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Green Left Party (Turkish: Yeşil Sol Parti) is a left-libertarian and green party in Turkey. It was founded on 25 November 2012 with the name Greens and the Left Party of the Future (Turkish: Yeşiller ve Sol Gelecek Partisi) as a merger of the Greens Party and the Equality and Democracy Party. The party changed its name in April 2016.

Green Left Party

Yeşil Sol Parti
LeaderEylem Tuncaelli (female spokesperson)
Naci Sönmez (male spokesperson)
Founded25 November 2012
Headquartersİzmir 2 Cad. 45/15 Kızılay, Ankara
IdeologyGreen politics
Anti-capitalism
Alter-globalization
Direct democracy
Secularism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationPeoples' Democratic Congress
European affiliationEuropean Green Party (candidate member since 2012[1])
International affiliationnone
ColoursGreen
Website
http://yesillervesolgelecek.org/

Prominent members include Murat Belge, left-liberal political author and columnist for Taraf; Kutluğ Ataman, filmmaker and contemporary artist; and Ufuk Uras, former Istanbul deputy and president of the Freedom and Solidarity Party.

The party is one of the participants in the Peoples' Democratic Congress, a political initiative instrumental in founding the Peoples' Democratic Party in 2012.

The party has formally acknowledged the Armenian Genocide.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statutes of the European Green Party, amended at the EGP Council, 26 November 2017, Karlstad, with a list of the members
  2. ^ "Turkey's Green Party recognizes Armenian Genocide | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency". Armenpress.am. Retrieved April 23, 2015.