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Turkey’s EU bid faces opportunities and challenges in 2013 Kader Sevinc, the CHP’s representative to the EU, said the Turkish government needed to take more responsibility for its own shortcomings on democracy and human rights. “Starting with the EU’s annual progress report on Turkey, all the international reports confirm the AKP government’s radical anti-democratic practices… » read more

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The Turkish pianist   By Robert Ellis Once again international attention has been focused on the freedom of expression in Turkey. In the wake of the high-profile cases against Nobel prizewinner Orhan Pamuk and novelist Elif Şafak, the turn has now come to concert pianist Fazıl Say, who is accused of violating Article 216 of… » read more

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  On 18 December Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the separation of powers as the government’s main obstacle, saying it was preventing them from introducing “further services.” “Even during our own governing tenure, we are having some troubles. Unfortunately, the errors within the system are the causes of those troubles. Since the system was… » read more

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I was interviewed by Goran Kotur from Slobodna Dalmacija, a Croatian daily newspaper about Turkey’s accession to the EU and Croatian model for the EU negotiations. Kader Sevinç: “Croatian model is a multi-party model overcoming deep political fractures over the EU membership target. Unfortunately, Turkey’s AKP government is not even sharing the negotiation positions with… » read more

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    *** For high resolution pictures of the meeting: www.turkishcoffeebriefings.org *** Within the framework of the European Parliament Young Leaders Seminar, which was organized for the fifth time under the auspices of the President of the European Parliament this year, a Turkish Coffee Briefing was held in Brussels. A new Turkish Coffee Briefing was… » read more

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