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EU Criticizes Turkey for Failings on Rights, Rule of Law

The European Union criticized Turkey in a report Tuesday, saying the country has shortcomings in its democratic standards and has regressed on freedoms of expression and assembly. The report on Turkey's possible membership in the EU was held until after elections earlier this month that returned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party to a majority in parliament. The EU noted Turkey's continued interest in joining the bloc, but said that was offset by some key legislation...

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