Donald Trump, International Media Darling-Devil
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As he rewrites America's political and media playbook, Donald Trump has also now moved swiftly to the center of the worldwide stage. Wins this week in seven of the 11 states holding primaries put the flamboyant billionaire one big step closer to the Republican nomination — and the world's newspapers and magazines are dedicating ample ink to The Donald.

This German daily on Thursday asked: "What if?"

Rheinische Post (Germany)

But a baffled world had plenty of other questions ...

What inspires Americans to vote for Trump? — Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium)

Why this man has put a spell on America —Panorama (Italy)

This leftist French daily has not lost hope ...


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What could make Trump stumble — Libération (France)

And The Economist tries to keep up its British good humor:

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The Economist (UK)

Following the Super Tuesday results, newspapers focused on the probable showdown in November with Hillary Clinton:

The Age (Australia)

Hillary and Trump take away Super Tuesday — El Heraldo (Honduras)

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Towards a Trump-Clinton battle — Le Journal de Montréal (Canada)

DNES (Czech Republic)

E Kathimerini (Greece)

Khorasan (Iran)

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World champions — L'Unita (Italy)

Hindustan Times (India)

Some top international news outlets openly expressed fears about what a Trump-led future might bring:

How dangerous is this man? — Kleine Zeitung (Austria)

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It can always get worse — Die Tageszeitung (Germany)

And alas, the world could not ignore what stands on top:

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The Independent (UK)

New York Post (U.S.)

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"You Ass Tulip!" - What Turkey's Creative Swearing Culture Can Teach Us

Profanity is a kind of national sport in Turkey. But it can also be risky business, sometimes leading to lawsuits or even death. One political scientist researching Turkey’s unique way of conjuring curse words explains what the country's inventive slurs reveal about its fears and prejudices.

Street scene in Istanbul

Marion Sendker

ISTANBUL — “Take your mother and get lost!” That’s the literal translation of what Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the authoritarian Turkish president, once said to a farmer 15 years ago when the man complained about economic problems.

The Turkish people were shocked by his choice of words, but it was the farmer who was led away by police and later forced to make a televised apology. As he recently explained in a newspaper interview, he is still dealing with legal proceedings as a result of the incident because he is accused of insulting the president, not the other way round.

Erdogan’s behavior was certainly unusual for a head of state, but many Turks also saw it as honest and authentic. “In Turkey, working-class people often use rude words, which are seen as more straightforward and sincere,” explains Ahmet Özcan, a political scientist at Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University, who is currently working on a research project about Turkish slang.

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