Democratic Regions Party
Kamûran Yûksek (co-chair)
|Founded||11 July 2014|
|Preceded by||Peace and Democracy Party|
|Headquarters||Barış Manço Cad. 32. Sk. No:37, Balgat – Ankara, Turkey|
|Political position||Centre-left to Left-wing|
|National affiliation||Peoples' Democratic Congress|
|European affiliation||Party of European Socialists (observer member)|
|International affiliation||Socialist International (consultative member)|
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The Democratic Regions Party (Turkish: Demokratik Bölgeler Partisi, Kurdish: Partiya Herêman a Demokratîk, DBP) is a social democratic Kurdish political party in the Republic of Turkey. Pro-minority rights and feminist Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) acts as the fraternal party to DBP.
After the 2014 municipal elections, Peoples' Democratic Party and the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) were re-organised in a joint structure. On 28 April 2014, the entire parliamentary caucus of BDP joined HDP, whereas BDP was assigned exclusively to representatives on the local administration level.
At the 3rd Congress of BDP on 11 July 2014, the name of the party was changed to the Democratic Regions Party and a new structure restricting the activities on the local/regional government level was adopted.
- The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) is the current incarnation of the Kurdish nationalist party in Turkey, Andrew Finkel, Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know, Oxford University Press, 2012, s. 122.
- "BDP milletvekilleri HDP'ye katıldı". Al-Monitor. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- BDP artık Meclis'te yok
- "BDP'nin adı Demokratik Bölgeler Partisi oldu". Evrensel. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.