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NATO bid reignites Sweden’s dispute with Turkey over Kurds – POLITICO

STOCKHOLM — When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan insists there are “terrorists sitting in parliaments of certain countries” to justify his objection to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, Swedish opposition lawmaker Amineh Kakabaveh has no doubt whom he is talking about. “Of course Erdoğan meant me,” the independent opposition lawmaker told POLITICO. “For Erdoğan, every …

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EU frowns at North Cyprus pre-election stunt – EURACTIV.com

Authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus are to open the coastal section of the long-fenced-off disputed town of Varosha, a Turkish Cypriot leader announced Tuesday (6 October) ahead of elections at the weekend. The internationally-recognised government of the divided Mediterranean island swiftly condemned the decision as a “pre-election stunt” and said it would lodge protests to …

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The EU’s watershed moment – EURACTIV.com

As the aggression and empire-building of Erdogan’s Turkey becomes clearer, the EU faces a watershed moment, argues Robert Ellis. Robert Ellis is a member of the Advisory Board at Vocal Europe, a Brussels-based think-tank dedicated to research on EU diplomatic actions, enlargement policy and democracy. Although the meeting of the European Council has been postponed …

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