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Rift Deepens as Turkish President Accuses Germany of ‘Nazi Practices’

AMSTERDAM (AP) – A diplomatic rift between Turkey and key European nations deepened Sunday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany of “Nazi practices,” days after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally. Meanwhile, at an election


Vienna Threatens To Veto Turkey Joining EU

Austria’s increasingly hard-line Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has made it known that unless Turkey reforms on issues of freedom and human rights, Austria will block any European Union membership negotiations. The Foreign Minister announced his intentions to block Turkish membership talks


Majority of Germans Are Dissatisfied with the EU

Euroscepticism is growing in Germany with two-thirds of Germans feeling dissatisfied with the state of the European Union (EU) and nearly half wanting a vote on membership of the supranational bloc.


Turkey To Accept EU Free Travel Delay To Year End

BERLIN, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Turkey is now willing to accept the liberalisation of travel visa rules with the European Union by the end of the year instead of October, as previously targeted, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag said on Sunday, citing senior Turkish government sources.


Merkel: No EU Membership If Turkey Brings Death Penalty For Coup Plotters

The German Federal government and Chancellor Angela Merkel have slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for suggesting the death penalty could be brought in for plotters of last weekend’s unsuccessful coup. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has spoken out against a


Turkey Parliament President Wants Islamic Consitution

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of President Tayyip Erdogan may want to end the Turkish separation of Islam and state. One of the key founding elements of modern Turkey as created by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1923 was secularism


Europe’s Human Rights Court Says Turkey Violates Human Rights

Amid wider concerns over freedom of expression and access to information in Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled the government violated fundamental freedoms when it blocked access to YouTube.  Turkey’s violation of the European Convention on Human

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The EU’s New Turkish Deal Brings Insecurity For Europe

What a change a few months make. Earlier this year Angela Merkel, the Puppet-Master of Europe, took the unprecedented step of suspending the Dublin II accord by welcoming an unlimited number of Syrians to Germany. Several months later and under intense

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