Yeni Akit: Support for Homos by the CHP and the HDP

The Republican People’s Party (CHP) and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) had their homo love rekindled. The CHP and the HDP, which had previously listed homosexual candidates for the June 7th general elections, now are also signatories to a campaign for homosexuals’ ugly demands.

Source: Hüseyin Kulaoğlu, “CHP ve HDP’den homo’lara destek” (“Support for Homos by the CHP and the HDP”), Yeni Akit, 27 May 2015, http://goo.gl/5eeI6f

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The Republican People’s Party (CHP) and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) had their homo love rekindled. The CHP and the HDP, which had previously listed homosexual candidates for the June 7th general elections, now are also signatories to a campaign for homosexuals’ ugly demands. 39 [sic] MP candidates, with prominent names such as Enis Berberoğlu, Şafak Pavey, and Elif Bulut, have become signatories to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Rights Pledge that was organized by the Social Policies, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Studies Association (SPoD).

Şafak Pavey, the CHP’s MP candidate for Istanbul, reported that she will continue defending LGBTI rights as she did before and that she will carry the responsibilities brought on by this signature with honor.[1]

On the other hand, Musa Çam, the CHP’s Izmir 1st Region MP candidate, claimed that LGBTI rights are the most basic human rights and said “We will do everything we can for LGBTIs.”

HDP Candidates: Homosexuals are not alone

Sevda Özer and Ali Haydar Konca, MP candidates for Kocaeli from the HDP, reported in their statement following their signature of the pledge that LGBTI individuals are not alone in this struggle and that anyone who finds guidance in liberties should support this struggle.[1]

That pledge has the following signatories:

  1. Ahmet Akar, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  2. Ali Haydar Konca, MP Candidate for Kocaeli from HDP
  3. Ali Tanrıverdi, MP Candidate for Mersin from HDP
  4. Aydın Erdoğan, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  5. Aylin Nazlıaka, MP Candidate for Ankara from CHP
  6. Batuhan Aydagül, MP Candidate for Istanbul, Independent
  7. Betül Kurnaz Kılınç, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  8. Çilem Öz, MP Candidate for Mersin from HDP
  9. Deva Özenen, MP Candidate for Izmir from Anadolu Party
  10. Elif Bulut, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  11. Elif Şahsın Sırlıoğlu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  12. Enis Berberoğlu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  13. Erdal Ataş, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  14. Filiz Kerestecioğlu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  15. Gül Yüksel, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  16. Gülsüm Ağaoğlu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  17. Güven Atabay, MP Candidate for Ordu from HDP
  18. Hasan Şimşek, MP Candidate for Edirne from HDP
  19. Hülya İmak, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  20. Hülya Yer, MP Candidate for Edirne from HDP
  21. İnan Güney, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  22. İnciser Alptekin, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  23. Latife Ulutaş, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  24. Mahmut Karabulut, MP Candidate for Mersin from HDP
  25. Melda Onur, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  26. Musa Çam, MP Candidate for Izmir from CHP
  27. Necdet Bali, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  28. Özlem Şen, MP Candidate for Mersin from HDP
  29. Perihan Yücekaya, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  30. Pınar Aydınlar, MP Candidate for Izrim from HDP
  31. Pınar Türk, MP Candidate for Izmir from HDP
  32. Sedat Zımba, MP Candidate for Edirne from HDP
  33. Selin Sayek Böke, MP Candidate for Izmir from CHP
  34. Selina Doğan, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  35. Semra Uzunok, MP Candidate for Izmir from HDP
  36. Sevda Özer, MP Candidate for Kocaeli from HDP
  37. Şafak Pavey, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  38. Ülkü Yalçınkaya, MP Candidate for Izmir from HDP
  39. Zelal Demir, MP Candidate for Ankara from HDP
  40. Zeynep Altıok, MP Candidate for Izmir from CHP


[1] The unquoted text in the source article is from the SPoD press release. -Trans.

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