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Germany: We Reserve the Right to Bar Turkish Campaigners

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff warned Wednesday that the German government reserves the right to impose entry bans on Turkish officials hoping to campaign in Germany, though he said the measure would be a “last resort.”

A demonstrator burns an Israeli flag as he sits between Turkish (L) and Palestinian flags during a protest against Israel on June 5, 2010 at Caglayan Square in Istanbu

Israel To Turkey: Think Twice Before Criticizing Our Military Actions

TEL AVIV – The Foreign Ministry on Monday slammed Turkey’s condemnation of Sunday night’s IDF strikes in Gaza, saying the country, which has carried out its own violent crackdowns following the military coup, would be wise to “think twice” before criticizing the military actions of other nations.

A demonstrator burns an Israeli flag as he sits between Turkish (L) and Palestinian flags during a protest against Israel on June 5, 2010 at Caglayan Square in Istanbu

Israel Security Chief: Deal With Turkey Was Made Five Years Ago

TEL AVIV –The interim head of Israel’s National Security Council revealed on Tuesday that the terms of the reconciliation deal with Turkey had been agreed on five years ago. Yaacov Nagel said the agreement to restore diplomatic ties was the

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Turkish TV Station Fined for Joke About Allah’s Butt

“Don’t point with your finger. God is everywhere, and with your finger you could be poking Him in His butt.” This dialogue from the Turkish version of the French television comedy Ah Biz Kadınlar (“Ah We Women”) just garnered its television station a fine from the Turkish state– not for its reference to an unsavory body part in a religious context, but for the use of the Turkish word for “God” rather than “Allah.”