People's Communist Party of Turkey

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People's Communist Party of Turkey

Halkın Türkiye Komünist Partisi
LeaderUmut Kuruç[1]
PresidiumCentral Committee
SpokespersonErkan Baş
FoundedJuly 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)
Split fromCommunist Party of Turkey (2001–14)
Headquartersİstanbul, Turkey
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationUnited June Movement

People's Communist Party of Turkey (Turkish: Halkın Türkiye Komünist Partisi, HTKP) is a communist party in Turkey founded in 2014.


Following a period of internal strife within the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), the party decided to split in two. The faction led by Erkan Baş and Metin Çulhaoğlu founded the People's Communist Party of Turkey on 13 July 2014,[2] with the other faction forming the Communist Party (KP).[1] On 15 July 2014, the two rival factions reached a consensus to freeze the activities of the former party and that neither faction shall use the name and emblem of TKP.[3] The TKP has since been re-established.


  1. ^ a b "Halkın Türkiye Komünist Partisi". T.C. Yargıtay Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ "TKP'nin yerine Komünist Parti ve Halkın Türkiye Komünist Partisi". Radikal (in Turkish). July 24, 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. ^ TKP'de yol ayrımı

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