[ Director: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano X

quarta-feira, 8 de março de 2017

EU summit to discuss Turkish electoral activism in member states


Wooing the Turkish diaspora: Erdogan, with wife Emine, in Strasbourg in 2015.
[Reuters]
Turkish citizens will vote on 16 April on whether to give President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping new powers, including the right to make decrees, declare emergency rule and dissolve parliament in times of crisis.
Ankara is wooing voters in several EU countries, including Germany’s three-million-strong Turkish population – the largest outside Turkey – to support expanding Erdoğan’s powers.
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New Turkey reform could see Erdogan stay in power until 2029

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has approved a constitutional reform bill that would vastly strengthen the powers of his office and a referendum on the issue is likely on 16 April, officials said today (10 February).


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Turkish campaigning has raised eyebrows in several EU capitals. Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said Turkish politicians should be banned from political campaigning across the EU, supporting the decision by some German towns to cancel Turkish referendum campaign events.
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Austria calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish campaign events

Turkish politicians should be banned from political campaigning across the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said on Sunday (5 March), supporting the decision by some German towns last week to cancel Turkish referendum campaign events.



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Erdoğan compared the decision to “Nazi practices”, which in turn sparked heated reactions in Germany.

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