Europe’s dilemma: dealing with Erdogan’s authoritarian drive

EPA/USAME ARI

A wounded supporter of Fethullah Gulen Movement being helped by her friends after Turkish riot police dispersed them during a protest outside of Zaman newspaper building, in Istanbul, Turkey, 05 March 2016.

Europe’s dilemma: dealing with Erdogan’s authoritarian drive


The EU countries are dependent on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan for solving the refugees crisis, but will be under hard strain to speak out against the erosion of media freedom in Turkey.

Pressure will be high at the EU-Turkey summit on Monday. Critics have accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to Turkey's rights record because it needs Ankara's help curbing huge flows of refugees and migrants.

Turkey, which borders Syria, Iraq and Iran, will join EU leaders in Brussel...


This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now