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Tayyip Erdogan

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    This video seems to be annoying the illustrious leader of Turkey for some reason:



    So I thought as many people as possible should see it...

    Of course Turkey is deteriorating fast... holiday bookings down 50% as Westerners wisely stay away.

    And Turkish forces engage in ... well, genocide... against the Kurds in the distant south-east of the country [http://www.theguardian.com/world/20...urdish-teenagers-dream-of-becoming-guerrillas]. Oh yes, and NATO has to patrol his coastal waters because he can't get his own country to do it.

    So hail the latest pathetic tinpot dictator ... because if he'd run his country even close to decent, maybe Europe would be doing a bit better.
     
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I posted this on https://community.tes.com/threads/should-turkey-join-eu.734400/ but just to refresh people so they know what I think of modern Turkey [the government, not the people]
     
  3. artboyusa

    artboyusa Lead commenter

    Can't wait till Turkey's in the EU.
     
  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    I wouldn't hold you breath...

    Or maybe, seeing as it's you, do hold your breath! ;)
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It isn't going to be in the EU... not with Erdogan in charge.

    And if it does I'll whole-heartedly join the Out campaign.
     
  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    His bodyguards supposedly beat up journalists covering his speeches while he was in America.

    Maybe he and Trump can become best friends.
     
  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    It can't be easy being born an anagram.
     
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  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I thought that David Cameron wants them in the EU.
     
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I suspect he might be beginning to realise that ain't no vote winner...

    Seeing Erdogan gloating on C4 news right now because of the mess he has helped fuel... turns my stomach.
     
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Erdogan was gloating that Turkey hadn't turned back Syrian refugees but Europe had, using barbed wire to turn them back..

    Jon Snow just pointed out that today's returnees were all non-Syrians... glad to know reality doesn't support Erdogan. Loathsome little troll.
     
  11. cariadwch

    cariadwch Established commenter

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pol...-Turkey-to-join-EU-despite-migrant-fears.html

    Dave said to Recep
    “I’m here to make the case for Turkey's membership of the EU. And to fight for it.”
    “That’s a longstanding position of British foreign policy which I support."
    Dave said he wanted to "pave the road" for Turkey to join the EU, saying the country was "vital for our economy, vital for our security and vital for our diplomacy".
    A European Union without Turkey at its heart was “not stronger but weaker... not more secure but less... not richer but poorer”.

    British Governments have always supported Turkey's application but no other major EU governments have done so with such enthusiasm as the British. The Germans and Dutch have never been keen at all and the French are at best sceptical.
     
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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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    lanokia Star commenter

  14. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    This could be the iceberg that sinks SS Merkel....

    (SS references a ship, just in case anyone is thinking of anything else...:D
     
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  15. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I'm pretty sure that if Erdogan cleans up his act then Boehmermann may do the same
     
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Got this off reddit explaining what is going on

     
  18. AdmiralNelson

    AdmiralNelson New commenter

    Turkey is much further from EU membership now than ever before, I'd say...
     
  19. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Not sure I'd have found the thing very funny but I'm very surprised that Germany isn't defending his right to free speech.


    Not sure about this either. they have a pretty strong bargaining chip in the refugees.
     
  20. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter


    You mean 'blackmail', not a 'case'!
     

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