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EU leaders to meet with Erdogan

European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker will seek a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the sidelines of the May 25 NATO summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that after talks with EU Council President Tusk, the EU would make another effort to narrow the …

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted to reinstate monitoring procedures of Turkey in a vote in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

By Michael Hornsby, Berlin The resolution authored by Ms Ingebjørg Godseken of Norway and Ms Marianne Mikko of Estonia was approved with a vote of 113 to 45 with 12 abstentions. The resolution acknowledged the challenges facing Turkey in the wake of last July’s coup attempt, the on-going civil war …

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Council of Europe: Turkey First in Threats to Journalists

A Council of Europe report placed Turkey first in terms of threats toward journalists, including psychological violence, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and physical assault Cumhuriyet presented highlights from a report released by the Council of Europe on the pressure and violence to which journalists are subjected. The report, titled “Journalists Under Pressure”, which included …

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Andrej Hunko Counters Turkish FM Accusations

By Michael Hornsby, Berlin Andrej Hunko, a member of the joint OSCE-PACE referendum observation team in Turkey, has criticised the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoğlu for questioning the German politician’s ability to report objectively on the April 16 vote. On Sunday, the Turkish government won a narrow majority in the …

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Turkish Pres Erdogan: I will keep calling you Fascist and Nazi as long as you call me “dictator”

Despite European Parliament’s diplomatic nota, Turkish President once again called Europeans Fascist and Nazi Turkish President Erdogan spoke during an election rally in Turkey’s Western City, Denizli and part of his speech translated by WHattı staff, below: Erdogan: Is there democracy in Germany, Holland? “Look, we made grand opening of Mersin with the …

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