Debate on state of democracy in Turkey, after its MPs were stripped of immunity  

The state of democracy in Turkey after its Grand National Assembly stripped MPs of their immunity from prosecution in a vote on 20 May, will be debated by MEPs with an EU Council representative on Wednesday.

MEPs will ask for more information and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s position on the controversial rules voted by the Turkish parliament, which allegedly could apply to a large majority of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition, whom Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says might have links with separatist terror groups.

The new law reportedly enables prosecutors to investigate 138 MPs.

Procedure: Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Debate: Wednesday, 8 June


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