Monthly Archives: June 2015

Socialists & Democrats Group President Pittella: The negotiation process with Turkey must now be accelerated

 PRESS RELEASE Strasbourg, 10 June 2015 Pittella: The negotiation process with Turkey must now be accelerated European Socialists and Democrats stress the importance of today’s adoption, by the European Parliament, of the progress report on Turkey, underlining that Turkey … Continue reading

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European Parliament Turkey Resolution 2014

European Parliament resolution on the 2014 Commission Progress Report on Turkey (2014/2953(RSP)) As adopted in Strasbourg this Wednesday 10th of June 2015 Download EP-TURKEY Resolution 2014.pdf

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Highlights of the 2015 Turkish Elections and the CHP

Chart: Hürriyet Daily News Initial election results 2015: AKP 40.86% of the vote and 258 deputies CHP 24.96% of the vote and 132 deputies MHP 16.29% of the vote and 81-82 deputies HDP 13.12% of the vote and 80-82 deputies … Continue reading

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PES congratulates its member parties CHP & HDP with historic election result

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Yesterday Turkish voters took to the polls to elect a new Parliament. Through massive participation in a peaceful democratic vote, they changed the outlook of the political landscape in Turkey. PES associate party HDP wrote history by surpassing the electoral … Continue reading

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Elections in Turkey: European social democrats support the CHP

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Elections in Turkey: European social democrats support the CHP

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Elections in Turkey: The European social democrats (PES) support the CHP

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Highlights: On Sunday 7 June, Turkish citizens will choose the 550 members who will represent them in the Turkish Parliament. The elections are taking place in a climate of increased restrictions of freedom, imposed by President Erdogan of the leading … Continue reading

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22 Questions, 22 Answers: The CHP’s outlook on Turkey’s Kurdish question, a framework for peace

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  Dear Friends, The Kurdish issue has long been a fundamental problem of Turkey, costing the lives of more than 20 thousand citizens. Being tragic as it is, lost lives is not the only cost of the lingering ill-fated approach … Continue reading

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Pittella: Freedom of press is a basic democratic value and it must be respected by president Erdogan in Turkey

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The S&D Group in the European Parliament has expressed its deepest concerns with the threats of Turkey’s president and government directed at journalists and the life sentence demanded for Cumhuriyet´s editor-in-chief, Can Dündar. S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella stated: “We … Continue reading

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