BRUSSELS: EU Parliament vote to halt Turkey’s accession to the European Union over controversial post-coup probes after authorities issue an arrest warrant for head of Syrian Kurdish PYD party in relation to Ankara #bomb attack on military bus attack in February – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReports – Nov.24: EU Parliament vote to halt Turkey’s accession to the European Union over controversial post-coup probes the Independent on Thursday reported in their article: The European Parliament has voted to freeze long-term plans for Turkey to join the EU in what is widely seen as a response to Ankara’s crackdown on political opposition and independent media since July’s failed coup.
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MEPs voted 479 in favour on the motion amending EU-Turkey relations, with 37 against and 107 abstentions in a plenary session in Strasbourg on Thursday.

The long-expected suspension had been criticised by those who say that freezing out President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will only push the country to adopt even harsher stances on human rights issues.

More than 40,000 people have been jailed under emergency laws since the aborted military takeover this summer, and 100,000 fired from public sector jobs, many in schools and universities. http://ind.pn/2gDQp2D

This week the Daily Sabah reported that a Turkish court issued an arrest warrant for #PYD head, 48 #PKK terrorists

A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for 48 PKK terrorist members, including the #PKK ‘s Syrian branch of the Democratic Union Party #PYD head Salih Muslim, on charges that they planned and carried out numerous attacks on the #police and the citizens of the country …

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