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In Turkey’s Tussle With the EU, Erdogan Thinks He Holds the Cards

By Nick Tattersall and Paul Taylor ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS, June 23 – Britain’s Brexit campaign and the rise of Europe’s populist right have further dented Turkish hopes of ever joining the EU, leaving President Tayyip Erdogan largely indifferent to its criticism and weakening an anchor of Turkish reform. While neither side has any interest in ending Turkey’s decade-long

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European Parliament Head Condemns Erdogan Over German Satire Protest

BERLIN, April 3  – The head of the European Parliament sharply criticized Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday for protesting against a satirical song on German television that mocked the president just as the EU needs Ankara to help solve its migrant crisis. The broadcast and Turkey’s response has morphed into a diplomatic incident with Germany,

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