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Switzerland taken to task over anti-Erdogan banner - swissinfo.ch

Turkish authorities have demanded an investigation into the display of a banner depicting the assassination of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a demonstration in Bern. On Saturday, thousands gathered in front of the parliament building ...and more »

I will describe Europe as Nazis as long as they call me a dictator: Erdoğan - Hurriyet Daily News

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will continue to call European countries “Nazis” as long as they continue to call him a dictator. “You have the freedom to call Erdoğan a dictator but Erdoğan does not have the freedom to call you a fascist or ...and more »

Switzerland probes Turkish 'political espionage' - swissinfo.ch

The announcement of an investigation into Turkish spying in Switzerland comes on the heels of a visit by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (left) to Bern, where he met his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter. ( KEYSTONE / ANTHONY ANEX).and more »

'Freedom of expression is a universal value' Switzerland tells Turkey - The Local Switzerland

news@thelocal.ch · @thelocalswitzer. 24 March 2017. 08:34 CET+01:00. Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter on Thursday after having to call off a campaign appearance amongst diaspora voters, in a ...and more »

Swiss foreign minister warns Turkey against illegal spying - Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday that his country would "rigorously investigate" any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before an April 16 referendum on expanding Turkish President Tayyip ...and more »

Doubts about Erdogan linger in AKP stronghold ahead of poll - Financial Times

For a decade and a half, Mehtap has happily voted for Turkey's ruling party. The mother-of-three from Konya, who works as a cleaner and studies English in her spare time, says the Justice and Development party (AKP) has brought greater prosperity and ...and more »

Turkish expats urged to take a stand against 'autocrat' Erdogan - The Times

Germany's main Turkish organisation has called for a “no” vote in President Erdogan's referendum amid signs of a backlash against the vitriolic attacks from Ankara. Leaders of the Turkish Community in Germany (TGD) urged its 60,000 members to take a ...and more »

Bulgaria president says won't accept lessons in democracy from Turkey - Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Thursday his country would not accept democracy lessons from Turkey amid rising tensions between the Balkan neighbors ahead of Sunday's Bulgarian general election. Earlier on Thursday ...and more »

Erdogan says Bulgaria's pressure on Turks 'unacceptable' - Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan slammed Bulgaria on Thursday for “putting pressure” on expatriate Turks living there ahead of a parliamentary election amid rising tension between the two neighbors. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan ...and more »

Is it ok in a European democracy to call for a president's murder? - TRT World

Supporters of a terrorist organisation were allowed to rally in the Swiss capital where they openly called for killing Turkey's president. PKK supporters hold banners and flags during a demonstration against a Turkish constitutional referandum in Swiss ...and more »