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Author Topic: UKs Erdogan shame


Alcuin
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UKs Erdogan shame
on: May 14, 2018, 10:47

Pro-Erdogan supporters openly welcome the authoritarian in London..
http://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/government-politics/ap/turkey-s-erdogan-in-uk-praises-country-as-real-friend/article_a89ba9bf-17b8-5aed-94b0-6a9f67ce4a95.html
No wonder there is concern about immigration.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article211050459.html
..The deepening ties are most evident in trade, Erdogan said, with a joint goal of increasing trade volume from $16 billion to $20 billion and a potential free trade agreement in the works. He cited British-Turkish cooperation in defense industries as an example for more new ventures.

"We want to continue our economic relations as the governments of Turkey and the United Kingdom without interruptions after Brexit," Erdogan said before leaving Istanbul for London earlier Sunday. Erdogan also said he also would be discussing regional and international issues with May. Topics include the latest developments in Cyprus, where Turkey and Britain both act as guarantors, and a "joint action plan" for the Middle East, especially Syria, Iraq and Iran.
Unquote.

As with visits to China and India, the British leader needs to keep all potential trading partners happy (and that may include accepting immigrants from those countries). It could be argued that the UK has "lost control of our democracy" and handed power, not to the EU where we had strong influence and a vote, but to any trading partner who will give us some sort of deal.

The welcoming committee obviously hasn't heard the truism "never trust a person who cannot laugh at themselves". ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B6hmermann_affair

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