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Nationalist Movement Party

Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi
Abbreviation MHP
President Devlet Bahçeli
General Secretary İsmet Büyükataman [tr]
Founder Alparslan Türkeş
Founded 9 February 1969; 51 years ago (1969-02-09)
Preceded by Republican Villagers Nation Party
Headquarters Ehlibeyt Mh. Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Cd No:128, 06105 Ankara, Turkey
Paramilitary wing Grey Wolves (unofficial)
Membership (2018) 489,239
Ideology Turkish ultranationalism
Cultural nationalism
Social conservatism
National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Euroscepticism

Pan-Turkism
Turanism
Turkish-Islamic synthesis
Political position Right-wing
to far-right
National affiliation People's Alliance
Colours           Red, White (official)
     Ruby red (customary)
Slogan Ülkenin Geleceğine Oy Ver ("Vote for the Country's Future")
Grand National Assembly
49 / 600
Metropolitan municipalities
2 / 30
District municipalities
166 / 1,351
Provincial councillors
174 / 1,251
Municipal Assemblies
3,501 / 20,498
Party flag
Flag of the Nationalist Movement Party.svg

The Nationalist Movement Party (sometimes called Nationalist Action Party; Turkish: Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, MHP) is a political party in Turkey.

The MHP was founded on 9 February 1969 by Alparslan Türkeş. Their most successful performance in an election was in 1999, where they received 5,606,634 votes and won 129 out of 550 seats in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. In the last election, they received 5,599,600 votes and won 40 out of 550 seats.

The Nationalist Movement Party has been called a neo-fascist party, and has been linked to some violent militias. They are cultural nationalists, and moved from supporting secularism to having a pro-Islamic stance. They are Eurosceptics, meaning they are against the European Union.

Their slogan is: Ülkenin Geleceğine Oy Ver (meaning "Vote for the country's future").

The MHP refuses to have any form of dialogue with the left-wing Kurdish nationalist Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).


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