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Turkey Roasted

In Erdogan’s big referendum/ On powers and how to extendum/ Observers declare/ The rules were unfair,/ Allowing officials to bendum./// http://www.dw.com/en/osce-turkey-referendum-contested-on-an-unlevel-playing-field/a-38453816 In Erdogan's big referendumOn powers and how to extendumObservers declareThe rules were unfair,Allowing officials to bendum.#Turkeyref — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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Polls Apart

Some Turkish and Dutch politicians/ Are taking aggressive positions/ At each others’ throats/ As upcoming votes/ Intensify febrile conditions./// https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/13/the-spat-between-turkey-and-the-netherlands-is-all-about-winning-votes/?utm_term=.7d3e8076a73f Some Turkish and Dutch politiciansAre taking aggressive positionsAt each others' throatsAs upcoming votesIntensify febrile conditions. — Mick Twister (@twitmericks) March … Continue reading

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Putsch Doesn’t Come to Shove

There is an old fellow from Turkey/ Who’s feeling decidedly perky/ The coup was a flop/ And left him on top,/ Though some find it all rather murky./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36824045 There is an old fellow from TurkeyWho's feeling decidedly perkyThe coup … Continue reading

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Boris Bounces Back

The man running foreign affairs/ Writes humorous verse that compares/ The leaders of Turks/ To goat-fucking jerks./ The satirist wryly despairs./// Look Theresa, if you’re going to start giving top jobs to offensive limerick-writers, make me an offer, OK? http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/14/boris-johnson-life-xenophobic-gaffesContinue reading

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Erdogan Gets Precious

Old Erdogan’s ever so solemn/ He won’t stand for any 5th column/ Compare him to Smeagol/ For that may be legal/ But never compare him to Gollum./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/03/lord-of-rings-director-insult-to-erdogan-mistaken-as-gollum-as-charcter-is https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/672526251177938945

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Getting Bitter with Twitter

Old Tayyip, PM of the Turks/ Is hoping that censorship works/ But tho Twitter’s blocked/ He’s still being mocked./ (I wonder if Erdogan lurks?) ///http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/23/erdogan-turkey-twitter-ban-failure-shows-power-of-internet https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/447777361883578369  

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Park Life

There was an old Istanbul park/ Which lately provided the spark/ For public dissent/ Till riot cops went/ And cleared them all out after dark. ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/16/uk-turkey-protests-idUKBRE9590Q820130616 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/346290009386651648

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Talking Turkey

The people now gathered in Taksim/ Are trying to act out the maxim/ The people united/ Will not be divided/ And tell Erdogan no one backs ‘im. ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/10093974/Turkey-protesters-celebrate-after-police-leave-Istanbul-square.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/340948132030476288

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