For the record, proven again how toleran we are: “Turkey detains man for hanging union jack towel outside building

Iranian man held by police after neighbours said display of UK flag a provocative act

Authorities in Turkey have detained a man for hanging a towel emblazoned with the British union jack flag from a building during a public holiday.

Turkish police detained an Iranian man for hanging a towel with a U.K. flag design on his balcony in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri on May 19, which is the day that the country celebrates the Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day.

Residents of the neighborhood in Kayseri’s Kocasinan district got enraged and notified police when they saw the towel in Iranian Mohammad Reza K.’s balcony.

Main opposition CHP ‘only party that increased votes since last elections’ in Turkey

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is the only party that managed to increase its votes since the June 24, 2018 general elections, a poll said.

According to the poll carried out by MAK Consulting with 5,200 participants across 81 provinces, the votes of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have decreased.

The New York Times – Steven Erlanger – May 3, 3:17 AM

BRUSSELS — Australia has called for an inquiry into the origin of the virus. Germany and Britain are hesitating anew about inviting in the Chinese tech giant Huawei. President Trump has blamed China for the contagion and is seeking to punish

A strict weekend curfew quiets the city’s joyous commotion, but offers up new moments of breathtaking beauty, both spiritual and natural. And essential sweets are still delivered.

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