PRESS RELEASE: Pro-democracy demonstrations in Turkey

Following the tragic turn of events in Turkey, a EU candidate state, the EFP firmly reaffirms its support for any kind of democratic movement or action, including people’s right to assembly and protest.

We consider what is happening in Turkey not acceptable and we strongly condemn any kind of violence against Turkish citizens. The European Federalist Party asks for the complete compliance with Human Rights and the Council of Europe treaties.


Media information: The two co-presidents of the European Federalist Party can be contacted at:

Pietro de Matteis:

Yves Gernigon:

The European Federalist Party (EFP) is the pan-European party for a more democratic, united and solidary Europe: a Europe of the people and for the people. The EFP was founded in 2011 in Paris by citizens from all over Europe and has since developed into a cross-border movement with thousands of members and supporters and chapters in 18 EU states. The EFP was instrumental in the introduction of several key laws and reforms in the EU, including improvements to the Lisbon treaty, the European Citizens’ Initiative and the EU roaming regulation.

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