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Turkey accuses Germany's Gabriel of copying 'racists, far right'

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:31 PM

The dispute between Ankara and Berlin is showing no signs of easing as both sides make tit for tat remarks against each other following comments made by the Turkish head of state

TURKEY-GERMANY RELATIONS. This combination of file pictures created on August 23, 2017 shows Turkey's minister for EU Affairs of Turkey Omer Celik (L) giving a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 25, 2017 and German Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel speaking during a joint press conference on April 5, 2017 at the EU headquarters in Brussels. File photo by John Thys / AFP

Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup

Jul 24, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Using new emergency powers President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s cabinet decree that police could now hold suspects for 1 month without charge

AFTERMATH. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) on July 20, has declared a 3-month state of emergency, causing the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people after the July 15 failed coup attempt. Handout photo from Turkish Presidential Press Office/EPA

Turkey EU minister says 'not end of road' for membership bid

Jul 23, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Turkey s EU Minister Omer Celik laments that no EU leaders had come to Turkey in the wake of the coup to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Turkish leadership

'BRAND NEW MOMENTUM'. Turkey's EU Minister Omer Celik insists that a key deal to limit the flow of refugees and migrants to Europe is proceeding 'without a hitch' despite the coup. File photo by Claudio Peri/EPA