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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Solidarity visit of Ambassador Hansjoerg Haber to Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) on pre-trial detention of Fincancı, Önderoğlu & Nesin

Head of EU Delegation Ambassador Hansjoerg Haber visited today the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) and met with Dr Metin Bakkalcı, Secretary General of the HRFT and Mr Öztürk Türkdoğan, Chairperson of the Human Rights Association to express solidarity … Continue reading

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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on today’s arrests of Human Rights defender and two journalists in Turkey

The arrest of the President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), Prof. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, and of two journalists, Erol Önderoğlu (from Reporters Without Borders) and Ahmet Nesin, today goes against Turkey’s commitment to respect the fundamental rights, including … Continue reading

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Joint Statement ahead of World Refugee Day 2016

Brussels, 19/06/2016  160619_01_en  Statement On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the following statement is issued by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the … Continue reading

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Eu marks World Refugee Day with iftar dinners across Turkey

Press Release17.June.2016 To mark the International World Refugee Day on 20 June, the European Union’s Information Centres Network in Turkey will invite to Iftar dinners refugees and members of the host communities in 20 provinces of Turkey.   As this … Continue reading

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Managing the Refugee Crisis: Commission reports on progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission – Press releaseBrussels, 15 June 2016   The Commission has today adopted its second report on the EU-Turkey Statement showing that while there has been further good progress in its implementation, progress achieved so far remains fragile. Today, … Continue reading

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CHP criticizes politicization of mosques

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Somebody is trying to turn the mosque courtyards of Turkey into the personal preserve of a single party, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, while reiterating that the party would provide its own security following a recent … Continue reading

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CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu calls for ‘total struggle’ against judicial reform package

Turkey’s main opposition has called for a total struggle against a draft bill aimed at restructuring the two top courts of Turkey, while raising warnings about increasing polarization in the country. “The structural change of the Supreme Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Managing the refugee crisis – A new partnership framework

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Thousands gather in Ankara to support CHP leader after ‘bullet’ incident

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Thousands of supporters of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) gathered in front of the headquarters of the party in Ankara on June 11 to back leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who was subject to attacks and protests during an appearance … Continue reading

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Opening statement by Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, at the EP Plenary Debate, on Decision of the TGNA to lift the parliamentary immunity of 138 members

08.06.2016 President, Honourable Members, First, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the European Parliament … Continue reading

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