Statement by the President of the European Economic and Social Committee on the situation of fundamental rights in Turkey

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Statement by the President of the European Economic and Social Committee on the situation of fundamental rights in Turkey


Author: European Economic and Social Committee.


The following press release was issued by the European Economic and Social Committee on .

Following the extraordinary meeting of the Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee, held on 10 November 2016, the President made the following statement. I wish to voice my very serious concern at the current situation in Turkey concerning respect for the fundamental rights. While the crime committed in attempting to seize power by violence is to be strongly condemned, under no circumstances can an attempted coup d’état serve to justify any deviation from respect of the fundamental rights. It moreover gives cause for alarm that citizens, civil society organisations, journalists and …

Related Themes: External Relations – Enlargement/EUNeighbours

Related Sub Themes: Turkey, Demographic change

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