List of historical parties in Turkey

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Below is the list of historical parties in Turkey. In this list, the parties which merge to create another party are also shown. But, the parties which were closed by the military rule in 1981 and continued with the same name afterwards are not shown.

Name Founded Closed Notes about termination
Progressive Republican Party 1924 1925 Banned
Liberal Republican Party 1930 1930 Self dissolved
National Development Party 1945 1958 Ceased to exist
Democrat Party 1946 1960 Banned
Nation Party 1948 1953 Banned
Republican Nation Party 1954 1958 Fusion and renaming
Liberty Party 1955 1958 Self dissolved
Republican Villagers Nation Party 1958 1968 Change identity and name
New Turkey Party 1961 1973 Self dissolved
Workers Party of Turkey 1961 1980 Banned
Justice Party 1961 1981 Closed by the military rule
Nation Party (Turkey, 1962) 1962 1977 Self dissolved
Republican Reliance Party 1967 1981 Closed by the military rule
National Order Party 1970 1971 Banned
Democratic Party 1970 1980 Self dissolved
Republican Party 1972 1973 Merged into Republican Confidence Party
National Women's Party of Turkey 1972 1981 Closed by the military rule
National Salvation Party 1972 1981 Closed by the military rule
Nationalist Democracy Party 1983 1986 Self dissolved
Great Turkey Party 1983 1983 Banned
Motherland party (ANAP) 1983 2007 Merged with True Path Party[1]
People's party 1983 1985 Merged with SODEP [2]
Social Democracy Party (SODEP) 1983 1985 Merged with People's Party[2]
Welfare Party 1983 1998 Banned
Social Democratic Populist Party 1985 1995 Merged into Republican People's Party
Liberal Democrat Party 1986 1986 Merged to ANAP
Great Anatolia Party 1986 1992 Self dissolved
Democratic Center Party 1990 1991 Merged into True Path Party
People's Labor Party 1990 1993 Banned
Democracy Party 1993 1994 Banned
People’s Democracy Party 1994 2003 Banned
Democrat Turkey Party 1997 2008 Merged to another party
Virtue Party 1997 2001 Banned
New Turkey Party 2002 2004 Merged into Republican People's Party
Democratic Society Party 2005 2009 Banned
Democratic Left People's Party 2009 2010 Self dissolved
  1. ^ To continue as Democrat Party
  2. ^ a b To continue as Social Democratic Populist Part