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EU-Turkey relations have come to ‘historical low point,’ EP says in draft report

The European Parliament (EP) said in a draft report on Turkey prepared by its Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) that the country’s continuous and growing...

Turkish government calls EP conference on Kurds ‘scandalous’

A conference held at the European Parliament (EP) on Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds has angered the Turkish government, which called it “scandalous,” saying...

Turkish parliament condemns EP’s call for sanctions on Ankara: report

In a four-party statement, the Turkish parliament on Thursday condemned the European Parliament's (EP) call for sanctions on Ankara due to the country's military operation in...

EP members call for sanctions against Turkey over military operation in Syria

Members of the European Parliament have strongly condemned the unilateral Turkish military intervention in northeast Syria, urging Turkey to withdraw all its forces from Syrian territory. In a...

We cannot accept Erdoğan’s blackmail on migrant deal, German MEP says

Manfred Weber, a German member of the European Parliament, criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threats of releasing Syrian refugees into Europe and said using the 2016...

EU’s Piri says İstanbul mayor’s possible removal from office would have ‘serious consequences’

Kati Piri, Turkey rapporteur for the European Parliament (EP), has warned that a possible move by the Turkish government to remove İstanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu from...

Int’l community says re-run of İstanbul vote weakens Turkish democracy

A decision by Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) to re-run the mayoral election in İstanbul, where the opposition’s candidate won, has attracted criticism from the international community,...

European Parliament approves report asking for suspension of talks with Turkey

In a move that was expected, the European Parliament on Wednesday approved a report asking for the suspension of EU accession talks with Turkey,...

Turkey condemns European Parliament committee call to suspend accession talks

Turkey on Thursday criticized as “unacceptable” a vote by the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee calling for a suspension of European Union accession negotiations...

European Parliament votes to cut €70 mln in aid to Turkey

The European Parliament has voted to cut financial support to Turkey by €70 million ($80.8 million) due to concerns over human rights and the...

EP cuts €70 mln from Turkey’s pre-accession funds over failure to improve rule of law

Members of the European Parliament’s (EP) Budget Committee on Tuesday agreed to cancel 70 million euros in pre-accession funds earmarked for Turkey on the...

EP members call on Moldovan government to stop deportation of Turkish teachers

European Parliament (EP) members have called on the Moldovan government to respect the rule of law and stop the deportation of seven Turkish teachers...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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