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Turkey Airport Ad Warns Against Visiting Sweden Due to Rape

A billboard advertisement at Istanbul’s international airport accused Sweden of having ‘the highest rape rate worldwide, state media reported Friday just days after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children. Printed in English and Turkish and displayed at the departures section of Ataturk airport, the huge banner ad reads: ‘Travel Warning! Did you know that Sweden has the highest ...

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Sweden’s foreign minister spat with Ankara over legalized sex with underage children

A diplomatic storm was sparked between Ankara and Stockholm after the Swedish foreign minister claimed Turkey had legalised sex with underage children. Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned the Swedish chargé d’affaires in Ankara over the spat which followed a controversial ruling in July by the country’s Constitutional Court annulling a provision deeming as “sexual abuse” all sexual acts involving children under ...

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German govt: Turkey supports terror groups in Middle East

The Federal Government Turkey sees loud ARD as “central platform for action” for Islamist and terrorist organizations in the Middle East. This is from a is considered confidential response to a request of the Left in the Bundestag shows that present the ARD studio. Ankara accordingly cooperates with Islamists for years. The report could worsen the already tense diplomatic climate ...

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Erdogan on Merkel: Germany only has itself to blame as it BACKS terrorism

Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched the stinging criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel amid an ongoing spat over Turkey’s migrant programme, which is at risk of collapsing. His comments followed a spate of terror attacks in Germany in the last month that have piled pressure on Mrs Merkel to tighten security and reform her open-door immigration policy. President Erdogan said: “Let them ...

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Turkey coup: military seize power from Erdogan

Turkey’s PM has denounced an “illegal action” by a military “group”, with bridges closed in Istanbul and aircraft flying low over the capital, Ankara. Binali Yildirim said the military action was not authorised but it was not a coup. He said that the government remained in charge. Traffic has been stopped from crossing both the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet ...

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Turkey’s Growing Influence over Islam in Austria

The Berlin-based expert on Turkey, Ralph Ghadban, warns that the Islam being preached in Turkish-controlled mosques in Europe is a “Sharia Islam with strong Turkish-nationalist overtones” that calls for a “strict separation from Western individualistic values.” In February 2016, the University of Vienna published study which found that Islamic kindergartens in the capital are dominated by “intellectual Salafists and political ...

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Austria warns it will LEAVE EU if Turkey wins controversial Brussels bid

Far-right party leader Norbert Hofer said Turkey joining the bloc could be the game changer that forces Austrians to call for an EU referendum in a bid to break away. He said: “I believe that people are able to learn, that political structures are able to develop, and that Austria will contribute to making Europe better. “There is one exception, ...

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Can Turkey Assimilate Its Refugees?

The neighborhood of Bağlariçi is some six miles north of Ankara’s city center. Like most of its suburban quarters, its apartment blocks and high streets are neither distinct nor very old. Superficially, the neighborhood is a testament to the city’s rapid growth over the last decade. Recent events, however, have shown that Bağlariçi is emblematic of a profound new trend ...

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Inside the Islamic Global Jihad May 19, 2016

Main events of the week This week, ISIS suffered two additional blows in the strategically important Iraq-Syria-Jordan tri-border area. On May 17, 2016, the Iraqi Army announced the liberation of the city of Rutba, located near the tri-border area on the Baghdad-to-Damascus highway. Previously (May 13, 2016), the Al-Tanf (Al-Walid) border crossing between Syria and Iraq, near the tri-border area, ...

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No Future for EU-Turkey Migrant Deal

“It can be expected that, as soon as Turkish citizens will obtain visa-free entry to the EU, foreign nationals will start trying to obtain Turkish passports … or use the identities of Turkish citizens, or to obtain by fraud the Turkish citizenship. This possibility may attract not only irregular migrants, but also criminals or terrorists.” — Leaked European Commission report, ...

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