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…

BBC Türkçe: Kati Piri over de acties van de Turkse overheid gericht tegen de krant Cumhuriyet (TUR)

Afbeelding: BBC.com Kati Piri reageert in een interview met BBC Türkçe op de acties van de Turkse overheid gericht tegen de krant Cumhuriyet (TUR). AP Türkiye Raportörü Kati Piri: Türkiye’de kuvvetler ayrılığı kalmadı İlgili Konular Cumhuriyet gazetesine yönelik operasyon Avrupa’da tepki çekti. Avrupa Konseyi Genel Sekreteri Thorbjorn Jagland, Türkiye’nin çok sayıda davayla karşılaşabileceğini söylerken, Avrupa…

Cumhuriyet: Kati Piri over de acties van de Turkse overheid gericht tegen Cumhuriyet (TUR/ENG)

Foto: Twitter (@cumhuriyetgzt) Kati Piri reageert op de acties van de Turkse overheid gericht tegen Cumhuriyet. Lees hier het bericht op cumhuriyet.com.tr. ———— AP Türkiye Raportörü Kati Piri: Türkiye’deki durum kötüden de öteye gidiyor Avrupa Parlamentosu (AP) Türkiye Raportörü Kati Piri Cumhuriyet Gazetesi’ne yapılan operasyona tepki göstererek, “Türkiye’deki durum kötüden de öteye gidiyor” dedi. Avrupa…

Kati Piri in RT International over Turkije

Kati Piri spreekt met RT International News Channel over Turkije. Bekijk het volledige fragment (Engels) hieronder.     Quote Kati Piri: “What we see in the European Parliament is clearly Turkey even moving further away from meeting the European standards we set on how to deal with minority rights, how to respect the fundamental rights of people,…

Condemnation of police violence at Istanbul Pride

In a last-minute move, the governor of Istanbul banned Sunday’s Pride Parade, using the month of Ramadan as a justification. In previous years, Prides were also held during Ramadan, without obstruction by the state and tens of thousands people participating. As demonstrators gathered to start the Pride Parade, defying the ban, they got violently attacked…

“Frustration, mistrust and disappointment” – Turkey’s strained ties with Europe

Turkey’s elections on June 7th will be a key test of the country’s democracy and its bid to join the EU. A crackdown on dissent has worried Brussels. The EU’s progress report on Turkey’s reforms notes improvements but accuses Turkey’s government of undermining human rights and press freedoms. Accession talks have been slow-go. Can the…