PEN Norway and Seyhan Avşar ask representatives from each party in Turkey’s new National Alliance where they stand on the rule of law and freedom of expression, ahead of planned elections next year.
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“It is crucial to reinforce the notion of “us” with all our differences, and to build a democratic Turkey where fundamental rights and freedoms are guaranteed within the framework of the Council of Europe and European Union norms, and where individuals can freely express their thoughts and live their lives according to their beliefs, as equal and free citizens.”
– Excerpt from the multi-party Joint Declaration to Return to the Strengthened Parliamentary System.