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Merkel allows inquiry into comic’s Erdogan insult

Germany will allow the potential prosecution of a top comedian after the Turkish president filed a complaint. Jan Boehmermann had recited a satirical poem on television which made sexual references to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Under German law, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government had to approve a criminal inquiry. Mrs Merkel stressed that the courts would have the final word, and it ...

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Migrant crisis: EU says Libya numbers alarming

The president of the European Council has warned Italy and Malta of large numbers of would-be migrants in Libya. Donald Tusk told MEPs that it would not be possible to apply the same approach used for the Balkans to unstable Libya. Italy’s coastguard says 4,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean between Libya and Sicily on Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, ...

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CSU head Scheuer calls for German in mosques

Senior German conservative politician Andreas Scheuer has said German must become the language of the country’s mosques and that foreign funding from Turkey and Saudi Arabia must stop. The general secretary of the CSU, sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU, said political Islam was undermining integration. His remarks came amid a German freedom-of-speech row involving Turkey. The Turkish president ...

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Turkey: The Business of Refugee Smuggling, Sex Trafficking

Professional criminals convince parents that their daughters are going to a better life in Turkey. The parents are given 2000-5000 Turkish liras ($700-$1700) as a “bride price” — an enormous sum for a poor Syrian family. “Girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen are referred to as pistachios, those between seventeen and twenty are called cherries, twenty to twenty-two ...

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Norway won’t take any more refugees from EU

The Norwegian government will not take any additional refugees from the EU despite the bloc’s new agreement with Turkey, Immigration Minister Sylvi Listhaug said on Friday. Norway has offered to take 1,500 asylum seekers over two years as part of the EU’s refugee relocation scheme. The first of those EU asylum seekers are expected to arrive within a month, but ...

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Inside the Global Jihad March 30, 2016

Main events of the week On March 27, 2016, the city of Palmyra, located in the heart of the Syrian desert, was taken over by the Syrian Army and the forces supporting it. The takeover of Palmyra is a military, political and image-related achievement of the Syrian Army and Russia, which provides it with ongoing air support. The takeover of ...

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Watch Video: ISIS antique loot trade via Turkey

A new trove of documents, obtained by an RT Documentary crew who recently uncovered details of illicit ISIS oil business with Turkey, sheds light on jihadists’ lucrative trade of looted antiquities along their well-established oil and weapons transit routes. There is no official accounting that would illustrate the true scale of looting being undertaken in Syria, a land once rich ...

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Russian Air Power IN Syria Remains Robust

Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s widely publicized, mid-March order to evacuate the bulk of his forces from Syria, Russian air power in the country remains substantial, according to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), with newly deployed attack helicopters replacing many of the fighter bombers that have made their way home. “He changed the shape of the forces, but he didn’t ...

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Turkey ‘demands deletion’ of German video mocking Erdoğan

Ankara summons German envoy to explain song lampooning Turkish president, according to reports The Turkish government has reportedly ordered the deletion from the internet ofa German satirical video that pokes fun at President Recep Tayipp Erdoğan and condemns his human rights record. Germany’s ambassador to Turkey, Martin Erdmann, was summoned to the foreign ministry in Ankara last week, according to ...

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The deal, which will blow not only to the European Union

Not yet had time to dry the ink on the EU agreement with Turkey in Brussels explosions and Prime Minister of Poland, Szydlow Beata he exclaimed: “Twenty-eight European Union countries agreed to solve this problem with the relocation. However, I would say very bluntly: I do not see any possibility to accept migrants in Poland at the moment. ” Rushing ...

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