An MP from Turkey’s ruling AKP has questioned NATO’s commitment to its key ally, claiming that the bloc has been backing regime change attempts in Ankara and supports “terrorist groups” in the region. Tayyar questioned whether it is worth Ankara staying in NATO. Source: RT
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Hungary will launch a ‘national consultation’ on US-Hungarian financier and philanthropist George Soros, government spokesman Bence Tuzson said Tuesday, six months before expected general elections next April. Source: Euobserver
Banning social media trolls from voting could help reduce the amount of abuse faced by politicians, the election watchdog has said. The Electoral Commission says legislation around elections should be reviewed and new offences could be introduced. Source The Guardian
The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) economic power, propelled by oil exports via Turkey, is potentially at risk if the autonomous administration in northern Iraq insists on independence considering Ankara’s objection to the referendum, an energy expert has said. Source Hurriyet Daily News