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  • Turkey Arrests More Than 1,000 In Massive Purge Of Its Police Forces

    04/26/2017 2:11:44 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | April 26, 2017 | Colin Dwyer
    Turkish authorities have launched a massive detention operation, arresting more than 1,000 people nationwide on Wednesday. The Turkish government says the arrests are aimed at supporters of the U.S-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for last year's failed coup attempt. And these arrests are by no means the end of the operation. Anadolu Agency, a state-run news service, says the government aims to arrest another 2,000 people. Germany's Deutsche Welle newspaper reports roughly 8,500 police officers undertook raids in all 81 provinces in Turkey
  • Turkey in The Old Testament...Turkey in prophecy 4

    I have come to the conclusion that the earnest Bible believer would do well to incorporate a new discipline to his study of the Word of God; Biblical Geography. My study of end times prophecy has drawn me into this aspect of Bible prophecy, particularly in my work on the book, “A Sword On The Land;The Muslim World in Bible Prophecy”. Reading the Sacred text with a map and realizing the updated names of commonly cited places and peoples such as Moab,Ammon, Persia, Edom, Kedar and Dedan *has revolutionized my understanding of the stunning relevance of familiar prophecies throughout the...
  • Erdogan and The Deep Things of Satan...Turkey in prophecy pt 3

    But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.(Revelation 2:24)And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you,...
  • Turkey criticises Donald Trump’s comments on Armenian Genocide

    04/25/2017 6:40:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 12:07 CEST | none stated
    US President Donald Trump (File photo). Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has slammed comments made by US President Donald Trump on the 102. anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, saying it contained “misinformation and false definitions”.Speaking at a commemoration event on Monday, Donald Trump, using the Armenian term – Meds Yeghern – for the genocide said it was “one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century.”“We must remember atrocities to prevent them from occurring again. We welcome the efforts of Turks and Armenians to acknowledge and reckon with painful history, which is a critical step toward building a foundation for a...
  • The Erdogan Enigma

    04/24/2017 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 24, 2017 | Daniel Pipes
    I nominate Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, as the most inconsistent, mysterious, and therefore most unpredictable major politician on the world stage. His victory in a referendum last Sunday formally bestows him with near-dictatorial powers that leave Turkey, the Middle East, and beyond in a greater state of uncertainty than ever.Here are some of the puzzles:Mystery #1: Holding the referendum. The Turkish electorate voted on April 16 in a remarkable national plebiscite that dealt not with the usual topic – floating a bond or recalling a politician – but with fundamental constitutional changes affecting the very nature of their...
  • Prophecy Update with Amir, April 21, 2017 (video)

    04/22/2017 2:35:12 PM PDT · by Lera · 45 replies
    Behold Israel ^ | 4/21//17 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir gives a Prophecy Update, addressing Iran, Syria, Russia, USA, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel, fake news and much more!
  • Trump To Meet With Turkey Dictator Erdogan, May 16-17, At The White House

    04/20/2017 3:17:13 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 20 replies
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  • Obama deceived Turkey about PKK, Trump won’t: President Erdogan

    04/20/2017 7:28:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    KOM News ^ | 20 April 2017 | none stated
    Former US President Barack Obama deceived Turkey by failing to abide by an agreement about the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with Al Jazeera broadcast on Wednesday.“With President Obama, we had a mutual agreement about the PKK – but Obama deceived us. I don’t believe the Trump administration will do the same,” Erdogan said in regards to American support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a group Ankara claims is affiliated to the outlawed PKK.The Turkish President has called several times on his new US counterpart to ditch support for the YPG,...
  • Did Trump congratulate Erdogan?

    04/20/2017 7:19:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    KOM News ^ | 19 April 2017 | none stated
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House principal deputy press secretary, said that rather than congratulating Turkish President Erdogan, “the bigger point and priority” of Trump’s call was to talk about important issues in the region with a NATO ally.“Look, the Middle East is a pretty rough neighbourhood, and sometimes you have to get together to help them beat the bullies, like Syria,” Sanders said. “And that was something that certainly needed to be talked about.”The deputy press secretary also said that the president was not prejudging the outcome of the referendum that granted Erdogan with new executive powers, and...
  • Rapid,Ominous Changes in Turkey...Turkey in prophecy 1

    And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was...
  • Erdogan: The ambitious sultan (day before Referendum)

    04/18/2017 6:52:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    KOM News ^ | 15 April 2017 | Hasan Hasan
    By Hasan Hasan*On Sunday, 16 April a referendum will be held in Turkey to codify Erdogan’s dictatorial ambitions and his plenipotentiary powers as an absolute executive whose power and authority cannot be challenged or checked. Think of an Anatolian version of Adolf Hitler and you’ll begin to get the idea.Erdogan’s ambition is nothing less than to be a modern-day Sultan or a new Caliph of the faithful. An aspiring despot seems more than ready to do whatever it takes in his desperate bid to maintain his grip on power even if it means ripping the country apart and putting...
  • In Turkey, the Victims Change but the Regime Remains the Same

    04/18/2017 9:51:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Philos Project ^ | April 18, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Some 51.4 percent of the more than 58 million Turks who turned out to vote on April 16 said yes to the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) constitutional amendment package. With that vote, they decided to shift to an executive presidential system.It is debatable if the government would still have won if it had not detained thousands of political dissidents, imposed a state of emergency, and labeled “no voters” as terrorists and traitors. In addition, many irregularities took place before and during the counting. The Supreme Election Board (YSK), for example, controversially announced that it would accept unsealed ballots after it...
  • Who Lost Turkey? (Revisited)

    04/18/2017 7:10:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 17 Apr 2017 | Mark Steyn
    As they used to say way back when in the long Ottoman twilight, the Turk is the sick man of Europe. Following this weekend's Caliph-for-Life referendum, the Turk is sicker than ever. But he's no longer of Europe, and instead is exiting for a destination dark and catastrophic for almost all his neighbors. Sultan ErdoÄźan - who, a mere 15 years ago, was banned from holding political office - has now succeeded in dismantling almost every defining element of the Kemalist republic. What replaces it will be a crude strongman state in service of Islamic imperialism. I have read a...
  • Erdogan's Referendum Has Turned Into An Obituary For Turkish Democracy

    04/18/2017 3:56:01 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/17/2017 | Staff
    Turkey, RIP: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have won a narrow victory in a referendum giving him sweeping, near-dictatorial powers and essentially ending his nation's 98-year democratic experiment, unique in the Mideast. Starting with Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk immediately following World War I, as the final remnants of the Ottoman Empire were dismantled, Turkey had hewed closely to a mostly democratic, religiously secular, pro-Western government model. It was a model that worked. Turkey forged close ties with governments in Western Europe, in particular Germany, and sent hundreds of thousands of its workers there. Meanwhile, with the Soviet Union...
  • Trump congratulates Turkey's Erdogan on referendum win

    04/17/2017 8:08:39 PM PDT · by Theoria · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | 18 April 2017 | AFP
    US president Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to congratulate him on winning the referendum boosting his powers, the White House said on Monday. The call was first reported by Turkish state media, one day after Erdogan won over 51 percent in Sunday's vote. "Trump called Erdogan tonight (Monday) and congratulated him on his success in the referendum," Turkish presidential sources said, quoted by the government run Anadolu news agency. The reaction from Mr Trump contrasts with EU leaders who have been reserved in their reaction to the narrow victory while monitors expressed concern over...
  • As Turks Vote…

    04/16/2017 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Voters went to the polls April 16 to vote on a new draft constitution that would officially increase the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The opponents of the bill including the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the main opposition party in Turkey’s parliament, have been trying to fight it in an environment where deviation from the point of view of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is often labeled by the government and its media as “support of terrorism” or “treason.”However, the CHP party is not and has never been a beacon of democracy either. A few days ago,...
  • Erdogan claims victory in referendum giving him sweeping new powers

    04/17/2017 6:13:49 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 04/17/17 | Rick Moran
    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming victory in a referendum that gives him extraordinary new powers. The vote - much closer than many anticipated - makes Erdogan a virtual dictator. Turkey, previously a nominal parliamentary democracy, will now embrace a presidential system of government, granting the chief executive the power to issue decrees and exercise authority previously reserved for the legislature. ***SNIP***It's hard to overstate the incredible transformation of Turkey over the last decade under Erdogan's rule. The country has gone from a secular democracy to a full blown Islamist state. Erdogan has cleansed the bureaucracy, the army, cultural...
  • BREAKING: Turkey Makes Erdogan More Powerful, Abolishing Its Prime Minister

    04/16/2017 3:51:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 29 replies ^ | April 16th, 2017 | Poletical News
    On Sunday, Turkish voters voted by 51% to 49% to abolish the office of the Prime Minister and to grant president Erdogan sweeping powers. The referendum included 18 constitutional changes and will go into effect by Turkey's next general election in 2019. Opponents of Erdogan have called the results fraudulent and have vowed to challenge the outcome in court. It is not the first time the Turkish government has been accused of committing fraud in national and regional elections.
  • RIP Turkey, 1921 – 2017

    04/16/2017 2:46:23 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 119 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 16 April 2017 | STEVEN A. COOK
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t just win his constitutional referendum — he permanently closed a chapter of his country’s modern history... Whether they understood it or not, when Turks voted “Yes”, they were registering their opposition to the Teşkilât-ı Esasîye Kanunu and the version of modernity that Ataturk imagined and represented. Though the opposition is still disputing the final vote tallies, the Turkish public seems to have given Erdogan and the AKP license to reorganize the Turkish state and in the process raze the values on which it was built.
  • Turkey: Muslim cleric says giving Erdogan dictatorial powers is Islamic obligation

    04/16/2017 2:20:50 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 15 Apr 17 | Robert Spencer
    Hayrettin Karaman, a leading theologian and issuer of fatwas, or religious edicts, for ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) circles and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, wrote in a column on Thursday that casting a “yes” vote in a referendum on April 16 is a fard, the Islamic term for a religious obligation.