ANSA med 30 May 2014
A deputy governor in the western Turkish province of Bursa recently organized an Ottoman-style circumcision ceremony for his son near the tomb of a sultan, drawing public criticism and prompting officials to announce his retirement on May 30, as daily Hurriyet online reports today.
Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Germany on Saturday, splitting the large Turkish community between passionate street protesters and conservative supporters flocking to what was widely seen as a campaign speech.
Gates of Vienna 27 May 2014
By Baron Bodissey
The recent visit to Cologne by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caused a lot of discussion in the German media. JLH has translated an article about Mr. Erdogan’s provocative words in Cologne, and includes this introductory note: