Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, stated that Turkey will have no place in the EU, if capital punishment is brought back.
European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, who oversees EU membership bids, spoke to Reuters about Turkey during EU Foreign Ministers Meeting. Stating that “Turkey's EU dream is over for now", Hahn said that a new model based on "trade and security ties" is being discussed.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini stated that they agreed on the continuation of the membership talks with Turkey and said that death penalty should be an absolute red line for the EU.
EU Foreign Ministers gathered together yesterday in Brussels for a 2-day summit. Today, the ministers will discuss the situation in Turkey.
European Commission released 2016 Progress Report, which includes severe criticisms against Turkey. Released on November 9, the Report is considered as the most negative report about Turkey so far.
This anti-elite uprising, however, has been carefully guided and spurred on by media and political elites in Britain for years. Scapegoating of migrants, particularly those from the EU, forced on the UK by supposedly draconian policies from Brussels, has reigned supreme for well over a decade. The familiar argument that migration is a drain on British jobs and resources has been spurred on by the most widely read newspapers in the UK, with centre, right, and sometimes leftist politicians fanning the flames.
On June 23, the UK held a long-anticipated referendum on its EU membership. The results anticipate Britain exiting the EU within a few years.
With 52% of the votes, England decided to leave EU. Following the referendum, founding members of EU will convene upon Germany's call. Authorities from EU countries made statements about the decision, emphasizing that this is an “emergency call” for a reform in EU.
Şebnem Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin were arrested yesterday, because they worked as editors-in-chief on watch for Özgür Gündem newspaper. EU, Human Rights Watch, PEN and EuroMed released press statements about the arrests. They demand immediate release.