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'Mr Erdogan is frequently described as paranoid, but given the history of Turkey, this is not altogether surprising' (Kayhan Ozer/Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey represents the other: it shows what a Europe without Christianity might have looked like

Displaced Sri Lankan flood victims eat their meals at a shelter in Colombo (CNS)

The criticism was made at the the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey

Cardinal Bo, centre: 'Sadly democracy has brought in hatred, denial of rights to sections of the people' (AP)

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Ban Ki-moon with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April 2013 (AP Photo/Vincenzo Pinto, pool)

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Pope Francis is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh with President and Madame Gul Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Turkey is a great friend of Britain, but still has its problems. If Prime Minister Erdogan can overcome these he will go down as the greatest Turk since Suleiman the Magnificent

Pope Benedict XVI, accompanied by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his 2006 visit to Turkey (Picture: PA)

Why are we still seriously considering Turkish membership of the EU?