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Turcophobia

2019

20

May

Germany: Muslim politician receives death threats

A leading German-Turkish politician said on Sunday he has received numerous Islamophobic letters and death threats in recent weeks, ahead of European Parliament (EP) elections on May 26. Haluk Yildiz, the leader of the pro-immigration Alliance for Innovation and Justice (BIG), said the letters were sent by some unknown persons and included xeonophobic insults and […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AA

15

May

Turkish politicians receive death threats ahead of EP elections

Dutch politicians of Turkish descent running in the European Parliament (EP) elections in the Netherlands are facing death threats as an outcome of rising anti-Muslim sentiments in the country. Anti-Muslim and xenophobic sentiment has been spreading around the Netherlands and the rest of Europe in recent years and has been effecting the European Parliament elections […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Daily Sabah , AA

08

Apr

Germany to push for imams to be trained locally, not abroad

Among Germany’s nearly 4.5 million Muslims, around 3 million are of Turkish origin. Almost 90 percent of imams in Germany are educated outside the country. The majority of them come from Turkey. The German Islam Conference, convened by Germany’s interior minister since 2006, set a goal last November to address the education and financing of local imams. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik , DW

19

Mar

BMW banned speaking Turkish

A giant in BMW’s Facting Garching move near Munich had banned Turkish staff from speaking Turkish. 7 workers from 50 different nations who worked in the factory banned the ban from Turkey. According to the newspaper Bild, workers on the barrier from speaking Turkey were even in social areas. The factor was only allowed to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: En Son Haber , Neuck

19

Mar

Turkish entrepreneurs lose High Court case over UK visa rule change

A group of Turkish entrepreneurs have lost a High Court case which they brought against the Home Office over a change to immigration rules last year. The Alliance of Turkish Businesspeople had brought the judicial review challenge claiming the Home Office had acted unlawfully in imposing additional requirements on Turkish business people and their dependants […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , FT

05

Mar

Austria: Ban on Turkish nationalist salute in practice

The law banning Turkey’s nationalist “Grey Wolves” salute in Austria came into force on Friday. In December 2018, the Austrian parliament accepted the law banning symbols of “extremist organizations” in the country to block terror propaganda. People violating the law in public areas may be fined up to €4,000 ($4,553) or given a-month prison term […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Euro News , AA

27

Feb

Belgian police attacks young people

A confrontation took place on Friday between  young people and police in front of a school in Lokeren. The incident took place at the Lokeren Technical Arena. Police have been called by the school’s management, says Het Laatste Nieuws. According to the newspaper, four police officers went with a dog to the scene and asked the youth […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Milliyet

18

Feb

Dutch far-right leader Wilders drafts bill to ban dual citizens from voting, candidacy

In their latest move to strip minorities of their rights and provoke xenophobia in the Netherlands, the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Geert Wilders presented a draft bill to the Dutch parliament to strip dual citizens of their right to vote and stand for election. Wilders also shared the draft bill from his […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , DS

30

Jan

Germany: Police may be behind death threats to lawyer

Authorities investigating death threats sent to a prominent German-Turkish lawmaker suspect that they were written by police officers, German media reported on Wednesday. Seda Basay-Yildiz, who represented families of victims killed by a neo-Nazi terror cell, received serious death threats in recent months, after she criticized the constant failure of the intelligence and police to resolve the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , AA

15

Jan

Turkish lawyer who took up case against neo-Nazis faces new threats

Just as Germany closes a chapter in the National Socialist Underground (NSU) saga, a new incident shows the far-right threat is far from over in the country. Seda Başay Yıldız, a German lawyer of Turkish origin for victims of the NSU gang, received a fax, this time signed “NSU 2.0,” containing insults and death threats, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerika'nın Sesi , DS