World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Liz Cookman
The leave campaign used the threat of migrant Turks to great effect, but Britain and Turkey have a lot in common, including a growing romantic nationalismSo, it happened. Brexit is upon us. The politics of fear won the day – the Turks are no longer coming. As we come to terms with the idea that the long EU divorce process is about to get going, Turkey – the country whose people Britons are apparently petrified of – is still plodding on with the longest engagement in history.
Turkey has condemned as “very unfortunate” Pope Francis’s declaration that the mass killings of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces amounted to a genocide, saying it bore traces of “the mentality of the Crusades”
Turkey’s foreign minister has said that a visit by German politicians to İncirlik Air Base, one of the centers from where the U.S-led anti-Islamic State of Iraq and theLevant (ISIL) campaign is managed in southern Turkey, was “not appropriate.