Monday, July 18, 2016

US, EU Warn Turkey On Coup Crackdown

Reuters: EU condemns Turkey coup bid, warns Erdogan on death penalty

European Union foreign ministers urged Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to respect the law and human rights in dealing with defeated coup plotters, warning that reinstating the death penalty would likely end Ankara's EU membership bid.

After a breakfast in Brussels with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the ministers condemned the weekend coup attempt in a common EU statement, but expressed alarm at Erdogan's public comments on Sunday that there could be no delay in using capital punishment.

"The EU recalls that the unequivocal rejection of the death penalty is an essential element of the union acquis," ministers said, referring to the body of EU law that underpins the bloc.

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More News On The US And The EU Warning Turkey On Coup Crackdown

Europe and US urge Turkey to respect rule of law after failed coup -- The Guardian
'No excuse' for Turkey to abandon rule of law: EU's Mogherini -- Reuters
U.S. backs justice for coup plotters but urges Turkey to keep rule of law -- Reuters
Kerry urges Turkey to maintain democratic principles after coup attempt -- Washington Post
Turkey coup could threaten country's Nato membership, suggests John Kerry -- The Independent
Kerry: Turkey's coup response to be scrutinized by NATO -- The Hill
EU critical of Turkey's post-coup crackdown -- DW
No excuse to abandon rule of law, EU warns Turkey - as military raid homes and Erdogan's warplanes patrol the skies -- Daily Mail
Turkey government seemed to have list of arrests prepared: EU's Hahn -- Reuters
‘Yes’ to death penalty will mean ‘No’ to EU membership, EU warns Turkey -- RT
Death penalty would prevent Turkish EU membership: German Foreign Minister -- Reuters
If you reinstate the death penalty it will kill your chances of joining the EU, Germany tells Turkey -- Daily Mail

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