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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Poland Thursday after lawmakers adopted a controversial reform of the Supreme Court despite the threat of unprecedented EU sanctions
Germany cannot continue as it had been in relations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on July 20, pointing to the need for a new direction in Turkish policy.
French leader Emmanuel Macron faced the biggest crisis of his young presidency yesterday following the resignation of the military chief he had rebuked for criticizing defense spending cuts
CoE Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland spoke to PM Yıldırım over the phone late July 19 to express his concerns over the arrest of human rights activists as well as the situation of two educators who have been on hunger strike for 134 days in prison.
PODGORICA – Agence France-Presse
Firefighters in Montenegro battled for a third day on July 19 to douse wildfires along the Adriatic coast, hoping to put them under control after international help arrived
France’s top military chief resigned on July 19 after a war of words with Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts that tested the new president’s authority
BERLIN - Reuters
Germany has summoned the Turkish ambassador to protest Ankara's arrest of six human rights activists including a German, a foreign ministry spokesman said on July 18.
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) warns Turkey against the extension of its state of emergency stressing that it harms the environment for progress in democracy and the rule of law and complicates ties between Ankara and Brussels.
KIENBAUM – Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 18 sharply criticized arrest of German human rights activist Peter Steudtner in Turkey as “absolutely unjustified”
BRUSSELS – Agence France-Presse
The European Union on July 19 warned Poland’s right-wing government to put on hold controversial reforms to the country’s courts or risk unprecedented sanctions
BUCHAREST - The Associated Press
A Romanian court has ruled that a Turkish woman wanted in Turkey on alleged links to militants must remain in custody until her extradition hearing.