Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the latest developments in Turkey

 08/11/2016 1) The EU and its Member States are following the most recent developments in Turkey with grave concern. 2) Renewed considerations to introduce a bill to parliament to reinstate the death penalty; continued restrictions on the freedom of expression, … Continue reading

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CHP calls for democratic resistance against growing pressure from AKP government

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The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has called on the Turkish people to use their right to democratically resist in light of the growing undemocratic moves of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, citing the arrest of opposition leaders and … Continue reading

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The jury for the 2016 EU Human Rights Short Film Competition awaits your entries

Jury member selection for the 2016 EU Human Rights Short Film Competition organized by the European Union Delegation to Turkey is now complete. Those judging this year’s crop of short films on human rights will include Director Yüksel Aksu, theatre … Continue reading

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Schulz on the detention of Selahattin Demirtaş, Figen Yüksekdag and HDP Members of Parliament in Turkey

  “Today’s detentions send a chilling signal about the state of political pluralism in Turkey. Selahattin Demirtaş, Figen Yüksekdag and HDP Members of Parliament are legitimate and democratic representatives of Turkish society. The HDP is the third biggest group in … Continue reading

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Statement by Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn on the detention of several HDP Members, including the party’s co-chairs

Brussels, 04/11/2016 – 11:56 – UNIQUE ID: 161104_11 Joint Statements Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the detention of several HDP Members, including the party’s co-chairs The European Union is gravely concerned about the detention … Continue reading

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EU supports youth entrepreneurship

The kick-start of a European Union co-funded project of € 2,4 million supporting youth employment through entrepreneurship was celebrated on 25 October 2016 in Ankara attended by the Secretary-General of Ankara Development Agency Mr. Arif Şayık and Counsellor- Head of … Continue reading

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Statement of Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations on today’s raid against Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet

Today’s detentions of the Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and several Cumhuriyet authors, including an arrest warrant against Can Dündar, constitute a further very worrying development against the freedom of expression in Turkey. The EU is very disquieted that on the … Continue reading

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Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on deadly attacks on schools across Syria

European Commission – Statement Brussels, 27 October 2016 Deadly attacks on schools yesterday and today across Syria in Idlib, Western Aleppo and Douma which have left more than 25 children and several teachers dead are totally unacceptable. At this sad time of mourning, … Continue reading

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€2.5 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017, a 13% increase compared to 2016 and record rise since the start of the Erasmus+ programme

ERASMUS + PROGRAM €2.5 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017, a 13% increase compared to 2016 and record rise since the start of the Erasmus+ programme Today, the European Commission published its 2017 Call for Proposals for Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for … Continue reading

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Statement by Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn on the arrest of co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Turkey

Bruxelles, 26/10/2016 Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the arrest of co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Turkey We have seen very worrying reports of the arrests of the democratically elected co-mayors of Diyarbakir, in south east Turkey, … Continue reading

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