Communist Party (Turkey, 2014)

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Communist Party
Komünist Parti
Leader Özlem Şen Abay[1]
Presidium Central Committee
Founded 17 July 2014 (2014-07-17)
Dissolved 22 January 2017 (2017-01-22)
Split from Communist Party of Turkey
Merged into Communist Party of Turkey
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
National affiliation United June Movement
European affiliation Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties
International affiliation International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
Colours Red, yellow, white
Anthem The Internationale

Communist Party (Turkish: Komünist Parti, or KP) was a communist party in Turkey founded in 2014.


Following a period of internal strife within the then-defunct Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), the party decided to split in two. On 15 July 2014, the two rival factions reached a consensus to freeze the activities of the former party and that neither faction shall use the name and emblem of TKP.[2]The faction led by Kemal Okuyan and Aydemir Güler founded the Communist Party on 17 July 2014,[1] with the other faction forming the People's Communist Party of Turkey (HTKP).

Electoral performance[edit]

Election Number of votes for KP Share of votes Seats
General election, June 2015 13,780 0.03%
0 / 550
General election, November 2015 52,527 0.11%
0 / 550


  1. ^ a b "Komünist Parti". T.C. Yargıtay Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ TKP'de yol ayrımı

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