Unity Party (Turkey)

The Unity Party (Türkiye Birlik Partisi, TBP, until 1973 Birlik Partisi - BP) was a former Alevi Turkish political party that existed from 1966 until its closure in 1981 after the military coup of 1980.

Unity Party

Türkiye Birlik Partisi
LeaderProf. Dr. Mustafa Timisi
FoundedOctober 17, 1966 (1966-10-17)
DissolvedOctober 16, 1981 (1981-10-16)
HeadquartersTurkey
IdeologyAlevism
Kurdish rights[1]
Secularism
Social democracy
Political positionCentre-left
ColoursRed, white

It had its roots among the Alevi population in Turkey. It gained seats in the Turkish Parliament between 1966 and 1977 under the party leadership of Hüseyin Balan and Mustafa Timisi. Its successor was the Peace Party (Barış Partisi, BP) between 1996 and 1999 - a splinter party from the Republican People's Party (CHP).

  1. Şener Aktürk (2012). Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey. p. 119. ISBN 9781107021433.
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