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Erdogan wins vote in Turkey, to expand presidential powers.

Turkish President Erdogan narrowly won a referendum yesterday, (Sunday 16th April 2017) that will allow him to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029.

With 99.45% of ballots counted, the “Yes” campaign had won 51.37% and “No” 48.63%, and the electoral board called a victory for “Yes”.

There is talk of electorial fraud and the like, as there almost always is nowadays, but it is very unlikely that Erdogan’s victory will be overturned. We will see over the next few days or weeks how the opposition to Erdogan’s victory react and what action will be taken about the claims of electoral fraud.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

What we can probably predict is that Erdogan’s victory in this referendum is likely to raise tensions in the region, not lower them.

Giving Erdogan more power is likely to see Turkey move more towards being an Islamic state. Is likely to make political relations header in Europe and lily to increase tension on the subject or Islamic immigration into Europe. Before the referendum, Turkey was threatening to flood Europe with a flood of refugees. While this is unlikely to be acted upon with any speed, we are likely to see an increase in this kind of radical rhetoric and threats.

The relationship between Turkey and NATO, (Turkey being a member of NATO), is likely to become more strained.

It was also reported that Erdogan’s son-in-law was involved in buying millions of dollars of oil from ISIS, thus funding much of their fight in recent years. (The Independent)

We are also likely to see an even more powerful crackdown on information and opposition to the Erdogan faction over the coming weeks and months.

With tension growing in Syria, North Korea and in the South China Sea… this referendum is unlikely to lower tensions around the world.

TRPR 12 – Islam inspired attacks across Europe.

In this week’s The Red Pill report, Andrew looks through some of the news that you may have missed due to the Westminster attack and has a review of some of the news around Islam inspired attacks in the last few days.

Show notes

The Red Pill Report episode 12.

Welcome and thanks for listening.

Introduction

Welcome to The Red Pill Report

Thanks for listening and a brief explanation of who and what The Red Pill Report is.

News

Record numbers of EU nurses quit NHS… Why is this a problem?

Tony Blair’s new institute to push globalism.

Another reason we need Brexit.

BBC accused of bias.

Why is Israel attacking Syria?

‘Holy wars will soon begin in Europe.’

Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’

The Westminster Attack

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Another reason we need Brexit.

Turkey’s interior minister has threatened to ‘blow the mind’ of Europe by sending 15,000 refugees a month to EU territory.

Suleyman Soylu is threatening the landmark deal signed by Ankara and Brussels last March that has substantially lessened the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe.

The minister told Europe not to ‘play games’ and ‘ignore Turkey’ in a speech he gave on Thursday.

The deal between Ankara and Brussels is hanging in the balance due to the diplomatic crisis over the blocking of Turkish ministers from holding rallies in Europe.

‘If you want, we could open the way for 15,000 refugees that we don’t send each month and blow the mind of Europe,’ Soylu said.

Theresa May in Turkey

We did what?

In the words of Victor Meldrew, “I can’t believe it!”

A few days ago, Britain agreed on a £100m defence deal, to help develop fighter jets for the Turkish air force. Theresa May said the defence agreement “underlines once again that Britain is a great, global, trading nation”.

It may emphasise that Britain is a great trading nation, but it might show that we are none too careful about how we choose our friends.

Apparently, this deal will pave the way for a deeper defence partnership. This is a week when the world appears to have gone mad over a 90-day ban on travel from seven counties.

Turkey in my opinion is one step away from being a dictatorship. Open Doors rates Turkey as the 29th worst country for the persecution of Christians.

According to Amnesty International this last year, “Respect for freedom of expression deteriorated. Countless unfair criminal prosecutions, including under criminal defamation and anti-terrorism laws, targeted political activists, journalists and others critical of public officials or government policy. Ordinary citizens were frequently brought before the courts for social media posts.” and “The right to peaceful assembly continued to be limited in law and denied in practice,” furthermore, “Impunity persisted for human rights abuses committed by public officials.”

I am not at all sure that Turkey is the sort of country that Britan should be entering into contracts to supply with arms.

I am very certain that we should be looking into this much more closely than a 90-day ban on travel.