People's Communist Party of Turkey

People's Communist Party of Turkey
Halkın Türkiye Komünist Partisi
Abbreviation HTKP
Leader Umut Kuruç[1]
Presidium Central Committee
Spokesperson Erkan Baş
Founded July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)
Split from Communist Party of Turkey (2001–14)
Headquarters İstanbul, Turkey
Newspaper İleri!
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
National affiliation United June Movement

People's Communist Party of Turkey (Turkish: Halkın Türkiye Komünist Partisi, HTKP) 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. The faction led by Erkan Baş and Metin Çulhaoğlu founded the People's Communist Party of Turkey on 13 July 2014,[2] with the other faction forming the Communist Party (KP).[1] 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.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Halkın Türkiye Komünist Partisi". T.C. Yargıtay Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. "TKP'nin yerine Komünist Parti ve Halkın Türkiye Komünist Partisi". Radikal (in Turkish). July 24, 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. TKP'de yol ayrımı

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