Sunday , August 19 2018

Politics

Turkey summons German envoy over ‘anti-Erdogan’ TV song

Ankara / AFP Turkey summoned Germany’s ambassador to protest a two-minute song lampooning President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was broadcast on German television, a diplomatic source said on Tuesday. “We summoned the ambassador last week to communicate our protest about the broadcast that we condemned,” the source said. “We demanded ...

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Myanmar lifts emergency in Rakhine state

Yangon / AFP Myanmar’s outgoing government on Tuesday lifted a state of emergency in conflict-hit Rakhine, a parting gesture that coincides with turbulent relations between Aung San Suu Kyi’s new administration and the western state’s powerful Buddhist political party. Rahkine is deeply scarred by communal violence between Buddhists and Rohingya ...

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