Turkey’s ambiguous war-mongering over Syria continues while coalition talks will not result before Ramadan ends…

Corruption impunity prevails and Turkey’s judiciary politicized: US human rights report The U.S.’s annual human rights report on Turkey has slammed a series of violations over the past year, focusing particularly on the judiciary, law enforcement agencies, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly Media transparency vital for functioning democracy: Council of Europe A report adopted by … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Critical week for Juncker Commission… “Serbia hosts first gay Pride since 2010

  Make or break week begins for the Juncker Commission EurActiv.com The next 10 days could make or break a plan to reshape the European Union under new management, in an attempt to revive the economy and regain trust among its half-billion people. Belgium’s complex web of democracy  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Exploring Belgium’s … Read more

Photo Gallery: Istanbul’s Gay Pride March

Photo Gallery by Seçil Altınışık: Istanbul’s Gay Pride March Homosexuals demand rights at Istanbul’s Gay Pride March Hurriyet Daily News Thousands took to the streets Sunday to express their support for Turkey’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community and to protest against hate crimes on the last day of Istanbul’s 19th LGBT Pride … Read more

Euro roundup: Hungarian sludge disaster…

Hungarian sludge disaster darkens mood from Wash Post Europe by George Jahn KOLONTAR, Hungary – The disaster that buried three Hungarian villages in caustic red sludge last week is deepening the gloom of a country gripped by recession, polarization and the near-ubiquitous feeling that its people are doomed to be victims of calamity. Hungary: Chemical … Read more