After 18 years in power, the Turkish president is increasingly ruling autocratic, curtailing women’s rights and attacking the opposition. Can the European Union put pressure on Erdogan?
Organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses Turkish leadership of human rights and unprecedented attack I am Action is called for before their summit. HRW managing director Kenneth Roth said that the heads of state and government of the European Union should not go back to business as usual, while the Turkish government is sparing its attacks on critics, parliamentary democracy and women’s rights.
Accordingly, the European Union should make it clear that it has a positive agenda Turkey Opposition activists will be forced to end attacks and make measurable progress on the state of human rights. director Resp Taydy Erdoोगan Destroying the protection of human rights and democratic norms to an extent that is unprecedented in his 18 years in power.
Heads of state and government of the European Union will also discuss their relations with Turkey at the summit on Thursday. The Turkish leadership has been pressuring the opposition for a long time. Several developments in Turkey gave cause for concern in the past one week. Erdogan, for example, announced that he was withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention for the Protection of Women. General Prosecutor’s office in Ankara also banned against Kurdish pro-opposition party HDP.
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