EU shows concern over Turkey’s human rights developments

A woman protests against Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, an international accord designed to protect women, in Istanbul, Turkey, April 2. European Union heads say the country must keep to rights rules it agreed to when joining bloc. – EPA pic, April 6, 2021.

THE European Union’s top two officials said today they expressed deep concerns about human rights in Turkey in their first meeting in a year with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“The rule of law and respect of fundamental rights are core values of the European Union and we shared with President Erdogan our deep worries on the latest developments with Turkey in this respect,” European Council president Charles Michel said after nearly three hours of talks with Erdogan in Ankara.

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