Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Ankara Rejects Berlin’s Criticism Over Activists’ Detention

ISTANBUL � Turkey has rejected German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel's strong criticism Thursday of Ankara's detention of six human rights activists, including a German national.Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin described the criticism as "unfortunate," but said Ankara remains committed to German-Turkish relations.Gabriel criticized Ankara for detaining the rights activists and…

Kenyan Election Body Fighting Over 300 Lawsuits as Vote Looms

NAIROBI, KENYA � Kenya's electoral body says it is facing more than 300 court cases from candidates, parties and civil society groups before elections on August 8, raising concern about whether the disputes can be resolved in time.President Uhuru Kenyatta will again face his arch-nemesis, Raila Odinga, a veteran opposition…