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UK POLITICS: Campaign Trail: Angry Voter Confronts Theresa May and She Didn’t Like May’s Reply to Her

UK POLITICS: Campaign Trail: Angry Voter Confronts Theresa May and She Didn’t Like May’s Reply to Her 0

Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader, tweeted: “PM comes face to face with the consequences of the brutal cuts in support for disabled people.”

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Rising Payment Raises Negotiating Stakes

UK POLITICS: Brexit Rising Payment Raises Negotiating Stakes 0

EU negotiators have hiked possible payment demands for Brexit over recent weeks, officials say, widening the divide between Brussels and London, which questions whether it owes anything at all before talks start next month.

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TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump 0

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington.

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TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says 0

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has underlined its resolve to use all the existing democratic channels to ensure a rerun of the controversial referendum on the country’s constitutional reform.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority 0

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in the referendum on Turkey’s constitutional reform package. With most of the ballots opened, over 51 percent of voters have supported expanding the powers of president.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win 0

Erdogan called Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the leader of the nationalist MHP party, which supported the “Yes” vote, to congratulate them, presidential sources said. They quoted Erdogan as saying the referendum result was clear.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Takes Center Stage

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Takes Center Stage 0

Turks cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists 0

“Turkey is not a country you can pull and push around, not a country whose citizens you can drag on the ground,” Erdogan said at an event for Turkish journalists in Ankara, in comments broadcast live on national television.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF 0

“While there has been a major decrease in the overall numbers of children on the move into Europe since last March, there has been an increase in the threats and distress refugee and migrant children endure,” said Afshan Khan UNICEF Regional Director and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’ 0

“If you want, we could open way for 15,000 refugees that we don’t send each month and blow the mind” of Europe, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey, Netherlands Row Takes Center Stage

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey, Netherlands Row Takes Center Stage 0

President Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking Turkish voters’ support in an April 16 referendum on boosting his powers as head of state, has previously accused the Dutch government of acting like “Nazi remnants” for barring his ministers from addressing expatriate Turks to drum up votes.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Approves Constitutional Reform Bill

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Approves Constitutional Reform Bill 0

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the reform will provide stability at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan, Trump Unite to Defeat ISIS

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan, Trump Unite to Defeat ISIS 0

Turkish President Erdogan and US President Donald Trump agreed in phone call overnight to act jointly against ISIS in the Syrian towns of al-Bab and Raqqa.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform

TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform 0

Turkey’s parliament has voted in favor in a first round ballot on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Parliament Votes to Press On With Constitutional Reform Debate

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Parliament Votes to Press On With Constitutional Reform Debate 0

Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to press on with debate about a constitutional reform package that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan

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TURKEY POLITICS: Islamic State Claims Reina Nightclub Attack

TURKEY POLITICS: Islamic State Claims Reina Nightclub Attack 0

“Turkish government should know that the blood of Muslims shed with airplanes and artillery fire will ignite a fire in their own land,” Islamic State said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Shocking Istanbul Nightclub Attacks: 39 Dead!

TURKEY POLITICS: Shocking Istanbul Nightclub Attacks: 39 Dead! 0

Turkey News: 39 people were killed early New Year’s Day after a gunman opened fire inside Reina, a popular Istanbul nightclub, local officials said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: West Supporting YPG, PYD, ISIS – Erdogan Says

TURKEY POLITICS: West Supporting YPG, PYD, ISIS – Erdogan Says 0

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, “They (West) are supporting all terror groups — YPG, PYD, Daesh (IS). It’s quite clear, perfectly obvious.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: EU Lawmakers Urge Halt To Turkey-EU Membership Talks

TURKEY POLITICS: EU Lawmakers Urge Halt To Turkey-EU Membership Talks 0

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, “The EU should decide whether it wants to continue its future vision with or without Turkey.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: EU Slams Turkey But Not Ready To Halt Membership Talks

TURKEY POLITICS: EU Slams Turkey But Not Ready To Halt Membership Talks 0

“Turkey is too important to us,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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