New Welfare Party

Political party in Turkey
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The New Welfare Party (Turkish: Yeniden Refah Partisi, YRP) is a political party in Turkey, a successor of The Welfare Party.[3] It was founded by former Prime Minister of Turkey Necmettin Erbakan's son Fatih Erbakan on 23 November 2018.[4][5] They adopt the National Outlook (Turkish: "Millî Görüş") ideology.

The party was founded with the slogan "We are here for our nation".[6][7][8] They specified that their main goals are "First morality and spirituality, then design the new world order under the leadership of Turkey and set up the fair order."[9]


The party's Istanbul Youth-Wing’s Vice President, Sadık Tunç, made controversial comments on the 97th anniversary of the abolishment of the caliphate in Turkey:[10] "The days when we will declare Sharia-e-Ghara-e-Muhammadiyyah are coming closer."[11]

The Turkish Constitution[12] forbids proposing or calling the abandonment of Secularism (Laicism), or the abandonment of the law preventing it itself, alongside making the first four articles of the constitution untouchable and unchangeable.[13] Their predecessor was dissolved and banned by the Constitutional Court of Turkey in 1998 due to their Islamist agenda.[14]

After the event, Sadık Tunç deleted his tweet on Twitter about the topic.[11]

The chairperson & founder of the newly party, Fatih Erbakan, is also an open supporter of the anti-vax movement during the COVID Pandemic in Turkey, which some specific religious and very-conservative Turks in Turkey are a part of.

He also openly but briefly brought up and discussed/talked about this topic during several occasions on live-TV interviews. He gained many criticisms after these several statements.


F. Erbakan has stated that the new party would replace the current system by a new presidential system, and that returning to a parliamentary system would be harmful. The party also wants to spread awareness and precaution against GMO seeds and food biotechnology.[citation needed] They will also take a strong anti-zionist position like their predecessor.[15]


  1. ^ "PARTİ TÜZÜĞÜ | Yeniden Refah Partisi".
  2. ^ "Yeniden Refah Partisi" (in Turkish). Court of Cassation. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  3. ^ Kızıl, Nurbanu (2020-12-31). "New parties to have little impact on future of Turkish politics, expert says". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  4. ^ "The New Welfare Party has been formed.. (Turkish)". (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-09-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "List of "Founders of the YRP"". Memurlar.Net (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-09-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ We Are Here For Our Nation! YRP Department of Publicity Advertisement, 2019 (in Turkish), retrieved 2021-09-19
  7. ^ "Erhürman seçimde Refah Partisi'nin sloganını mı kullanacak?". Gazeddakıbrıs (in Turkish). 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  8. ^ "PARTİ PROGRAMI | Yeniden Refah Partisi". (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  9. ^ "TÜZÜK; Yeniden Refah Partisi".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Doğ (2021-03-03). "YRP goes against the Turkish Constitution". Doğrusu (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-09-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ a b "Yeniden Refah Partisi'nden hilafet paylaşımı: Şeriat-ı Garra-i Muhammediyye'yi ilan edeceğimiz günler yakındır". (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  12. ^ "The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, Index". Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  13. ^ "Turkey 1982 (rev. 2017) Constitution - Constitute". Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  14. ^ See also: Welfare Party#Lost Trillion Case
  15. ^ "SİYASİ İŞLER BAŞKANLIĞI HAFTALIK RAPORU - 17.12.2020 | Yeniden Refah Partisi".

External links

  • New Welfare Party official website
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