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12/01/2018 PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul.

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07/12/2017 PES delegation in Turkey supports HDP co-chair in political trial

A delegation from the Party of European Socialists visited Turkey today to show solidarity to Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of our Kurdish associate member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP), as his hearing was held today in the Sincan prison outside Ankara.

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07/12/2017 PES ministers push for action plan to make pillar of social rights a reality

After the successful proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights thanks to the political push of Stefan Löfven, now is implementation time. This was the unanimous opinion of PES employment and social affairs ministers today.

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06/12/2017 PES concerned about Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

The PES is deeply concerned about Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the sole capital of Israel, and is worried about the peace process in the region.

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06/12/2017 PES and SPD discuss international cooperation at Berlin conference

High-level representatives from Europe’s progressive family met many guests from around the world at the international 'Renew Conference' in Berlin, co-hosted by PES and Germany's SPD.

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01/12/2017 PES Council calls for immediate release of Turkish political prisoners

The Party of European Socialists has issued a strong declaration calling for the release of political prisoners in Turkey, and naming 10 MPs currently detained in the country by the autocratic regime of Erdoğan.

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24/11/2017 Latvian social democrats welcomed as 34th full member of PES

The Party of European Socialists has unanimously admitted the Latvian Social Democratic Party 'Concord' (Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija 'Saskaņa', SDPS) as its newest member party.

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20/11/2017 PES congratulates PASOK President Gennimata on her victory in the centre-left primary in Greece

The Party of European Socialists congratulates Fofi Gennimata, from our Greek member party PASOK, the newly elected leader of the united centre left in Greece.

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29/10/2017 The PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, held its annual General Assembly in Stockholm this weekend.

A new board was elected with Sedef Çakmak, the only out LGBTI politician elected in Turkey, as president.

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19/10/2017 Progressive prime ministers emphasise need for European unity

Prime ministers and party leaders from the Party of European Socialists called for a united response to Europe’s challenges when they met to prepare common positions for the European Council meeting this afternoon.

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