Greens Party (Turkey)

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Greens Party
Yeşiller Partisi
Leader Yüksel Selek (female spokesperson)
Ümit Şahin (male spokesperson)
Founded 2008
Dissolved 2012
Merged into Greens and the Left Party of the Future
Headquarters İstiklal Cad Balo Sok No 21/1 Beyoğlu , Istanbul
Ideology Green liberalism
European affiliation European Green Party (observer)
Colours Green

Greens Party (Turkish: Yeşiller Partisi) was a green liberal party in Turkey. Being the 57th political party of Turkey, it was established on June 30, 2008 after years of preparation since 2002.

A green party with the same name was established prior to its establishment in 1988 (its founding President was former Health Minister Celal Ertuğ). The latter was closed down in 1994, and its third and last President was Aydın Ayas, who took the eco-liberal turn for the party.

Greens maintain local branches and initiatives in İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Bursa, Tekirdağ, and Antalya.[1]

Greens were known as the Greens of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye'nin Yeşilleri, Yeşiller Partisi) prior to the founding of the party.

The party held its first general congress on June 6, 2010.

In November 2012, it merged with the Equality and Democracy Party to form the Greens and the Left Party of the Future.


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