The Situation of Fundamental Freedoms in Turkey 15 avril 2015Posted by Acturca in Turkey / Turquie, Turkey-EU / Turquie-UE.
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Evaluation Note (TEPAV) N° 201508, April 2015
The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
Nilgün Arısan Eralp *
Fundamental freedoms in the discourse of the European Union (EU) mean: freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of religion, freedom of belief and freedom of association.
Naturally these freedoms are of utmost importance for Turkey (like any democratic country in the world) not only in the context of its relations with the EU, but for the country itself including its leverage in its region. The significance of the fundamental freedoms for the country can be summarised as follows:
* Director of the European Union Institute
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