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List of illegal political parties in Turkey

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Illegal political parties in Turkey lists those organisations founded in or carried out activities mainly targeted to Turkey that (a) consider themselves to be political parties as indicated in their self-assigned names, (b) are not or cannot be established under the laws of Republic of Turkey.

Some of these organisations have carried out

  1. ^ See for example the decision no. 2349/1992 of 15th of November 1992 of the Eight Chamber of Council of State:
  3. ^ Bakur means "north" in Kurdish. The list uses a title that is partly Turkish and partly Kurdish.
  4. ^ U.S. labels Kurdish group as terrorist -
  5. ^ Özhan, H. A. 1998. "Osmanlı ve Cumhuriyet Tarihi Boyunca Siyasi Partilerimiz ". Yeni Türkiye 23. A summary is available from the WWW:


See also

Other organisations that can be categorized as illegal political parties in Turkey include the following:

According to H. A. Özhan there are eight important organisations that are illegal political parties in the history of modern Turkey.[5] Only TKP/ML from his list is still active. The other seven are as follows:

Inactive illegal parties

It is not clear whether or not TAK carries out militant activities only or both militant and political activities. [4]

11 of which are illegal political parties: [2] According to Counter-Terrorism and Operations Department of Directorate General for Security (

Active illegal parties


  • Active illegal parties 1
  • Inactive illegal parties 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


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