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French magazine Le Point said it had suffered harassment and intimidation by supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after it labelled him “The Dictator” on its front cover.

Support by Macron to Le Point Cover: Freedom of Press is Priceless

The President of France Emmanuel Macron has posted a tweet about Le Point magazine’s cover of President Erdoğan entitled “Le Dictateur” and said, “Freedom of the press is priceless; without it, here would be a dictatorship.”
After Le Point magazine’s cover of Erdoğan entitled “Le Dictateur” being taken down off, OSCE representative Désir has said, “Trying to export censorship to other countries is unacceptable”.
Two Turkish officers who fled to Greece following the July 2016 coup attempt were granted political refugee status on May 23 after an appeal lodged by the Greek government was rejected, Agence France-Presse reported, citing a judicial source.
Israeli lawmakers on May 23 approved a motion to hold a plenary debate on “recognizing the Armenian genocide,” as relations between Israel and Turkey continue their downward spiral.
Al-Monitor – Cengiz Candar – May 18, 5:38 AM

While the recent diplomatic rift between Israel and Turkey indicates a further deterioration in relations, the Turkish government has avoided taking concrete steps that could directly hurt Israel, whereas the Israeli response to Turkey’s rhetoric

 

The trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla depicted high-level corruption in Turkey, and strained that country’s relations with the United States.

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