Party of Friendship, Equality and Peace

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Party of Friendship, Equality and Peace
Leader Moustafa Ali Tsavous
Founder Sadik Achmet
Founded 1991
Preceded by Independent Muslim List
Ideology Turkish minority politics
Centrism
Social liberalism
Political position Centre
European affiliation European Free Alliance (observer)
Website
http://www.debpartisi.org

The Party of Friendship, Equality and Peace (Greek: Κόμμα Ισότητας, Ειρήνης και Φιλίας, abbr. Κ.Ι.Ε.Φ.; Turkish: Dostluk-Eşitlik-Barış Partisi) is a Greek political party founded to represent the interests of a part of the Turkish minority of Greece (West Thrace).

The party was created on September 13, 1991 by Sadik Achmet who presided over it until his death in 1995. Achmet was succeeded by his widow Isik Achmet (Işık Ahmet) who led until 1999. The party was then led by Achmet Chatziosman until 2007 when Chatziosman was elected member of the Greek Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). The next chairman, Moustafa Bosnak, was replaced in July 2010 by Moustafa Ali Tsavous.[1]

Achmet Chatziosman was elected in 2002 and 2006 for the Rhodope Prefecture on a common PASOK-Synaspismós list and was vice-prefect from 2002 to 2007.[2]

Notable members[edit]

Electoral results[edit]

Results, 1996-2012
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Votes % Mandates
1996
Parliament
supported PASOK
-
1
2000
Parliament
supported PASOK
-
2
2004
Parliament
supported ND
-
1
2007
Parliament
supported PASOK
-
2
2009
Parliament
supported PASOK
-
2
2012
Parliament
supported DISY
-
-
2012
Parliament
supported DIMAR
-
-

Other Turkish minority parties in South-Eastern Europe[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ (in Turkish) Dostluk-Eşitlik-Barış Partisi’nde yeni dönem Archived 2010-11-25 at the Wayback Machine., Millet (Xanthi), July 15, 2010
  2. ^ (in Greek) ΟΣΜΑΝ ΑΧΜΕΤ ΧΑΤΖΗ, ΒΟΥΛΕΥΤΗΣ ΡΟΔΟΠΗΣ Archived 2009-09-07 at the Wayback Machine., MP profile page, accessed on September 24, 2009