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  • Istanbul (not Constantinople)

    07/16/2016 11:00:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | A long time ago | Mona Lisa Smile OST
    "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" Istanbul was Constantinople Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night Every gal in Constantinople Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople So if you've a date in Constantinople She'll be waiting in Istanbul Even old New York was once New Amsterdam Why they changed it I can't say People just liked it better that way So take me back to Constantinople No, you can't go back to Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks Istanbul...
  • Turkish President Erdogan declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested

    07/15/2016 9:43:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2016 | Steve Almasy, CNN
    As dawn broke in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkey's largest city, it was still unclear whether an attempt by the military to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. A defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. "The government is in control," he told supporters.
  • Are the Uzbeks Going Global?

    06/19/2009 11:09:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 393+ views
    JIHADICA.com ^ | June 17th, 2009 | Einar Wigen
    SNIPPET: "The Turkic peoples have until now played a fairly peripheral role in global jihadism. They have not attracted much academic attention, and apart from the 2003 Istanbul bombings and the 2008 American Consulate attacks, operations carried out by Turkics have gained little attention. The Waziristan-based group Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) seems to be trying to change this (as Jihadica has suggested before). The IJU broke off from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in 2001, and went for a while under the name Islamic Jihad Group. When the name changed in 2005, the group also assumed a new strategy, one...
  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • USA Transnational Report – July 2, 2016 – “Brexit” Fallout, Terror In Istanbul, & More [radio]

    07/02/2016 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | July 2, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    “BREXIT” Fallout, Turkish Terror, & MORE… LIVE Saturday (7/2) 8 AM EST!!! Join us this Saturday to hear the latest news and analysis around the “Brexit” fallout, both economically and politically. We’ll also discuss the terror attack in Istanbul, and other top headlines from around the world. How reliable are our so-called pundits when addressing these topics on a daily basis? Topics of Discussion: - Fallout of the British “Brexit” Referendum – Politically and Financially - Potential Domino Effect of Brexit - Terror in Turkey & the Modus Operandi and Timing of the Terrorists - McCain’s anti-waterboarding comments contra Trump...
  • Coulter: This Hidden Fact Predicts Terrorism

    07/01/2016 9:50:43 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 12 replies
    The Truth Revolt ^ | June 30, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    How'd you like to be running a presidential campaign dependent on Muslims not acting up again between now and Nov. 8? It's getting awfully hard for the media to keep being indignant about Trump's proposed Muslim ban, as long as Muslims keep blowing things up and shooting people. I'm assuming here that The Washington Post has not already ruled the Muslims who blew up the Istanbul Airport to be self-hating gays infected by America's culture of homophobia. It turns out, Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub shooter, also wasn't a self-hating gay, despite media excitement over that rumor. The FBI has...
  • Istanbul airport attackers 'Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz'

    06/30/2016 6:58:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    An unnamed Turkish official confirmed for Reuters news agency the attackers' countries of origin after Turkish media reports. Some agencies named one of the men as Osman Vadinov, said to have crossed into Turkey from the IS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria in 2015. Reports that he was a Chechen have been denied by an unnamed police source in the North Caucasus, Russia's Interfax news agency reports. IS has long recruited members from mainly Muslim parts of the former USSR, with at least 2,200 believed to have come from Russia alone, according to a report last year. ... Yildirim said...
  • Hillary Ignores Istanbul Jihad Attack During Town Hall Event, Instead Hits “Islamophobia”

    06/29/2016 9:15:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    But she did get around to releasing a written statement that said: “Today’s attack in Istanbul only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. And it reminds us that the United States cannot retreat.” Radical jihadism. She probably never would have said even that phrase were it not for pressure from Trump’s excoriating her and Obama for refusing to identify the enemy, but she would no doubt insist (if asked, which she won’t be) that “radical jihadism” has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.
  • Terror Attack at Istanbul Airport Proves Turkey Is Losing The Battle Against ISIS

    06/29/2016 5:19:25 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-29-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    As PJ Media reported yesterday, Atatürk Airport in Istanbul was hit by several suicide bombers. Before they set off their bombs, they shot at innocent passengers with semi-automatic weapons. According to the latest reports, at least 36 and possibly as many as 50 people have died. [TWEETS] Although one news outlet reports that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, that report has not yet been confirmed. Even if ISIS doesn't claim responsibility, however, everything about this attack has 'ISIS' written all over it. First, it was yet another attack on an airport. Second, the terrorist combined an attack with...
  • The Heroic Police Officer Who Risked His Own Life to Shoot a Suicide Terrorist at Istanbul's Airport

    06/29/2016 4:35:40 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-29-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    This man is a real-life hero. Sadly, we don't yet know whether he made it out in time. It goes without saying that we can write many terrible stories about the terror attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul yesterday. Dozens of people died -- at least 36, and possibly as many as 50 -- and as many as 150 innocent travellers were injured. There is a story behind every single one of those deaths: a story that, sadly, was ended prematurely because of the actions of a few radical Muslims who hate all those who dare have different views than...
  • Carnage In Istanbul

    06/29/2016 3:48:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, Turkey’s largest, was hit with two suicide bombings yesterday that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. However, that grisly figure may rise further as there were also several dozen injured in the blasts, some of whom have been listed as critical. The airport was immediately shut down to commercial traffic.
  • Istanbul airport reopens after terror attack leaves 41 dead, 239 injured

    06/29/2016 3:39:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Turkish Prime Miniser Binali Yildirim said in a statement Wednesday that air traffic had returned to normal and “our airport has been opened to flights and departures from 2:20 (local time) on,” following the terror attack at an Istanbul airport that left 41 dead and 239 injured.
  • Video Shows Moment Of Explosion

    06/28/2016 4:54:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Video from FoxNews.com on moment of explosion. WARNING: Graphic.
  • Istanbul airport attacks: 28 killed, 60 wounded in suicide attacks at Ataturk airport in Turkey

    06/28/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 28 JUNE 2016 | David Lawler
    Istanbul governor: 28 killed and 60 wounded We have just received an update on the casualties from the attack from Istanbul's governor. At least 28 people have died, with approximately 60 more wounded.
  • 28 Dead As Explosions Rock Istanbul Airport

    06/28/2016 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 137 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-28-2016 | Staff
    Two suicide bombers open fire before detonating their explosives at Turkey's biggest airport. At least 28 people have been killed and 60 wounded in twin explosions at the main airport in Istanbul, the city's govenor has said. Two attackers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to Istanbul Ataturk Airport's international terminal, an official said, citing information from the interior ministry. Police fired shots to try to stop the attackers but they detonated their explosives, the official said. A witness told NBC News that he saw a police officer diving to tackle one of the attackers - who...
  • Blast and gunfire 'at Istanbul airport'

    06/28/2016 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 69 replies
    Explosion and gunfire heard at Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkish media report
  • Istanbul airport: 2 explosions, gunfire,Turkish interior ministry says

    06/28/2016 12:45:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfeeq
    Two explosions and gunfire took place at the Istanbul Ataturk airport Tuesday, the Turkish interior ministry said. The ministry reported multiple injuries, but the exact number was not immediately clear.
  • Muslim Youth League Calls for Massacre at Gay Rights Parade(because, guns?)

    06/17/2016 6:37:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6/17/2016 | Jim Hoft
    At a time when the world is mourning the massacre of 49 people at a gay night club in Orlando, a new massacre is being brewed by Islamists and a far-right nationalist group in Istanbul. One day after a group called the Anatolia Muslim Youth Association (MAG) called for an “intervention” against the “immoral” LGBT Pride March to be held on June 26 in Istanbul’s Taksim, the Alperen Hearths, an ultranationalist youth organization linked to the nationalist Great Union Party (BBP), threatened on June 14 to “take all risks necessary to stop the march.”
  • Istanbul rush hour car bomb kills 11

    06/07/2016 11:40:13 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 7 replies
    The National - World ^ | June 7, 2016 | staff
    ISTANBUL // Turkish police detained four people in a hunt for the perpetrators of a car bombing in central Istanbul on Tuesday that killed seven police and four civilians. The third deadly attack in Turkey’s biggest city in six months targeted a bus transporting anti-riot police in Beyazit district, close to many of the city’s top tourist sites, said Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin. Thirty-six people were wounded, three of them seriously, he added. The four suspects were taken to police headquarters in Istanbul for interrogation, the state-run Anatolia news agency said, without providing further information. There was no early claim...
  • Istanbul marks 1453 Ottoman conquest of Istanbul with grandiose ceremony “Islam conquest prayer”

    06/03/2016 10:54:37 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 31 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | May/29/2016 | hurriyetdailynews.com
    Istanbul’s Eyüp Municipality also organized a “Youth and Conquest Feast” yesterday at the Golden Horn, which included activities such as running and a bicycle race. The event ended with the show of the municipality’s mehter team and the distribution of “conquest rice.” A day earlier, on May 28, hundreds of Islamists prayed at the gates of Istanbul’s world famous Hagia Sophia, the towering former Byzantine church which now serves as a museum, in order to demand the right to pray there as part of an event called the “conquest prayer.” An imam led a prayer in front of the vast...
  • Muslims in Turkey Demand Right to Pray at Hagia Sophia

    06/01/2016 6:44:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Qanatara.de ^ | 5/30/16
    On Saturday thousands of Muslim worshippers descended on Istanbul's world famous Hagia Sophia, the towering former Byzantine church that is now a museum, to demand the right to pray there, Turkish media reported. An imam led a prayer in front of the vast building that was once a Greek Orthodox basilica, then a mosque and now a museum before crowds called for it to be restored as a Muslim place of worship. "Let the chains break, open Hagia Sophia," chanted the crowds who gathered on the plaza in front of the museum, according to Turkey's Dogan news agency. "In the...
  • Turkey warns of terror wave if EU membership is rejected

    12/14/2004 10:10:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies · 1,301+ views
    EU Observer ^ | Dec 13 2004 | Lisbeth Kirk
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned European Union leaders that violence from Islamic extremists could escalate if the EU rejects Turkey as a member... Turkey signed the association agreement for EU membership in 1963 and it is expected that a two-day EU summit this week will finally decide to begin formal membership talks, probably in the second half of next year... Taking Turkey’s 69 million, mainly Muslim, population into the Union is widely disputed... In Germany, leader of the Christian Social Union Edmund Stoiber told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that his party in government would do what it...
  • Erdogan opens $100mn Turkish cultural center in MD, blasts US elections’ 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 “primary elements” 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 “there are still people walking around calling Muslims terrorists.” He blamed the US presidential contenders for spreading anti-Muslim sentiment in the US. In their race to secure the Republican...
  • 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 Erdogan’s 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. .....
  • Report: Istanbul terrorist followed Israelis from hotel

    03/21/2016 5:40:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/3/16 | Yedidya Ben Or
    A Turkish journalist has posted on Twitter that the terrorist who attacked Istanbul on Saturday followed the his Israeli victims from the moment they left their hotel until they reached Istiklal Avenue. According to the report, the terrorist then waited for the Israelis to finish eating in a restaurant, approached them, and set off his bomb. The attack left three Israelis dead and another 11 wounded. The dead victims were Simcha Damari, Yonatan Suher and Avraham Goldman. On Sunday, Turkish security officials revealed that the bomber's identity. ...
  • Three Israelis murdered in Istanbul attack

    03/19/2016 12:10:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16
    Three Israelis were killed Saturday in a suicide bombing on a major shopping street in Istanbul, Turkish media report. At least one other person, an Iranian national, was also killed. The victims were Simha Siman Demri, 60, Yonathan Suher, 40, Avraham Goldman, 70 and an Iranian identified as Ali Riza Khalman whose age was not given, the CNN-Turk broadcaster said. Eleven Israelis are wounded, two severely so, out of a total of 36 wounded victims. Another six Israelis are still unaccounted for. Deputy health minister Ahmet Baha Otuken had earlier confirmed that Simha Demri was among the four victims of...
  • Turkey’s increasingly desperate predicament poses real dangers

    02/21/2016 11:13:33 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2016 | Liz Sly
    Turkey is confronting what amounts to a strategic nightmare as bombs explode in its cities, its enemies encroach on its borders and its allies seemingly snub its demands. As recently as four years ago, Turkey appeared poised to become one of the biggest winners of the Arab Spring, an ascendant power hailed by the West as a model and embraced by a region seeking new patrons and new forms of governance. All that has evaporated since the failure of the Arab revolts, shifts in the geopolitical landscape and the trajectory of the Syrian war. Russia, Turkey’s oldest and nearest rival,...
  • Whoa: CIA director just called out Obama in LARGE way

    01/13/2016 3:24:37 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 19 replies
    Allen West website ^ | 01/13/2016 | Allen West
    In full disclosure, I wrote this last night before the State of the Union address. I guessed then and I was right - none of this was addressed by Obama in his speech. Last week we shared how horrific January 2016 began in its first week. Week two doesn't look much better. President Obama tried to present a world of rainbows and unicorns in his final State of the Union address, but that's about as real as the Land of Oz. Barack Obama and his minions can attempt to create an alternative universe in which they live, but the truth...
  • 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. ...
  • Injuries reported after Istanbul explosion

    01/12/2016 1:39:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2016 | Fox News
    Multiple people have been reported injured after an explosion in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists, Turkish media reported Tuesday. Private NTV television said the explosion in the Sultanahmet neighborhood was close to a park that is home to a landmark obelisk. The state-run Anadolu Agency says several police and medics were sent to the area. Police sealed the area, barring people from approaching in case of a second explosion. Sultanahmet is Istanbul's main sight-seeing area and includes the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque.
  • One person killed in blast at an Istanbul airport

    12/23/2015 2:08:20 AM PST · by csvset · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | 23 december 2015 | AFP
    ISTANBUL (AFP) - One person was killed and another wounded after an explosion of unknown origin Wednesday at an airport in Istanbul, Turkish television reports said. Airport cleaner Zehra Yamac, 30, died of head wounds hours after the blast on the tarmac at Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side of Turkey's largest city, CNN-Turk and NTV television reported.
  • Turkey's Erdogan meets Hamas leader Meshaal in Istanbul: sources

    12/19/2015 4:47:33 PM PST · by Mariner · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 19th, 2015 | by Humeyra Pamuk
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Khaled Meshaal, leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, on Saturday in Istanbul, Turkish presidential sources said, a day after Israel and Turkey said they were close to patching up five-year political rift. A source from Erdogan's office said Meshaal "briefed Erdogan on the latest developments in the region", without giving further details. Islamist Hamas controls the Gaza strip. Israeli officials said late on Thursday that a deal with Turkey was struck to normalize ties following high-level bilateral talks in Switzerland. Turkish officials said a final agreement was yet to be sealed,...
  • Libya says Gadhafi government held talks with US

    07/18/2011 2:05:00 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, July 18, 2011 4:28 PM EDT | PAUL SCHEMM
    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Libyan government spokesman said Monday that representatives of Moammar Gadhafi's embattled government held face-to-face talks with U.S. officials on repairing ties between the nations. A U.S. State Department official confirmed the meeting took place but said it was only to deliver the message that Gadhafi must step down and no future meetings were planned. The meeting came after Friday's decision by the United States and more than 30 other nations meeting in Istanbul to recognize the eastern-based rebels fighting Gadhafi's government as the country's legitimate representatives, added the official, who spoke on the condition of...
  • Traces of Vikings found at Bathonea archaeological excavation in Istanbul

    12/08/2015 2:32:37 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | Monday, December 07, 2015 | unattributed
    Archaeologists have found the figure of a goddess that dates back to the early Hittite period as well as a Viking amber necklace during an ongoing excavation in the ancient city of Bathonea by Lake Kucukcekmece in Istanbul. An archaeological excavation was launched in 2009 near Lake Kucukcekmece in the Avcilar district of Istanbul to uncover the ancient city of Bathonea, which is estimated to be 1,600 years old. The excavation is being conducted under the supervision of Associate Professor Fengul Aydingun from Kocaeli University. in an earlier interview with the press, she had said the first two years of...
  • Deadly explosion hits Istanbul metro station

    12/01/2015 8:20:27 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 44 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 12/01/15 | staff
    Cause of blast remains unknown, but at least one killed and a number injured in incident, Turkish media reports.
  • Moscow wants Turkey to return Cathedral of St. Sophia to Orthodox Church

    11/27/2015 6:54:47 AM PST · by NRx · 47 replies
    RISU ^ | 11-26-2015 | Staff
    The State Duma deputies supported the idea of ​​return of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to the Orthodox Church. This was stated by Chairman of Committee on Property, coordinator of inter-factional parliamentary group on the protection of Christian values ​​Sergei Gavrilov, TSN reports. Today, when the Russian-Turkish relations are undergoing “endurance trial,”the mutual friendly initiatives and proposals are of special importance, Gavrilov says. “The Russian side deems it possible to recur to the ancient shrine of the Christian world, located in Turkey, Istanbul - St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia) of Constantinople –an ancient Byzantine cathedral, which is associated with the history of...
  • Tragedy in Turkey as ex-BBC journalist, (Jackie Sutton) 50, found hanged in airport toilets

    10/18/2015 6:04:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10-18-2015 | Mark Duell and Laura Wells
    British woman has been found hanged in a Turkish airport after missing her connecting flight to Iraq, it was claimed last night. Former BBC journalist Jacky Sutton, 50, had travelled from London Heathrow to Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, but is believed to have failed to make it onto her next plane to Erbil. She then appeared distressed after being told by airline staff that she would have to buy a new ticket - and was later found in the toilets by three Russian passengers, according to local media. Ms Sutton had arrived in Istanbul on Turkish Airlines flight TK-1986 at about...
  • Roh: no rift in U.S. - S. Korean alliance (Lying communist piece of filth alert)

    04/17/2005 11:15:33 PM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Monday 18th April, 2005 Roh: no rift in U.S. - S. Korean alliance -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Big News Network.com Monday 18th April, 2005 (UPI) South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has dismissed reports of a possible break in the decades-old alliance between South Korea and the United States. There is no problem in relations between South Korea and the United States, although the bilateral relations have been changing a little recently compared with the past, Roh said in a meeting with a group of South Korean in Istanbul, Turkey. Roh's remarks followed reports that relations between the two countries were strained when South...
  • ISTANBUL’S KRISTALLNACHT TURNS 60--The forgotten ethnic cleansing.

    09/08/2015 4:39:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 7, 2015 | Andrew Harrod
    Istanbul’s Kristallnacht Turns 60 The forgotten ethnic cleansing. September 7, 2015 Andrew Harrod    On September 6-7, 1955, Istanbul’s Greek Christians underwent the “most destructive pogrom…in Europe since the infamous Kristallnacht” of 1938 Nazi Germany, eminent Greek-American historian Speros Vryonis, Jr. has written.  As he wrote in the extensively documented 2005 book The Mechanism of Catastrophe:  The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul, these important events remain “virtually unknown” even today. As the Greek Consul General of Constantinople (Istanbul) wrote in September 1955, Istanbul’s Greek community that dated from the...
  • 'Irish' Man Labelled Hero After Istanbul Fight

    08/30/2015 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Sky News
    A man reported to be an Irish citizen has been heralded as a hero after fighting off a mob of Turkish shopkeepers who beat him with sticks. Described by Turkish media as an Irish tourist and a professional boxer, he had been at a market in Istanbul's Aksaray neighbourhood looking for a bottle of water. After he opened the fridge door, accidentally sending all the bottles tumbling to the floor, the owner of the shop held a stick to him. A large group of other shopkeepers then came to defend the shop owner, some carrying sticks or stools. Despite the...
  • Gunfire heard at Istanbul tourist site

    08/19/2015 5:41:04 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | August 19 | Staff
    Gunfire has been heard around Turkey's iconic Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, a major tourist attraction, reports say. One witness said she heard a blast, then shooting. Two armed people are being sought in connection with the attack, and one report said they were detained at the scene.
  • Obama Admin: Promoting Murder of US Troops Okay for Obama Funders, But Not for Muslim Clerics

    05/29/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Top Obama bundler Jodie Evans with Marxist tyrant Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama The Obama State Department this week disavowed its promotion of a Muslim cleric after it was reported by the Washington Free Beacon that the cleric, Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, endorsed a fatwa in 2004 authorizing Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Iraq. At the same time, the Obama administration continues to deal with Obama funder and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans who helped deliver cash and humanitarian aid to “the other side” in Fallujah in 2004 and made a personal statement in 2005 supporting the killing of...
  • Istanbul Gay Pride marchers pelted with water cannons, tear gas and pellets by police: reports

    06/29/2015 4:17:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 06/28/2015 | BY TOBIAS SALINGER
    Hundreds of Gay Pride celebrants in Istanbul’s Taksim Square were pelted with water cannons and tear gas by police in Turkey’s largest city on Sunday. Two people were injured, according to local media reports, but the resilient marchers assembled again several blocks away and commenced with a demonstration that grew to the thousands by day’s end. Police had cornered between 100 and 200 attendees in the city's central square - a longtime gathering place for protests - and launched multiple streams of water at them to move the crowd down a side street in the late afternoon. The riot-outfitted police...
  • Gay pride guy gets taken out by a hose

    06/28/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Bodybuilding.com ^ | June 28, 2015
    https://twitter.com/fundaeryigit/status/615161157469515776
  • Turkish Police Disperse Gay Pride Marchers

    06/28/2015 11:07:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for gay pride parades, parties and celebrations around the world Sunday. Most events were peaceful, but in Istanbul, Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd. It was not immediately clear why Turkish police stopped marchers in Istanbul, where gay pride parades have been held in previous years. Turkish media reported that police said people would not to be allowed to march this year. In New York, massive crowds gathered ahead of the city’s annual gay pride parade, which was first held in 1970. Organizers said they expected a record...
  • Turks Boast of Historic Slaughter and Rape of Christians

    06/08/2015 11:28:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 8, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Turks Boast of Historic Slaughter and Rape of ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On June 8, 2015 @ 12:06 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 21 Comments [1]Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.Earlier this week a news report [2] unwittingly demonstrated how Turkey—once deemed the most “secularized” Muslim nation—is returning to its Islamic heritage, complete with animosity for the infidel West and dreams of the glory days of jihadi conquests: A group of devout Muslims from across Turkey prayed before the city’s historic Hagia Sophia on the 562nd anniversary of the Turkish conquest of Istanbul...
  • Morning prayer held before Hagia Sophia to demand re-conversion into mosque

    06/01/2015 3:35:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hurriyet ^ | 5/31/15
    A group of devout Muslims from across Turkey prayed before the city’s historic Hagia Sophia on the 562nd anniversary of the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, demanding that the site be turned back into a mosque. Men and women from across the country gathered before the Hagia Sophia museum early May 31, as part of an event organized by the Anatolian Youth Association (AGD) with the motto “Break the chains, Open Hagia Sophia,” and prayed the morning prayer with a call for the reconversion of the museum into a mosque. Designed as a Christian basilica in the sixth century by Anthemios...
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • IRAN: Will Obama meet Khatami at Turkey confab?

    04/06/2009 8:52:43 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Babylon & Beyond ^ | Apr 5 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
    Iranian and Turkish media are all abuzz about the possibility that President Obama and former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami might meet at a U.N.-sponsored conference in Turkey this week. Hurriyet, the big Turkish daily, is reporting that since both men are expected to attend the Alliance of Civilizations conference in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday, the odds of a chance encounter are high, although noting that "it was not clear as of yesterday if the two would be at the summit at the same time." Iran's conservative Mehr News Agency cited a close aide to Khatami as saying that "most...
  • Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

    03/03/2015 2:11:05 AM PST · by piasa · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | August 22, 2014 | BAYRAM KAYA
    Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Kürecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed. According to an 854-page police investigation on the Tawhid-Salam terror network obtained by Today's Zaman, witness testimony provided to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 22, 2013 indicated that suspects tied to Iranian intelligence had collected information about Kürecik. The witness said many front companies with the cover of legitimate businesses such as real estate agencies or bookstores had been established in Malatya by...