Green Left Party

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Green Left Party
Yeşil Sol Parti
LeaderEylem Tuncaelli (female spokesperson)
Naci Sönmez (male spokesperson)
Founded25 November 2012
Headquartersİzmir 2 Cad. 45/15 Kızılay, Ankara
IdeologyGreen politics
Direct democracy
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationPeoples' Democratic Congress
European affiliationEuropean Green Party (candidate member since 2012[1])

Green Left Party (Turkish: Yeşil Sol Parti) is a left-libertarian and green party in Turkey. It was founded on 25 November 2012 with the name Party of Greens and the Left Future (Turkish: Yeşiller ve Sol Gelecek Partisi) as a merger of the Greens Party and the Equality and Democracy Party. The party changed its name in April 2016.

Prominent members include Murat Belge, left-liberal political author and columnist for Taraf; Kutluğ Ataman, filmmaker and contemporary artist; and Ufuk Uras, former Istanbul deputy and president of the Freedom and Solidarity Party (ÖDP).

The party is one of the participants in the Peoples' Democratic Congress (HDK), a political initiative instrumental in founding the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in 2012.

Their chairpersons were temporarily arrested in February 2018 but released with a travel ban for the exterior and under monitoring of the police. They were charged over social media activity and books in their possession.[2]

The party has formally acknowledged the Armenian genocide.[3]


  1. ^ Statutes of the European Green Party, amended at the EGP Council, 26 November 2017, Karlstad, with a list of the members
  2. ^ "Stop the leaders of the Turkish Green Party from being jailed under false charges". European Greens. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  3. ^ "Turkey's Green Party recognizes Armenian Genocide | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency". Retrieved April 23, 2015.