Middle East: Bana Alabed, Aleppo’s tweeting girl, meets Turkey’s President Erdogan

The world lost their innocence, but not ther kindness. The seven year old Bana Alabed which tweeted in Syrian rebel-city of Aleppo has a surprise. She was met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his presidential palace in Ancara.

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Conclusion: The world needs love than war

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Europe: Germany drops Turkey President Erdogan insult case

After months of uncertainty. German prosecutors has droped an investigation against satirist Jan Boehmermann. He was lodge by Turkish government for his satirical poem over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on last March.

The prosecutors in the western city of Mainz said they had not found sufficient evidence to continue the inquiry against Jan Boehmermann.

In a statement on Tuesday, the prosecutors said that “criminal actions could not be proven with the necessary certainty”.

It was “questionable”, the statement added, whether Boehmermann’s poem constituted slander, given the satirical context in which the comedian recited it.

Conclusion: The freedom of speech wins in Germany.

 

Europe: Putin and Erdogan mets in St. Petersburg for patched up damage relationship

In the first time since last year. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on St.Petersburg. Both leaders has pledge to restore close economic ties which affected by Turkey’s shot down a Russia’s military jet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian trade sanctions on Turkey would be phased out “step by step”.

“The priority is to get back to the pre-crisis level of co-operation,” he told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St Petersburg.

Erdogan has appreciated support taken by Putin after a failed coup attempt on last month saying it had a call from the Russian leader after the coup “meant a lot psychologically”.

He said “the Moscow-Ankara friendship axis will be restored”.

Conclusion: Friends will be friends among Russians and Turks.

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Europe: Turkey scolds Austria in EU membership dispute

Another European row involves Turkey. On Thursday, Austria has pledge to end accesion talks among EU and Turkey.

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said the negotiations were “no more than fiction” and “Europe needs a new path”.

Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik said his comments were “disturbing” and “similar to far-right rhetoric”.

Turkey’s crackdown since a failed coup on 15 July has fuelled alarm in the EU. Mr Kern said democratic standards in Turkey were far from EU requirements.

Austrian Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil has criticised “signs of a dictatorship” in Turkey, and called for an end to its EU accession talks.

 

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed that “Turkey cannot become a European Union member in its current state”.

But he rejected the Austrian position. “I don’t think it would be helpful if we were to tell Turkey unilaterally that the negotiations are over,” he told German ARD news.

Conclusion: Turkey is so far from EU membership now than ever.

Turkey: Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dropped lawsuits against people who insulted him on Friday. He said he is withdrawing all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him.

Erdogan said he was inspired by the feelings of unity in the wake of the recent failed coup.

But he also stepped up his attacks on nations criticising his crackdown in the wake of the coup attempt, telling them to “mind your own business”.

Conclusion: Erdogan’s way to love and peace.

Europe: Putin and Erdogan mend ties after Russia-Turkey jet incident

The ties among Russia and Turkey was restored on Monday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin agreed over the phone to meet in person, Erdogan’s office said. Turkish government has apologised by downing a Russian jet last year.

In the call, Putin also called an attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk on Tuesday“heinous”.

A spokesman for Erdogan said on Wednesday that “necessary steps” would now be taken to mend the damaged ties between the two countries, and to drop restrictive measures on Russians visiting Turkey.

“Reiterating their commitment to reinvigorate bilateral relations and fight terrorism together, the two leaders agreed to remain in contact and meet in person,” he said.

Conclusion: Putin and Erdogan are BFF for ever again.

Europe: Turkey could block EU deal over visas to tackle migrant crisis

The talks among European Union and Turkey is very tense. On Tuesday, Turkey’s parliament will block a deal reached with the EU on migrants if Turks do not gain visa-free access to the bloc, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned.

The EU says Turkey still needs to meet certain conditions, including changes to its terror laws, something Ankara has refused to do.

The deal is aimed to tackle migrant crisis

Erdogan has also said funds promised by the EU have not yet been released.

The visa deal hasn’t reached until the end of this month

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who met Mr Erdogan on Monday, said there might not be enough time for it to be completed.

Turkey has repeatedly warned that the whole deal will collapse if this demand is not fulfilled.

“If that is not what will happen… no decision and no law in the framework of the readmission agreement will come out of the parliament of the Turkish Republic,” Mr Erdogan said at the close of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.

Conclusion: Europe lost its patience with Turkey.