Monthly Archives: June 2016

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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