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Erdogan threatens to launch ‘migration wave’ against Greece, Europe

Authoritarian Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday again threatened to “open borders” with Greece for would-be migrants seeking to reach central and western Europe via the latter, essentially a repeat of a failed March 2020 operation to breach the land borders between the two countries at the Evros River and generate a new “migration crisis” for Europe.

  • Published in Greece

Letter from ten senators to Biden - "Erdogan is responsible for the suppression of democracy"

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and James Lankford (R-Okla.) led Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Angus King (I-Maine), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in a letter urging President Biden to hold Turkey’s President Erdogan accountable for his recent efforts to disenfranchise Turkey’s Kurdish population, undercut political pluralism in the country, and tighten his grip on power through anti-democratic means.

  • Published in U.S.
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