Never have the European Union and Turkey needed one another more, and yet rarely have they been so distant. The EU should redouble its efforts to revitalize the relationship, strengthening both its criticism of Turkey’s democratic backsliding and the credibility of the accession process.
Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government and the European Union have quietly decided to upgrade the Customs Union which, in the long run, might serve to stop “corruption allegations” and also boost the country’s competitiveness
The houses of two journalists in southern Turkey have been raided by police for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter, while another journalist has testified in Istanbul for committing the same alleged crime in his book
A foundation named after Ali İsmail Korkmaz, a young student who died after being fatally beaten during last year’s Gezi protests in Eskişehir, was opened in the southern province of Hatay on March 18, on his 21st birthday.
A court has ordered President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to pay 10,000 Turkish Liras to the artist responsible for a sculpture in the northeastern province of Kars, which he had demanded the removal of and described as a ‘freak.’
The Istanbul Police Department has finally sent the identities of the policemen suspected of shooting dead Gezi protest victim Berkin Elvan, a full year after the 15-year-old passed away following 269 days in a coma.