Democrat Turkey Party

Political party in Turkey

Democrat Turkey Party (Turkish: Demokrat Türkiye Partisi, DTP) is a former political party in Turkey,

The party was founded by a group of MPs issued from the True Path Party on 7 January 1997.[1] The chairman of the party was Hüsamettin Cindoruk, who was a former chairman of the True Path Party. The party participated in the coalition government of Mesut Yılmaz (30 June 1997 – 11 January 1999). In the 1999 elections they received less than 1% of the vote. Hüsamettin Cindoruk resigned.[2] In later years they tried to survive with different chairmen and names and in 2008 the party decided to merge with the People's Ascent Party.

References

  1. ^ "List of parties" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
  2. ^ Biography (in Turkish)
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