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  • Turkey declares protecting al-Aqsa its mission

    11/07/2014 10:14:32 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | November/07/2014
    Turkish leaders have said protecting Islamic sites in the Holy Land is a sacred mission for them, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bluntly warning any attack against the 8th-century al-Aqsa Mosque is no different than an attack on the Kaaba in the holy city of Mecca. “The Israeli administration has to stop this despicableness, this barbarity; what would it say if this kind of attack had been launched against synagogues? The Masjid al-Aqsa is not only a shrine for Palestinians, but is the shrine of all Muslims,” Erdogan was quoted as saying on Nov. 7 during an official visit to...
  • Turkish FM speaks to French counterpart over Syria

    08/25/2013 7:46:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | Saturday, August 24, 2013 | News Desk
    Davutoglu and Fabius called the chemical attack a "crime against humanity", stressing the need for an urgent inspection on the attack by the UN officials, who are still in Damascus Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a phone conversation on Friday with the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius regarding a recent claim of use of chemical weapons in Syria. Turkish diplomatic sources told the Anadolu Agency that the two top diplomats discussed mainly Wednesday's chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus that killed at least 1,300 civilians. Both stressed that the attack was a "crime...
  • Claims of Turkey-Israel Pact Against Syria 'Groundless'

    04/06/2013 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/4/13
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hit back at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's claims in an interview that Ankara made a pact with Israel against Damascus. "Such arguments like Turkey is in cooperation with Israel against Syria have no grounds," the Turkish foreign minister said, according to the Anatolia news agency. "Turkey never speaks to Israel or any other third party about its neighbors," he said. "This is not something that should be taken seriously." Assad slammed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in an interview conducted this week with two Turkish media outlets, accusing Ankara of "contributing directly to the...
  • Turkish FM Satisfied with Israel's Apology

    03/23/2013 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/13 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu expressed satisfaction on Friday with Israel’s apology for the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Davutoglu, who just recently hinted there was a “secret deal” between Israel and Syria, said that all of Turkey's fundamental demands had been met with the apology. Earlier, Netanyahu spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and apologized for the deaths of nine Turks during Israel’s 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. Channel 10 News reported on Friday the details of the agreement between Israel and Turkey. Netanyahu, in addition to the apology, has agreed to compensate the...
  • Mideast caliphate storm clouds darken

    03/23/2013 10:06:10 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2013 | Joel Richardson
    Exclusive: Joel Richardson notes Turkey official's flip-flop in support of neo-Ottomanism Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu calls for a new regional neo-Ottoman order For the past several years, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the chief architect of Prime Minister Erdogan’s ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party, has repeatedly denied the Turkish government’s regional “neo-Ottoman” plans. In 2009, Davutoglu determinedly repudiated all claims that he was leading Turkey back to the Ottoman era. Against the mounting charges made by various political analysts and journalists, the FM protested, “When others use [this term], I have always warned that we do not count it...
  • 'Turks clashing with NATO allies over Israel'

    04/24/2012 4:37:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-24-12 | HERB KEINON
    Israeli official: By blocking Israel's involvement in NATO events, Turkey also keeping 6 other regional countries from taking part. Turkey’s opposition to Israeli participation in NATO events blocks the inclusion of six other regional countries, something irritating other NATO states and increasingly becoming a contentious issue inside the alliance, Israeli diplomatic officials said Monday. According to the officials, the issue was raised last week at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels. The officials denied Turkish media reports that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blocked Israel’s participation in the NATO summit in Chicago at the end of May, saying...
  • Turkey's businessmen rue government stance on Syria

    12/24/2011 8:28:19 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, December 23, 2011 | Jonathan Head
    There is a joke going around business circles in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep these days. "We no longer have zero problems with our neighbours," it goes, "we now have zero neighbours without problems." It is an ironic reference to the new foreign policy championed by the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), which was given the title "Zero Problems With Neighbours" by its architect, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. This aimed to eliminate the historic tensions which had kept Turkey in a state of hostility with all its neighbours, and rebuild relations based on trade... Trade with the Middle...
  • What Kind of Washington Fools Would Honor Turkey’s Foreign Minister?

    06/17/2010 1:40:09 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 229+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 15, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    Update (June 16th, 2010 10:20 am): A press assistant at the Wilson Center confirmed this morning that what I wrote below is correct. The ceremonial dinner, honoring Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, along with a Turkish business tycoon, is scheduled for Thursday evening, at the Four Seasons, in Istanbul. What follows is my post originally written Wednesday night:Turkey’s leaders have made a lot of news lately, and it’s been ugly: holding hands with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, blessing the lead role of the terror-linked Turkish IHH foundation in last month’s Gaza terror flotilla, and voting last week against new sanctions on Iran in...