Turkey is a „divided country” says Cem Özdemir
26 June 2018 | 4:50 am
Turkey is turning into an authoritarian regime, says German Green MP Cem Özdemir, as checks and balances no longer exist. Relations between Germany and Turkey are not bound to become any easier any time soon.
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Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.
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