The German government has rejected several requests from Ankara for arms exports in recent months. The human rights situation in Turkey since the failed coup and the Kurdish-Turkish conflict have been cited as reasons for this. Normally, sales of arms to a Nato partner are approved as a matter of course. Berlin has discovered Erdoğan’s weak point, some media rejoice, while pro-government Turkish journalists see Ankara’s fight against terror as being thwarted.
European Commission has summoned the Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the EU Faruk Kaymakçı and demanded an explanation about President Erdoğan’s statement “Tomorrow, no European, no Westerner can set a foot on the street peacefully and safely”.
Norway’s ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry after Norway granted asylum to five former Turkish military officers allegedly linked to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) after the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt, a ministry spokesperson said on March 22.
The European Commission said on March 23 it had summoned the Turkish ambassador to explain comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Europeans would not be able to “walk safely on the streets” if they kept up their current attitude towards Turkey.
Parliamentary elections will be held in Bulgaria on Sunday. Around 100,000 members of Bulgaria’s Turkish minority now living in Turkey are entitled to vote. The minority parties Dost and the DSP are said to have close ties to the Turkish government and Ankara has often been accused of trying to influence voting in Bulgaria, prompting close scrutiny of the two parties’ election campaigns by the press.
After the Turkish president accused Angela Merkel of using Nazi practices the latter has given up her reserved stance in the row over AKP politicians appearing at campaign rallies. Merkel said she would not allow all the taboos to be broken and indirectly threatened to ban campaign events in Germany. For many German journalists this still doesn’t go far enough. Turkish commentators, on the other hand, speculate that Berlin is pursuing a hidden agenda.
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans across the world would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude. Turkey has been embroiled in a row with Germany and the Netherlands
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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on March 20 that her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies “without ifs or buts,” and pointed to a government threat last week that it could prevent Turkish politicians from entering the country.
Europeans across the world will not be able to walk the streets safely if they keep up their current attitude towards Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Turkey has been mired in a diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands after