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  • v  give a political character to

  • I feel sorry for the kids who have parents who politicise the President's speech to school children about study and play and much else.
  • In the US any attempt at holding officials in the previous Administration accountable is translated into a political witchhunt and the "don't let's politicise policy" excuse is .
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  • Europe Council warns Turkey judicial moves 'danger for democracy'
    The Council of Europe has warned that Turkish moves to "politicise" the judiciary would weaken trust in the entire state and jeopardise democracy in the aspiring EU member state. The comments by Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, come amid a new purge of top prosecutors and a government push to tighten its grip on Turkey's top judicial body. "Curtailing the ...
    Jan. 17, 2014 - AFP via Yahoo! News

  • President Bush in The Age
    I made a decision not to politicise the Games; this is for athletics,Bush, who will be in China between August 7-11, said on Wednesday. "There's plenty of time for politics, and I'm confident I'll have time for politics."
  • Wu Yi in Channel News Asia
    There have been some disharmonious notes in China-US relations this year. The inclination to politicise (trade) issues has increased,Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi said in her opening remarks to annual one-day trade talks. "Trade restrictions,...
  • Sergey Lavrov in BBC News
    We consider what was published in Der Spiegel an attempt to politicise matters and we consider all such attempts provocative,Mr Lavrov said.

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