Communist Party (Turkey, 2014)

Communist Party
Komünist Parti
Leader Özlem Şen Abay[1]
Presidium Central Committee
Founded 17 July 2014 (2014-07-17)
Split from Communist Party of Turkey (2001–14)
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

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


Following a period of internal strife within the now-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

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. 1 2 "Komünist Parti". T.C. Yargıtay Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. TKP'de yol ayrımı

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