PACE decides to reopen monitoring process against Turkey

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) / AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday decided to reopen political monitoring  of Turkey “until its concerns are addressed in a satisfactory manner.”

The assembly gathered Tuesday in Strasbourg in a session to discuss a report titled “The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey,” during which 113 voted in favor, while 45 voted against the monitoring decision.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has harshly criticized PACE’s decision.

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