#Brexit gives the pretext for Turkish authorities to brag about the EU… A FP roundup…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has suggested Turkey could hold a referendum over whether to continue its long-stalled accession process to join the European Union
Turkey has urged the European Union to adopt a more inclusive vision for the future, stressing that it wished to see the continuation of a stronger union after the United Kingdom’s historic departure
Turkey, the Brexit bogeyman, is not so different from the UK | 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.

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has described the choice of the British people to leave the European Union as an “opened Pandora’s box.”
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”
The pontiff’s previous use of the term in reference to the World War I-era mass killings of Armenians infuriated Armenia’s hostile neighbor Turkey.
The pope prayed on Saturday at a national memorial for the genocide, and urged the country’s young people to become peacemakers.
The Turkish national football team’s Euro 2016 odyssey came to an end on June 22 after its hopes of reaching the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams was dashed by a late goal from Ireland
Turkey is blocking plans by a German delegation to visit the Incirlik air base, German officials say, in a further sign of strained relations between Berlin and Ankara.
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.

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