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  • U.S. embassy in Ankara says will be closed on Monday due to security threat

    03/04/2018 1:28:38 PM PST · by Lera · 10 replies
    J Post ^ | March 4, 2018
    ISTANBUL - The US embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara will be closed to the public on Monday due to a security threat and only emergency services will be provided, it said in a statement on Sunday. The embassy advised US citizens in Turkey to avoid large crowds and the embassy building and to be aware of their own security when visiting popular tourist sites and crowded places. It did not specify what the security threat that prompted the closure was.
  • Mob in Turkey attacks funeral for imprisoned Kurdish politician's mother

    09/13/2017 2:29:34 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Kurdistan 24 News ^ | 9-13-17 | Ari Khalidi (Editing by Ava Homa)
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A mob of about 50 people on Wednesday attacked a funeral ceremony in the Turkish capital of Ankara for the deceased mother of the imprisoned Deputy Co-chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Aysel Tugluk. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, HDP lawmaker Adem Geveri confirmed the reports that a racist crowd assaulted Hatun Tugluk's evening funeral despite the presence of riot police and gendarmerie in the Ankara cemetery. Tugluk's mother passed away because of natural causes related to her old age in the early hours of Wednesday. The family after the assault decided...
  • Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul against Turkey's post-coup crackdown

    07/09/2017 7:52:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 9, 2017 | 3:17pm EDT | Umit Bektas and Humeyra Pamuk
    Turkey's main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown launched by the authorities after last year's failed military coup. Addressing hundreds of thousands of people waving Turkish flags and banners demanding justice, Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his 25-day march from Ankara to Istanbul - culminating in Sunday's rally in Istanbul - was the first stage of a long campaign. "We will be breaking down the walls of fear," he told the crowd who gathered to welcome him at the end of his 425 km (265...
  • Saddam's Ambassador to al-Qaeda *(The Smoking Gun)*

    02/23/2004 9:49:50 AM PST · by freebacon · 7 replies · 2,659+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 23, 2004 | Jonathan Schanzer
    Saddam's Ambassador to al-QaedaBy Jonathan SchanzerWeekly Standard | February 23, 2004 A RECENTLY INTERCEPTED MESSAGE from Iraq-based terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi asking the al Qaeda leadership for reinforcements reignited the debate over al-Qaeda ties with Saddam Hussein's fallen Baath regime. William Safire of the New York Times called the message a "smoking gun," while the University of Michigan's Juan Cole says that Safire "offers not even one document to prove" the Saddam/al-Qaeda nexus. What you are about to read bears directly on that debate. It is based on a recent interview with Abdul Rahman al-Shamari, who served in...
  • Trump Condemns Ankara, Berlin ‘Terror Attacks’; State Dep’t Warns Against ‘Jumping to Conclusions’

    12/20/2016 10:10:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 20, 2016 | 4:26 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokesman on Monday chose his words carefully in condemning the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and the killing of 12 people run down by a truck at a Christmas market in Germany. He said he “couldn’t rule out” that the shooting in Ankara may have been a terror attack, and referred to “the horrendous events” in Berlin. President-elect Donald Trump had no qualms preempting investigations and calling both incidents — along with a shooting near a mosque in Zürich — “terror attacks.” “Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany — and it...
  • Germany tries to appease Turkey angered by Islamist 'hub' allegations

    08/17/2016 11:37:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 08/17/2016
    Germany on Wednesday tried to row back from its latest spat with Turkey, its crucial partner in efforts to stem mass migration, after Ankara lashed out over a leaked government report alleging Turkey was a hub for Islamist groups. Turkey and Germany have had a series of rows in recent months, just as the European Union has been trying to secure Turkey's help in tackling the influx of migrants to Europe, of which Germany has taken in the bulk. Ankara has also been incensed by criticism from the West of its crackdown following a failed coup attempt on July 15....
  • Massive fire seen in Ankara, Turkey

    07/19/2016 8:41:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 19 , 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: A fire broke out in Turkey's capital city of Ankara Tuesday with initial reports indicating a large explosion, but Twitter reports later suggesting it was a fire in a large residential building.
  • Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

    03/31/2016 10:18:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    The recent terrorist attack in Istanbul was not an attack aimed at Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, according to Reuters. Erdogan made the remarks in a speech at the Brookings Institute think tank. The attack in Istanbul killed three Israelis and an Iranian citizen but Erdogan’s remarks indicated he did not think the terrorists targeted Israelis. The Turkish president also said in his speech he expected a meeting of Turkish and Israeli officials next month to yield positive results, after the sides collaborated closely following the Istanbul attack. .....
  • Germany closes Ankara embassy 'due to terror threat'

    03/17/2016 5:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Mar 2016 11:44 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German diplomatic missions and a school in Turkey were closed on Thursday after receiving a terror threat, the Foreign Ministry announced, less than a week after a suicide car bomb attack in the Turkish capital. The Foreign Ministry said the closures were a “precautionary measure” and called on all Germans currently in Turkey to take particular care when in public, broadcaster NTV reports. The email sent to German citizens described a “terror threat that could not be conclusively verified.” …
  • Watch: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills 32

    03/13/2016 5:01:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/3/16 | Ari Yashar
    Officials reported Sunday that at least 32 people died in a car bomb attack in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, and another 75 people were wounded. No group has yet to claim responsibility. A security camera caught the explosion on tape, revealing the car detonated in a suicide attack adjacent to a stopped bus. The blast took place on the city's main boulevard, Ataturk Bulvari, near Ankara's main square in Kizilay. It happened near several bus stops next to a park, and set several vehicles on fire. Reportedly Turkey has blocked Facebook and Twitter in response to the attack,...
  • Turkey explosion: Reports of wounded in central Ankara

    03/13/2016 10:39:54 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | March 13 | Staff
    A huge explosion has taken place in the Kizilay neighbourhood of the Turkish capital Ankara, with reports of injuries. Turkish broadcaster NTV said the blast was caused by a car bomb, but this has not been confirmed. Witnesses say the explosion happened near the main bus station on Ataturk boulevard and close to many government ministries. Some vehicles were on fire.
  • Turkey’s increasingly desperate predicament poses real dangers

    02/21/2016 11:13:33 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2016 | Liz Sly
    Turkey is confronting what amounts to a strategic nightmare as bombs explode in its cities, its enemies encroach on its borders and its allies seemingly snub its demands. As recently as four years ago, Turkey appeared poised to become one of the biggest winners of the Arab Spring, an ascendant power hailed by the West as a model and embraced by a region seeking new patrons and new forms of governance. All that has evaporated since the failure of the Arab revolts, shifts in the geopolitical landscape and the trajectory of the Syrian war. Russia, Turkey’s oldest and nearest rival,...
  • Major Terrorist Blast in Ankara: at Least 28 Dead, 61 More Wounded

    02/17/2016 1:28:54 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-17-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Turkish military vehicles were hit by a major blast Wednesday evening at an intersection in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The terrorist attack came at around 6:30 p.m. local time, which is 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. In addition to three military vehicles, one private vehicle was also struck. Ankara governor Mehmet Kiliclar says that the vehicles were attacked when they stopped at a traffic light. Currently, the body count stands at 28 people dead and 61 injured. Here's a picture of the explosion of a military bus. TWEET Although the radical-Islamic terrorist organization ISIS carried out a massive terror attack...
  • Car Bombing Shakes Turkish Capital

    02/17/2016 1:08:05 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 17-02-2016 | Jimmy
    At least 25 people were killed and 45 others were injured in a bomb attack on buses transporting Turkish military personnel in the capital, Ankara, today. The explosion hit during a high-level security meeting at the Presidential Palace, and targeted an area of central Ankara close to military headquarters and the parliament building. According to Turkish news agencies, the government has imposed a media blackout following the incident. Ahead of the media blackout, local authorities said the explosion took out a convoy of military vehicles. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu canceled his Brussels trip for the critical EU Summit on the...
  • Turkish military confirms Ankara blast targeted bus transporting personnel

    02/17/2016 8:11:57 PM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 17th, 2016 | ReutersUnattributed
    An explosion that killed at least five people in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday targeted a bus carrying military personnel, an official at the armed forces' General Staff said. The official, speaking by phone from the military's headquarters, was unable to confirm the death toll from the blast, which government officials have described as an act of terror.
  • Dozens killed as large explosion rocks Turkish capital Ankara

    02/17/2016 1:42:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | February 17th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Twenty-eight people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankara on Wednesday when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings. The Turkish military condemned what it described as a "contemptible and dastardly" attack on the buses as they waited at traffic lights in the administrative heart of the city. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said 28 people including soldiers and civilians had been killed and 61 wounded in the blast, which took place near a busy intersection less than 500 metres from parliament during the evening...
  • Explosion strikes Turkey's capital; casualties reported

    02/17/2016 10:46:03 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 82 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 1:16 PM ET, Wed February 17, 2016 | Jason Hanna and Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN
    Explosion strikes Turkey's capital; casualties reported By Jason Hanna and Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN Updated 1:16 PM ET, Wed February 17, 2016 turkey ankara explosion damon phoner_00010401 (CNN)An explosion rocked the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday evening, killing five people and injuring 10 others, Turkey's semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported, citing Ankara Gov. Mehmet Kiliclar. The explosion happened as a convoy of military vehicles was passing by, Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported. Video aired on CNN Turk showed large flames reaching toward the night sky from an area on the ground. Lights from numerous emergency vehicles flashed nearby. Who is...
  • Explosion in Turkish capital Ankara, cause unclear

    02/17/2016 8:54:41 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | february 17, 2016
    A loud explosion was heard in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb. 17. According to private broadcaster CNN Türk, the explosion occurred near military buildings in central Ankara and injuries are reported.
  • Iran removes core of Arak reactor

    01/11/2016 2:44:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Iran has removed the core of its heavy-water nuclear reactor in Arak and filled it with cement, the BBC reported on Monday, citing Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency. The fate of the reactor was one of the sticking points in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers, which reached a deal in July of last year. Under the terms of the deal, Iran agreed the heavy-water reactor would be reconfigured so it was not capable of yielding material for a nuclear weapon. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesperson for Iran's atomic energy agency, told the Etemad newspaper on Monday Iran...
  • U.S. Embassy in Ankara to limit services Monday and Tuesday, cites security threat

    12/14/2015 4:18:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/14/15
    The U.S. Embassy in Ankara will scale back its services on Monday and Tuesday due to a possible security threat, an embassy official told Reuters.