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Turkey: EU sends strong warning about growing intolerance of its religious and ethnic minorities

Turkey: EU sends strong warning about growing intolerance of its religious and ethnic minorities
David Byle
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
04 August, 2022 2 min read

Turkey has been given a strong warning from the European Union to protect freedom of thought, conscience, and religion after a spate of persecution against religious minorities.

A report adopted by the European Parliament in June has urged the increasingly rogue country of Turkey to implement ‘positive and effective reforms’.

The EU has noted that the government has been placing ‘sustained legal and administrative pressure’ on religious minorities.

The report was adopted in a vote of 448 in favour and 67 against, and it condemned the ‘oppression of religious and ethnic minorities’.

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