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Bernd Riexinger

Exclude Turkey from G 20 Conference, End Complicity with the Trump of Bosporus

Today, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel will welcome the Foreign Ministers for the G20 meeting in Bonn. Even though interest focusses on Trumps new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, DIE LINKE confirms its demand to expel Turkey from participation. “Instead of making himself the figurehead for the accomplices of the Trump of Bosporus, Foreign Minister and host Gabriel should take a clear stand for human rights and democracy.” declares Bernd Riexinger, chair person of DIE LINKE. [more]

Bernd Riexinger

Turkey: Inhuman Conditions

DIE LINKE party co-chair, Bernd Riexinger, is in Turkey this week for political talks. On the situation on-site he declares:[more]

Bernd Riexinger, Martina Michels, Andrej Hunko

What Happens in Turkey Affects all of Europe - A Travel Report

From 9 to 11 of February 2017, MEP Martina Michels together with Bernd Riexinger, Co-Chair of DIE LINKE and Andrej Hunko (MP in the German Bundestag and member of the European Council) visited several NGOs, trade unions, HDP-representatives, lawyers and academics in Istanbul, Turkey.[more]

Katja Kipping, Bernd Riexinger

Abolishment of Democracy in Turkey Quickly Progresses with Arrest of HDP Co-Chairs

Tonight Turkish security forces arrested both co-chairs of HDP, Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, together with nine other members of parliament of HDP. An HDP press conference supposed to address the arrests in their headquarters in Ankara was prohibited by the police. Already in May, the immunity of many HDP parliamentarians was lifted on demand of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On this, Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger, Co-Chairs of DIE LINKE declare:[more]

Alexander Ulrich

Referendum in Hungary: Orbán has failed but not been stopped

“I am glad that the majority of the Hungarian population refused to be influenced by Orbáns racist propaganda and the referendum has failed. Politically, there will be not much change though”, says Alexander Ulrich, correspondent for Hungary in the European Union committee of the Bundestag, regarding the result of yesterday’s referendum in Hungary on the plans of the EU for the distribution of refugees on the EU member states. Ulrich further:[more]

Katja Kipping, Bernd Riexinger

On the Death of Schimon Peres

The former Israeli Prime Minister Schimon Peres has passed at the age of 93. DIE LINKE party chairs, Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger, declare:[more]

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