People's Voice Party

Political party in Turkey
People's Voice Party
Halkın Sesi Partisi
LeaderNuman Kurtulmuş
Founded1 November 2010 (2010-11-01)
Dissolved19 September 2012 (2012-09-19)
Split fromFelicity Party
Merged intoJustice and Development Party
HeadquartersOğuzlar Mahallesi 1397. sokak No:14
06520 Balgat - Ankara
IdeologyReligious conservatism
ColoursBlue, yellow and white

The People's Voice Party (Turkish Halkın Sesi Partisi, abbreviated HSP but using the self-styled abbreviation HAS PARTİ, which literally means "PURE PARTY") was a religious conservative political party in Turkey. It was founded on 1 November 2010 by Numan Kurtulmuş and dissolved on 19 September 2012.[1]

In September 2012, after less than two years, an extraordinary party congress decided to dissolve the party and join the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).[2] In July 2012, following long-held speculation that Numan Kurtulmuş was on Prime Minister Erdoğan’s mind as his possible successor as party head, Erdoğan personally proposed to Kurtulmuş the idea of merging the parties under the umbrella of the AKP.

References

  1. ^ "HAS Parti 12'ye karşı 165 oyla kapatıldı!" (in Turkish). Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  2. ^ "HSP dissolves itself as its leader plans to join the ruling party". Hurriyetdailynews.com. Retrieved 2013-07-23.

External links

  • Official website at the Wayback Machine (archived October 3, 2012) (in Turkish)
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