350 women, primarily academics, intellectuals and actors, have signed a petition calling for peace for their countries as tensions have flared up between Turkey and Greece due to energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
Among the Turkish women who signed the petition are actresses Jülide Kural and Füsun Demirel, writer Ayşe Kulin, writer and Duvar English columnist Ece Temelkuran and politician Binnaz Toprak. The petition was launched by women’s rights activist Gülseren Onanç and can be accessed on the website: www.womencallforpeace.net.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to send shockwaves to Beijing with his outspoken support of China’s Uighur minority, a predominantly Turkic-speaking Muslim group in Xinjiang that is subject to horrific human rights violations.
Turkey’s ruling party on Thursday accused French President Emmanuel Macron of extending his country’s long history of colonialism. “Macron continues colonialism, while our President [Recep Tayyip Erdogan] continues to defend the interests of
Top Turkish officials tweet photos of French President Emmanuel Macron looking foolish alongside Erdogan, following his criticism of Turkey's recent East Med moves.https://t.co/FQfV2XRwdL pic.twitter.com/mSfSz04K55
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