Erdoğan downplayed but the EU is on imposing additional sanctions…

The European Union announced early Dec. 11 that it has decided to impose additional sanctions on Turkish individuals and companies in light of Turkey’s activities in the Eastern Mediterranean
EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss action against Ankara over East Med crisis, as well as Brexit, budget and virus.

EU to blacklist more Turkish officials

EU leaders will agree to blacklist Turkish officials at Thursday’s summit, but more “hawkish” steps, such as an arms embargo, are “off the table” for now.

Erdoğan to face human rights scrutiny next week, EU says

Not only gas drilling, but also human rights abuses will weigh on EU leaders’ talks on future Turkey relations, the EU Commission has said.
Today’s meeting in Brussels is expected to determine the framework of the agenda of the leaders’ summit starting Thursday.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 9 that any sanctions imposed by the European Union on Turkey will not have a great impact, adding that the bloc had never acted honestly or kept its promises.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said after Friday prayers in Istanbul that French President…
Amnesty International – Dec 3, 4:58 PM

Following the strongly worded interim resolution by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers demanding Turkey release Osman Kavala from prison immediately, Amnesty International’s Europe Director Nils Muižnieks said: “A year almost

Three offices of the newspaper were bombed on the same day in one of the largest attacks on the Kurdish media in Turkey.

A very cheesy statement from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 
Turkey will not compromise its sovereign rights on the island of Meis, or airspace covering 10 nautical miles, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Dec. 5.
“Though it is absolutely prohibited and considered a crime against humanity under the universal law, which Turkey is also a part of, torture has been the major human rights problem in the country in 2020 as well,” says a joint statement by the İHD and TİHV.

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