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07/05/2019 Election re-run is worrying sign for Turkish democracy

The PES is deeply worried about the frequent attempts of the Turkish Government and President Erdoğan to change the results of the Istanbul Mayoral elections, held at the end of March, which saw the AKP lose power in the city.

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06/05/2019 New President brings North Macedonia one step closer to European future

The PES welcomes the historic victory of associate member party Socijaldemokratski Sojuz na Makedonija (SDSM) in Sunday’s presidential vote, which brings the Republic of North Macedonia one step closer to joining the family of European nations.

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04/04/2019 Turkish government must recognise local elections result

The Party of European Socialists urges the governing party AKP to accept the result of the Turkish local elections from Sunday.

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01/04/2019 PES welcomes the result of the democratic opposition in the Turkish local elections

The PES is thrilled by the strong results achieved by the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) in the local elections in Turkey and by all the democratic opposition.

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15/03/2019 New Zealand: We stand in solidarity against hatred

The Party of European Socialists is deeply saddened by the terrorist attack in New Zealand and sends its condolences to all affected. Our hearts and minds are with the loved ones of the victims.

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21/12/2018 Safe future for Syrian communities must be top priority

As the United States reconsiders its role in Syria, communities on the front line of the battle to defeat ISIS must be supported to achieve a safe future. 

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27/11/2018 The PES backs progressive Zourabishvili to become President of Georgia

The PES extend its full support to its Georgian sister-party Georgian Dream in backing Salome Zourabishvili to become the President of Georgia in the second round of its presidential election tomorrow (28 November).

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22/11/2018 PES calls for immediate release of Selahattin Demirtas after ECHR ruling, and welcomes statement by Federica Mogherini

The Party of European Socialists calls for the immediate release of the co-leader of its member party HDP, Selahattin Demirtas, after the European Court of Human Rights ordered the termination of his pre-trial detention.

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24/10/2018 PES president: The Kamall Incident shows how endangered the EU is

“The European Union, a dream project for all European nations to live in peace and cooperation is now endangered more than ever. The fact that someone like the ECR leader Syed Kamall may accuse the social-democrats of “wanting the same thing as the Nazis” is a clear sign that history can quickly be forgotten.

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16/10/2018 PES Europe ministers call for greater European solidarity

The ministers of European affairs from the Party of European Socialists called for greater European solidarity to build up a true European asylum and migration policy.

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