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  • Turkish PM Says Airstrikes Against PKK Will Continue

    07/25/2015 9:47:25 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    BasNews ^ | July 25, 2015 | Staff
    ANKARA – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Saturday that airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraqi Kurdistan will continue. “The operations will continue for as long as threats against Turkey continue,” Davutoğlu said in a press conference, before leaving for Istanbul where he is scheduled to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “Those who threaten [Turkey] will face the consequences,” he added. Davutoglu’s comments came as Turkey launched air attacks against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is listed as a terror organisation by the US, the EU and Turkey. On Friday night and in the...
  • Turkey Plans to Invade Syria, But to Stop the Kurds, Not ISIS

    06/29/2015 1:35:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    The Turkish military is not enthusiastic and Washington may have its doubts, but President Erdogan appears determined to set up a buffer zone.ISTANBULTurkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning a military intervention into northern Syria to prevent Syrian Kurds from forming their own state there, despite concerns among his own generals and possible criticism from Washington and other NATO allies, according to reports in both pro- and anti-government media. In a speech last Friday, Erdogan vowed that Turkey would not accept a move by Syrian Kurds to set up their own state in Syria following gains by Kurdish fighters against...
  • Turkey Is Now Set On Invading Syria. Soon We Will See Syria Becoming An Islamist State

    06/29/2015 4:03:58 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 9 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    We have been saying for the last two years that Turkey will invade Syria and now the media is all over the issue of a serious possible invasion by the second most powerful army in NATO: Turkey. The spark and excuse for this invasion is simple. As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against ISIS, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of military intervention guised under the claim to push ISIS back from the Turkish border. Erdogan vowed that Turkey would not accept a move by Syrian Kurds to set up their own state in Syria following gains...
  • France calls on Turkey to recognise Armenia killings

    12/14/2004 10:06:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 491+ views
    EU Observer ^ | Dec 14 2004 | Honor Mahony
    This is a highly contentious issue for Turkey which has refused to recognise the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. Ankara insists that between 250,000 and 500,000 Armenians as well as thousands of Turks were killed when they clashed during World War 1. Armenians say that their people died or were deported under Turkish Ottoman rule.
  • Ted Cruz: Now That Erdogan Has Lost the Elections, It's Time To Do Business With Turkey Against ISIS

    06/11/2015 1:43:54 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-11-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Senator Ted Cruz is generally seen as a guy whos mostly into domestic policies, he proved with an op-ed for Time that hes very well aware of whats happening in the world. In his piece, Cruz explains that Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogans defeat in the elections on Sunday paves the way towards a better relationship between the U.S. and Turkey at least with regards to the war on terror: "This is good news for Turkey, and it should be good news for the United States as well. Turkey has been a long-standing friend to our nation, and...
  • Turkeys Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide

    04/25/2015 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2015 9:31 AM EDT
    Turkeys president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused France, Germany, Russia and Austriawhose leaders or parliaments recently described the killings as genocideof supporting claims constructed on Armenian lies. He accused the United States of siding with Armenia, although President Barack Obama stopped short of using the term in his annual message.
  • The Armenian Genocide

    04/15/2015 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The Marxist/Nazi/Ottoman/Islamist ISIS pogrom against Christianity continues to this day Around the world, Christians are facing violence, persecution, brutality in a way we have not seen in generations. Rey Flores, The Wanderer The hypocritical war on women movement is deafly silent, no real effort to save the captives, and good men are doing nothing when faced daily with photographs of Christian hostages on their knees, clad in orange jumpsuits, about to be beheaded, when women and girls are kidnapped, raped, genitally mutilated by ISIS, and driven into a life of slavery as forced converts to Islam. One year later,...
  • Turkey accuses EU of 'enmity' over 1915 Armenian genocide recognition

    04/17/2015 1:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17/15 | Richard Spencer
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkeys president, has accused the EU of declaring enmity on his country as next weeks centenary commemorations of the massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire descend into bitter rows over what to call them. Both the European Parliament and Pope Francis this week referred to the killings as a genocide, a term recognised by much of the rest of the world but fiercely disputed by Turkey. The European decision prompted a furious response from Mr Erdogan. Such decisions are nothing but expressions of enmity against Turkey by abusing Armenians, he said while on a visit to...
  • Demirtas: Turkey cannot continue ISIS support

    06/10/2015 3:32:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 6/10/15
    Turkish policy in Syria, where Ankara stands accused of aiding militants like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) group, is likely to change under a new government, the co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) said. The comments by Selahattin Demirtas follow a stunning upset in Sundays general elections in Turkey, where the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years and is mulling the idea of a coalition government. "Coalition governments will not be able to continue to support groups like ISIL and other extremist groups in Syria," he said in...
  • Pro-government media blame 'external forces' for AKPs loss [Turkish Election]

    06/09/2015 3:24:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 6/9/15 | Semih Idiz
    Following the devastating losses the Justice and Development Party (AKP) incurred in Sundays parliamentary elections in Turkey, eyes are on the large segment of the Turkish media, which over these past few years have been co-opted by the AKP to promote its ideological agenda and bolster President Recep Tayyip Erdogans political ambitions. While there were those in the pro-government media who predicted before Sundays polling that there would be a relative decline in support for the AKP, few expected it to lose the parliament majority that has enabled it to rule the country without any encumbrance over the past 13...
  • Turks Boast of Historic Slaughter and Rape of Christians

    06/08/2015 11:28:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 8, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Turks Boast of Historic Slaughter and Rape of ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On June 8, 2015 @ 12:06 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 21 Comments [1]Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.Earlier this week a news report [2] unwittingly demonstrated how Turkeyonce deemed the most secularized Muslim nationis returning to its Islamic heritage, complete with animosity for the infidel West and dreams of the glory days of jihadi conquests: A group of devout Muslims from across Turkey prayed before the citys historic Hagia Sophia on the 562nd anniversary of the Turkish conquest of Istanbul...
  • Joy as Turkish election result puts pro-Kurdish party into parliament

    06/07/2015 11:38:04 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 Jun 15 | Unknown
    Thousands of jubilant Kurds flooded the streets of Diyarbakir, south east Turkey,on Sunday, setting off fireworks and waving flags as the pro-Kurdish opposition looked likely to enter parliament as a party for the first time. The Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP) said initial results from Sunday’s election showed it would take 80 of 550 seats, a stunning result for a party that pollsters had said would struggle to cross the required 10% threshold. It also marks a major setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who had hoped for a crushing victory for the AK party he founded, allowing it to change...
  • Erdogan lashes out at foreign media ahead of Turkey polls

    06/06/2015 5:40:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 6/6/2015
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday stepped up his attacks on foreign media a day ahead of legislative elections, telling the Guardian to know your limits and lamenting that Jewish capital was behind the New York Times. Erdogan has during the campaign leading up to Sundays polls repeatedly criticised foreign media, amid growing concerns over an erosion of freedom of expression in Turkey under his rule. In one of its final pre-election rallies in the eastern province of Ardahan, Erdogan took offence at an article in the Guardian critical of his rule, including an editorial titled Growing autocracy threatens...
  • Erdogans absolute power at stake in Turkey's general election

    06/06/2015 5:53:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 6/6/2015 | Amara MAKHOUL
    Sundays Turkish elections are not so much about which party will win as they are about President Recep Tayyip Erdogans dream to expand his authoritarian powers. In order to do that, his conservative party needs to win an absolute majority.The June 7 ballot will be a key test for Erdogan. For the first time since 2002, opinion polls suggest that the presidents ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) may not get enough backing to form a single-party government. A coalition would likely spoil Erdogans ambitious plan to rewrite the constitution and transform Turkey into a presidential, rather than a parliamentary,...
  • How some Armenians are reclaiming their Christian faith

    06/02/2015 2:39:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 6/1/15 | Sibel Hurtas
    Armenians in Turkey who opted to live as Muslims to avoid mistreatment are recovering their true identities in collective baptisms. The latest such baptism came in May when 12 Armenians from Dersim (Tunceli) recovered their identities. The saga of Armenians who were compelled to live as Muslims goes back to 1915 massacres. Armenian children were adopted by Muslim families, women married Muslim men and some families converted to Islam to save their lives. These Armenians, who for a century were forced to conceal their identities, are trying to return to their roots. This activity is more prevalent among Anatolian Armenians,...
  • Turkeys quiet Christian genocide

    06/04/2015 2:09:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/3/2015 | Streiff
    Nearly everyone but the Obama administration has heard of the genocide of Turkey’s Armenian minority in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were deliberately murdered by the Turkish government. While the Armenians were targeted for their ethnicity, what is widely overlooked is the fact that the Armenians were Orthodox Christians who inconveniently enjoyed conspicuous success in an Islamic nation. Now that the Turks have essentially finished off the Armenians, they have been hard at work eliminating the remaining Christians. On the eve of World War I, over 20% of Turkey was Christian. Now it is less than 2%. This...
  • Turkish Voters Reject Obama Apology Policy

    06/12/2015 5:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isnt the only loser in last Sundays elections. President Obama had made Erdogan a focus of his policy. The voters in that troubled NATO country voted against Erdogans Justice and Development Party (AKP) and in so doing, slapped President Obama. President Obama went to Ankara in April, 2009, for an early edition of his Apology Tours. He spoke to the Turkish Parliament assuring deputies there that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Every challenge that we face is more easily met if we tend to our own democratic...
  • In Turkey and Mexico, Voters try to Strengthen Electoral Democracy

    06/12/2015 4:45:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Another election, another surprise. Actually, two elections, in two countries last weekend, with surprisingly pleasant surprises. And in two very large countries: Turkey (population 82 million) and Mexico (119 million), both very important to the United States. In the runup to the Turkish election, speculation in English-speaking publications centered on whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party would get a large enough majority in the parliament to amend the constitution without a popular referendum. The AKP, usually described as mildly Islamist, has been in power since 2002. In some respects it has compiled a record that compares favorably with those...
  • Report: Turkish authorities providing electricity to ISIL in Tel Abyad

    06/13/2015 11:11:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | June 12, 2015
    In the latest of a series of revelations, the Turkish authorities have allegedly been providing electricity to Tel Abyad -- a northern Syrian city just across the border from the Turkish city of Akçakale -- which is controlled by militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). More stunning is the not-so-secret presence of ISIL militants on the streets of Akçakale, in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, a reporter with the Birgün daily claimed in a piece published on Friday. His account echoes many other reports, revealing the risks Turkey is facing as fighting between Kurdish...
  • Erdogan Lends ISIS a Hand, Pushes Fleeing Human Shields Back Into Their Hands with Water Cannons

    06/13/2015 2:55:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 13, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    VIDEO: 6 minutes After the Islamist AKP party cruised to defeat in last weekend’s parliamentary elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government announced the border would be closed to Syrians fleeing ISIS as “there is no longer a humanitarian tragedy,” in the words of Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş. Kurtulmuş further claimed Wednesday that people were “fleeing strikes by coalition forces and the progress of Kurdish fighters in the region.” He laid blame not on the Islamic State but on the anti-ISIS coalition for driving Syrian refugees into Turkey with “reasonless and meaningless” airstrikes. More than 13,000 Syrian refugees fled across...
  • Turks Boast of Historic Slaughter and Rape of Christians

    06/08/2015 5:11:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Earlier this week a news report unwittingly demonstrated how Turkeyonce deemed the most secularized Muslim nationis returning to its Islamic heritage, complete with animosity for the infidel West and dreams of the glory days of jihadi conquests.
  • Something Marvelous Happened at the Turkey Ballot Box Today: Islamists Lose Parliament

    06/08/2015 12:37:56 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7 Jun 15 | Bridget Johnson
    Turks went to the polls today in parliamentary elections, and the era of single-party Islamist rule appears to be over. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been counting on the continued rule of his AKP party to change the countrys constitution after these elections, consolidating his already increasingly authoritarian rule into something even more dastardly. But a 2/3 majority of AKP in parliament is needed to change the constitution. Today, the Islamist party walked away with only 41 percent of seats. Thats an eight percent drop from 2011. In a country where the Islamists have garnered the animosity of all manner...
  • Erdogan to meet Turkey PM after poll setback

    06/09/2015 3:25:34 AM PDT · by markomalley
    AFP ^ | 6/9/15
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Tuesday to meet Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for the first time since the ruling party's failure to hold its parliamentary majority left the country facing a coalition government or snap elections. According to custom, Davutoglu will submit his resignation and Erdogan will ask the premier to form a new government at the meeting at 1400 GMT inside Erdogan's vast new presidential palace in Ankara. But this will be no easy task after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority for the first time since it came to power in 2002,...
  • Cockroaches forced Turkish President Erdogans move to lavish palace

    06/06/2015 5:42:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 6/6/2015
    Turkeys President has defended the controversial construction of a grandiose new presidential palace, saying his old office was infested with cockroaches. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been accused of squandering state resources when he was Prime Minister by building the 1,150-room palace, which critics say was illegally built on protected land. In the run-up to Sundays parliamentary elections, opposition parties have criticised the expenditure.
  • Turkeys Ruling Party Loses Parliamentary Majority

    06/07/2015 4:31:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2015 | By TIM ARANGO and CEYLAN YEGINSU
    ISTANBUL Turkish voters delivered a rebuke on Sunday to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his party lost its majority in Parliament in a historic election that dealt a blow to his ambition to rewrite Turkeys Constitution and increase his power. The election results represented a significant setback to Mr. Erdogan, an Islamist who has steadily increased his power as president, a partly but not solely ceremonial post. After more than a decade as prime minister, Mr. Erdogan has pushed for more control of the judiciary and cracked down on any form of criticism, including prosecutions of those who insult...
  • Turkish election outcome is blow to Erdoğan and breakthrough for Kurds

    06/07/2015 3:59:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 7, 2015 | Simon Tisdall
    The mould-breaking outcome of Turkey’s general election on Sunday will be viewed as a personal rebuff for the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and as a historic political breakthrough for the country’s 18 million-strong Kurdish minority, which will be represented by a political party in parliament for the first time.
  • As it happened: Turkey's ruling AKP loses majority in blow for Erdoğan

    06/07/2015 2:58:08 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Hurriyet Daily Newa ^ | 06/07/2015 | hurriet daily news
    More than 53.7 million Turkish voters head to the polls on June 7 for a crucial parliamentary election. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has framed the June 7 election in Turkey as a key hurdle on the path to the powerful presidential system that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to introduce. With about 99 percent of the vote counted and despite being well ahead of other parties with the support of around 42 percent of the populace, the AKP seemed set to received fewer than 276 seats – the bare minimum to keep its parliamentary majority. The Kurdish...
  • Erdogan Suffers Serious Setback in Elections

    06/07/2015 3:40:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/6/15
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a serious setback in the parliamentary elections Sunday, according to initial reports. Four hours after the ballots closed, it appeared that Erdogan's AKP party will not have the required majority for passing reforms in the Turkish constitution. With 90% of the votes counted, the Kurdish HDP party received about 11% of the votes, according to Turkish-language CNN. This places it past the 10% threshold required for entering parliament and would give it about 80 MPs. The party has never before passed the threshold. According to reports, AKP received 42 or 43% of the...
  • Turkeys President Erdogan Calls for the Islamic Liberation of Jerusalem

    06/04/2015 1:38:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/4/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Turkey’s Islamist president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Barack ObamaPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the conquest of Jerusalem again in an election appeal this week.YNet News reported: Just one week before upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and officials in his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) found a unique way to try and secure a victory at the polls by calling for the “liberation” of Jerusalem.“Conquest is Mecca, conquest is Saladin, it’s to hoist the Islamic flag over Jerusalem again; conquest is the heritage of Mehmed II and conquest means forcing Turkey back on its feet,”...
  • Turkeys Game-Changing Election

    05/31/2015 11:34:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Carnegi Eeurope ^ | MAY 29, 2015 | Marc Pierini, Sinan lgen
    Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP). For the first time, is running as a political party instead of independent candidates. The ruling Party (AKP), has won every single election—presidential, legislative, and municipal—without serious opposition since first coming to power in 2002, is looking to introduce an executive presidency. After serving three terms as prime minister, the AKP’s charismatic leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, became the country’s first directly elected president by winning 51.8 percent of the popular vote in August 2014.
  • Erdogan And The Prime Minister Of The Turkey, Just Made This Declaration To The Entire Islamic...

    05/27/2015 4:12:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/27/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims. And as our forefathers fought side by side at Gallipoli, and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march together on the same path [to liberate Jerusalem]. These are the words just declared by Dovutoglu, the Prime Minister of Turkey. You would think its coming straight from the mouth of the Antichrist. The amazing speeches by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu were given at the inauguration ceremony at the country’s 55th airport...
  • Sultan Erdogan Wants to Give Turkeys Head Imam a Private Jet

    05/27/2015 6:23:53 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Turkey’s President Erdogan is up to his usual Islamist antics. He said yesterday that he will ask the Turkish government to give the head of the country’s religious directorate, the Diyanet, a private jet. The reason? The pope has one, so Turkey’s religious leader deserves one too. After all, he’s just as important as the pope, isn’t he? “[Religious Affairs Directorate President] Mr. Mehmet Görmez is not only the religious leader of Turkey. In fact, he is the respected religious leader of this geographical area in the Islamic world,” Erdoğan said.' 'The president also stressed that Görmez is a respected...
  • Erdogan Asking His People To Elect His Party Because He Aims To Invade Jerusalem

    05/17/2015 10:21:43 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 05/15/2015 | By Shoebat Foundation
    Nothing in the western media covered what the Turkish Anadulu Agency released, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech this Friday with a strange message riddled with statements that were predicted in the Bible regarding Antichrist. From his desire to invade Jerusalem and to Muhammad’s claim to have ascended to heaven from there, Erdogan called on all Turks to refocus on the Ottoman goal to re-conquer Jerusalem for Islam:  “Unfortunately we the Muslims lost our aim to head towards Jerusalem. The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat...
  • RUSSIA: Turkish Foreign Minister [Dust-up with Putin]

    04/24/2015 4:10:28 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    ​Turkish Foreign Minister: "Russia arranged famine in Ukraine" The video of Vladimir Putin for the day was a hit the Internet. More information on this. zelv.ru Ankara recalled the Russian leader Vladimir Putin about the "mass atrocities" of Russia in the last century - the Holodomor, links and persecution of Muslims. Here is the full text of the STATEMENT from the Turkish Foreign Ministry: "We reject and condemn labeling the events of 1915 as 'genocide' Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite all our warnings and appeals. These policy statements that are in flagrant violation of the law, have no legal effect...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide, he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • Turkey is 'making NATO very uncomfortable'

    04/22/2015 6:52:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Business Insider India ^ | 4-22-2015 | JEREMY BENDER
    Turkey's push to carve out an independent foreign policy and purchase arms from countries outside of NATO is raising concerns among members of the defensive military alliance, Emre Peker reports for the Wall Street Journal. "Turkey is recasting itself as a nonaligned country in its rhetoric, which is making NATO very uncomfortable," a Western official in Brussels told the WSJ. Ankara's decision to purchase missile-defense technology from China, as opposed to from NATO member states, is the most visible break between Turkey and the rest of the NATO bloc. Turkey chose to purchase from Beijing due to a matter of...
  • B.H.Obama & Turkish president Erdogan will officiate at the opening of a mega-Mosque in Maryland

    04/21/2015 11:54:31 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 15 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Shoebat Foundation
    ( Very long original title: Barack Hussein Obama will join Turkish president Recep Erdogan at the opening of a new $100 million Turkish mega-mosquetrosity in Maryland.) By BI: In the last 100 years, only one new church has been given permission to build in Turkey (albeit on top of a graveyard). But in America, under the Obama Regime, Turkey is set to open a monstrous $100 million Islamic indoctrination and jihad training center in Maryland. Built on a 15-acre site, the Turkish Cultural Center will be the largest and most ostentatious example of Islamic supremacism in the Western hemisphere. ANADOLU...
  • Obama and Erdogan to open new mosque together in Maryland

    04/20/2015 7:52:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    By The Right Scoop ^ | 4/20/15 | By The Right Scoop
    A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he was here in May of 2013, promising to come back for the opening. Well that time has apparently arrived and now Erdogan and Obama will be together at the mosque for the big opening ceremony: ANADOLU AGENCY The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkeys foreign minister said Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a three-day visit to...
  • Shock claim: Turkey provided 10,000 passports to ISIS

    04/15/2015 5:02:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    WND ^ | April 14 2015 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV Egypt is accusing Turkey of providing more than 10,000 Turkish passports to members of ISIS, the Islamic State, to facilitate travel of fighters across the region. An Egyptian intelligence official who asked not to be named told WND his country delivered a report to the U.S. documenting the astonishing claim. The official further charged that Istanbul is serving as the headquarters for ISIS planning. Turkey continues to allow free passage to Iraq and Syria to IS fighters, the official added. If the Turkish passport charge is true, it would present a worldwide ISIS travel threat. Already, there...
  • Islamist Turkish President Erdogan Says A 'Mastermind' Is Plotting Against Turkey...

    04/14/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Memri ^ | 4/14/15
    Since October 2014, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has regularly referred to the concept of a "Mastermind" (ust akil, "supra-intellect," in Turkish) that, he says, is plotting against Turkey. This concept has been applauded by the Islamist pro-AKP media. Erdogan's December 12, 2014 speech, which focused on this "mastermind" concept, inspired the production of a two-hour "documentary" by one of the leading Turkish television channels, the pro-AKP A Haber. The film, titled "The Mastermind," first aired on March 15, 2015 and has been broadcast repeatedly since then; in addition, the Turkish Islamist pro-AKP media are circulating the film on their...
  • Turkey Anger at Pope Francis Armenian 'Genocide' Claim (Recalls Ambassador)

    04/12/2015 1:02:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    BBCNews ^ | April 12, 2015 | James Reynolds
    Turkey Anger at Pope Francis Armenian 'Genocide' Claim (Recalls Ambassador) James Reynolds examines the Pope's comments Turkey has recalled its envoy to the Vatican after Pope Francis described the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1 as "genocide". Turkey has reacted with anger to the comment made by the Pope at a service in Rome earlier on Sunday. Armenia and many historians say up to 1.5 million people were killed by Ottoman forces in 1915. But Turkey has always disputed that figure and said the deaths were part of a civil conflict triggered by WW1. The row has...
  • Turkey suddenly open to RESTORING ties with Israel, REFUSES to criticize Israeli election

    04/02/2015 6:13:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    Turkey, via their Deputy Prime Minister, is putting the word out on the street that it is open to a restoration of ties with Israel, even acknowledging that it is NOT Turkeys place to criticize the recent Israeli election: snip Wow. The admitted refusal to criticize Israel over the election is definitely a change of pace for Turkey. I mean, when has Erdogan ever missed an opportunity to openly bash Israel? He was just ripping Netanyahu in January for just showing up to the Paris march against radical Islam, accusing him of killing 2500 Palestinians in the war last year....
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stones throw from our nations capital celebrating what he claims will likely become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Next year, when completed, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center, in Lanham, Maryland US of A, a project of the Islamist Turkish government, will be the grandest Islamic site in the Western Hemisphere. Allah Akbar! The 15-acre neo-Ottoman empire inspired complex will have five buildings and a mosque capable of serving over 750 faithful Muslim worshipers. I have...
  • Turkey's Erdogan says can't tolerate Iran bid to dominate Middle East

    03/28/2015 9:14:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 03/28/2015 | Humeyra Pamuk
    (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries. Turkey earlier said it supports the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and called on the militia group and its "foreign supporters" to abandon acts which threaten peace and security in the region. "Iran is trying to dominate the region," said Erdogan, who is due to visit Tehran in early April. "Could this be allowed? This has begun annoying us, Saudi Arabia and the...
  • Turkish cxartoonists Sentenced to Jail for Insulting Erdoğan

    03/26/2015 11:05:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a hidden gesture “insulting” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Cartoonists Bahadır Baruter and Özer Aydoğan were sued for the Aug. 21, 2014, cover of the magazine, which satirized Erdoğan’s election as Turkey’s president. In the drawing, Erdoğan is seen asking whether officials at the new presidential palace in Ankara have prepared “any journalists to slaughter,” referring to ritual sacrifice in Islam, to mark his inauguration. Soon after the publication, a...
  • Turkeys Ruling Party Official Hails The Antichrist Saying To Get Ready For Erdogans Caliphate

    03/21/2015 7:55:12 PM PDT · by free_life · 32 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    These guys are not kidding. And the media is also going ballistics (see Washington Post, The Jerusalem Post and Turkish Today’s Zaman, also here). The media explosion started when the head of a provincial branch of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has stirred the pot by tweeting that the country should “get ready for the caliphate” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. A caliph is a spiritual leader of Islam who claims succession from Prophet Muhammad. The word, stemming from the Arabic khalifa meaning “successor,” has been the focus of much debate since being claimed by the Islamic State...
  • It looks like there's another Democratic presidential candidate

    03/18/2015 7:23:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2015 | KATRINA VANDEN HEUVE via Washington Post
    At a moment when everybody in Washington is talking about e-mails, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (D) wants to talk about Wall Street reform. Indeed, while Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail address at the State Department has created a media frenzy and overshadowed other issues, the past week brought additional news in the Democratic primary: O'Malley is almost certainly running for president. And he's determined to make his voice heard despite some pundits dismissing his ability to mount a "credible" challenge to Clinton for the party's nomination. The swirl of controversy surrounding Clinton has not only called her...
  • Turkey slams Kerry's call for dialogue with Assad

    03/16/2015 5:00:11 AM PDT · by ksm1 · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 16 2015
    Turkey has criticised United States Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting that negotiations would have to be opened with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anatolia news agency on Monday that all Syria's current problems, on the fourth anniversary of the start of the uprising in March 2011, were caused by Assads government. "What is there to be negotiated with Assad?" Cavusoglu was quoted as saying at the end of his visit to Cambodia. "You are going to have what [kind of] negotiations with a regime that has killed...
  • Antichrist Turkey More Brazen; Embraces Al-Qaeda Financier...

    04/07/2014 3:38:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 4/6/2014
    Al-Qaeda financier Yasin Kadi has reportedly been making multiple trips to Turkey and meeting with senior government officials there. As Shoebat.com reported in 2012, Kadi is also a founder of Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This is the same institution where Saleha Abedin the mother of close Hillary Clinton aid Huma Abedin serves as Vice Dean.Turkeys support for Islamic terrorism is becoming more obvious as evidenced by the report below. In addition to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans embrace of Hamas leaders, al-Qaeda financier Kadi is apparently in Erdogans good graces. One month after the 9/11/01...
  • Former Mossad chief slams Turkey for reportedly burning Israeli spies in Iran

    10/19/2013 8:23:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 17, 2013 | By David Barnett
    On Oct. 10, The Wall Street Journal reported that Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's spy agency Milli Istihbarat Teskilati, or MIT, has been the "driving force behind [Turkey's] efforts to supply the rebels and topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad." Consequently, Fidan "has tilted the interests of the longtime U.S. ally in ways sometimes counter to those of the U.S," the report stated. According to the WSJ article, Fidan, who was once lauded by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan as "my secret-keeper," had in 2010 provided Iran with "sensitive intelligence" collected by the US and Israel. "U.S. officials believe...