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State of democracy ‘under threat’ in Turkey – PACE

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A clampdown on media freedom, erosion of the rule of law and human rights violations in an anti-terror operation in Kurdish areas threaten the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe warns.

The European MPs voiced their concerns during a debate on the state of democracy in Turkey on Wednesday.

In a resolution, based on the post-monitoring report by co-rapporteurs Ingebjørg Godskesen and Nataša Vuckovic, PACE stated that it “regrets that peace talks to address the Kurdish issue collapsed in summer 2015, putting at stake the process of enlarging the cultural and linguistic rights of the Kurdish community.”

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