Reassessing EU-Turkey relations

It’s time to take a new direction and new beginnings?!


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EP starts debating: To Suspend or not all pre-accession funds…


Official suspension means the end of 600 million euros per year!

After a referendum granted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers earlier this month, the European Parliament voices growing concern about the country’s bid to join the EU.

Since a controversial referendum earlier this month granted Turkey’s leader unprecedented powers, Ankara’s bid to join the EU has come under fire. The path Erdogan has chosen to close the door on partnership with the European Union. Turkey is going in the wrong direction. Anyone with their eyes open should be able to see that. Austria has called to scrap Turkey’s candidacy altogether. Others want to suspend the talks indefinitely, saying the country may still remain a candidate, even if its current government defies European values.

The European Union does not want to close the door on the Turkish people. At the same time cannot look the other way when they proceed on a course which is in the opposite direction of the process of European construction. There are millions of people in Turkey that do share the same European values, millions that do want the EU to remain the anchor for reforms in their country. And therefore don’t agree that in this Parliament who wants to scrap Turkey once and for all as an EU candidate country.

Some fear an abrupt end to the decade-long courtship may upset the latest deal with Ankara on refugees. Europe’s leaders are likely to make a decision this summer.

The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee is set to start debating the traditional annual resolution on Turkey’s progress on 2 May. The draft resolution for 2016, prepared by rapporteur Kati Piri (S&D, NL), also calls on the EU “to suspend the accession talks with Turkey if the constitutional package is implemented unchanged”.


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Fate of EU – Turkey relations …

A new relationship is needed with Turkey !

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Batı Cephesi’nde (AB-Türkiye) Yeni Bir Şey yok!

Seç Beğen Al!


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Avrupa ile ilişkilerde «Yol Kazası» :Türkiye yeniden mercek altında…


AKPM, 13 yıllık aradan sonra Türkiye ’deki demokrasi ve özgürlüklerin denetlenmesini kararlaştırdı!

The CoE Assembly (PACE) has voted to re-open the monitoring procedure against #Turkey, closed in 2004: 113 for, 45 against, 12 abstaining.

Turkish democracy placed on damaging watchlist by EU monitors.

Turkey’s chances of joining the EU were seriously jeopardised on Tuesday as the statutory organ of the Council of Europe degraded the country’s state of democracy, placing it under observation – a major criticism of the regression seen in Turkey’s democratic practices during the last few years.

Placing Turkey under monitoring means Europe considers Turkey to be non-compliant with the Copenhagen criteria, the rules on governance, economic standards and human rights that determine if a country is eligible to join the EU.

Ankara condemned the vote as politically motivated. [Full article]

Deciding to re-open the monitoring procedure on Turkey, a staunch defender of contemporary European ideals and values and a founding member of the Council of Europe, under the guidance of malicious circles at the PACE is a disgrace to this organ, which claims to be the cradle of democracy.

Such a decision leaves no choice to Turkey but to reconsider its relations with PACE. (MFA of Turkey)

[Full PACE Debate on Turkey]


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Halvaşi Gözüyle: Referandum…


Bu bir ihbardır!

Hem hukuken..
Hem de siyaseten..!

Orda bir KÖY var… AKP gitmese de, YSK hiç görmemiş olsa da, o köy Türkiye Cumhuriyeti sınırları dahilindeki bir ilimizin köyüdür. Siyasîlerin işine geldiği; iki oy için köy sakinlerinin peşinde koştuğu; alavere dalavere aklın sınırlarını zorlayan bir menfaat sağlama uğruna EVET dedirttiği bir yer.

ABD ne diyor?
Afganistan’a bombalarımın «ANAsı»nı patlattım!
Referandum Hilesinin «ANAsı» Türkiye’de becerilmiş kimsenin umurunda mı?

Cumhurbaşkanı ne diyor?
Bu iş bitmiştir…
Hiçbir denetimin olmadığı bir ortamda referandumu kazanıp, denetimsiz başkanlığa yürürken hak, hukuk, adalet, dürüstlük, gerçek demokrasiden söz edecek değil herhalde!

Bakalım Halvaşi ne diyor bu işe? (nö)

Eyyyyyy devlet..
Eyyyyyyy hükümet..
Şanlıurfa/Hilvan/Gülcük Köyü’ne TAZİYE EVİ yapılacak…
Eyyyyy YSK sen nerdesin?
Eyyyyy insanlık öldün mü?
Yaşıyorsan ses ver..


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Journalists are under threat in Europe!


Unwarranted interference, fear and self-censorship in Europe (2017)

☃ Freedom of expression is one of the basic conditions for the progress of society. Without safeguards for the safety of journalists there can be no free media.

☃ Different forms of violence against journalists have increased significantly over the last decade: from physical attacks, to intimidation and harassment, targeted surveillance and cyberbullying, we now see a range of tactics deployed to silence critical voices and free speech. Together with impunity for the perpetrators of unwarranted interference on journalists, these are among the most serious challenges facing media freedom today. Self-censorship is hardly surprising in such circumstances.

☃ This study, conducted among almost 1 000 journalists and other news providers in the 47 Council of Europe member states and Belarus, sheds new light on how these issues impact on journalists’ behaviour. The results of the study provide quantitative evidence on such unwarranted interference, fear and how this relates to consequent self-censorship. These striking results confirm the urgent need for member states to fully implement Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)4 on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, and represent an essential and reliable tool for strategic planning in this field to guarantee freedom of expression.

☃ Journalists could provide information about a maximum of three countries. 78% of participating journalists provided information about their work reporting from the European Union and non-EU Western European countries; 24% from Eastern European countries; 23% from South-East European countries; 6% from South Caucasus countries; and 13% from Turkey.

En Europe, les journalistes sont exposés à la violence, aux intimidations et à l’autocensure


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