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wsj.com – Dion Nissenbaum – May 15, 2:04 PM

ISTANBUL—After 13 years of being methodically marginalized during Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s tenure atop Turkish politics, the army is regaining its clout as the president sidelines his political rivals. Turkey’s military, which has forced four

Lawmakers of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) are visiting Turkey from May 16 to May 18, focusing on the human rights effects of the deal between Brussels and Ankara on curbing the migration flow
Would any rational person say there is freedom of the press in Turkey?

GERMANY’S STATE BROADCASTER, ZDF, apologized on Friday for what it called satire that had crossed the line into slander and removed video of a comedian reading an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from its website and YouTube channel.

The poem, which was read by the German satirist Jan Böhmermann on Thursday’s edition of his late-night show “Neo Magazin Royale,” described Erdogan in vile, obscene terms — even comparing him, at one stage, to Josef Fritzl, an Austrian man who fathered seven children with a daughter he held in a cellar for 24 years — but the text was presented as part of a comic demonstration of the difference between satire and slander.

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.

German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said he expected Turkey as a “partner of the EU” to share the European values, as a response to Turkey summoning the German ambassador to Ankara over a video that ridiculed the Turkish president

Is it safe to go on holiday to Turkey?

Summer bookings are significantly down after a year of terrorist attacks, and some tour operators have pulled out of the country. We ask an expert to assess the risks

NOW THAT that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has nearly completed a crackdown on dissent at home — closing down opposition newspapers,prosecuting students for joking on Twitter about officials, and putting journalists on trial — he seems intent on silencing critics in other countries as well.

Turkish journalists in clashes with bodyguards during Erdoğan’s US visit

Reporters covering a speech by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Washington DC say they were excluded and physically attacked

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