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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CoE’s Commissioner for Human Rights Annual Activity Report


 

A critical turning point for human rights in Europe!

☠ Low point from which European countries, individually and collectively, bounced back to reaffirm their commitment to human rights, or it will mark the beginning of the end of the European human rights system and European integration.

☠ The unprecedented situation whereby three countries – Ukraine, France and now Turkey – have derogated from the European Convention on Human Rights. The attempted coup in Turkey and the ensuing deterioration of the human rights situation there. The fight against terrorism is a marathon, not a sprint.

☠ Those who want to ‘shake the system up’ should remember that the alternative to the current system may not be one more to their liking, but chaos. the European human rights system it is not ‘business as usual’, treat non-co-operation with the utmost seriousness as a fundamental threat to the system, and consider far-reaching steps to bring Europe’s human rights house in order and maintain its integrity.

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YAĞMA HASANIN BÖREĞİ


 

Veya; Yağmur yağarken küpünü doldurmak!

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“Hakkı olan veya olmayan herkesin yararlandığı kaynak” anlamına gelen deyime konu olan kişi, ünlü börekçi Yağma Hasan…

2. Dünya Savaşı yıllarında, ekmeğin karneyle satılması fırıncıları zora sokar. Bu sebeple çok sayıda fırıncı, iş bırakır. İş bırakmayan Karaköy’deki börekçi Hasan ise beğenmediği börekleri sokağa döker. Kapışılan bu börekler, börekçi Hasan’ın Yağma Hasan olarak anılmasına neden olur..

Sahipsiz bırakılan, hiç kimsenin korumadığı mal mülk kaynağı.

Hiç kimse hak etmediği bir şeye el sürmemelidir. Alın teriyle sağlanan kazanç kutsaldır. Kısa yoldan zengin olmak isteyen köşe dönücüler hak hukuk tanımazlar. Bunlar emek ve alın teri hırsızlarıdır.

Bir başka kayanağa göre de; Fatih’in Gebze’de ölümü (1481) nden sonra İstanbul’da kıyamet kopmuş, zaten fırsat bekleyen asi yeniçeriler de İstanbul’a dağılmışlar. Kimse canından ve malından emin değilmiş.

Yağmacı yeniçeriler, önce kendilerini aldatan sadrazam Karamani Mehmet Paşa’yı parçalayıp konağını yağmalamışlar. Daha sonra şehirdeki zenginlerin konaklarına hücum edip her tarafı talan etmişler. Zengin Yahudilerin oturdukları semtlere akın eden zorbalar büyük yağmalar yapmışlar.

Bu sırada Hasan adlı bir yeniçerinin işlettiği börekçi dükkânını da yağma eden yeniçeriler, işin aslını öğrenince, “Oldu bir kere, Yağma Hasan’ın böreğidir.” diye, börekleri yemeye devam etmişler.

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The end of the era of Abdullah Gül to the CoE…


 

…and beginning of collapse of the President Erdogan

As far as future events are concerned, we have to say one thing very clearly. The introduction of the death penalty in Turkey would be the crossing of a red line. A country with an active death penalty cannot be part of the family in this Chamber and many people cannot imagine a country whose legislation includes an active death penalty being part of that family.

As far as future events are concerned, we have to say one thing very clearly. The introduction of the death penalty in Turkey would be the crossing of a red line. That leaves us no option but to act. Either we stand up for the values of the Assembly, or we “know our place” under the command of President Erdoğan.

The Turkish authorities are managing the post-coup period through brutal and disproportionate measures far removed from the values and norms of the Council of Europe.

Turkey is not looking after its own best interests. The new system of government in Turkey is unwise. Having a system in which the judiciary is not independent does not guarantee a good constitution. The issue of monitoring is, frankly, irrelevant.

What is important is that the Turkish State and the Turkish political classes take a clear and cool look at what sort of Turkey they want.

Eminent Turkish authorities says; the Venice Commission did not issue a legal opinion – it was a political opinion. We should reject that idea, because it was an opinion given by high constitutional jurists, and our Assembly’s task is to protect the Venice Commission. If we doubt the opinions of the Venice Commission, we might as well just quit.

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