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Associated Press Daybook-Thursday-Congress-Joint for Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Thursday, Oct. 31 10:00 AM Helsinki Commission hearing on Turkey – Helsinki Commission hearing on ‘The Human Toll of Turkey’s Policy at Home and Abroad’, with witnesses – Lehigh University Professor Henri Barkey, Refugees International President Eric Schwartz, Project on Middle East Democracy Turkey Program Coordinator Merve Tahiroglu, and Middle East Institute Center for Turkish Studies Director Gonul Tol – discussing ‘how the U.S. should respond to the Turkish Govt’s continuing abuse of human rights and fundamental freedoms’, reviewing prominent cases of politically-motivated prosecution, failures of due process, and prospects for judicial reform, and evaluating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plan to return millions of Syrian refugees to their war-torn country or push them to Europe and the human consequences of his military incursion into Syria

Location: Rm 2200, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC


Contacts: Stacy Hope, Helsinki Commission,, 1 202 225 1901

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