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Ankara urges Europe rights body to avoid any decision against Turkey

Turkey on Thursday called on the Council of Europe to avoid punishing Turkey ahead of a decision this week on whether Ankara could face...

CoE expected to start infringement proceedings against Turkey for failing to free Kavala

The Council of Europe is expected on Wednesday to decide to begin infringement proceedings against member state Turkey for failing to release businessman and...

Amnesty urges CoE to launch infringement proceedings against Turkey

Amnesty International on Friday called on member states of the Council of Europe (CoE) to institute infringement proceedings against Turkey for failing to implement a...

European states must stand up against pushbacks, says CoE human rights commissioner

“Member states must take a stand against pushbacks at borders and clearly oppose attempts to legalise this illegal practice,” said Dunja Mijatović, the Council...

Jailed Turkish philanthropist awaits his fate under Erdoğan’s wrath

Jailed without a conviction since 2017, Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala says he feels like a tool in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's attempts to blame...

CoE regrets Turkey’s withdrawal from İstanbul Convention without debate

The Council of Europe (CoE) has expressed deep regret about Turkey’s withdrawal from the İstanbul Convention, the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and...

3 int’l rights groups call on CoE to take action against Turkey due to non-compliance with Kavala ruling

Three international rights groups have called on the Council of Europe to start infringement proceedings against Turkey over the country’s failure to release prominent...

Amnesty calls on CoE to tackle systemic failures enabling arbitrary detention of Kavala, Demirtaş

In a public letter addressed to the foreign ministers of Council of Europe (CoE) member states, Amnesty International on Tuesday asked for their support for...

Council of Europe should urge Turkey to release jailed businessman Kavala: HRW

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers should issue a decision at its June 4, 2020 meeting directing Turkey to release human rights defender...

CoE says independence of Turkish judiciary eroded during state of emergency

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović has said the independence of the Turkish judiciary was seriously eroded during a state of emergency declared...

CoE says removal of mayors undermines functioning of local democracy in Turkey

Anders Knape, president of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, on Tuesday expressed grave concern about the removal of three...

European anti-corruption group highlights continuing lack of progress in Turkey

The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published two reports on Turkey highlighting a continuing lack of progress on improving the...

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