

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Freedom and Socialism Party
Özgürlük ve Sosyalizm Partisi
Abbreviation ÖSP[1]
Chairman Sinan Çiftyürek[2]
Founded 21 December 2011 (2011-12-21)
Headquarters Ankara, Turkey
Membership (2017) 145[2]
Ideology Democratic socialism
Marxism
Pro-Kurdish federalism
Anti-imperialism
Political position Far-left
Website
www.OSP.org.tr

The Freedom and Socialism Party (Turkish: Özgürlük ve Sosyalizm Partisi, ÖSP) is a Kurdish-based democratic socialist and federalist political party in Turkey. The party mentioned as Partiya Azadî û Sosyalîzmê in Kurdish.

Development[edit]

Communist Party of Kurdistan cadres including Sinan Çiftyürek and Mehmet Akyol announced the founding of a new frame for a legal party named Mesopotamia Socialist Party (Mezopotamya Sosyalist Partisi) after a November 2003 meeting in Gaziantep.[3][4] The initiative for Mesopotamia Socialist Party merged with the Socialist Party Founders Committee, another faction of Kurdish socialists in October 2010.[5][6] The new group was named the Freedom and Socialism Party and it was officially founded on 19 December 2011 with Çiftyürek as the chairman.[7]

Ideology[edit]

Founder and chairman Sinan Çiftyürek describes the Freedom and Socialist Party as "a workers' party with a socialist line" and with no particular ethnic emphasis albeit its Kurdish background.[7] The party propagates a federation of Turkish and Kurdish peoples "on a condition of equality".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parti tüzüğü" (PDF) (in Turkish). T.C. Yargıtay Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Özgürlük ve Sosyalizm Partisi" (in Turkish). T.C. Yargıtay Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Sosyalist Mezopotamya December 2003
  4. ^ TEVKURD ve son gelişmeler üzerine
  5. ^ Özgürlük ve Sosyalizm Partisi için ortak karar
  6. ^ Kürt Sosyalistleri “Özgürlük ve Sosyalizm Partisi” Kurma Kararı Aldı
  7. ^ a b c Özgürlük ve Sosyalizm Partisi Kuruldu