Wednesday

26th Jul 2017

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Turkey opposition HDP suspends activities

Turkey's opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is suspending parliamentary activities following an intensified government-led crackdown, party officials announced on Sunday. Prime minister Binali Yildirim has accused the pro-Kurdish, liberal group of funding terrorism. Police arrested 11 party members last week, including two of its co-chiefs, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag.

EU Commission to act on Poland

The EU executive is likely to issue a new set of rule of law recommendations to Poland and start legal probes once the controversial pieces of legislation have been published.

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