CHP leader receives democracy award for ‘justice march’
The IAPC Democracy Award is given every year to people or institutions that promote democracy in any country of the world, contributing to the dissemination of democratic thought, or courageously contributing to the development of democratic values and processes.
The IAPC is a 50-year-old organization and has members across the world that vote for nominees for the award.
The organization held a conference between Nov. 9 and 12 in Iceland and declared the democracy awards for 2017.
The IAPC was rewarded to Lech Walesa, Willy Brandt, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vaclav Havel, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Isaak Rabin, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Viktor Yushchenko, Bill Clinton and Dr. Mir Hussein Mousavi.
The CHP, under the leadership of Kılıçdaroğlu, carried out a “justice march” and a “justice rally” after its Istanbul deputy Enis Berberoğlu was sentenced to 25 years in prison on June 14 on charges of providing daily Cumhuriyet with video purporting to show Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) trucks heading to Syria.