Monday, December 13, 2004

Church in France Concerned About Human Rights in Turkey

"Archbishop Simon said that COMECE "is asking heads of state and government to see that the Turkish state commits itself henceforth to grant official juridical status to religious minorities present in that country. This commitment is in conformity with the European Convention on Human Rights. It should form part of the conditions prior to the opening of accession negotiations and to the conclusions of the next European Council."

Basically, this means there is yet another group putting pressure on Turkey to provide more rights to religious minorities.

Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome

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