Published 26th April, 2011
The Democratic Party or DP was established in 1983 from the Democratic Party and Justice Party and at that time named the Right Path Party (DYP). In 2007 the DYP officially became the Democratic Party (DP). They did not win any seats in the general election of that year.
On 31st October 2009 the Motherland Party (ANAP) merged with the Democratic Party.
The DP describes itself as a centre right Kemalist party.