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EU Chiefs to Meet Turkey’s Erdogan Amid Strained Relations

BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU leaders Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels next Thursday, the European Commission said, following months of strained relations. Juncker, who heads the European Commission, and Tusk, who heads

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MEPs Demand Freeze on Turkey Accession Talks

Members on all sides of the European Parliament have called on the Commission to halt accession talks with Turkey thanks to its questionable human rights record, which has deteriorated following an attempted coup earlier this year.

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Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Turkey’s President Erdogan

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef is set to travel to Ankara, Turkey, this week to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in a sign Saudi Arabia is looking to cement its alliance with the NATO power

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Austrian Presidential Candidate Questions Loyalty Of Turks In Europe

Tens of thousands of Turks in Germany and Austria gathered to protest the attempted coup against Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Austrian presidential candidate, Norbert Hofer, said the protests were worrying and that Austrians’ parents and grandparents did not

Fethullah Gulen, an ally-turned-enemy of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been charged in Turkey with "running a terrorist group"

Lawyer Repping Turkey Urges Obama to Extradite Muslim Cleric Gulen

Robert Amsterdam, the attorney spearheading an international investigation on behalf of the Turkish government into the allegedly illegal “activities of the organization led by” Fethullah Gülen, called upon President Obama to extradite the Muslim cleric back to Turkey.

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European Parliament President: Turkey Becoming A ‘One-Man State’

The President of the European Parliament has warned that Turkey is “on the way” to becoming a “one-man state” under the leadership of  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (pictured). European Parliament President, Martin Schulz, made the comment in a sharply-worded interview with the German daily newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during an event entitled 'Domestic and national will in Turkish political History' at ATO Congress Center in Ankara, on May 12, 2016.

Migrant Deal At Risk As Leaders In Turkey and EU Dig In Heels

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan ratcheted up the pressure on Europe over a landmark migrant deal on Thursday, accusing the bloc of setting new hurdles for visa-free travel and threatening Ankara may go its own way if they failed to agree.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the 13th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul's Congress Center (ICC) on April 15, 2016.

Erdogan Seeking Injunction Against German Media Executive

BERLIN (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) is seeking a preliminary injunction against German publisher Axel Springer’s chief executive Mathias Doepfner, German media cited Erdogan’s lawyer as saying on Monday. German media cited Ralf Hoecker, a lawyer for Erdogan,

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Threats And Intimidation Lead To Closure Of Restaurant Selling ‘Erdogan Burger’

A restaurant in Cologne, Germany, selling a special burger named after Turkey’s President Erdoğan has closed because the owner could not guarantee his employees’ safety in the face of threats and intimidation. Jörg Tiemann, manager of the ‘Urban Burgery’ restaurant, told the Bild newspaper

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Bid To Scrap Law Criminalising Satirist’s Criticism Of Turkish President

Politicians from the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia have launched a bid to protect a German satirist, after Ankara filed a criminal defamation suit against him for insulting the Turkish President. Last week Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her decision to allow the prosecution of Jan Böhmermann to

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No Joke: Most Germans Think Merkel Wrong To Permit Prosecution Of Comedian

According to an opinion poll taken at the weekend, fully two thirds of Germans oppose the government’s decision allowing prosecutors to bring a case against Jan Böhmermann, a German comedian who mocked Turkey’s President Erdoğan. Critics warn the effects will be felt in Turkey as

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WATCH: The Satirical Video Turkey’s Islamist President Wants Banned

The Turkish state is pushing to have a satirical video mocking president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan banned in Germany, summoning Germany’s top diplomat in Turkey the foreign ministry for a dressing down. The catchy “Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan [Erdo-how, Erdo-where, Erdoğan]” song

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Turkish Government Agency Promotes Martyrdom To Children

The Turkish Ministry of Religious Affairs is under heavy criticism after they published a comic glorifying Islamic martyrdom to children. A cartoon published in the April issue of the ministry’s Child Magazine, shows a dialogue between a child and his parents,

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Seized Anti-Erdogan Newspaper Toes Turkish Government Line In New Edition

A leading Turkish newspaper which had staunchly opposed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan printed on Sunday its first new edition since its seizure by authorities, strongly supporting the government line. Turkish police on Friday raided the Istanbul premises of the Zaman

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Turkish President Says Build ‘Refugee City’ In Northern Syria

(AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested building a new city in northern Syria to house some of the millions of refugees escaping the country’s civil war, reports said Saturday. Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul late

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Turkish President Erdogan’s Son Probed For Money Laundering In Italy

Italian prosecutors are investigating the son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for money laundering amid accusations he smuggled large amounts of cash into the country, a judicial source told AFP on Thursday. A probe was launched into Bilal Erdogan

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German Pol Warns Against ‘Dirty Deals’ ‘Godfather of Terrorism’ Erdogan

A senior politician from Germany’s Left Party has warned against doing “dirty deals” with Turkey’s President Erdogan, labeling him a “Godfather of terrorism”. Interviewed in Der Spiegel, Sahra Wagenknecht accused Turkey’s President Erdogan (pictured) of tacitly supporting Islamic State terrorism and refusing to

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From AKP To HDP: The Main Parties In Turkey’s Vote

(AFP) – More than 54 million Turks are eligible to cast their votes in a snap election Sunday called following an inconclusive vote in June. After a deadly bombing in Ankara and a resurgence in the Kurdish conflict, opinion polls

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Turkish Writers Go On Trial for Printing Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Facing up to four-and-a-half years in prison if found guilty, two Turkish newspaper commentators went on trial yesterday for illustrating columns with a cartoon of Mohammed.  Charges of “inciting public hatred” and “insulting religious values” were brought against Ceyda Karan and