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EU Sparks Fly Over Turkey’s Civil Rights as Entry Bid Languishes

EU Sparks Fly Over Turkey’s Civil Rights as Entry Bid Languishes

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced calls to ease curbs on free speech and let judges operate independently in order to breathe fresh life into the country’s languishing bid to join the European Union. Long stalled by Europe’s economic ...

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Turkey’s Lost Illusions

Turkey’s Lost Illusions

“Day by day, Europe is moving further away from Turkey,” Egemen Bağış, Turkey’s Minister for European Union Affairs, declared last week. But the reverse is equally true: With a mixture of disillusion and defiance, Turkey has been distancing itself from ...

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EU to fault Turkey over protests but urge new talks

EU to fault Turkey over protests but urge new talks

A keenly awaited European Union report will criticize excessive use of force by Turkish police in tackling protests this year but urge the EU to breathe new life into Turkey’s faltering bid to join the 28-nation bloc. The executive European ...

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