22 MPs in Turkey’s New Parliament Will Support LGBTI Rights

64 candidates for parliament signed SPoD LGBTI’s LGBTI Rights Pledge ahead of the elections and promised to protect LGBT rights. The number of pledgers are expected to increase. 22 of the pledgers have won seats in the Parliament.

The candidates below will be entering Turkey’s 25th Parliament. They have pledged to work for LGBTI rights in Turkey.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)

  1. Asiye Kolçak, MP for Bursa from HDP
  2. Çilem Öz, MP for Mersin from HDP
  3. Erdal Ataş, MP for Istanbul from HDP
  4. Filiz Kerestecioğlu, MP for Istanbul from HDP
  5. Ali Haydar Konca, MP for Kocaeli from HDP
  6. Remzi Özgökçe, MP for Van from HDP
  7. Selami Özyaşar, MP for Van from HDP

Republican People’s Party (CHP)

  1. Oğuz Kaan Salıcı, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  2. İlhan Cihaner, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  3. Aykut Erdoğdu, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  4. Dursun Çiçek, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  5. Didem Engin, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  6. Sezgin Tanrıkulu, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  7. Şafak Pavey, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  8. Zeynep Altıok, MP for Izmir from CHP
  9. Musa Çam, MP for Izmir from CHP
  10. Selin Sayek Böke, MP for Izmir from CHP
  11. Selina Doğan, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  12. Enis Berberoğlu, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  13. Aylin Nazlıaka, MP for Ankara from CHP
  14. Onursal Adıgüzel, MP for Istanbul from CHP
  15. Özcan Purçu, MP for Izmir from CHP

Please see the full list of pledgers below.

  1. Ahmet Akar, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  2. Aydın Erdoğan, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  3. Aylin Nazlıaka, MP Candidate for Ankara from CHP
  4. Betül Kurnaz Kılınç, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  5. Çilem Öz, MP Candidate for Mersin from HDP
  6. Elif Bulut, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  7. Elif Şahsın Sırlıoğlu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  8. Enis Berberoğlu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  9. Erdal Ataş, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  10. Filiz Kerestecioğlu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  11. Gül Yüksel, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  12. Gülsüm Ağaoğlu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  13. Hasan Şimşek, MP Candidate for Edirne from HDP
  14. Hülya İmak, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  15. Hülya Yer, MP Candidate for Edirne from HDP
  16. İnan Güney, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  17. İnciser Alptekin, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  18. Latife Ulutaş, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  19. Mahmut Karabulut, MP Candidate for Mersin from HDP
  20. Melda Onur, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  21. Necdet Bali, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  22. Perihan Yücekaya, MP Candidate for Malatya from HDP
  23. Pınar Aydınlar, MP Candidate for Izmir from HDP
  24. Pınar Türk, MP Candidate for Izmir from HDP
  25. Sedat Zımba, MP Candidate for Edirne from HDP
  26. Selin Sayek Böke, MP Candidate for Izmir from CHP
  27. Selina Doğan, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  28. Semra Uzunok, MP Candidate for Izmir from HDP
  29. Ülkü Yalçınkaya, MP Candidate for Izmir from HDP
  30. Zelal Demir, MP Candidate for Ankara from HDP
  31. Özlem Şen, MP Candidate for Mersin from HDP
  32. Ali Tanrıverdi, MP Candidate for Mersin from HDP
  33. Güven Atabay, MP Candidate for Ordu from HDP
  34. Şafak Pavey, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  35. Zeynep Altıok, MP Candidate for Izmir from CHP
  36. Musa Çam, MP Candidate for Izmir from CHP
  37. Deva Özenen, MP Candidate for Izmir from Anadolu Party
  38. Ali Haydar Konca, MP Candidate for Kocaeli from HDP
  39. Sevda Özer, MP Candidate for Kocaeli from HDP
  40. Batuhan Aydagül, MP Candidate for Istanbul, Independent
  41. Hülya Güntaş, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  42. Sezgin Tanrıkulu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  43. Çetin Soysal, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  44. Güven Karataş, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  45. Didem Engin, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  46. Çiğdem Anad, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  47. Perihan Ülge, MP Candidate for Denizli from HDP
  48. Asiye Kolçak, MP Candidate for Bursa from HDP
  49. Rüstem Avcı, MP Candidate for Bursa from HDP
  50. M. Deniz Büyük, MP Candidate for Bursa from HDP
  51. Osman Taney Korutürk, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  52. Murad Mıhçı, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  53. Oğuz Kaan Salıcı, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  54. İlhan Cihaner, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  55. Aykut Erdoğdu, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  56. Dursun Çiçek, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  57. Feride Elçin, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  58. Serpil Kemalbay, MP Candidate for Istanbul from HDP
  59. Erol Ağdaş, MP Candidate for Erzincan from HDP
  60. Fatima Turan, MP Candidate for Erzincan from HDP
  61. Onursal Adıgüzel, MP Candidate for Istanbul from CHP
  62. Remzi Özgökçe, MP Candidate for Van from HDP
  63. Selami Özyaşar, MP Candidate for Van from HDP
  64. Özcan Purçu, MP Candidate for Izmir from CHP

 Edit 09 June 2015: Fixed political party abbreviation.

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