Intolerance and xenophobia on the rise in Europe


Managing migration while respecting human rights stay a major challenge in European States!

Xenophobic populism and hate speech continue to be on the rise, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe.

The populist rhetoric has blended into a hatred of non-nationals or minorities; migration and multiculturalism have continued to be presented as a threat to social cohesion and security.

Anti-Muslim rhetoric has persisted in many states in 2017. The negative stereotyping of Islam has led to an increase in violence and hate speech. The situation of Jewish people in Europe has not substantially improved, and antisemitic hatred was still widespread.

With regard to homo- and transphobia, the 2017 report describes a varied picture, with progress in some countries offering greater protection for LGBT persons and problems in others where they still experience unacceptably high levels of stigma, intolerance, hatred and discrimination

Montée implacable du populisme xénophobe, du ressentiment et du discours de haine en Europe


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«Misafir»i hem «Davet» et, hem de içeri sokma…

24 Haziran Seçimlerinin Yabancı Gözlemcileri!


©Prof.Dr.Osman Metin Öztürk

24 Haziran’a 2 gün kaldı.
Türkiye, 24 Haziran’da çok kritik bir seçim yapacak.
Ya 1950 Seçimleri ile kazandıklarına sahip çıkacak, ya da bunlara elveda diyecek…

Ancak bu denli önem arz eden seçimde, “Seçim Güvenliği” endişesi çok yüksek.

İktidar, önceki seçimler nedeniyle, seçim güvenliği konusunda “şaibe” altında.


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2018 Uluslararası Göç Görünümü


2018 International Migration Outlook and World Refugee Day.

Migration flows to OECD countries have dropped slightly for the first time since 2011, with around 5 million new permanent migrants in 2017, down from 5.3 million in 2016.

Öncül veriler, OECD ülkelerinin 2017’de 5 milyondan biraz fazla yeni ve kalıcı yasal göçmen aldığını gösteriyor. Bu da 2011’den bu yana bölgeye yönelik göçteki ilk azalışı (2016 ile karşılaştırıldığında yaklaşık %5 gerilemeyi) ifade ediyor.

OECD member countries currently host around 6.4 million refugees, more than half of whom are in Turkey. The top three countries from which asylum seekers have come are Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

Countries should focus on labour market policies to help refugees and improve coordinated actions to tackle illegal immigration.


Ortalama olarak OECD ülkeleri genelinde göçmenlerin istihdam oranı, 2017’de yüzde 1 puan artarak 67.1’e çıkmıştır. Ortalama işsizlik oranları yüzde 1 puan azalarak %9.5’e düştü. Yabancı işçilerin yasa‑dışı istihdamının nispeten genç yaştaki erkekleri etkiliyor. En çok kaygı duyan sektörler tarım, inşaat, imalat ve yurtiçi hizmetleri.

Perspectives des migrations internationales


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AB’ye Uyum Yolu «Hıristiyanları Anlamak»tan Geçiyor!

İnsan insan dedikleri
İnsan nedir şimdi bildim
Can can deyü söylerlerdi
Ben can nedir şimdi bildim 

Kendisinde buldu bulan
Bulmadı taşrada kalan
Müminin kalbinde olan
İman nedir şimdi bildim 

Bir kılı kırk yardıkları
Birin köprü kurdukları
Erenler gösterdikleri
Erkan nedir şimdi bildim 

Sıfat ile zat olmuşum
Kadr ile berat olmuşum
Hak ile vuslat olmuşum
Mihman nedir şimdi bildim 

Muhiddin eder Hak kadir
Görünür her şeyde hazır
Ayan nedir pinhan nedir
Nişan nedir şimdi bildim

İznik Türküsü – Muhiddin Abdal


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Corrupt practices: A major threat to institutions and democracy


Report: Journalists are defenceless while corruption is armed!

GRECO’s 5th Evaluation Round on “Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies”. GRECO updated its Rules of Procedure in view of the new evaluation round. The new Rules increase the transparency and simplicity of the compliance process.

GRECO also acknowledges the essential role played by journalists to fight corruption and pays tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia. Her murder revealed once again the need to protect journalists who investigate corruption and to bring the perpetrators of crimes against them to justice.

There is growing recognition that corruption has a direct, detrimental effect on countries’ economies. Corruption weakens the capacity of states to collect taxes, discourages investment and financial development, has direct social costs reflected in issues like poor education, health and social services.

The vast majority of GRECO member States received recommendations on codes of conduct for judges. A third of these were to adopt such codes and the rest focused on their substance and implementation. GRECO insisted on the importance of active involvement of judges from all levels, in the development of a set of standards which should ideally be agreed upon following an open debate and discussion of their particular content.

 Concerns 26 member States assessed since the beginning of the 4th Round compliance procedure and up to end 2017. Statistics are not available when, by end 2017, a member State had not authorised the publication of the compliance reports(s) or had not yet been subject to the 4th Round compliance procedure

Le Conseil de l’Europe met en garde contre la régression dans la lutte contre la corruption


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Gender Equality: Paving the Way


Council of Europe Strategy 2018-2023

Gender equality is key to safeguard human rights, up-hold democracy and preserve the rule of law. Gender equality entails equal rights for women and men in all spheres of public and private life.

Gender equality lies also at the root of efforts to prevent violence against women and domestic violence.  

In the current context of growing economic difficulties and subsequent austerity policies and measures, political uncertainties and raising inequalities at all levels of the society, rising nationalism and populism and their attacks on women’s rights, the Council of Europe launches its Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023

Even if progress is visible and the legal status of women in Europe has undoubtedly improved during recent decades, effective equality between women and men is far from being a reality.

Gender gaps and structural barriers persist in many areas, constraining women’s opportunities to benefit from their fundamental rights. Progress is very slow as regards women’s political participation, access to justice and the elimination of gender stereotypes and sexism. Violence against women is both a violation of the human rights of women and a major obstacle to gender equality.

«Égalité entre les femmes et les hommes : ouvrons la voie»


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Integration of immigrants in the European Union


Pour ou Contre?!

Many Europeans feel ill-informed about immigration and integration related matters; less than four in ten say that they are well-informed.

There is also a significant lack of awareness of the real extent of immigration from non-EU countries into the EU, with many Europeans overestimating how many immigrants are present in their country.

The overall picture is therefore an ambiguous one: seeing immigration as a problem may not mean hostility against migrants, but rather reflect a perception that governments are not managing the issue of immigrant integration in an adequate way.

A majority of Europeans agree that the integration of immigrants is a necessary investment in the long run for their country. There is also a clear majority who see the EU’s role as important and have a positive view of the actions that could be undertaken by the EU to support the integration of immigrants.

On the one hand, a large majority of Europeans think that if limited efforts to integrate are made by immigrants, it represents a major obstacle. They also recognise that if immigrants face significant difficulties in finding jobs and also experience discrimination and redtape, it makes integration more difficult.

The younger generation, and those with higher levels of education, are more likely to welcome immigrants, see their impact as positive, and more willing to consider integrating them into their lives as friends, colleagues and peers.

Intégration des immigrés dans l’Union européenne


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