Unity Party (Turkey)

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Unity Party
Türkiye Birlik Partisi
Leader Prof. Dr. Mustafa Timisi
Founded October 17, 1966 (1966-10-17)
Dissolved October 16, 1981 (1981-10-16)
Headquarters Turkey
Ideology Alevism-Shiism
Secularism
Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
Colours Red, white

The Unity Party (Türkiye Birlik Partisi, TBP, until 1973 Birlik Partisi - BP) was a former Alevi Turkish political party that existed from 1966 until its closure in 1981 after the military coup of 1980.

It had its roots among the Alevi-Shii population in Turkey. It gained seats in the Turkish Parliament between 1966 and 1977 under the party leadership of Hüseyin Balan and Mustafa Timisi. Its successor was the Peace Party (Barış Partisi, BP) between 1996 and 1999 - a splinter party from the Republican People's Party (CHP).