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For the record, German Foreign Office released the harshest statement against Turkey…

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2017 at 10:05

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It seems that Turkey forgot that it is a state and asked Germany to exchange 2 Turkish generals who asked asylum in Germany for the jailed German journalist… Hanging out in Middle East too much may have caused self-identificatory problems….
BBC – Jul 20

Image copyright AFP The German government has warned its citizens and firms they face the risk of ‘arbitrary’ arrest in Turkey. ‘People who are travelling to Turkey for private or business reasons are urged to exercise increased caution,’

DER SPIEGEL – Spiegel Online – Jul 20, 1:45 PM

Seit 157 Tagen sitzt Deniz Yücel in der Türkei in Haft. Jetzt wird bekannt: Im Juni, bei einem Besuch des deutschen Außenministers in Ankara, bot Staatspräsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan an, den deutsch-türkischen

Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labeled him a terrorist. In a rare interview from

amnesty.org – Jul 18, 4:45 AM

The remanding of six human rights defenders in pre-trial custody is an appalling affront to justice and a new low in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown, said Amnesty International. Today’s decision shows that truth and justice have become total strangers

Yesterday morning, police arrested eight human rights defenders and two trainers who were attending a workshop in Istanbul. For over 24 hours, they weren’t allowed to contact their families or see a lawyer – and no one even knew where they were.

Turkey on July 14 refused a visit by German lawmakers at a NATO base in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, Reuters has reported

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New photo from Facebook July 19, 2017 at 11:26AM

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2017 at 10:28

Bu arada Dubai’de. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1heKubC

İstanbul is hit hard by heavy rain (#yağmur) today (18 July 2017)

In Uncategorized on July 18, 2017 at 14:16

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Another instance of AKP’s declining municipal services…

I have curated a Twitter moment in case you would like to have a look at the state of affairs in Turkey’s mega-city…

 

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