Turkey, EU to launch talks for Europol agreement

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Turkey and the European Union Commission will launch talks on Nov. 30 for an agreement between Ankara and the European Police Service (Europol) which is one of the benchmarks for visa free travel for Turkish nationals. Turkish and EU officials last week met in Ankara for High Level Dialogue meeting … Continue reading

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Turkey starts shallow water drilling in Mediterranean Sea

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Turkey has started preparatory works on Nov. 26 for shallow water drilling in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Mersin in southern Turkey, Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez confirmed. Speaking at the launch ceremony in Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast, Dönmez said the country would continue its drilling activities for the exploration of … Continue reading

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Turkey allows foreign residents to make real estate deals in foreign currencies

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Turkey has rolled back some restrictions on the use of foreign currencies that were brought in at the height of an economic crisis this year, according to a decree published on Nov. 16, loosening the real estate deal rules for foreign residents. In September the government ruled that … Continue reading

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Human Rights Association: We Condemn Operation Against Civil Society and Academia

Human Rights Association has released a written statement, emphasizing that they condemn the operations launched against academics and civil society representatives. from bianet https://ift.tt/2OSgZ4Y via CHPEU

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US studying Turkey’s demands to extradite Gülen

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The United States is studying Turkey’s demands for the extradition of preacher Fetullah Gülen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt, the State Department said Nov. 15. But spokeswoman Heather Nauert rejected the allegation in an … Continue reading

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Turkish police detain academics in probe of prominent rights activist

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Turkish police detained six people including two academics on Nov. 16 as part of an investigation into prominent rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala. Kavala was detained in October last year and subsequently jailed pending trial, accused of seeking to overthrow the government … Continue reading

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Turkey-EU step up for dialogue meetings

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Turkey and the EU will resume bilateral dialogue meetings in the upcoming weeks and months, with the first high level one to take place next week with the participation of senior commission officials. Ankara and Brussels will hold Turkey-EU High Level Political … Continue reading

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CHP MP Ali Şeker: 22 Thousand Children Become Mothers in 18 Months

CHP İstanbul MP Ali Şeker has announced the answers given by the Ministry of Health to his questions regarding child motherhood. Şeker has stated, “More than 40 children have been forced to become mothers a day across Turkey.” from bianet … Continue reading

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CHP Deputy President Ünal Çeviköz’s written statement regarding EP Progress Report 



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EP Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri presented a draft report with respect to Turkey’s EU accession talks on 14 November 2018 and officially asked for a suspension of Turkey’s negotiations. At the same time, Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn also expressed … Continue reading

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Partisanship appointment blocks Turkey’s road to Europe

Turkey wants to get out of the Council of Europe’s (CoE) monitoring process as soon as possible, according to Hürriyet Daily News representative in Ankara Serkan Demirtaş. It is not rocket science to guess what it takes to get out. Whatever … Continue reading

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