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Turkey

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A clock displaying the emblem of the Welfare Party. The party slogan translates as "Justice is our goal."
A clock displaying the emblem of the Welfare Party. The party slogan translates as "Justice is our goal."

The Welfare Party (Refah Partisi) (RP) in Turkey was founded by Ahmed Tekdal in Ankara in 1983 as heir to two earlier parties, Milli Nizam Partisi (National Order Party, MNP) and Milli Selamet Partisi (National Salvation Party, MSP), which were banned from politics. The RP participated in mayoral elections at that time and they won in three cities- Konya, Şanlıurfa, and Van. Their vote percentage was approximately 5%. Their popular vote increased over the years until they became the largest party under Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan in 1996. The coalition government of Erbakan was forced out of power by the Turkish military in 1997. Politics of Turkey takes place in a framework of a secular parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Turkey is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... Presidential flag of Turkey. ... There have been ten Presidents of the Republic of Turkey since its inception. ... Abdullah Gül (born October 29, 1950) is the 11th President of the Republic of Turkey, having served in that office since 28 August 2007. ... This is a chronological list of every government formed by the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Turkey. ... Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan (born February 26, 1954), became the Prime Minister of Turkey on March 14, 2003. ... The cabinet (Council of Ministers) of Turkey comprises the heads of the major ministries. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Grand National Assembly (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi in Turkish) is the unicameral parliament of Turkey which carries out legislative functions. ... Köksal Toptan (1943, Rize) is a Turkish politician and served as government minister in three cabinets. ... Political parties in Turkey lists political parties in Turkey. ... Elections in Turkey gives information on election and election results in Turkey. ... The 2000 Turkish presidential election consisted of a first round election on 27 April 2000 followed by a second round vote on 1 May and a third on 5 May. ... The 2007 Turkish presidential election refers to two attempts to elect the countrys 11th president, to succeed Ahmet Necdet Sezer. ... Turkeys 9th general election was held on June 5, 1977. ... Turkeys 10th general election was held on November 6, 1983. ... Turkeys 11th general election was held on October 29, 1987. ... Turkeys 12th general election was held on Sunday 20 October 1991. ... Turkeys 13th general election was held on Sunday 24 December 1995, triggered after the newly-reformed Republican Peoples Party (CHP) withdrew from a coalition with the True Path Party (DYP). ... Turkeys 14th general election was held on Sunday 18 April 1999, and was the first election in Turkish history to combine local, council and parliamentary elections on the same day. ... Turkeys 15th general election was held two years early on Sunday 3 November 2002, following the collapse of the DSP-MHP-ANAP coalition led by Bülent Ecevit. ... A woman casting her vote Votes were cast in ballot boxes such as this one Votes are cast in schools such as this one Turkeys 16th general election was held on July 22, 2007,[1] and resulted in a resounding victory for the incumbent Justice and Development Party. ... Foreign relations of the Republic of Turkey are primarily with the Western world and its neigboring countries. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The National Security Council (Milli Güvenlik Kurulu (MGK) in Turkish) is a powerful body that unites the top civilian and military leaders, and issues ‘recommendations’ to the government upon all matters vaguely defined as touching on the security of the state of the Turkish Republic. ... It has been suggested that Human rights of Kurdish people in Turkey be merged into this article or section. ... // Since the establishment of the republic in 1923, there has been a strong tradition of secularism in Turkey. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... The provinces of Turkey are divided into 923 districts (ilçeler; sing. ... Below each region you will find associated Cities with the region. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 539 pixelsFull resolution (1700 × 1146 pixel, file size: 247 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A clock bearing the emblem of the banned Turkish Islamist political party Refah Partisi. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 539 pixelsFull resolution (1700 × 1146 pixel, file size: 247 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A clock bearing the emblem of the banned Turkish Islamist political party Refah Partisi. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Milli Selâmet Partisi The National Salvation Party (Milli Selâmet Partisi) was a political party in Turkey founded on 11 October 1972 as the successor of the banned National Order Party (Milli Nizam Partisi, MNP). ... Konya (Ottoman Turkish: ; also Koniah, Konieh, Konia, and Qunia; historically also known as Iconium (Latin), Greek: Ikónion) is a city in Turkey, on the central plateau of Anatolia. ... Shows the location of the province and city of Åžanlıurfa. ... Van is a city in eastern Turkey with a population of 380 000 (2001). ... This is a chronological list of every government formed by the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Turkey. ... Necmettin Erbakan (born October 29, 1926) is a Turkish engineer, academician, politician, political party leader and prime minister of Turkey between 1996 and 1997. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


In 1998 the Welfare Party was banned. The ban was upheld by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights on February 13, 2003. See Case of Refah Partisi (The Welfare Party) and Others v. Turkey. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A ban is, generally, any decree that prohibits something. ...


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Turkey - Welfare Party (648 words)
The Welfare Party (Refah Partisi--RP), which had received only 7 percent of the total vote in the 1987 parliamentary elections and thus had not qualified for assembly seats, was the main electoral surprise in the 1991 balloting.
The Welfare Party's strength is in middle- and lower-class urban neighborhoods and in the Kurdish areas of the southeast.
In addition, Welfare Party candidates for mayor won in twenty-seven other cities and in 400 towns, including almost all of the predominantly Kurdish municipalities in the southeast.
Turkish Court Ban on Islamist Welfare Party Boomerangs, Widening Gulf With EU (1876 words)
Although the Turkish army clearly orchestrated the campaign against Welfare, party leaders seem determined to press their cause through peaceful means.
The Constitutional Court closed the party for "acting against the secular principle of the republic.'' The court, whose decisions are irreversible, also banned 71-year-old Welfare Party leader Necmettin Erbakan from politics for five years, along with three other Welfare politicians and three former party members.
Yet Erbakan and other party leaders warned their 4.2 million members against being provoked into a violent reaction that could trigger another crackdown by the military, which forced the country's first Islamist-led government to resign last June after just a year in office.
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