Keyword: erdogan

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Turkey prepares to block VPN traffic

    03/24/2018 7:41:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 24 Mar 2018, 10:11 | ANF ANKARA
    The Turkish government is preparing to block VPN traffic within to country, an official from Information and Communication Technologies Authority said. Speaking in front of a parliamentary commission, informatics expert Leven Gonenc said that Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are a global problem and currently they are on the test phase of blocking VPN traffic within the country. According to Gonenc, Turkey took serious measures against the VPNs, and targets to move forward phase to phase. Gonenc pointed out the complexity of the issue and said, “There is a provision in the law (of communication) about alternative communication methods like VPN....
  • What Kind of Washington Fools Would Honor Turkey’s Foreign Minister?

    06/17/2010 1:40:09 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 7 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...
  • Burned to death in a bunker: Horrifying images show civilians incinerated after [tr graphic]

    03/23/2018 11:12:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    This is the horrifying scene left behind after Syrian regime forces reportedly bombed a bunker in eastern Ghouta with Napalm overnight, burning at least 37 civilians to death. Images circulated online by the Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue group otherwise known as the White Helmets, showed volunteers pulling charred bodies from the ruined shelter. Rebel group Failaq al-Rahman, which controls the town of Arbin, said around 125 people, mostly women and children, were inside the shelter when the bomb exploded just before midnight when a ceasefire was supposed to take effect.
  • [OPINION] UAE sweep exposes Turkish intelligence links to jihadists in Syria

    03/23/2018 7:10:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | March 3, 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    The government of President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, which has aided, funded and armed jihadist groups in Syria for years, is troubled by the detention of a key operative in Dubai by United Arab Emirates security, most likely in cooperation with the Americans. The man who was picked from a Grand Sheraton Hotel in Dubai while having breakfast with his wife on Feb. 20, 2018 is Mehmet Ali Ă–ztĂĽrk. He has been running logistical lines for jihadist groups, especially Turkmens and Chechens, in Syria, since 2011, when the Syrian crisis began. Ă–ztĂĽrk is linked to Turkish spy agency the National Intelligence...
  • Palestinian Arabs: Remove the Americans from Ramallah

    03/23/2018 1:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/18 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Arabs demonstrated in Ramallah on Thursday, demanding the closure of the America House which, is operated by the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem and located in the city of Ramallah. The role of the America House, which is established in 2010, is to disseminate American culture. The protesters demanded the removal of American workers and the closure of their offices, in protest of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and its intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by mid-May, in time for Israel’s 70th Independence Day....
  • Saudi prince denies Kushner is ‘in his pocket’

    03/23/2018 1:07:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | Karen D. Young
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Thursday it would be ‘‘really insane’’ for him to trade classified information with presidential son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, or try to use Kushner to promote Saudi aims within the Trump administration. Having that kind of relationship ‘‘will not help us’’ and does not exist, he said. Speaking in a meeting with Washington Post editors and reporters, Mohammed denied U.S. media reports that he had claimed Kushner was ‘‘in his pocket,’’ or that he had sought or received a green light from Kushner, when the two met in Riyadh in October,...
  • Iraq reacts to Erdogan for Shengal: “We won’t allow it!”(Baghdad)

    03/22/2018 11:37:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 22 Mar 2018, 10:12 | ANF BAGHDAD
    The Iraqi government has responded to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threats to invade Shengal. Shengal was on the agenda in the meeting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim el Caferi held with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız. Caferi’s office issued a written statement after the meeting that said, “Iraq will not allow the presence of any forces that carry out military operations in neighboring countries on its territory.” Caferi said the Iraqi government won’t accept the Turkish forces invading the border and demanded Turkey pull their forces in the Bashika camp. Following the massacres in Afrin, Turkish President Erdoğan...
  • In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, anger over Syria war finds a stage

    03/22/2018 7:45:38 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The Region ^ | (3-22-18) 22/03/2018 09:01 | The Region
    Tens of thousands of Kurds turned an annual cultural festival into a rare mass political protest on Wednesday against the government's two-month-old military campaign against Kurdish forces in neighbouring Syria. At a rally to mark the spring festival of Newroz in the southern city of Diyarbakir, demonstrators said Ankara risked provoking violence at home if it pressed on with its Syria offensive. The event was the first major public demonstration against the campaign in Syria, in which the Turkish army has battled Kurdish forces, the YPG, or Kurdistan Workers Party. It fell just days after Turkish forces stormed the Syrian...
  • Charges have been dropped against Erdogan’s guards in US

    03/22/2018 5:15:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 22 Mar 2018, 10:10 | ANF WASHINGTON
    American prosecutors have dropped charges against 11 members of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s guards who were accused of attacking peaceful protestors in Washington in 2017. According to a report by Wall Street Journal, prosecutors asked judges to drop charges against four guards in November. Then they dropped charges against seven others on February 14, the day before State of Secretary Rex Tillerson’s visit to Turkey. A source told WSJ that Tillerson, in his private talks with Turkish leaders, pointed to the decisions to drop charges—which hadn’t been publicized or announced—as an example of how the U.S. had addressed Mr. Erdogan’s...
  • Erdogan impatient to charge ahead in Syria as Ankara sizes up Pompeo

    03/22/2018 4:40:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | March 20, 2018 | Semih Idiz
    It is not clear at this stage what effect President Donald Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state will have on Turkish-American ties, already strained over a number of seemingly intractable issues.What is clear, though, is that Ankara is rattled with Trump’s choice. The reason is a tweet by Pompeo during the coup attempt in July 2016 in which he likened Turkey, alongside Iran, to a “totalitarian Islamic dictatorship.” The implication of the tweet, which Pompeo later deleted, appeared to be that the attempted coup — which had still not failed at the time of the message — may have been an auspicious event. It only served to reinforce the...

    03/21/2018 7:22:16 PM PDT · by goldendelicious · 15 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 3-9-2012 | Josh Rogin
    The Russian people and international observers may not see last Sunday’s presidential election in Russia as legitimate, but President Barack Obama has now officially endorsed the return of Russian past and future President Vladimir Putin. “President Obama called Russian President-elect and Prime Minister Putin to congratulate him on his recent victory in the Russian Presidential election,” the White House said in a late Friday afternoon statement (read: news dump) about the Friday morning phone call between the two leaders.
  • Turkish army attacks villages of Kobane (Syria)

    03/21/2018 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018, 19:06 | ANF KOBANE
    The Turkish army has attacked Siftekę and Ziravę villages of Kobane Tuesday evening. The invading Turkish army has attacked Siftekę and Ziravę villages of Kobane soon after Newroz fire was lit Tuesday evening. Turkish soldiers rained bullets as they attacked both villages with gunfire and DShK-fire.
  • ALERT: Trump’s National Security Advisor Just Busted In Treasonous Plot To Take Trump Out

    01/14/2018 1:19:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 79 replies
    Veteran AF ^ | 1/14/2018 | Prissy Holly
    President Trump has been careful in recent months to properly vet members of his inner- circle after being repeatedly stabbed in the back, but he had no idea that his very own National Security Adviser and top military General, H.R. McMaster has been an Obama plant this entire time. McMaster has been working secretly with Obama for months, even authorizing illegal surveillance on President Trump. Just when we think the level of treachery involving this man couldn’t get any worse, this Obama-era military general has just done something absolutely unbelievable to not only Trump, but our entire country. Anyone with...
  • It’s Time to Kick Erdogan’s Turkey Out of NATO

    03/20/2018 2:07:55 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    The Puffington Ho's Huffy Post ^ | March 20, 2018 | Stanley Weiss
    ... After 67 years, that day has arrived: Turkey, which for half a century was a stalwart ally in the Middle East while proving that a Muslim-majority nation could be both secular and democratic, has moved so far away from its NATO allies that it is widely acknowledged to be defiantly supporting the Islamic State in Syria in its war against the West. Since Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2003, Turkey has taken a harshly authoritarian turn, embracing Islamic terrorists of every stripe while picking fights it can’t finish across the region - including an escalating...
  • Call to UN Secretary-General: Suspend Human Rights Commissioner

    03/20/2018 4:52:47 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mordechai Sones
    Citizens from more than 30 countries around the world appealed to the UN Secretary-General to suspend UN Human Rights Commissioner Zaid Ra'ad al-Hussein after calling Judea and Samaria communities a "war crime", following the latest report he issued regarding the pace of construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria. "While tens of thousands of people are being slaughtered in Syria, and while women's rights are being disregarded in Iran, the Human Rights Commissioner is issuing a report on the settlement movement in Israel, which details construction information, calling it a war crime", mentioned the letter. "The Commissioner' s obsession with...
  • UN reports on human rights violations and abuses in southeast Turkey

    03/20/2018 12:20:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | March 20, 2018 | TM
    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday reported on allegations that the human rights violations and abuses in southeast Turkey are massive and serious, calling on the Turkish government for full and unfettered access to be able to directly, independently and objectively assess the human rights situation in the region.In a 28-page report issued on Tuesday, the OHCHR recommended that Turkey “renew efforts to secure a peaceful end to the situation; and to ensure that every loss of life that occurred in the course of security operations is duly investigated, and that perpetrators...
  • British woman Anna Campbell who joined all-female fighting unit killed in Syria

    03/19/2018 9:20:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 105 replies
    A British woman fighting with a Kurdish armed unit has died in Syria, her father has said. Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes, East Sussex, died on March 15 in Afrin while with the Kurdish Women's Protection Units, the YPJ. It is feared she was killed by Turkish airstrikes. Ms Campbell - who had dyed her fair hair black so she would not stand out - is the first British woman to have been killed in Syria with the Kurds and the first Briton to be killed in the battle for Afrin. Seven other Britons have died in the country while...
  • The Latest: 8 Security Council members demand Syria action

    03/19/2018 8:42:29 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2018 | Stuff
    Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. member states, especially Russia and its ally Syria, don't implement a resolution demanding a cessation of hostilities. A letter sent to all 15 council members on Monday expresses "profound concern" about the lack of implementation of the Feb. 24 resolution demanding a cease-fire throughout Syria without delay to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. It singles out Russia and Syria as key to implementation. The letter was signed by France, Kuwait, Peru, Poland,...
  • How Turkey Destroyed Its Own Air Force

    03/18/2018 3:24:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies ^ | 3/16/18 | Michael Peck
    Fighter pilots aren't cheap. The U.S. Air Force estimates that training a new pilot to fly a plane like the F-35 costs $11 million. And that doesn't count the priceless experience of a veteran pilot who has been flying for years. That's why the U.S. Air Force is willing to offer half-million-dollar bonuses to retain experienced fighter pilots. So a nation that throws its fighter pilots in jail is not just wasting money, but also an extremely valuable resource. Yet in the name of politics, Turkey's government has purged its air force so badly that it can barely fly its...
  • Turkish ID found on Jerusalem terrorist

    03/18/2018 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/18
    Turkish identification papers have been found on the terrorist who was reportedly eliminated by security forces after he stabbed a security guard on Hagai Street in Jerusalem's Old City. .....