Journalists’ detentions, prosecutions in Turkey ‘arbitrary,’ Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Righ ts says

The Council of Europe’s commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Nils Muižnieks, has indicated that the detention and prosecution of journalists in Turkey was “prone to arbitrary application due their vague formulation”.

His report also states that Turkey was violating the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which provides the right to freedom of expression and information.

Read more: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/journalists-detentions-prosecutions-in-turkey-arbitrary-council-of-europe-commissioner-for-human-rights-says-121081

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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