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Turkish police crack down on gay pride march in Istanbul

Turkish police riot units on Saturday dispersed a march of hundreds of people who were trying to celebrate, as the LGBT rights movement do every year, the “Istanbul Pride” in the center of Istanbul. “The streets are ours” was the slogan of the call, which denounces the growing hostility in Turkey against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, […]Read More


Biden’s Armenian Genocide recognition draws Turkey’s ire

PanARMENIAN.Net – U.S. President Joe Biden’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide has ignited anger in Turkey, with the country’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu describing the decision as “populist”. “We have nothing to learn from anybody on our own past. Political opportunism is the greatest betrayal to peace and justice,” Çavuşoğlu wrote on Twitter “We entirely […]Read More


Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi calls Turkish President Erdogan a

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi today regretted “the humiliation” suffered by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but assured that it is necessary to cooperate with “dictators” like him. “I do not share in any way Erdogan’s sharing with President von der Leyen. I have […]Read More


Von der Leyen ‘surprised’ after embarrassingly left without a chair

The spokesperson for the European Commission president said the EU leader was surprised to be left without a chair during a meeting with the Turkish president, and hoped the incident would not be repeated. Speaking on Wednesday, Ursula von der Leyen’s spokesperson, Eric Mamer, said his boss should have been treated equally to European Council […]Read More


Turkey Arrests 10 Retired Admirals over Government Criticism

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish authorities on Monday detained 10 former admirals after a group of more than 100 retired senior navy officers issued a statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history of military coups. State-run Anadolu Agency said the retired admirals were detained as part of an investigation into their open letter, which was […]Read More


Turkey quits European treaty on violence against women

President Tayyip Erdogan pulled Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, the government said on Saturday, prompting protests and criticism from those who said it was necessary to tackle rising domestic violence, reported Reuters. The Council of Europe accord, called the Istanbul Convention, pledged to prevent, prosecute and eliminate domestic violence and […]Read More


Turkey aiming to turn new chapter with EU: Top diplomat

Turkey is working to turn new chapters in its relations with the EU, the country’s foreign minister said Friday, Anadolu Agency reported. “In 2020, because of some of the problems that we experienced with some member countries, there have been occasional tensions in our relations with the EU, which is not a situation that we […]Read More