Briefing on the ‘no’ campaign and the CHP

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The CHP campaign against the proposed changes to the constitution has received both praise and criticism, and sheds light on the current state of the party and its ambitions.

  • The CHP leadership has laid out instructions to its campaigners, including using positive rhetoric, for its ‘no’ campaign against the proposed changes to the constitution.
  • Both the gaffes made and innovative steps taken by the party reflect its current state and the limits it is willing to push.
  • Critics say the campaign has failed to resonate beyond the party base, while supporters say the campaign has been treated unfairly by the press.

With just over a week until the referendum on changes to the constitution, the campaign against the changes run by Turkey’s largest opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has been the subject of discussion in Turkey. The party has taken innovative steps in the campaign but has also faced attacks from some press outlets. Supporters of the party say the campaign has not received fair treatment by the press, which they say is unfairly influenced by the government. Other commentators have put the fault with the party leadership, claiming they have failed to build a convincing media presence.

Pro-government pundits have…

 

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6 April 2017

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