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Turkish Prez Showing Christchurch Footage at Rallies, NZ Fears He Is Endangering Kiwis

Turkey’s Islamist president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been inflaming his supporters by showing footage of the suspected far-right terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, at political rallies — a move which potentially “imperils the future and safety of the New Zealand people and our people abroad”, according to the Pacific country’s foreign minister.

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France’s Macron Suggests European Union Partnership with Turkey

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Friday that the European Union develop a partnership with Turkey after its leader said he was “seriously tired” of waiting for the bloc to decide if it wants Turkey as a member.

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Greek Terror Squad Detains Nine Turks Ahead of Erdogan Visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek counter-terrorism police detained nine Turks in Athens on Tuesday in an investigation into Turkish leftist militant groups, ahead of a scheduled visit next month by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Athens and the EU and IMF have been deadlocked over reforms for months amid disagreements on debt relief and budget targets for Greece

Merkel Wants EU Aid Cut to Turkey for Democratic Backsliding

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey get ready for eventual EU membership, given what she called a troubling direction the country has taken on democracy and rule of law.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Austrian Minister: Turkey Going in Dangerous Direction

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s foreign minister says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking his country in a “false and dangerous direction” away from the prerequisites needed for European Union membership.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Turks in Germany to Vote Merkel Out

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkey on Saturday lashed out at “arrogant” German reaction to comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition.

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Turkish Opposition Journalists On Trial for ‘Aiding Terrorism’

Journalists and staff from a Turkish newspaper staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are going on trial in Istanbul, accused of aiding terror organisations – a case that has added to concerns over rights and freedoms in Turkey.

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