Juncker says Erdoğan’s Nazi remarks drive Turkey further away from EU

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has criticized Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his comparison of Germany and the Netherlands to the Nazis,...

German state Saarland seeks to ban Turkish political rallies

The governor of German state Saarland says that she wants to prevent Turkish government officials from holding political rallies there before Turkey’s constitutional referendum. Governor...

Erdoğan fans burn French flag, attack Norwegian journalist mistaking for ‘Dutch’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD4lC-H3Ai4 A group of protesters in the Black Sea province of Samsun have burned a French flag as they mistook it for the Dutch flag...

Erdoğanist columnist calls on gov’t to ‘set West on fire’ before it occupies Turkey

Yakup Köse, a staunch supporter of Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a columnist for the pro-government Star daily, on Monday called on...

Erdoğan likens Europeans to dogs: ‘They don’t bite each other’

Continuing his reactions to the Netherlands’ expulsion from the country of Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policy Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya on Saturday...

Police chief who was purged over Gülen links beaten on street in Samsun

https://youtu.be/lGjvqWTM7e8 G.E., a former police chief in Samsun who was dismissed over alleged links to the Gülen movement following a failed coup attempt last year,...

Merkel calls for end to Turkey’s Nazi accusations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged Turkey to end Nazi accusations against her country amid the most recent tension between two countries over...

MHP deputies attacked while campaigning for ‘no’ vote in upcoming referendum

https://youtu.be/Ejb3mh-GyqE Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputies Ümit Özdağ and Yusuf Halaçoğlu were attacked as they were set to deliver speeches as part of a...

Pro-Erdoğan gang leader threatens European countries with violent protests

https://youtu.be/sood3kFnGzA Sedat Peker, a convicted gang leader and staunch supporter of Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said in a video that he can organize...

Erdoğan advisor says Turkey to face more chaos than in post-June 7 period if...

Chief advisor to Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and columnist İlnur Çevik has warned that there will be more chaos and instability in...

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