Tag Archives: Germany

Merkel puts May to shame with freeze on arms supplies in response to Turkey’s ‘Nazis’ taunts

According to reports in the Turkish press, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suspended arms deliveries to Turkey. This suspension appears to have come in response to the increasingly irrational behaviour of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has recently likened the governments … Continue reading

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Further clampdown by Erdogan on journalists as saga over satirical poem (reproduced here) continues

Yesterday, Turkish journalist Arzu Yıldız was sentenced to 20 months in jail and stripped of legal rights over her children for publishing a video (see Appendix below) and an associated story regarding the search of trucks belonging to Turkey’s MIT … Continue reading

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Documents: BND/NSA relationship; EU agreement which Germany flouts

The big scandal in Germany is how the BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst) has been spying for many years on European politicians, institutions and industries (though the BND deny the latter category). Intelligence garnered is passed to the US National Security Agency. According … Continue reading

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When Greece forgave Germany’s national debt (despite the atrocities)

  Last century Germany was responsible for two world wars of terror, the extermination of six million Jews, the occupation of much of Europe and the deaths of several millions Russians. Germany also occupied Greece and was responsible for the … Continue reading

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As Greece threatens to seize German assets and demand reparations, we revisit Nazi atrocities

Yesterday Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras demanded that Germany pay reparations for crimes committed by Nazis when they occupied Greece for three years during World War Two. He added that German assets in Greece will be seized in lieu of … Continue reading

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