Joint NGO letter: EU leaders should put human rights at the centre of EU-Turkey relations

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Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council

Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Your Excellencies,

In advance of the forthcoming European Council Summit Meeting of 24 – 25 June, we, the undersigned press freedom, freedom of expression and human rights organisations are writing to you once again to urge the European Council to strengthen its commitment to fundamental rights and the rule of law in the European Union’s relations to Turkey.