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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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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İlk Bulgu ve Sonuçlar üzerine Rapor: İhlâllerle dolu bir referandum!


Preliminary Findings and Conclusions: A referendum full of infractions!

☁ The referendum took place in a political environment in which fundamental freedoms essential to a genuinely democratic process were curtailed under the state of emergency, and the two sides did not have equal opportunities to make their case to the voters.

☁ A state of emergency should never be used to undermine the rule of law. The legal framework, which is focused on elections, remained inadequate for the holding of a genuinely democratic referendum, Provincial governors used state-of-emergency powers to further restrict the freedom of assembly and expression.

☁ The campaign framework was restrictive and the campaign imbalanced due to the active involvement of several leading national officials, as well as many local public officials, in the ‘Yes’ campaign

☁ The misuse of state resources, as well as the obstruction of ‘No’ campaign events. The campaign rhetoric was tarnished by some senior officials equating ‘No’ supporters with terrorist sympathizers, and in numerous cases ‘No’ supporters faced police interventions and violent scuffles at their events.

☁ The Civil society organizations and professional associations were not permitted to hold campaign events.

The assessment that suggests that the referendum process fell short of international standards is unacceptable.

Halkoylamasının uluslararası standartların gerisinde kaldığı gibi bir yorum kabul edilemez.

L’évaluation qui suggère que le processus de référendum est loin des normes internationales est inacceptable.

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Not a «Banal» Referandum!



In any case, this is a highly critical electoral competition for the future of Turkey. The proposed constitutional reform would lead to the most significant changes in the political system since the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. For this reason, it is important to understand the following points:

☪ This is not a run-of-the-mill electoral competition…

☪ The campaigning period has been very irregular…

☪ Society is more divided than ever…

☪ There are many undecided voters, in addition to undeclared ‘No’ voters that no poll is able to determine…

☪ Turnout, both at home and abroad –after all the crises with European countries– is a very important issue…


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PACE Spring session 2017


The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey!

Le fonctionnement des institutions démocratiques en Turquie sera au centre de la Session plénière de printemps de l’Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe [APCE](Mardi 25 avril)

The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey will take centre-stage at the Spring plenary part-session the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly [ PACE] (Tuesday 25 April)

The Monitoring Committee is worried about the detention of parliamentarians and journalists, repeated violations of the freedom of expression and of the media and the situation in south-east Turkey, leading to a serious deterioration of the functioning of democratic institutions.

The committee has moreover expressed concern about the constitutional amendments (in particular respect for the separation of powers, checks and balances and independence of the judiciary) to secure a presidential system and the conditions of the organisation of the referendum of 16 April 2017.

In the light of these developments, the Monitoring Committee urges Turkey to take urgent measures (including the lifting of the state of emergency and the release of MPs and journalists) and proposes that the Parliamentary Assembly reopen the monitoring procedure so as to intensify its co-operation with the Turkish authorities and all forces in the country.

Le fonctionnement des institutions démocratiques en Turquie


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The Congress: Cypriot Chairmanship and Political Situation in Turkey


Turkey must respect our common standards with regard to human rights, democracy and the rule of law! [Speech]

The Congress asks the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to invite the Turkish authorities to rescind the legislative measures on “mayors appointed by the central authorities” and restore the capacity of municipal councils to choose a replacement mayor. It also points out that the arrest of a local elected representative must be a decision duly substantiated in domestic law, taken in conformity with the standards of the Council of Europe and, in particular, with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Le Congrès demande au Comité des Ministres du Conseil de l’Europe d’inviter les autorités turques à annuler les mesures législatives relatives aux « maires nommés par les autorités centrales » et à rétablir la capacité des conseils municipaux concernés. Il rappelle, par ailleurs, que l’arrestation d’un élu local doit être une mesure dûment fondée en droit interne, prise en conformité avec les standards du Conseil de l’Europe et, en particulier, avec la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme.

The Congress suggests that the Venice Commission prepare an opinion on the constitutionality of the measures in Decree Law No. 674 which concern the exercise of local democracy in Turkey.

Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux demande à la Commission de Venise préparer un avis sur la constitutionnalité des mesures prises sur la base du décret-loi n° 674 concernant l’exercice de la démocratie locale en Turquie.


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Karargâh «Rahatsız»mış; CB çok daha fazla!




‘Evet oyu vermeyen teröristtir!’ tutmadı… ‘Evet oyu vermeyen fetö+kandil (nedense İmralı dahil değil) +HDP’lidir!’ yemedi… ‘Herkesi, HDP’lisini bile «konsolidasyon»a davet ediyorum, ‘Hayır’ diyenler; Devlet’in temellerini sağlamlaştırmak değil, altını oymak isteyenlerdir! Yetmiyor… ‘Referandum’da Evet demek Allah’ın, Peygamerin emridir, 16 Nisan Hadisi bile var! Mütedeyyin insanlar, İslâm’ı özümsemişler ne derler acaba?
‘Olmuyor beyler PR orkestra şefimiz 15 Temmuz’da «şehit» düştüğünden bu yana yerini dolduramadığınız gibi, bizleri güç durumlara düşürüyorsunuz!’

Anlaşıldı iş başa kaldı, «karşı darbe»deki gibi «bizim üçlü»ye düştü yine… Gel buraya istihbarat servisi şefim, sen de gel başkomutan vekilim, bakın aklıma ne hinlik geldi yine. 15 Temmuz gecesi sayesinde milleti sokağa döktüğümüz hanım kızımızın o mülâkatı var ya. He vaaarrr… Atılan başlık ta var ya… he vaaarrr… «Yeni Çıkış Nokta»mız burasıdır kampanyamızı etkili kılmamızda! Bu da Yenikapı Ruhu gibi mortayı çekmesin aman…

Askeri ile sivili ve iktidar ve yavru muhalefeti ile sizlerin şu an yaptıkları tamamen Referandum Kampanyası’nın bir parçasıdır! Algı operayonudur! Genel Seçimler öncesinde seçmenleri ««istikrar ve terörü durdurma» vaadleriyle aldattıkları gibi…

Şimdi de diyecekler ki; bunların hepsi «asker düşmanı»dır. Evet demeyen «ordu düşmanı»dır. Suriye’de «memleketi savunanlar»a boral bozucu darbe indirenlerdir!

Etkili olur mu?
Bilemem, «müneccim b.ku» yemişliğim yoktur, tek bilen sandık başına gidecek olan sizlersiniz!

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