Kati Piri calls for suspension of accession talks with Turkey when new constitution comes into force

Kati Piri addressed the European Parliament as the European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey during the debate on the accession talks between the European Union and Turkey. “While the political groups in this House have very different views on EU-Turkey relations, I would like to specially thanks my colleague rapporteurs from the other groups in making…

Accession talks with Turkey end when new constitution comes into force

The European Parliament is expected to support by a large majority the call to formally suspend accession talks with Ankara when the new constitution comes into force. Today there will be a plenary debate on EU-Turkey relations, the vote will follow tomorrow. One year after the heinous coup attempt, the Turkish population is paying the…

Suspend Turkey accession talks if constitutional reforms go ahead unchanged

Today in the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee the S&D Group secured wide support for the 2016 assessment report on Turkey. The Socialists and Democrats reiterated that Turkey’s constitutional-reform package voted in a referendum earlier this year is not in line with the Copenhagen criteria and called on EU member states to officially suspend accession…

Financieele Dagblad: Stop met zwartepieten over Turkije

Het Financieele Dagblad bericht over het Turkije rapport 2016 van Kati Piri. Volgens het FD weigert de Europese Commissie tot nu toe de gesprekken met Turkije over toetreding te bevriezen. EU-parlement: stop met zwartepieten over Turkije “De Europese Commissie weigert de gesprekken met Turkije over toetreding van dat land tot de Europese Unie te bevriezen,…

Is the EU selling out to Turkey?

Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. Rosa Balfour – Senior fellow in the Europe Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States The temptation to sell out to Turkey for short-term gains…