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  • Qatar Waging Stealth Influence Operations Across U.S. Academic System, Documents Show

    05/18/2020 5:05:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Group urges Trump admin to investigate Doha's funding of propaganda Qatar is spending billions of dollars to infiltrate the American education system as part of a propaganda effort that legal advocates say violates federal statutes and warrants a full-scale investigation, according to a nonpublic memorandum sent from an investigative group to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Qatar Foundation (QF), a state-controlled entity tasked with promoting the country's interests, has spent at least $1.5 billion since 2012 to fund a range of educational initiatives at 28 universities across America, making it one of the education...
  • Don’t Fall for Turkey’s Duplicitous Charm Offensive

    05/12/2020 7:48:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 12, 2020 | Burak Bekdil
    Opinion US President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, DC, Nov. 13, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Tom Brenner. In an article published in 2016, “Erdogan: The World’s Most Insulted President,” I suggested that the perpetually angry Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, would do well to take a moment and consider why he is perhaps the most disrespected president on earth.He is no more popular four years later. Between 2014 and 2018, some 17,500 people were sued for insulting Erdogan, according to the Turkish Justice Ministry. In 2018 alone, some 26,000...
  • Pentagon pulling Patriot missile systems from Saudi Arabia

    05/08/2020 4:36:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5-7-2020 | ELLEN MITCHELL
    The U.S. military is removing Patriot antimissile systems from Saudi Arabia as part of a shift of forces and equipment in the region following a buildup last year in response to Iranian threats, a U.S. official confirmed on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Washington is moving four Patriot missile batteries from the region. The U.S. official confirmed to The Hill that two Patriot systems will come from Saudi Arabia — along with the roughly 300 military personnel deployed to man them. The two systems had been sent to the country last year after a Sept. 14 strike...
  • Turkey to take decisive steps regarding trade in local currencies, finance minister says

    05/04/2020 3:59:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 1 replies
    Turkey will take decisive steps regarding trade in the local currencies of countries with which it runs trade deficits while shoring up import regulations over the coming two months, according to Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak. Trade conducted in local currencies will come to the fore in the coming period amid an attempt to ensure more balanced trading relations, Albayrak told the Sabah newspapers in an interview Monday.
  • Germany bans Hezbollah, raids mosques

    04/30/2020 2:10:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    France24 ^ | April 30, 2020
    Berlin (AFP) - Germany on Thursday completely banned Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah movement from carrying out activities on its soil, as police raided mosques and venues linked to the group. Like the European Union, Germany had until now only outlawed Hezbollah's military wing while tolerating its political wing. But in a shift immediately welcomed by the United States and Israel, the German interior ministry said it now considered the entire movement a "Shiite terrorist organisation". "Hezbollah is a terrorist organisation deemed responsible for numerous attacks and kidnappings worldwide," Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told Germany's Bild daily. The interior minister "has banned...
  • Co-chair of occupied GIRE SPi: ISIS flags flutter in Suluk area (Turkey uses ISIS and plants Covid19 to invade)

    04/23/2020 5:14:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANHA Hawar News ^ | 23 Apr 2020 | AIN ISSA – JIHAN BALKI- TURKI AL-KALAT
    The co-chair of the occupied GIRÊ SPî/ Tel-Abyed Canton Council, Hevin Ismail has considered Turkey's exploitation of the world’s preoccupation with Corona pandemic, and launched simultaneous attacks with Başûr (south Kurdistan) and north and east Syria, with the continued isolation on the leader Abdullah Ocalan, a new conspiracy against the people. "The partnership between Turkey and the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP is a shame," Hevin Ismail, said "This partnership is pushing Turkey to continue its dirty plans in Başûr, north and east Syria." Attempts to transport infected people with Covid19 to north and east Syria saying: "With the occupation of...
  • Turkey bombs refugees in Iraq amid coronavirus pandemic

    04/24/2020 3:04:19 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 15, 2020 22:28 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Turkey claims it is striking “terrorists,” but locals are concerned airstrikes come amid increased instability, ISIS resurgence and target vulnerably minorities Turkish drones and warplanes flew into Iraq airspace and bombed near a refugee camp near Makhmour on Wednesday, killing and wounding several people. Iraq’s top security cell for media reporting that its air defense monitored a Turkish violation of Iraqi airspace and that at least two women “residents of the camp were victims of the bombardment.” Iraqi media reported in the evening of April 15 that the death toll at the refugee camp had risen to three. It is...
  • The Armenian Genocide and my grandmother's secret 'A distant signal was given – it sounded something like a trumpet ... '

    04/23/2020 7:51:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    WND ^ | April 23, 2020 | David Kupelian
    Children victims of the Armenian Genocide EDITOR'S NOTE: April 24, 2020 is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, marked annually to commemorate the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, a mega-crime the nation of Turkey has never acknowledged. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." – Ephesians 6:12Decades ago when I was very young, my grandmother, Mary Kupelian, told me a haunting story I've wondered about ever since. As I sat in the kitchen of her cozy little...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 4/20/2020

    04/20/2020 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/20/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A complete and total collapse of oil prices today to below zero levels...... Syrian media report an Israeli air strike on the central city of Palmyra tonight.... After an additional buildup of Turkish military forces in northwestern Syria over the weekend the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdgoan accusing the Syrian government of violating the cease-fire in the Greater Idlib region. He said the Syrian government would face 'heavy losses' if the violations continued. The "Al Masdar" news website reporting Syrian government shelling of jihadist positions in Idlib.... The Iranian Foreign Minister visited Damascus today.... An attack on a US military...
  • Coronavirus: Turkey says hydroxychloroquine dramatically reduces pneumonia cases

    04/11/2020 10:44:30 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 62 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | April 8, 2020 | Ragip Soylu
    Turkey has made significant progress in treating coronavirus patients in the early stages of the disease with the controversial malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, Turkish officials have said. “Turkey had stockpiled one million units of them before the first case appeared in the country,” Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Tuesday evening in a live broadcast, without specifying the name of the drug. A senior Turkish official with knowledge of the stockpile told Middle East Eye that the drug was hydroxychloroquine and that it was being sold under the brand name Plaquenil. “Many countries prescribe this drug to intubated patients,” Koca...
  • Erdogan Accused of Waging ‘Biological Warfare’ on Europe

    04/09/2020 3:48:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/8/2020 | David Sidman
    Syrian migrants flooding the shores of the Greek Islands is a regular occurrence for the Hellenic Navy. But last week, they noticed something unusual. A boat filled with illegal migrants that was prevented from entering Greece’s territorial waters in the eastern Aegean Sea, was escorted by a Turkish coastguard who approached the boat but then, in unusual fashion, kept a safe distance from it reports Greek City Times. After that, the Greek forces noticed another Turkish coastguard crew who boarded the boat filled with the illegal migrants. This time, the Turkish crew wore full medical protective suits confirming suspicions that...
  • Austria Says EU Migrant Redistribution ‘Has Failed’, Refuses Asylum Seekers

    04/05/2020 4:23:40 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-5-2020 | Victoria Friedman
    Austria’s Europe minister has said that the EU’s compulsory migrant redistribution scheme “has failed” and member-states should be able to choose whether to accept migrants or not. While some 150 non-governmental organisations have put pressure on Austria to accept Middle Eastern migrants stuck in Greece because of the worsening coronavirus pandemic, two government spokesmen have said that Austria will maintain its current policy and not accept any more asylum seekers. “It remains a no,” confirmed Claudia Türtscher, the spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), according to Kronen Zeitung. Ms Türtscher referred the...
  • Turkish fighter jet downs Syrian regime warplane over Idlib as Assad's troops force civilians to flee towards Turkey and its newly-opened Greek border

    03/03/2020 6:09:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    A Turkish fighter jet has shot down a Syrian government warplane over western Syria, the country's defence ministry has said. An F-16 jet from the Turkish air force shot down an L-39 plane belonging to Assad's forces over Idlib province on Tuesday. Turkey is attempting to stop a Syrian government attack on Idlib amid fears it will spark a fresh refugee crisis on its eastern border.
  • Turkey suspends mass prayers in mosques over coronavirus fears: religious authority

    03/16/2020 4:47:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Turkey suspended mass prayers in mosques until the risk of coronavirus outbreak passes, the head of Turkey’s religious directorate, Ali Erbas said on Monday.
  • TURKISH ARMORED VEHICLE ATTEMPTED TO PULL DOWN GREEK BORDER FENCE

    03/16/2020 9:23:55 AM PDT · by softengine · 55 replies
    South Front ^ | 03/08/2020 | South Front
    On March 6th, a video was shared on social media showing Turkish security forces use an armored vehicle, with a rope to pull down the fence at the Greek border and allow migrants to pass. The vehicle, according to Greek media is one of the “HIZIR / ATES” type vehicles with daytime and nighttime border surveillance vehicles, which Turkey received from May to August 2019, financed by a program for which 75% were paid for the EU. Furthermore, Turkish special police operations units were shown pointing their high-powered rifles at the Greek border patrol cars.
  • Turkey's Erdogan accuses Greece of Nazi tactics against migrants at border

    03/11/2020 7:00:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 11, 2020 | by Daren Butler, George Georgiopoulos
    ISTANBUL/ATHENS - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Greek security forces on Wednesday of behaving like Nazis for using force against migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey into the European Union. Tens of thousands of migrants have been attempting to get into EU member Greece since Turkey said on Feb. 28 it would no longer keep them on its territory as part of a 2016 deal with Brussels in return for European aid for the refugees. Greek security forces have used tear gas and water cannon to stop the migrants. Athens has suspended asylum applications for a month and...
  • U.S. says in talks with NATO allies to provide Turkey military aid

    03/10/2020 8:28:35 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 36 replies
    uk.reuters.com ^ | MARCH 10, 2020 | Reuters
    he U.S. is discussing with its NATO allies what they can offer Turkey in terms of military assistance in Idlib and discussing measures that may be taken if Russia and the Syrian government breaks a ceasefire, officials said on Tuesday. “We are looking at what NATO can do,” James Jeffrey, the U.S.’ special envoy for Syria, told reporters in a conference call from Brussels where he was holding talks with allies. “Everything is on table.”
  • Is This How Europe Ends?

    03/10/2020 4:59:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    "Fortress Europe is an illusion." So declares the Financial Times in the closing line of its Saturday editorial: "Europe Cannot Ignore Syrian Migrant Crisis." The FT undertakes to instruct the Old Continent on what its duty is and what its future holds: "The EU will face flows of migrants and asylum seekers across the Mediterranean for decades to come." Can Europe not repel this unwanted home invasion from the Global South? It is "delusional" to think so, says the FT. Europe must be realistic and set about "providing legal routes for migrants and asylum seekers." What occasioned the editorial was...
  • Historically Responsible Decision of the Day: the Antakya Museum-Hotel

    03/09/2020 1:39:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Citylab ^ | August 6, 2012 | Henry Grabar
    When life gives you a giant mosaic, build a museum-hotel. Digging in the soil of Antakya, a small city near Turkey's Syrian border known to the Greeks as Antioch, Nehmi Asfuroglu discovered one of the world's largest and best-preserved ancient mosaics. It was an archaeologist's dream, but Asfuroglu is a developer, and he was hoping to build a hotel on the site. He could have abandoned the project or concealed the discovery, but instead, he funded a seven-month excavation, abandoning the power tools of hotel construction for the manpower of historians from the local university. He hired architect Emre Arolat...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 3/8/2020

    03/08/2020 8:52:21 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/8/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    North Korea launching 3 short range projectiles eastwards into the sea Monday morning local time.... Politics in Israel heating up in the aftermath of its third election in less than a year..... Netanyahu set to go on trial for corruption a week from Tuesday (March 17th) and tonight he asked for cancellation of the trial on the basis of a lack of material being provided by the prosecution..... Four senior members of Saudi Arabia's royal family now reported arrested as the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tries to maintain power.... Saudi Arabia slashing oil prices and...