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  • This woman may be biggest opposition to Erdogan

    05/27/2016 5:11:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sukru Kucuksahin
    After weeks of uncertainty and foot-dragging, the Appeals Court this week made a critical ruling, setting the stage for a potential shakeup in Turkish politics that may block President Recep Tayyip Erdoganís drive for an executive presidency. The court gave the green light for the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) to hold a convention requested by in-house dissidents seeking to remake the party, whose erosion in recent years has played directly into Erdoganís hands. Leading the dissidents is Meral Aksener, a rare female heavyweight on Turkeyís political scene, whose fortunes may now change not only the MHPís but also Turkeyís course.
  • Russian missile obliterates Turkish helicopter killing two in shock attack video

    05/14/2016 9:24:03 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 33 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 14th May 2016 | Michael Havis
    Russian missile obliterates Turkish helicopter killing two in shock attack video RUSSIAN weapons have blasted a Turkish helicopter out of the sky in a stunning attack caught on camera. By Michael Havis / Published 14th May 2016 Jaw-dropping footage from Turkey shows fighters loading a Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air missile launcher. Moments later a missile is hurtling towards a distant helicopter, smashing its rear rotor off and sending it into a tailspin. The helicopter then plummets to the floor trailing debris, in an attack that would claim the lives of both pilots. It comes after Turkey shot down a Russian plane...
  • Boris Johnson wins 'most offensive Erdoğan poem' competition

    05/21/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    the guardian ^ | 19 may 2016 | Jessica Elgot
    Boris Johnson has won a £1,000 prize for a rude poem about the Turkish president having sex with a goat. ďIf somebody wants to make a joke about the love that flowers between the Turkish president and a goat, he should be able to do so, in any European country, including Turkey,Ē Johnson told interviewer Nicholas Farrell, who then challenged him to enter the Spectatorís poetry prize.
  • The Most Peaceful Muslim Sect Turns FANATIC And Are Preparing For The Caliphate

    06/24/2014 5:54:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | June 22, 2014
    The Sufi Muslims who comprise one-fifth of the Muslim world, are touted in the West as the most peaceful Muslims in the world. But the West is in need for some serious shock therapy to see what is coming in the pipeline regarding the soul prepping of the armies and mass multitudes of the Antichrist, making themselves ready for the coming Sign (the Mahdi) and the Caliphate of end-times ... the Ďpeace lovingí Sufi Muslims are really satan worshippers ... if you think that Sufi Muslims are still peaceful, just recently, the Muslim terrorist demons in Iraq are finally forcing...
  • Erdogan's passion for building mosques in Europe

    05/16/2016 6:40:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:46 PM | Giulio Meotti
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a great passion for mosques. Since he took power in Turkey, Mr. Erdogan has built 17,000 Islamic prayer sites. The largest in the world stands on the Camlica Hill, dominating the Asian side of Istanbul, where the East, in the words of Cocteau, extends to Europe ďits old bejeweled handĒ. The Turkish president is committed to the construction of mosques in European capitals as well. Erdogan seeks to create the image of an Islamic civilization on the rise once again with the Turks acting as the vanguard of this revival. Ten mosques have been financed by...
  • Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down

    05/05/2016 5:44:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:22 AM EDT | Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutońülu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country¬ís president to pursue a tighter grip on power. ¬ďI decided that for the unity of the (ruling party) a change of chairman would be more appropriate. I am not considering running at the May 22 congress,¬Ē Davutońülu told the nation. Davutoglu, who had fallen out with President Recep Tayyip Erdońüan, announced he was stepping aside following a meeting with executives of the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, which has dominated Turkish politics since 2002. ¬Ö
  • Writer, Erdogan's Diploma Is Dated When Its University Was Not Existent, Dead

    05/02/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 24 replies
    awdnews.com ^ | 4/27/16
    Turkish writer Ergun Poyraz, who had earlier said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has no actual higher education and as president he recived this education illegally, is found dead. Poyraz organized an investigation that proved that Erdogan's diploma is a fake and he did not study at the university. Poyraz published the original version of Erdogan's diploma, which he allegedly wrote while studying at Marmara University. It turned out that the diploma is dated when the University of Marmara was not existent. It should be noted that the 4-year college education is mandatory for the election of the President...
  • Paris rejected Israeli software which could have stopped attack

    04/26/2016 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    A groundbreaking Israeli security system could have helped French authorities prevent the Paris massacre last November - but authorities balked at the deal under pressure from the anti-Israel boycott movement. Speaking to Fox News, an Israeli counter-terrorism source with intimate knowledge of both the software involved and the deal itself said that after the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher attack the previous January an Israeli company offered to provide French authorities with special terrorist-tracking software, which could well have enabled them to flag the ISIS terrorist network operating under their noses. But although the French were initially very keen on...
  • Does Erdogan want his own Islamic state?

    05/01/2016 8:41:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Mustafa Akyol
    Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman unexpectedly sparked controversy in Turkey when on April 25 he declared that Turkeyís new constitution should forgo mention of ďsecularismĒ and instead be a ďreligious constitutionĒ referencing God. His words reignited Turkeyís always tense ďsecularism debate,Ē which has been amplified since 2002 when the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power. Kahraman's remarks led to protests in a number of cities, a call by the main opposition leader for him to resign and allegations by secular pundits that the Speaker had shown the AKPís ďtrue face,Ē its ďreal intentions.Ē Because Kahraman is a known confidant...
  • Barack Obama breaks promise to call Armenian killings Ďgenocideí

    04/24/2016 10:38:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Times of India ^ | Apr 23, 2016
    Armenian-American leaders have urged Obama each year to make good on a pledge he made as a candidate in 2008, when he said the U.S. government had a responsibility to recognize the attacks as genocide and vowed to do so if elected. Obama's failure to fulfill that pledge in his final annual statement on the massacre infuriated advocates and lawmakers who accused the president of outsourcing America's moral voice to Turkey ... It's a Turkish government veto over U.S. policy on the Armenian genocide," Aram Hamparian, head of the Armenian National Committee of America, said in an interview. "It's like...
  • Dutch Journalist Detained In Turkey For Erdogan Tweet

    04/24/2016 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | April 24, 2016 | BBC Staff
    A Dutch-Turkish journalist has been detained in Turkey after posting tweets critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her newspaper said. Ebru Umar wrote a column for the Dutch Metro newspaper criticising President Erdogan's clampdown on dissent. Since 2014, prosecutors have launched cases against more than 1,800 journalists for insulting Mr Erdogan. Last week, Germany allowed the prosecution of a prominent TV satirist for insulting Mr Erdogan to proceed. Jan Boehmermann had read a crude poem on TV, aimed at testing German law. Germany and the Netherlands have old lese-majeste laws against insulting the head of a friendly state. Both...
  • Putin: if Erdogan doesn't stop supporting terrorists in Syria, I shall restore Constantinople to...

    04/23/2016 8:07:17 AM PDT · by bkopto · 114 replies
    AWD News ^ | Apr 16, 2016 | staff
    According to state-owned –†–ĺ—Ā—Ā–ł—Ź-24 news channel, President Vladimir Putin addressed a delegation of Ukrainian Orthodox Church and reiterated that nothing can shake Russia's perpetual blood alliance with Ukraine in spite of all malicious efforts exerted by the ruling junta in Kiev, adding, " rising neo-Fascism in Ukraine is like the infectious Gangrene which can spread across the European continent , and we, the people of the Russian Federation and descendents of the Soviet Union , we are determined to stop this plague." "Should Turkey not stop supporting al-Qaeda's Syria branch, I am indeed eager to end the job the late...
  • Turkey Arrests over 100 in Probe of U.S.-Based Cleric and Erdogan Foe Fethullah Gulen

    04/22/2016 7:20:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Apr 2016 | John Hayward
    Turkish police made a hundred arrests across Istanbul and nine other Turkish provinces connected with a wide-ranging investigation of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gulen, 72, currently lives in Pennsylvania, but is considered a powerful ďarch-foeĒ of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the Rudaw news service puts it. Gulen ďruns an international Islamic network of schools, businesses, media outlets, and charity organizations from his exile home in PennsylvaniaĒ and is ďbelieved to be deeply influential in the Turkish judicial system and police,Ē according to Rudaw. In fact, he is so influential that Erdogan has accused him of trying to...
  • Erdogan: The World's Most Insulted President

    04/20/2016 7:06:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 20, 2016 | Burak Bekdil
    Since Erdogan was elected president in August 2014 he has sued at least 1,845 Turks for insulting him. Now his judicial challenges have been exported to Europe. Angela Merkel's decision to allow BŲhmermann's prosecution hardly complies with the European culture of civil liberties. Now the Turkish journalists and artists will even suffer more." ó Rebecca Harms, co-chair of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance at the European Parliament. The trouble is, the more Erdogan realizes that his blackmailing works, the more willing he will be to export his poor democratic culture into Europe. Merkel has set the wrong precedent...
  • WHY TURKEY'S SEIZURE OF CHURCHES IS DEEPLY TROUBLING

    04/20/2016 4:59:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't need to have "Istanbul, Not Constantinople" memorized to know that Turkey is a Muslim country built by Muslim colonists and settlers on the back of a Christian civilization. Some of its mosques used to be churches. And quite a few Muslims in Turkey would like to turn all the remaining churches into mosques ... Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkeyís ancient church buildings Ė some of which pre-date Islam Ė have been managed, historically, by church foundations. ... While Obama welcomes Erdogan's megamosque in America, Christians have trouble with churches in Turkey. But Obama instead lobbies Greece to make...
  • German Comic In Turkish President Erdogan's Satire Row Suspends TV Show

    04/17/2016 7:24:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    | Agence France-Presse ^ | April 17, 2016
    A German comedian whose satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed a bitter row about freedom of speech has decided to suspend his own TV show, he announced on his Facebook page on Saturday. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against the popular comic Jan Boehmermann who could be convicted under the rarely-enforced section 103 of the criminal code -- insulting organs or representatives of foreign states. Merkel's decision has appalled rights bodies such as Human Rights Watch which on Saturday called on the German authorities to defend freedom of speech "even...
  • Turkish President Erdogan Seizes Six Christian Churches, Making Them State Property

    04/17/2016 6:49:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/16/2016 | By Michael van der Galien
    Recep Tayyip Erdońüan's administration recently seized six churches as state property in the volatile southeastern part of Turkey. As World Watch Monitor reports: After 10 months of urban conflict in Turkey¬ís war-torn southeast, the government has expropriated huge sections of property, apparently to rebuild and restore the historical centre of the region¬ís largest city, Diyarbakir. But to the dismay of the city¬ís handful of Christian congregations, this includes all its Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches. Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey¬ís ancient church buildings ¬Ė some of which pre-date Islam ¬Ė have been managed, historically, by church foundations.Because of this...
  • Erdogan Gets His Way: Germany Authorizes Prosecution of Comedian Who Insulted Turkish Leader

    04/15/2016 3:09:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | APRIL 15, 2016 | SIOBHŃN O'GRADY
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spent the last two years as head of state ensuring that if someone insults him, he doesnít just find about it ó he does something about it. A doctor compares him to the fictional character of Gollum? Bring him to court. A teenage student questions his authority at a school assembly? Have him spend the night in jail. German comedian Jan BŲhmermann sits beneath a framed portrait of Erdogan while on a German television show and reads a satirical poem accusing him of watching child porn and repressing Turkish minorities, including Christians? Demand that...
  • Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president

    04/15/2016 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 15 at 9:30 AM | Rick Noack
    Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president By Rick Noack April 15 at 9:30 AM German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cleared the way for the prosecution of German comedian Jan BŲhmermann, whose poem mocking Turkey's president has become the centerpiece of a clash between Germany's free-speech traditions and the government's efforts to safeguard its important relations with Turkey. In a news conference Friday, Merkel emphasized that it will now be up to German courts to decide whether BŲhmermann is guilty of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But critics ó including members of her own government ó...
  • Calls grow to scrap law on insulting foreign leaders [Germany]

    04/13/2016 9:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Apr 2016 12:41 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The center-left Social Democratic Party said on Tuesday that Germany should scrap a law against insulting foreign leaders ¬ó which has been used by the Turkish President to target a German comedian. ¬ďThe honor of a head of state is just as important as the honor of a normal citizen,¬Ē SPD leader in the Bundestag (German parliament) Thomas Oppermann said in Berlin. SPD MPs are ready to repeal the paragraph banning insults against foreign leaders, Oppermann went on, calling it an ¬ďantiquated rule¬Ē that should not be updated but simply abolished. Changing the law would also allow the federal government...
  • Turkey won't tolerate insults to Erdogan

    04/05/2016 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2016 8:40 AM EDT
    Turkeyís prime minister says his country will not tolerate any insults directed toward President Recep Tayyip Erdoganís ďhonor,Ē following German television programs that mocked him. Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday any insults to Erdogan amounted to insulting Turkish peopleís honor and would not go without a ďresponse.Ē Ö
  • Erdogan opens $100mn Turkish cultural center in MD, blasts US electionsí Islamophobic rhetoric

    04/02/2016 5:30:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    RT ^ | April 3, 2016
    At the opening of the Turkish government-funded Diyanet Muslim center in Maryland, President Recep Erdogan lashed out at US presidential candidates for encouraging xenophobic and Islamophobic rhetoric against ďprimary elementsĒ of American society. Speaking to a mainly Muslim crowd at the inauguration of the Turkish-funded Diyanet Center of America, in Maryland, just outside of Washington DC, Erdogan took the opportunity to criticize the American political elite and American society, saying that ďthere are still people walking around calling Muslims terrorists.Ē He blamed the US presidential contenders for spreading anti-Muslim sentiment in the US. In their race to secure the Republican...
  • Europe Courting Godfather Erdogan

    04/01/2016 5:57:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 31, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    Erdogan has boasted that he is proud of boldly blackmailing EU leaders into paying him protection money. Erdogan's threats were almost criminally sinister: "... the EU will be confronted with more than a dead boy on the shores of Turkey. There will be 10,000 or 15,000. How will you deal with that?" According to the agreement, 80 million Turkish citizens will have visa-free access to the European Union. The nightmare scenario for a desperate EU is that no matter how much it bows to extortionist demands from Turkey, the migrant crisis will continue to grow. Even if Turkey closes down...
  • Obama says no to mosque inauguration with Erdogan, WSJ

    04/01/2016 7:32:22 AM PDT · by nwrep · 13 replies
    ANSA-MED ^ | March 29
    WASHINGTON, MARCH 29 - US President Barack Obama has said no to a proposal to inaugurate a mosque in Maryland together with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and no bilateral meeting between the two is scheduled to take place on the sidelines of a nuclear summit in the American capital next Thursday and Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • 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 Erdoganís 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. .....
  • Turkish president's security guards rough up journalists at D.C. event

    03/31/2016 5:28:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    mashable ^ | ‎3‎/‎31‎/‎2016‎ | Christopher Miller
    Turkish security services brought their strong-arm tactics to Washington on Thursday, roughing up protesters, journalists and even D.C. police before a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The event descended into chaos and violence outside the Brookings Institute near D.C.'s Dupont Circle after the president's security personnel confronted a small group of people gathered to protest Erdogan's visit. ... Turkish security then clashed with the D.C. cops, who refused to remove protesters from the premises.
  • Turkey 'demands deletion' of German video mocking Erdogan

    03/29/2016 10:56:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 29 March 2016 | Kate Connolly
    The Turkish government has reportedly ordered the deletion from the internet of a German satirical video that pokes fun at President Recep Tayipp Erdońüan and condemns his human rights record. Germany¬ís ambassador to Turkey, Martin Erdmann, was summoned to the foreign ministry in Ankara last week, according to German media, and asked to justify the contents of the short film made by Extra 3, the popular satirical television programme.
  • President Obama Next Week Will Open The Largest American Mosque In The World Built Here In The U.S.

    03/28/2016 5:49:45 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 34 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    FULL TITLE: President Obama Next Week Will Open The Largest American Mosque In The World Built Here In The U.S. He Will Be Accompanied By Antichrist Erdogan Of Turkey And Together Will Enjoy The Sounds Of Allahu-Akbar America¬ís largest mosque complex, officially known as Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center, was built with Turkish funding under the supervision of the Turkish religious foundation (Diyanet). The $100 million mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland, will soon be open for Muslim worshipers in the Washington, DC area, as their link shows: ¬ďTurkey¬ís President Tayyip Erdońüan and US President Barack Obama are expected to open...
  • Erdogan to Open First US Double-Minaret Mosque

    03/27/2016 11:30:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Yeni Safak ^ | 3/25/16
    A Turkish-Islamic Center in Maryland, which features a double-minaret mosque, will be opened in the US during Turkish President Erdogan's official visitThe $100 million mega-mosque in Maryland, US will soon be open in the Washington, DC area, as Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan is expected to open the mosque during his official visit to the US between March 29 and April 2. America's largest mosque complex, officially known as the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center, was built with Turkish funding under the supervision of the Turkish religious foundation (Diyanet). Almost all $100 million for the mosque was funded by the Religious...
  • Obama Next Week Will Open The Largest American Mosque In The World Built (tr)

    03/26/2016 1:21:38 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 55 replies
    Shoebat ^ | Mar 25, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Americaís largest mosque complex, officially known as Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center, was built with Turkish funding under the supervision of the Turkish religious foundation (Diyanet). The $100 million mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland, will soon be open for Muslim worshipers in the Washington, DC area
  • Sent back to bomb Brussels: Outrage as Turkish president reveals they arrested ISIS fanatic in June

    03/23/2016 7:03:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2016 | Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter and Simon Tomlinson and Emma Glanfield
    One of the Brussels bombers was arrested in Turkey and deported back to Belgium in June with a warning that he was a militant, it has sensationally been revealed. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who yesterday blew himself up at Brussels Airport, was arrested in Gaziantep in southern Turkey close to the Syrian border last summer. Officials said he was deported to Holland before being passed back over to Belgium. The president said Belgian authorities had failed to confirm the suspect's links to terrorism 'despite our warnings that he was a foreign fighter'. The revelation came...
  • Will There Be a Coup Against Erdogan in Turkey?

    03/24/2016 5:57:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Newsweak ^ | March 24, 2016 | Michael Rubin
    The situation in Turkey is bad and getting worse. Itís not just the deterioration in security amidst a wave of terrorism. Public debt might be stable, but private debt is out of control, the tourism sector is in free-fall and the decline in the currency has impacted every citizenís buying power. There is a broad sense, election results notwithstanding, that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is out of control. He is imprisoning opponents, seizing newspapers left and right and building palaces at the rate of a mad sultan or aspiring caliph. In recent weeks, he has once again threatened to dissolve...
  • Turkey warned Belgium about Brussels attacker: Erdogan

    03/24/2016 6:05:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Anadolu Agency ^ | March 24, 2016
    ANKARA Turkish president says Turkey deported suspected attacker involved in Tuesday's Brussels bombings back in June 2015 and warned Belgium he is foreign militant Turkey deported one of the attackers involved in Tuesdayís Brussels explosions back in June 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Addressing a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Turkish capital Ankara Wednesday, Erdogan said Belgium was warned that the attacker captured in Turkey's southeastern Gaziantep province in 2015 was a foreign militant. "However, despite our warnings that this person is a foreign terrorist fighter, Belgium failed to detect the terrorist...
  • Trump without the hair? EU's migration policy gets rough

    03/14/2016 10:15:22 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13 March 2016 | Paul Taylor
    Europe's emerging migration policy is looking increasingly like Donald Trump without the hair. Except that, unlike the Republican presidential frontrunner, who wants to make Mexico pay for a wall to keep migrants out of the United States, the Europeans are willing to pay their neighbor Turkey to do the job for them. Seven months and a million migrants after Chancellor Angela Merkel declared a "welcome culture" for Syrian refugees in Germany, the European Union is rushing to erect "No vacancy" signs along its internal and external borders. Under fierce political pressure in her own conservative camp and from an insurgent...
  • Turkish president criticizes release of journalists

    02/28/2016 8:18:52 PM PST · by Rabin · 6 replies
    aa.com.tr/en/turkey ^ | 28.02.2016 14:09:36 | Staff
    ďI keep silent [on] the decision of the Constitutional Court but do not abide by the decision,Ē Erdogan said. ďIn my opinion, [the] media should not have unlimited freedom. There is no absolute freedom anywhere in the world media as well.Ē They were arrested in November... allegations of espionage, attempting to overthrow the government and supporting terrorism.
  • EU warns Russia and Turkey are headed for open war

    02/23/2016 2:35:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 60 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/16 | Ari Yashar
    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned on Tuesday that Russia and Turkey are headed towards a "hot war," as she voiced concerns that the growing tensions between the two on the Syrian border risk spilling over into open warfare. Speaking at a debate at the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee in Brussels, Mogherini said, "we are always referring to Syria as a proxy war among regional actors. This risks to become something bigger than this." "I'm not thinking of a cold war. No, we risk a hot war among different actors than the one we always think of. Not...
  • Did Russia Just Threaten Turkey With Nuclear Weapons

    02/22/2016 8:09:10 AM PST · by Strategy · 59 replies
    Jewish Business News ^ | February 22, 2016
    The US investigative journalist Robert Parry has made an astonishing claim - and one has gone completely unnoticed. He is reporting that the Russian government has warned Erdogan that Russia is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons to defend its Syrian strike force from Turkish attack. Parry's exact words are as follows: "A source close to Russian President Vladimir Putin told me that the Russians have warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Moscow is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons if necessary to save their troops in the face of a Turkish-Saudi onslaught. Since Turkey is a member of...
  • Turkey says Obama shares Syria concerns with Erdogan, affirms support

    02/19/2016 8:58:48 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/20/16
    Turkey's presidency said U.S. President Barack Obama had shared his concerns over the Syrian conflict and promised his support on Friday, hours after a tense exchange between the two NATO allies over the role of Kurdish militants. In a phone conversation that lasted one hour and 20 minutes, Ankara said Obama had told his counterpart President Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey had a right to self-defense, and expressed worries over advances by Syrian Kurdish militias near Turkey's border. Obama stressed to Erdogan that Syrian Kurdish YPG forces should not seek to exploit recent gains by the Syrian government to seize additional...
  • Turkey shells Syrian regime forces, US calls to stop

    02/13/2016 2:23:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/16
    The Turkish military on Saturday hit targets of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Syrian regime in two separate incidents in response to incoming fire, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported. In line with the rules of engagement, the armed forces shelled targets of the PYD around the town of Azaz in Aleppo province, Anatolia said, quoting a military source. The army also responded to Syrian regime fire on a Turkish military guard post in Turkey's southern Hatay region, it added. There were no further details on the nature of the Turkish strikes but they likely involved...
  • Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants - Greek website

    02/08/2016 12:34:25 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Tue Feb 9, 2016 12:27am IST | Michele Kambas in Athens, Orhan Coskun in Ankara and Gabriela Baczynska in Brussels
    Tue Feb 9, 2016 12:27am IST Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants - Greek website BRUSSELS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November, the euro2day.gr financial news website revealed deep mutual irritation and distrust in talks between Erdogan and the EU's two top officials, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk. The EU officials were trying to...
  • "We Can Put Refugees On Buses": Leaked Memo Shows Erdogan Blackmailed Europe For Billions

    02/08/2016 12:54:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/08/2016 | Tyler Durden
    If there's anything we've learned over the past twelve months it's that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is prepared to employ all manner of nefarious tactics in order to preserve his grip on power in Ankara.Following unfavorable election results last June, Erdogan plunged the country into civil war be restarting a long simmering battle with the PKK and proceeded to crack down on journalists and anyone else critical of the ruling AKP. Ultimately, new elections were called and AKP put up a stronger showing, effectively paving the way for Erdogan to rewrite Turkey's constitution and install an executive presidency.But...
  • Shortly before Syria peace talks begin, Turkey infiltrates Syria joins up with ISIS

    01/20/2016 9:20:52 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 01/20/2016 17:26 | MAAYAN GROISMAN
    Shortly before Syria peace talks begin, Turkey infiltrates Syria By MAAYAN GROISMAN \ 01/20/2016 17:26 Eyewitnesses to the incursion reported that the Turkish forces have not encountered any resistance from ISIS fighters, which raises the question of possible collaboration between ISIS and Turkey. In what appears to be a well-planned strategic move committed in light of the upcoming Syria peace talks, a large number of Turkish forces crossed the border and entered the Syrian town of Jarablus on Tuesday, according to Turkish media reports. Eyewitnesses to the incursion reported that the Turkish forces have not encountered any resistance from ISIS...
  • Erdońüan says Turkey will not allow Russia to settle north of Syria

    01/22/2016 7:45:42 AM PST · by McGruff · 25 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | January 22, 2016
    President Recep Tayyip Erdońüan said on Friday that Turkey will not allow Russia to build a base in northern Syria. President Erdońüan was asked by reporters after the Friday prayer of what he thinks about claims that Russia will build a base in Northern Syria. Erdońüan said that Turkey is aware that there are around 100 Russian soldiers deployed in northern Syria. Erdońüan said that the PYD terror organization, which is known to be supported by Russia, is no different than the Daesh terror organization. "There is no difference between them. We will also talk with Mr. Biden about this...
  • Erdogan To Take Control Of The Islamic United Nations...

    01/20/2016 5:59:48 PM PST · by amorphous · 12 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 20 Jan 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    What Caliph Al-Baghdadi wanted to gain through terrorism, Erdogan of Turkey was able to gain 'by peace' where he is "deceiving many". Erdogan in two months will lead the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (O.I.C) considered to be the Muslim 'U.N' coming second to the United Nations in size and global power. But that's not all. As this happens, the cunning Erdogan was able to woo Saudi Arabia to arrange the Turkey-Egypt talks setting the framework for a peace deal between Turkey and Egypt to be finalized before April where Al-Sisi hands over the leadership of the O.I.C to Erdogan. Keep...
  • BO Appoints Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Special Assistant For Middle East, N Africa & Gulf Region

    03/17/2015 4:54:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/14/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The White House has appointed pro-Muslim Brotherhood Robert Malley as a new special assistant to President Barack Obama. As if this is not bad enough, Malley is in charge to cover the whole kitten caboodle: The Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. This appointment happens to be at the same time that Erdogan of Turkey and Qatar had a millstone breakthrough in reviving the Muslim Brotherhood by gaining special provisions for the Islamist organization in Saudi Arabia and the Arab gulf. Malley, who now works as Senior Director of National Security Council of the White House (NSC) on...
  • Followers Of A Mysterious Turkish Islamic Cleric Have Donated Heavily To Hillary‚Äôs Campaign...

    11/23/2015 2:14:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/15 | Chuck Ross
    Members of a secretive Turkish Islamic movement that is at the center of a congressional ethics committee investigation have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and to her family’s charity, a Daily Caller investigation has found.The largest donation from a leader of the Gulen movement, which is operated from Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains by a moderate Muslim cleric named Fethullah Gulen, came from Recep Ozkan. A former president of the Gulen-linked Turkish Cultural Center, Ozkan gave between $500,001 and $1,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent months, the charity’s website shows. He also served as a national...
  • Nine Germans among Istanbul dead: reports

    01/12/2016 7:42:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Jan 2016 16:00 GMT+01:00
    Nine of the ten people who died in a terrorist attack in Istanbul on Tuesday morning are German, German media are reporting. German government sources told broadcaster N-tv that nine of the victims were German. The Turkish government had already confirmed that most of the people who died in the attacks were German. [...] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the attack had been a suicide bombing carried out by a terrorist of Syrian origin. ...
  • BREAKING: Majority of Turkish Voters Say ‚ÄėYES‚Äô To An Islamic Caliphate And Want Erdogan To...

    01/07/2016 10:17:41 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Told you that 2016 will prove an interesting year. Now Yeni Safak, the pro-Erdogan main newspaper under the control of Erdogan in Istanbul published the people’s vote and their desire regarding the new presidential system which Erdogan wants to establish. The conclusion? 60% of voters support a presidency system (in reality a Caliphate): More than half of voters in Turkey found to favor presidency system in Turkey, according to figures from the GENAR research company. The research indicated that 59.6 percent of voters support a presidency system, while 55 percent of voters say yes to a new constitution, according...
  • Erdogan: We Can Have a Presidential System With a Unitary State, Just Look at Hitler!

    01/01/2016 8:02:18 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-01-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Turkish president Erdońüan wants his country's Parliament to adopt a new Constitution in 2016 that would empower the president and weaken the legislative body. Because many Turks are worried by this prospect -- fearing that it would turn him into a dictator -- he tried to comfort them yesterday. He did so by pointing out that a so-called presidential system and a unitary state certainly are possible. Just look at Hitler's Germany! I kid you not: "There is no such thing as 'no presidential system in unitary states.' There are examples of this around the world. There are examples in...
  • Turkey's president says all he wants is same powers as Hitler

    01/02/2016 9:11:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 1, 2016 | Richard Spencer
    Turkey‚Äôs controversial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sparked mockery and condemnation by defending new powers he wants to give himself as being similar to Adolf Hitler‚Äôs. In a statement that surprised even his critics, Mr Erdogan responded to arguments that putting political power in the hands of the presidency would not work in a "unitary state". He said there were other examples of its being successful. "There are already examples in the world,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúYou can see it when you look at Hitler's Germany. There are later examples in various other countries." The Turkish presidency at present is largely...