Monthly Archives: July 2016

AFP Interview : CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on the value of Turkish democracy & its place in the West

Turkey has chance to end polarisation after coup: opposition chief Ankara (AFP) – The failed coup in Turkey offers a unique chance to end the dangerous levels of polarisation in the country, the main opposition leader told AFP Wednesday. In … Continue reading

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CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu warns government about witch hunt

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Turkey’s polarised factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader said on July 26, reflecting fragile efforts to reconcile in a shaken country where the opposition has for years accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Continue reading

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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: over €1.4 billion in support of education and health for Syrian refugees

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 28 July 2016 The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than €2 billion to finance … Continue reading

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Gülen must be extradited to Turkey: CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu

Turkey’s main opposition leader has echoed the government’s strong calls to the United States for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen to Turkey over evidence linking the self-exiled cleric with the July 15 coup attempt. “Fethullah Gülen must be extradited to … Continue reading

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Party leaders agree to work on small-scale constitution changes

The leaders of three political parties represented in the Turkish parliament agreed to begin work on a small-scale constitutional change, mainly to restructure the judiciary, during an unprecedented meeting held under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July … Continue reading

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CHP leader announces ‘Taksim Declaration’ after failed coup attempt

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The leader of the main opposition CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has announced the “Taksim Declaration” in a rally organized (by the CHP) to protest the July 15 failed coup attempt. Kılıçdaroğlu read the declaration, which includes articles on democracy, rights and … Continue reading

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Statement by High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the declaration of the State of Emergency in Turkey

STATEMENT 21 July 2016 We are following the developments regarding the State of Emergency Turkey has declared after the attempted coup, which the European Union condemned, very closely and with concern. This declaration comes in the wake of the recent … Continue reading

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“State of emergency” in the Turkish Constitution

Declaration of state of emergency because of widespread acts of violence and serious deterioration of public order ARTICLE 120- In the event of serious indications of widespread acts of violence aimed at the destruction of the free democratic order established … Continue reading

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Erdogan: We declare three month state of emergency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared a three month state of emergency after the July 15 failed coup attempt. “I went to Marmaris for a vacation. The news came to me about this coup attempt. My brother-in-law informed me … Continue reading

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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol

Press Release 20/07/2016 On 17 June 2016, the Council adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/982[1]. The Council Decision extends existing measures until 23 June 2017.  The Candidate Countries Montenegro* and Albania*, and the EFTA countries Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the … Continue reading

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“Turkish society needs healing and compromise, not further polarization” Interview with CHP EU Representative Ka der Sevinç, L’Echo …

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CHP European Union Representation, PES Presidency Council Member Kader Sevinç talked to L’Echo newspaper about the situation in Turkey. – What is the reaction of CHP the coup attempt? This is a cowardly and bloody action against democracy and people. … Continue reading

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European Socialists and Democrats PES: The coup should not be used as a pretext to undermine human rights

PES concerned about Turkish power reshuffle The Party of European Socialists would like to express its concern about the thousands of suspensions in the military, in the police, in the justice system following the attempted coup in Turkey. The PES … Continue reading

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CHP’s open call to all political parties

Turkey’s main opposition party has cursed the foiled coup attempt that targeted the country’s democracy, while also calling on the government to stay within the boundaries of justice while cracking down on the plotters. “We curse the coup attempt against … Continue reading

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CHP Vice-President Yılmaz, defending parliamentary democracy, Le Monde

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CHP Vice-President Öztürk Yılmaz : We should all be united against the military coup; protect the parliamentary democracy; avoid pretexts to push for presidential regime and further social polarization. (Le Monde, 19.07.2016)

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Council conclusions on Turkey

Press Release 18.07.2016 The EU strongly condemns the attempted coup in Turkey and reiterates its full support to the legitimate institutions of the country. It deplores the high number of casualties and stands in solidarity with the Turkish people. The … Continue reading

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CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu, special session of the Turkish Parliament

Excerpts: – Where ever it comes from, we all must act together against a coup. – We’re always on the side of democracy and will always be” – It is critical to stand up for every aspect of democracy in … Continue reading

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S & D Group of the European Parliament condemns coup attempt in Turkey but restoration of full democracy and rule of law still needed

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The S&D Group condemns the failed coup and violence against democracy in Turkey, and regrets all casualties. Following the violence overnight, the S&D calls on the Turkish government to reflect of how far democracy has been undermined in the country. … Continue reading

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PES CONDEMNS THE COUP IN TURKEY AND CALLS FOR DEMOCRACY TO BE RESPECTED

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The Party of European Socialists condemns last night’s attempted coup in Turkey and welcomes the fact that a democratically elected government was not overthrown by military force. The PES and both of its member parties in Turkey – the Republican … Continue reading

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CHP rejects the military coup attempt

All three opposition parties in parliament have announced their stance against the military coup attempt starting from late July 15. “This country had suffered a lot from the coups. We do not these difficulties be repeated,” Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader … Continue reading

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Statement by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the EU High Representative on behalf of the EU Member States present at the ASEM Summit on the situation in Turkey

16/07/2016 02:10 Turkey is a key partner for the European Union. The EU fully supports the democratically elected government, the institutions of the country and the rule of law. We call for a swift return to Turkey’s constitutional order. We … Continue reading

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