EU to Cut Financial Aid to Turkey

The European Union is going to cut 40 percent in financial aids planned to be granted to Turkey. Human rights and respect for the rule of law are sought for financial aid.

European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn spoke at the general assembly session titled “Aid instrument for Turkey before access” held by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

According to Kayhan Karaca from Deutsche Welle Türkçe, Hahn said that pre-membership aids spared for 2018 will be cut by 40 percent.

The European Union had allocated 4 billion and 453 million euros to Turkey from 2014 to 2020 ad part of the pre-membership aids.

In the meeting, it was decided that 253 million euros will be cut from the budget of 2018.

“Setback” in areas of democracy, rule of law and human rights in Turkey were cited as the reason for the cut.

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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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