Tuesday, October 6, 2020

EU warns over Turkey 'backsliding' on rights, democracy

EU warns over Turkey 'backsliding' on rights, democracy

 The EU accused Turkey Tuesday of backsliding on democratic standards and human rights, saying a crackdown launched after a coup attempt in 2016 was having a "profound and devastating impact".
Turkey began talks to join the EU in 2005 but the process is effectively frozen amid ever-growing European concern about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hardline rule.

In its annual report on candidate countries' progress towards EU norms, the bloc warned -- as it has before in recent years -- that Turkey "continued to move further away" from European standards....afp

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