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Euro 2024 study: Human rights concern in Turkey, not Germany

A week before the 2024 European Championship vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and raised no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the two bids.

Turkey has taken an increasingly repressive direction under Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidency and European football's governing body is troubled by the lack of proposals "to ensure the protection of human rights" at the 24-nation flagship tournament.

A crackdown after a failed military coup in 2016 led to mass arrests and purges. Although the two-year-old state of emergency expired in July, new anti-terror laws allow authorities to press ahead with mass purges of public employees.

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