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Media (Euronews: The Network) - Are refugees or civil rights the priority in Turkey?

Today, Marietje Schaake debated on Euronews: The Network the situation in Turkey, amongst which the refugee crisis, the upcoming Turkish elections, and the crackdown on ethnic Kurds and the media.

Also taking part in the debate were Zafer Sirakaya, the chairman of the AK Party in Brussels (the governing party of Turkish president Erdogan) and Nikola Dimitrov from the Hague Institute for Global Justice, which promotes conflict resolution, and good governance.

video-icon   View the debate and transcript on Euronews: The Network euronews-network2 See also on Turkey: 26-10-2015 Media (France24, Talking Europe) – The EU and Turkey: Who needs whom more? 23-10-2015 Letter to President Juncker and High Representative Mogherini concerning the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan 12-10-2015 Written Questions on halting the broadcast of tv channels in Turkey 01-09-2015 Written Questions on press freedom in Turkey 08-06-2015 MEP: Turkish election results offer opportunity to improve EU-Turkey relations 21-05-2015 MEP: Turkey must reverse authoritarian trend to remain a key EU partner 20-05-2015 Plenary debate on the 2014 Progress Report on Turkey 22-04-2015 MEPs: We must defend all those standing on the front-line for free speech in Turkey 07-04-2015 Media (CNN) – Schaake: Turkey internet blockade is bad for business 06-04-2015 Media (Bloomberg) – Facebook, Twitter to Appeal as Turkey Blocks Social Media 31-03-2015 MEP responds to acquittal 236 suspects in Balyoz/Sledgehammer case