Helsinki Commission Urges Erdogan To End Post-coup Emergency Rule
Helsinki Commission urges Erdogan to end post-coup emergency rule
Four senior members of US’s Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), which is also known as the Helsinki Commission, has called on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to lift post-coup emergency rule, in force over a year.
Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker, Co-Chairman Rep. Chris Smith, Ranking Commissioner Sen. Ben Cardin, and Ranking Commissioner Rep. Alcee Hastings said in a letter to Erdogan on Oct 17 that the prolonged State of Emergency has been undermining democratic institutions in Turkey.
“Last year, the Turkish people defeated a violent and illegal challenge to their democratic institutions; today, the 15-month-old state of emergency …