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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

EU: We never said we were OK with 301

"EU: We never said we were OK with 301
The European Union has made it clear that it never told Turkey it was content with Article 301.

In the raging discussion surrounding Turkish Penal Code Article 301 in the wake of Hrant Dink’s assassination, Justice Minister Cemil Çiçek, together with several government officials, argued that during the course of preparations for the draft, the EU had conveyed the message that Brussels was “ok” with the article. "