Monthly Archives: November 2015

‘As gates to peace close…’

In the wake of the heinous murder of Tahir Elçi, Diyarbakır Bar Assoication Chairman, here is the article I wrote for Today’s Zaman some days ago:   Was it a bullet or a “hard object” that hit the bulletproof glass … Continue reading

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Jailed journalists’ letter to Angela Merkel

Sehr geehrte Frau Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel, Wir sind Journalisten, die der festen Überzeugung sind, dass die Türkei ein Teil der europäischen Familie ist und deshalb eines nicht mehr fernen Tages den Status der EU Vollmitgliedschaft erlangen wird. Wir schreiben Ihnen diese … Continue reading

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Jailed journalists’ letter to François Hollande

Monsieur le Président de la République française, En tant que journalistes qui croient en l’objectif d’une adhésion complète à l’Union européenne et qui croient que la Turquie fait partie de la famille européenne, nous vous écrivons de la prison de Silivri. La liberté … Continue reading

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Open letter to the EU

Here is the letter, by my jailed colleagues, Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, editors of Cumhuriyet, sent to the EU from the prison:   To the leaders of the European Union, We as journalists who believe that Turkey is part … Continue reading

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EU Progress Report on Turkey evasive on key issues, ‘mumbles’ on severe deterioration

The report on Turkey is part of the 2015 enlargement package adopted today by the European Commission. The Report highlights that the EU and Turkey continued to enhance cooperation in the areas of joint interest, which support and complement the … Continue reading

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