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Erdogan declares Brexit “beginning of a new era”

By: MEE and agencies Source: MiddleEastEye Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Britain’s planned departure from the European Union signalled the “beginning of a new era” and warned that the bloc could face new break-ups. “I see this decision made by the people of Britain as the beginning of a new era for Britain and the EU,” Erdogan said during a fast-breaking dinner late on Friday, in his first comments on the shock referendum result. “Like the entire world, we expected a ‘yes’ result in the referendum,” he said. Voters in Britain decided Thursday to leave the EU, raising questions over the future of the bloc. London has...

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Turkey bans “gay pride” parade, cites security concerns

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Authorities in Istanbul have banned gay, lesbian and transgender people from holding pride marches this month, citing security concerns for citizens and participants. Turkish Islamist and nationalist groups had threatened to stop such parades from taking place, claiming that they would not allow “degenerates” to hold the events on Turkish soil. The organizers of the parade, the Pride Week Commission, said the ban was illegal and vowed to seek relief in court. The LGBT community had called for demonstrations on two consecutive weekends. A march in support of transgender people was planned for June 19 in central Istanbul, while the annual gay pride...

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Members of Ukraine's state security service detain a French citizen who had been planning attacks in France to coincide with the Euro 2016 football championship it is hosting, on the Ukrainian-Polish border in Volyn region, Ukraine, in this undated photo released by Ukraine's state security service on June 6, 2016. Ukraine's State Security Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukraine: Terror suspect planned attacks on Muslims and Jews

By: Pavel Polityuk Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state security service said on Monday a French citizen detained in late May on the border with Poland had been planning attacks in France to coincide with the Euro 2016 soccer championship it is hosting. The Ukrainian border guard service reported on Saturday that the unnamed  25-year-old had been arrested with an arsenal of weapons and explosives including rocket launchers and Kalashnikov assault rifles in his vehicle. SBU chief Vasyl Hrytsak said the man had made contact with armed groups in Ukraine with the aim of buying weapons and explosives. His intended targets included Jewish and Muslim...

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