Democracy in Turkey is a European matter


Turkish riot police raid Zaman newspaper building in Istanbul, Turkey, 04 March 2016.

Democracy in Turkey is a European matter

Turkey has drawn international attention for its key role in the refugee crisis, as well as Russia’s aggressive behaviour following the Kremlin’s decision to intervene in the Syrian crisis. The European Union has recognized the challenged Turkey is facing, appreciated its strategic significance, and has in turn tried to support Ankara, politically, materially, and diplomatically.

For both the security and social challenges Turkey is facing, it is deserving international sympathy and solidarit...

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