Commissioner Füle to meet with Turkish EU minister over judiciary bill

The European Union’s Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Füle is to meet with Turkish EU Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Jan. 14 in Strasbourg over the government’s bill on the judiciary that has stirred much controversy for providing the executive more control on a key judicial body amid a graft scandal, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

During the meeting the EU will voice its concern about “the recent developments,” Füle said via Twitter late Jan. 13.

The announcement of the meeting comes only a day after Brussels asked Turkey to be consulted to ensure its judicial bill was in line with EU legislation.

Çavuşoğlu will also hold a meeting with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland.

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