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  • Turkey's American Hostage - About to be Sentenced for Life?

    04/16/2018 3:07:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 15, 2018 at 4:30 am | Uzay Bulut
    The Turkish government is using Pastor Brunson's detention as a bargaining chip. In exchange for his freedom, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had demanded the return to Turkey from the United States of self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, a political opponent, whom Erdogan claims was behind the failed coup against him in the summer of 2016. "They are treating the U.S. government with contempt and paying no price for it." — Pastor Andrew Brunson, March 17, 2018. Turkey -- a NATO member holding an American political prisoner hostage -- has so far faced no consequences. An American Pastor, Andrew Brunson,...
  • Turkey again extends state of emergency

    04/19/2018 12:20:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday extended the ongoing state of emergency for another three months, the Hurriyet daily newspaper reported. This is the seventh time that the state of emergency has been extended. The last time was in January. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the three-month state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after the failed coup that summer, saying it would enable authorities to take swift action against those responsible for the putsch. Wednesdays extension means the upcoming early elections on June 24 will be held under the emergency rule despite widespread disapproval from opposition parties. The...
  • The Erdogan Enigma

    04/24/2017 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • 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 Trumps 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 thatAnkarais rattled with Trumps choice. The reason is a tweetby Pompeo duringthe coup attempt in July 2016in which he likenedTurkey, alongsideIran, 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 beenan auspicious event.It only served to reinforce the...
  • Turkey: A Jewish Terrorist Organization Behind the Attempted Coup?

    12/28/2017 11:21:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | December 27, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Anti-Semitism is widespread in Turkey and intensely motivated by Islamic scriptures. Some Turkish authorities and opinion-shapers have chosen the “easy” way: Use the “Jew card” to demonize Gülen and his supporters. Many pro-government news websites and discussion forums, including pro-government newspapers, are filled with columns that claim Gülen is actually Jewish.A columnist with the pro-government newspaper Sabah, Ersin Ramoğlu, for example, wrote a column entitled “Fethullah Gülen: a Karaite Jew,” in which he “described” how “Jewish Fethullah Gülen has destroyed Turkey, such as by poisoning thousands of young people in his schools.” Then he explained why Gülen engages in all...
  • Turkey probes senator, ex-CIA director over links to cleric

    04/15/2017 11:44:29 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2017 | Associated Press
    Instanbul's chief prosecutor's office has launched the mother of all probes and Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and ex-CIA director Brennan are among those named for their alleged links to cleric Fethullah Gulen.
  • Report: Mueller Investigating Mike Flynn for Alleged Plot to Kidnap Muslim Cleric

    11/13/2017 10:04:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 33 replies
    Brietbart News Network ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Kristinia Wong
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in what started as a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and any potential collusion with the Trump campaign, is reportedly investigating former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn for an alleged plan to forcibly remove a Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania and send him back to Turkey.
  • Ankara's paranoia spikes as Qatar shunned (Turkey)

    06/06/2017 7:15:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | June 5, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    The dramatic decision by five Arab countries to sever ties with Qatarover its alleged coddling of the Muslim Brotherhood and its flirtation with their archenemyIran has caught the pugnacious emirates closest regional ally, Turkey, off balance and wondering whether it too may betargeted. Turkeys initial reaction to the announcement by Bahrain, Egypt,Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen that they were suspending diplomatic ties as well as air and sea travel to and from Qatarwas a call for dialogue. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a news conference,We see the stability in the Gulf region as our own...
  • TURKEY LINKS ASSASSIN TO OBAMA-PROTECTED IMAM

    12/26/2016 8:49:36 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 89 replies
    WND ^ | 12-26-2016 | Jerome Corsi
    Turkish government intelligence has determined Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22 the police officer who recently assassinated Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov while the ambassador was giving a speech to open an art gallery in Ankara was a member of the Gulen organization, which claimed to be the same group that staged an unsuccessful coup in Turkey in July.... ....the Clinton Foundation was engaged in a pay-to-play scheme to obtain Secretary of State Hillary Clintons support for the Obama administration decision to give asylum to Fetullah Gulen, a Turkish Muslim imam the Erdogan government holds responsible for the attempted coup July...
  • July Article: Ties Emerge Between Clinton and Mysterious Islamic Cleric

    12/27/2016 5:33:16 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/16 | Chuck Ross
    A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey. Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House. http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/13/new-ties-emerge-between-clinton-and-mysterious-islamic-cleric/
  • US should not provide Glen safe haven, says top Trump advisor (STOP THIS BS FOR FS)

    11/10/2016 7:12:32 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 20 replies
    ISTANBUL ^ | ISTANBUL
    The United States should not provide a safe haven for the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who the Turkish government accuses of orchestrating the failed July 15 coup attempt, a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump has said. “The forces of radical Islam derive their ideology from radical clerics like Gülen, who is running a scam. We should not provide him safe haven,” retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn wrote for the Hill newspaper in a piece published on Nov. 8. “In this crisis, it is imperative that we remember who our real friends are,” added Flynn, who is the former...
  • Turkey detains brother of cleric Gulen, issues arrest warrants for 115

    10/03/2016 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 3, 2016 | 6:19am EDT | Humeyra Panuk
    Turkish authorities have detained a brother of Fethullah Glen, a U.S.-based cleric they accuse of orchestrating a coup attempt in July, and issued arrest warrants for 115 other people as part of nationwide investigations into the abortive putsch. Kudbettin Glen was taken into custody on Sunday by Turkish counter-terrorism police in the Gaziemir district of the Aegean province of Izmir following intelligence that he was staying at a relatives house, state-run Anadolu Agency said. [] Several of Glens relatives, including a nephew, niece and cousins, have been arrested since the July 15 coup.
  • Obama speaks with Turkish leader, offers help after failed coup: White House

    07/19/2016 11:29:03 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 45 replies
    President Barack Obama spoke to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, offering U.S. assistance...
  • How the Clintons and the Rest of Washington Are Getting Rich From the Turkey Coup

    07/18/2016 4:05:47 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | July 18, 2016 | Ira Stoll
    Here’s one outcome of the Turkish coup attempt that you can bet on: Washington lobbyists will be getting rich off it. The Podesta Group, a firm with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, registered in May to lobby for the “Alliance for Shared Values.” That comically named organization supports Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based imam that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, blames, rightly or wrongly, for the coup.
  • Kerry Promises to 'Immediately Evaluate' Extradition of Coup-Accused Scholar

    07/17/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 17, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State John Kerry said this morning that the Obama administration is "open" to considering the extradition of a Poconos scholar accused by the Turkish regime of being behind Friday's coup attempt.Kerry said on NBC's Meet the Press that the U.S. has asked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to become more authoritarian in response to the coup.Hurriyet Daily News reported that Erdogan has detained some 6,000 soldiers, judges and prosecutors in less than 48 hours. They're being charged with membership of an armed terrorist organization and attempting to overthrow the government of the Turkish Republic using force and violence...
  • Emails, Documents Tie Clinton Camp to Turkish Imam

    07/16/2016 5:42:18 PM PDT · by amorphous · 54 replies
    NewsMax.Com ^ | 14 July, 2016 | By Jason Devaney
    New emails and documents uncover ties between the Clintons and an Islamic imam from Turkey who has been in self-exile in Pennsylvania since 1999. According to The Daily Caller, several pieces of evidence tie the Clintons to Fethullah Gulen, against whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has launched a crackdown.
  • Did Erdogan STAGE the coup?

    07/16/2016 3:41:57 PM PDT · by SunStar · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:04 EST, 16 July 2016 | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    A US-based Turkish cleric accused of plotting a coup to overthrow the Ankara government has claimed President Recep Erdogan staged the rebellion himself to justify a major clampdown on opposition forces. Fethullah Gulen, who was a former key ally of Erdogan has been blamed by the politician of using his contacts to develop a 'parallel structure' to overthrow the state.
  • Erdogan calls on US to extradite Pennsylvania-based cleric after failed Turkey coup

    07/16/2016 2:12:23 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2016
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the U.S. Saturday to extradite a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania following a failed military coup. In a televised speech Saturday night, Erdogan said Turkey had never refused any request by the U.S. to extradite terrorists and invoked Washington and Ankara's relationship as "strategic partners" in an effort to force the return of Fethullah Gulen. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday the Obama administration would entertain an extradition request but Turkey would have to prove wrongdoing by Gulen.
  • Turkey threatens WAR with America over cleric blamed for masterminding failed coup

    07/16/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 76 replies
    Express UK ^ | 6-16-2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    In an astonishing and reckless attack on the US the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the country considers itself at war with any nation that stands by the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. He said: "Any country that protects Fethullah Gulen will be an enemy to Turkey." Moderate cleric Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been a constant scapegoat for Erdogan who has accused him of trying to establish a parallel state to rival his own fiefdom. The statement by Mr Yildirim will be seen as a thinly veiled threat to America to give up Gulen, who lives...
  • Furious President of Turkey abandons Muhammad Ali funeral and flies home...

    06/10/2016 12:09:04 PM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 June 2016 | Daily Mail Reporter
    ...after being cut from speech line-up and banned from laying a cloth on boxer's coffin during Muslim ceremony -Recep Tayyip Erdogan had specially flown to Louisville, Kentucky, to say farewell to Ali -But the presidents office said Erdogan left the United States for Turkey late Thursday after attending the prayer ceremony -He was due to speak at today's multi-faith service but lost his slot due to 'lack of program space' -Funeral organizers also 'refused to allow Erdogan to lay a cloth from the Kaaba on Alis coffin during the Thursday ceremony' -In addition he wanted the head of Turkey's religious...