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Turkey's EU Bid in Doubt Amid Mounting Criticism

Thorbjorn Jagland, the head of the Council of Europe, a top European rights monitoring group, met with Turkey’s political leaders Thursday to discuss Europe’s growing concern about the state of the country’s human rights. On Wednesday, the European Union, at its annual Progress Report on Turkey’s bid to join its ranks, used unprecedented language to criticize the country’s rights record. An ongoing crackdown since July’s failed coup has drawn some of the harshest criticism. Turkey’s...

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