In this article for the Deutsche Welle Türkçe, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the consequences on EU-Turkey relations regarding the constitutional referendum to be voted on 16 April.
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Euronews (Belgium)March 13, 2017
In this contribution for Euronews, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the challenges that Turkey faces in regards to the constitutional referendum to be voted on 16 April.
DW Türkçe (Germany)January 25, 2017
In this contribution for DW (Türkçe), EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the EU’s radio silence following constitutional changes in Turkey.
European Policy CentreJanuary 24, 2017
On 21 January, the Turkish Parliament adopted a controversial 18-article constitutional amendment package aimed at transforming Turkey from a parliamentary governance system to an executive presidency.
SkyNews (UK)January 1, 2017
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the horrific attack that occurred at the Istanbul night club ‘Reina’, leaving 39 people dead and many more injured.
European Policy Centre (Brussels)December 8, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek and EPC Policy Analyst Amanda Paul have issued a commentary on the recent developments on EU-Turkey relations.
In this article for Deutsche Welle, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek challenges the EU’s sincerity with regards to addressing the democratic problems Turkey faces and raises the question of why negotiation chapters 23 (judiciary and fundamental rights) and 24 (justice, freedom and security) of the accession talks are currently still blocked.
BBC News (UK)November 22, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is mentioned by BBC News on the latest developments of the Turkey-Eu relations.
EUobserver (Brussels)November 16, 2016
In an Op-Ed published by EUobserver, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek and EPC Senior Policy Analyst Amanda Paul suggest a number of reasons why they advise the EU not to suspend talks with Turkey.
Deutsche Welle (Germany)November 1, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek writes for Deutsche Welle on the negotiation process regarding visa liberalisation between Turkey and the EU, after a deadline for the implementation of visa liberalisation has passed at the end of October.
Aki-Adnkronos InternationalOctober 11, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by Aki-Adnkronos International on the threat that the Syrian Democratic Union Party poses to Anakara.
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek spoke at a policy briefing held by the European Policy Centre on 22 September 2016 entitled: “Turkey’s failed coup: Domestic and international consequences”.
EurActive (UK)September 22, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is mentioned by EurActive on the issue concerning visa liberalisation for Turkey.
Deutsche Welle (Germany)September 12, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by DW on EU-Turkey relations in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt and the subsequent visit of the High Representative of the European Union Federica Mogherini to Turkey.
The Epoch Times (USA)September 1, 2016
“Turkish jets were not even allowed in Syria after the downing of the Russian jet in 2015,” said EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek in an interview to the Epoch Times regarding Turkey’s military operations in Syria.