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No EU membership for Turkey: Danish politicians

Any talk of Turkey joining the EU is moot after the result of the country’s referendum giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broader powers, say Danish politicians. Via: thelocal.dk 51 percent of Turkish voters accepted the constitutional changes in Sunday’s referendum, although opposition and watchdogs have already questioned the fairness of the vote. Nevertheless, the result of the referendum means in all ...

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Housing migrants could see Swedes foot MILLION pound bill in 2017

SWEDISH taxpayers could be forced to foot a million pound bill to house migrants as the country faces a property crisis and new arrivals stretch resources to breaking point. Via: Lizzie Stromme  In September it emerged several councils in the Scandinavian country are prioritising the requests of asylum seekers ahead of their own citizens, with migrants given housing straight away, despite ...

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Flemish minister: Turkish-sponsored mosque is ‘nest of spies’

The Flemish interior minister has taken action against a mosque supported by Turkey, whose imam is suspected of informing Ankara about supporters of Fethullah Gülen, the self-exiled cleric accused of being the mastermind behind last year’s failed coup. Via: euractiv.com Liesbeth Homans, of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), a nationalist party represented in the federal government, will begin the process of ...

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EU observer in Turkey condemns referendum as ‘neither fair nor free’

Fears the Yes vote in Turkey’s referendum which granted far-reaching new powers to Turkey’s President may have been unfairly influenced in his favour have been heightened by criticism from an EU observer sent as an impartial witness. Via: independent.co.uk Opposition parties are saying the result should be annulled after alleging electoral fraud in Sunday’s referendum, in which 51% of the electorate ...

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Erdogan is openly challenging Europe

This is the first time that Erdogan is openly challenging a concerted European stand.  Via: gatestoneinstitute.org Turkey’s foreign policy and the rhetoric that presumably went to support it, has, during the past several years, aimed less at achieving foreign policy goals and more at consolidating voters’ support for the Ankara government. Self-aggrandizing behavior has predominantly shaped policy and functioned to please ...

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U.S. backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime

                 29 January 2013 Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the White House gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad’s regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country. Via: dailymail.co.uk  A report released on Monday contains an email exchange between ...

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Syria’s civil war the bloodiest conflicts in the world today

Syria’s civil war is not only one of the bloodiest conflicts in the world today, it’s also one of the most complicated. Via: Brünnhilde  It started out as an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, but now it’s a free-for-all.  ISIS controls a big chunk of the country, but they are under attack from all sides. The Kurdish YPG and its allies ...

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Meet the key players in the war

On Thursday, following the publication of gruesome images of the victims of an apparent chemical attack on civilians, reports surfaced that President Donald Trump ordered a missile attack on a base in Syria. Via: breitbart.com The reports follows a week in which President Trump responded to an alleged chemical weapons attack by dictator Bashar al-Assad by noting it “crossed many red lines” ...

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New Muslims terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods, CNN has learned. Via: cnn.com Heightening the concern is US intelligence suggesting that terrorists have obtained sophisticated airport security equipment to test how to effectively ...

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Turkey ‘spied’ on pro-Gulen opponents in Germany

German officials acknowledged on Tuesday that they had rebuffed a request by the Turkish government to spy on its opponents in Germany, the latest strain to relations as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey pursues a referendum next month to expand his powers. Via: nytimes.com  Tensions between Turkey and a range of European countries have mounted in recent weeks as the ...

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