Turkish opposition parties join ranks to oust Erdogan: Report

Opposition parties in Turkey are joining forces to replace President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and force snap elections next year, The New York Times reported Saturday. “The leaders of six opposition parties appear to have agreed to make the next election a sort of referendum on the presidential system that Erdogan introduced four years ago and … Read more

German lawmaker demands sanctions against Turkey and confronts Erdogan’s ‘authoritarianism’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “authoritarianism” must be addressed and Ankara must be sanctioned, German lawmaker Claudia Roth said on Saturday in response to the Turkish leader who ordered the expulsion of 10 Western ambassadors over human rights comments. Erdogan ordered the State Department to expel ambassadors from the US, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the … Read more

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan orders the expulsion of envoys from the US, Germany and 8 other countries

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the envoys of “indecency”. (File) Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his foreign minister on Saturday to expel ambassadors from 10 countries, including Germany and the United States, who called for the release of an imprisoned civil society leader. The envoys issued a highly unusual joint statement … Read more

EU: Turkey expels 10 ambassadors not intimidating, sign of authoritarian drift

European Parliament President David Sassoli said on Saturday that Turkey’s expulsion of US ambassadors and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala is a sign of an “authoritarian drift”. “The expulsion of ten ambassadors is a sign of the authoritarian drift of the Turkish government. We will not be intimidated,” … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan orders expulsion of envoys from 10 countries, including US, Germany

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his foreign minister on Saturday to expel ambassadors from 10 countries, including Germany and the United States, who called for the release of an imprisoned civil society leader. “I have instructed our foreign minister to declare these 10 ambassadors as persona non grata as soon as possible,” he said, … Read more

NBA News 2021: Boston Celtics China TV Ban Over Enes Kanter Twitter Post

NBA News 2021: Boston Celtics China TV Ban Over Enes Kanter Twitter Post

An NBA team has been wiped out without explanation in China after just one “ridiculous” tweet that prompted a quick response. China has swept the Celtics off its TV service without explanation after a scathing tweet from Boston player Enes Kanter. Kanter on Thursday called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “cruel dictator” and stated that … Read more

As Turks struggle with inflation, central bank cuts interest rates again | Business and economic news

Turkey’s central bank announced a larger-than-expected rate cut on Thursday — the latest in a series of policy moves that have seen investors punish the lira and economists warn of further inflationary pain for Turkish consumers. Central bank policymakers led by Governor Sahap Kavcioglu cut Turkey’s benchmark interest rate by two percentage points to 16 … Read more

Enes Kanter comments on Tibet, China response, boycott on Tencent, Xi Jinping, Free Tibet

Enes Kanter comments on Tibet, China response, boycott on Tencent, Xi Jinping, Free Tibet

NBA player Enes Kanter on Wednesday called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “cruel dictator” and stated that “Tibet belongs to the Tibetan people,” fueling renewed tensions between Beijing and the US basketball league. Over the centuries, Tibet has alternated between independence and control by China, which claims it “peacefully liberated” the region in 1951, bringing … Read more

NBA player Kanter lashes out at China’s ‘cruel’ Xi

NBA player Kanter lashes out at China’s ‘cruel’ Xi

In more than 700 NBA appearances, Kanter also played for Utah, Oklahoma City, New York and Portland NBA player Enes Kanter on Wednesday called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “brutal dictator” and stated that “Tibet belongs to the Tibetan people,” fueling renewed tensions between Beijing and the US basketball league. “Dear brutal dictator XI JINPING … Read more

EU accuses Turkey of ‘setback’ in reforms to join bloc | News from the European Union

Ankara calls the European Commission’s report based on “unfair criticism and unfounded claims”. The European Union executive has said Turkey’s effort to join the bloc had “stalled” amid serious democratic flaws in its annual report, which the Turkish Foreign Ministry labeled as ” unfounded claims”. The European Commission said in a report published Tuesday that … Read more