President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 25 that Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks following the April 16 vote on constitutional amendments.
The United States has called on Turkey and European countries to “tone down the rhetoric,” amid tension between Ankara and the continent
Category: MURAT YETKİN
In his first public speech, as reported on March 22, new German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier directly criticized Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, asking him to stop “jeopardizing everything” that he has built “with others” so far.
Israel has criticized recent comparisons of the current German government to the Nazi regime, implicitly referring to recent comments from Turkish government officials.
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.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will continue to call European countries “Nazis” as long as they continue to call him a dictator.
In his first speech as president, Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier has issued a stark warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent years and damaging ties with its partners
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
It is not hard to find Turkish diplomats who use extremely critical rhetoric for the “German deep state.”
Europeans are mocking Turkish people’s intelligence, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said
President Erdoğan has indicated a coming reckoning in ties with Europe to take place after Turkey’s April 16 charter referendum
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has crossed a line by comparing Berlin's government to the Nazis and is no longer welcome in Germany, a senior ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on March 21
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.
President Erdoğan issues his latest challenge to Europe ahead of the April 16 referendum, declaring that its ‘masquerade ball’ is over
Erospolis, fed up with the elitism of diplomacy, looks at the popular suggestions on the best measures to have a grassroots policy on international crises
Category: YUSUF KANLI
With various aspirations, obsessions, phobias and likely miscalculations, some European leaders and Turkish powerholders are pulling Turkey-Europe relations into such rough waters that the end result will probably be worse than anyone can imagine.
Why can’t populist politicians do without enemies? Because they get better results with enemies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out trading provocations with Turkey on March 16 after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sharply criticized bans on planned rallies by Turkish ministers in Germany and the Netherlands.
Germany has given its “conditional” approval to Ankara’s request to open polling stations in the country for the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes in Turkey, a German government official said March 15, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have said Turkey should obey French and German laws in campaign rallies for the upcoming referendum on shifting to an executive presidential system.
The German government will not rule out a ban on Turkish politicians campaigning in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said in an interview published on March 15 amid an escalating row between Ankara and European countries.
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