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Turkish President Erdogan and other officials are no longer welcome in Germany

The rebuke from Volker Bouffier, vice chairman of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, reflects growing exasperation over Erdogan’s assertions that Germany and other European powers were using Nazi tactics by banning Turkish political rallies in their territories. Via: Brünnhilde Turkish leaders will hold no further campaign rallies in Germany before Turkey’s April 16 referendum, organizers said on Tuesday, after ...

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Sweden and Denmark have highest rates of sexual harassment in Europe

Sweden and Denmark are the countries with the highest rates of sexual harassment in the EU. A chart compiled by Statista for The Independent shows the percentage of people who said they experienced sexual harassment as adults in the EU’s member states. Via: independent.co.uk  The results are based on data from 2012, published by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights, in its ...

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Mid East Muslim migrants ‘terrifying,’ can’t ‘stop themselves from raping masses of women

In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” hosted by Sean Hannity, author Ann Coulter railed against the possibility of allowing more refugees to enter the United States from Middle Eastern nations identified by the Trump administration in its most recent immigration order as being potentially dangerous, saying the migrants can’t “stop themselves from raping masses of women” and heavily ...

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The 23 most powerful nations on earth

The US has retained its position as the world’s most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. That’s according to US News and World Report, which has released the latest edition of its annual “Best Countries” study. Via: businessinsider.com  The media organisation evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria, including cultural history, citizenship, and quality of life. Another key measure ...

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Erdogan calls on Turkish families in Europe to have five children

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turkey’s citizens in Europe to step up their rates of procreation and have five children each, saying a booming Turkish population would be the best answer to the EU’s “vulgarism, antagonism, and injustice”. Via: telegraph.co.uk  Nearly a week after a diplomatic row between erupted between Holland and Turkey, Mr Erdoğan  continued what has ...

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Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’

A Turkish minister has claimed “holy wars will soon begin” in Europe, in spite of the defeat of far-right leader Geert Wilders in the Netherlands elections. Via: independent.co.uk Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, did not welcome the victory for Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). “Now the election is over in the Netherlands…when you look ...

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Swastika tweeted from Swedish university Twitter account in massive hacker attack

Stockholm University’s English-language Twitter account posted a swastika and a message in Turkish after it was one of several targeted in a cyber attack.  Via: thelocal.se Thousands of accounts, as diverse as Amnesty International, Forbes, German media giant Welt and tennis legend Boris Becker, tweeted Turkish propaganda relating to its ongoing diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands about its April ...

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Is Turkey Still a Democracy?

n a half-destroyed temple overlooking the Turkish capital, there is a carved inscription of a text known as “The Deeds of the Divine Augustus.” It is the most complete surviving version of the funerary inscription of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Following its hagiographic accounts of wars won, gladiatorial spectacles commissioned, and money showered upon the populace, it concludes with ...

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MPs reject Turkish election campaigns in Denmark

MPs from two Danish parties have said that they oppose election campaigning in Denmark by the Turkish government. Via: thelocal.dk Neither the Liberal (Venstre) party, the largest party in the country’s governing coalition, nor the nationalist Danish People’s Party (DF), which supports the government in parliament, wants Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim to hold campaign meetings in the Scandinavian country. Prime ...

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Netherlands bars Turkish ministers as rally dispute escalates

The Netherlands barred Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam on Saturday in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres, leading President Tayyip Erdogan to brand its fellow NATO member a “Nazi remnant”.  Via: reuters.com  The dispute escalated into a major diplomatic incident in the evening, as Turkey’s family minister was prevented by police from entering the Turkish consulate in ...

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