Daily Archives: July 20, 2016

“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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