Monthly Archives: June 2016

Mogherini : Turkey must respect the highest standards when it comes to democracy, rule of law, respect for fundamental freedoms

Brussels, 30/06/2016 160630_02_en Press Release Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, met with the Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ömer Çelik today in Brussels. She expressed again the European Union’s … Continue reading

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Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport

Brussels, 29/06/2016 160629_01_en JOINT STATEMENT Turkey has suffered another tragic terrorist attack, this time at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport. The attack has killed at least 36 people and injured many others. We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends … Continue reading

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Hansjörg Haber bid farewell with a Turkish proverb: “When things really go wrong, you can break your tooth even by eating pudding”

Bülent Aydemir – Gazete Habertürk 27 June 2016 Resigning from his tenure that lasted for 10 months after having said, “We have a proverb ‘Starting like a Turk, ending like German’. Here it worked the other way round” EU Ambassador … Continue reading

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CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu criticizes law schools for remaining silent

The chair of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has criticized law faculties for remaining silent in the face of a major shake-up in the country’s laws and judiciary, during an exclusive interview with daily Hürriyet. “In … Continue reading

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CHP’s refugee report reveals widespread child abuse, child labor in Turkey

A report prepared by the main opposition CHP has shone a light on bitter truths about the conditions of Syrians in Turkey, with children particularly vulnerable to violence, sexual abuse and hunger. The age of many children forced into prostitution … Continue reading

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CHP to apply for cancellation of judiciary bill

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The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said it plans to “swiftly” appeal to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of a controversial draft judiciary bill once it is approved by parliament. “We, as the Republican People’s Party, continue … Continue reading

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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom

Statement Brussels, 24/06/2016 160624_01_en The British citizens have made their choice to leave our Union. However much we regret this decision, we respect it.  The challenges we are facing are too pressing for us to afford any institutional uncertainty. This … Continue reading

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Joint Statement by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mark Rutte, Holder of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

European Commission – Statement Brussels, 24 June 2016 President Schulz, President Tusk and Prime Minister Rutte met this morning in Brussels upon the invitation of European Commission President Juncker. They discussed the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum and made the … Continue reading

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Press statement by President Donald Tusk on the outcome of the referendum in the UK

European Council Statement 24.06.2016 There’s no hiding the fact that we wanted a different outcome of yesterday’s referendum. I am fully aware of how serious, or even dramatic, this moment is politically. And there’s no way of predicting all the … Continue reading

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New EU package of more than €200 million to support one million refugees from Syria in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 22 June 2016 The EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis launched new projects worth more than €200 million to support refugees who are fleeing the war in Syria and their … Continue reading

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