Political talk from outside of the UK
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By The Red Arrow
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#488648
Yup.

Vladimir Putin says killing of Russian ambassador designed to spoil Russian-Turkish ties

Putin orders security at Russian embassies around the world to be stepped up
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 85376.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Kreuzberger
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This is just heartbreaking stuff and I am really beginning to wonder what the future holds for Turkey.

The term "modern, secular state" used to be a given, a sign that irreversible progress had been made. Maybe I was naive and took to many things for granted. For my entire life and with few exceptions, things getting better is all I have ever known but things getting worse is all I currently see.
 
By Catkins
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For my entire life and with few exceptions, things getting better is all I have ever known but things getting worse is all I currently see.
I'm in the same position. Someone told me recently that change is inevitable, but progress isn't. A terrifying thought.
 
By The Red Arrow
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I noticed #HAYIR (No) trending on twitter...

Turkish police use tear gas, water cannon to disperse hundreds outside parliament (PHOTOS)
Published time: 9 Jan, 2017 12:53
https://www.rt.com/news/373057-turkey-p ... sU.twitter" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Turkish parliament debates controversial new constitution

Critics say proposals are power-grab by President Erdoğan but he argues changes bring country in line with political systems in France and US
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By The Red Arrow
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan: EU ruling on headscarf bans starts 'clash between Islam and Christianity'

Comments came hours after foreign minister claimed 'holy wars will soon begin' in Europe

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 33276.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I mean, to be labelled as a fascist by an actual fascist is so brazen it's almost admirable.
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