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  • Turkey Uncensored: Will Turkey Succeed in Turning the Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque?

    08/16/2017 5:25:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    The Islamist Felicity Party (Turkish: Saadet Partisi) organized the “Great Jerusalem demonstration” on July 30 in Istanbul. This event attended by thousands of people who condemned Israel following the recent incidents on the Temple Mount.The demo quickly turned into an anti-Israel and anti-Jew hate fest in which several Islamic activists delivered harsh speeches against the Jewish State. Mustafa Koylu, the head of the Cansuyu Association, said, “You have to do one thing so that those who do not see Turkey as a man and as a state will think once again. Open Hagia Sophia to [Muslim] worship! Open it! If...
  • Istanbuls Neve Shalom Massacre: How the Oasis of Peace Turned Into a Scene of Savagery

    07/21/2017 8:09:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    the Algemeiner ^ | September 8, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Inside the Neve Shalom Synagogue after the 1986 terrorist attack. Photo: Facebook.Thirty years ago, Neve Shalom — Istanbul’s largest synagogue, whose name means “oasis of peace” — was the target of a brutal attack at the hands of Jew-hating murderers.On September 6, 1986, Palestinian Arab terrorists affiliated with the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) bombed and opened fire at Neve Shalom during a Sabbath service, killing 22 people.At the time, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) called the attack “the bloodiest synagogue massacre since the Nazi era.”Gabriel (Gabi) Saul — a survivor whose father, Dr. Moiz Saul, died in the attack — told Şalom, a Jewish-Turkish weekly newspaper, about the moment of the attack: There were...
  • Turkish Islamists hold anti-Israel rally outside Istanbul synagogue

    07/20/2017 6:20:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 21, 2017 | Times of Israel staff
    A group of Turkish ultra-nationalists on Thursday protested outside one of the most significant synagogues in Istanbul to denounce Israels security measures at the Temple Mount following a deadly attack last Friday that left two Israeli police officers dead, the Dogan news agency said. The group from the Alperen Hearths, a far-right ultranationalist and Islamist youth group, said in a statement read outside the Neve Salom synagogue in central Istanbul that Israel was a terror state seeking to block freedom for worship to Muslims. If you prevent our freedom of worship there then we will prevent your freedom of worship...
  • Turkish opposition in mass 'justice' rally challenge to Erdogan

    07/09/2017 8:05:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2017 | [AFP] Fulya OZERKAN, Stuart WILLIAMS
    "We marched for justice, we marched for the rights of the oppressed. We marched for the MPs in jail. We marched for the arrested journalists. We marched for the university academics dismissed from their jobs," said Kilicdaroglu. "We marched because the judiciary is under a political monopoly," he added. "We want the return of powers grabbed from the parliament," said Kilicdaroglu. "Who dares turn this country -- which is like heaven -- into a hell!" he added.
  • Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul against Turkey's post-coup crackdown

    07/09/2017 7:52:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 9, 2017 | 3:17pm EDT | Umit Bektas and Humeyra Pamuk
    Turkey's main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown launched by the authorities after last year's failed military coup. Addressing hundreds of thousands of people waving Turkish flags and banners demanding justice, Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his 25-day march from Ankara to Istanbul - culminating in Sunday's rally in Istanbul - was the first stage of a long campaign. "We will be breaking down the walls of fear," he told the crowd who gathered to welcome him at the end of his 425 km (265...
  • Justice March led by CHP leader @kilicdarogluk reached Istanbul with a mass demo in Maltepe

    07/09/2017 1:58:19 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    CHP (via Twitter) ^ | 11:33 AM - 9 Jul 2017 | Kemal Kilicdaroglu
    Justice Kılıçdaroğlu made call of 10 points to AKP: 1- 249 people lost their lives yet the political pillar of the attempted coup is not known. Reveal the politicians involved in the coup. 2- The coup attempt was used as pretext for government's own coup. End emergency rule immediately, restore rule of law in int'l standards. 3- Putting justice system under the control of political order is treason to democracy. Apply fair trial, independent and objective justice. 4- People affected by the emergency rule after the coup are denied their natural rights. End denial of access to social and...
  • Erdogan slams opposition as justice march nears Istanbul

    07/02/2017 10:44:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 1, 2017, 6:05 pm | by AFP
    Turksih President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused the countrys main opposition party of siding with terrorism, as a three-week march for justice led by its chief neared its ending point of Istanbul... If you start protests to protect terrorists and those who support terrorism when it did not occur to you to take part in anti-terror demonstrations then you cannot convince anyone that your objective is justice, Erdogan said... he said the road taken by Kilicdaroglu was the way to Qandil and Pennsylvania.
  • Voices Grow Louder in Turkey to Convert Hagia Sophia From a Museum Back to Mosque

    06/28/2017 6:56:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/24/17 | Umar Farooq
    As the time for afternoon prayers approaches, Onder Soy puts on a white robe and cap and switches on the microphone in a small 19th century room adjoining the Hagia Sophia. Soon, Soys melodic call to prayer rings out over a square filled with tourists hurrying to visit some of Turkeys most famous historical sights before they close for the day. The room Soy is in built as a resting place for the sultan and now officially called the Hagia Sophia mosque fills up with around 40 worshipers, drawn not by the modestly decorated space itself, but by...
  • Erdogan Holding U.S. Tactical Nukes At Inkirlink...And Is Hailed As Mahdi

    07/19/2016 8:49:59 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 120 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    [Original title too long: Erdogan Holding U.S. Tactical Nukes At Inkirlink Taking Control Of The Second Most Powerful Army In NATO And Is Hailed As Mahdi] Turkey, in less than 24 hours was occupied by Erdogan’s pro Muslim Brotherhood militia and entered the U.S. base where tactical nukes at Incirlik are held. Period. Plain and Simple. Yet there are no headlines in any media that reveals this global catastrophe in this way. Why? Even the air base, which is used by NATO and stores US tactical nuclear weapons, has been invaded by Erdogan’s militia. The militia entered the base in...
  • Turks push to turn iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

    03/10/2017 8:18:48 AM PST · by cutty · 15 replies
    For eight decades, the iconic Hagia Sophia [Ἁγία Σοφία, “Holy Wisdom”] – museum in Istanbul [Constantinople] has stood as a symbol of Turkey’s commitment to a secular society. Now that tradition is under siege by growing calls to convert the historic structure back into a practicing mosque. The 1,500-year-old structure originally was built as an Orthodox Christian cathedral. It was turned into a mosque in the 15th century after the Ottoman Turks defeated the Greek emperor in Constantinople and renamed the city Istanbul. In the 1930s, the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, turned it into a museum in his...
  • Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker wanted to kill Christians - Hurriyet, citing court document

    02/28/2017 6:11:34 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 13, 2017 | Staff
    An Islamist gunman, who has confessed to the killing of 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, told a court that he had aimed to kill Christians during his attack, Hurriyet newspaper said on Monday, citing testimony given this weekend. Abdulgadir Masharipov initially planned to attack the area around Taksim Square but switched to the upscale Reina nightclub due to the heightened security measures around the square, Hurriyet said, without saying how it had obtained the document. "I did not take part in any acts before the Reina event. I thought of carrying out an act against...
  • My Goal Was To Kill Christians Muslim Nightclub Murderer Declares In Court He Hates Christians

    02/15/2017 9:27:45 PM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | February 14, 2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    Abdulgadir Masharipov walked into a nightclub in Istanbul on New Years Eve and began randomly shooting people, killing 39 and injuring countless more. In court, he confessed that he did it because he hated Christians and wanted to kill them on their holiday: An Islamist gunman, who has confessed to the killing of 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Years Day, told a court that he had aimed to kill Christians during his attack, Hurriyet newspaper said on Monday, citing testimony given this weekend.
  • Greeks in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction

    02/15/2017 7:02:26 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | February 15, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    This population decline of Greeks in Turkey has not been due to natural causes but rather the result of state-sponsored attacks and pressure. The current Greek population in Turkey is estimated at fewer than 2,000.  But this population decline was not due to natural causes; the Greek community has become nearly extinct due to many state-sponsored attacks and pressure.The largest attacks took place during the last years of the Ottoman Empire with pogroms and discrimination continuing until the present day.In 2007, the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) announced that “the Ottoman campaign against Christian minorities of the Empire between...
  • Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect 'captured'

    01/16/2017 2:00:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-16
    The main suspect in the New Year's Eve attack on an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul has been arrested, Turkish media report. Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to have mounted the attack on the Reina club in which 39 people were killed. The Uzbek national is said to have been caught in Istanbul's Esenyurt district. Citizens of Israel, France, Tunisia, Lebanon, India, Belgium, Jordan and Saudi Arabia were among the victims, and dozens of people were injured. So-called Islamic State said it was behind the attack, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria. The gunman arrived at the club...
  • At least 35 killed, 40 injured in Istanbul nightclub terrorist attack (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)

    12/31/2016 5:47:48 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 43 replies
    RT ^ | December 31, 2016, Edit Jan 1
    At least one gunman dressed as Santa has attacked a night club in Istanbul, killing and injuring scores of people, Turkish media report. Footage shows armored police vehicles surrounding the building as ambulances are rushed to the scene. At least 35 people were killed and 40 wounded in the attack, Istanbul’s governor Vasip Şahin said, calling the incident a terrorist attack. The attack took place at the well-known Reina nightclub in the Ortakoy neighborhood, in Istanbul’s Besiktas district.
  • Many wounded in Istanbul nightclub attack

    12/31/2016 3:54:11 PM PST · by AU72 · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | January 1, 2017 | BBC
    Many people have been wounded in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey's NTV reports. Footage appears to show a number of ambulances and police vehicles outside the Reina nightclub, in the Besiktas area of the city. NTV says two attackers were involved, with CNN Turk reported they were dressed in Santa costumes. Istanbul had been on high alert for any terror attacks, with some 17,000 police officers on duty in the city. There were reportedly several hundred people in the nightclub at the time.
  • Turkey: Armed Attack At Istanbul Nightclub

    12/31/2016 3:56:49 PM PST · by cardinal4 · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 31 Dec 2016 | CNN
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  • Attacker opens fire at Istanbul nightclub, news agency reports

    12/31/2016 5:10:47 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 31 Dec 16 | By Madison Park
    An Istanbul nightclub was attacked Sunday morning, killing 35 people and wounding 40 others, according to Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin. Sahin called the incident "a terror attack" targeting innocent people who were at the club to celebrate the new year. An armed attack has taken place at a nightclub in the Besiktas neighborhood of Istanbul, according to Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu. The attacker, who has not yet been identified, opened fire inside the nightclub early Sunday, the agency reported.
  • Gun attack on popular night club in central Istanbul

    12/31/2016 4:12:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    .hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | 12/31/16 | hurriyetdailynews
    A gun attack was held on Reina, a popular night club in Istanbul by the Bosphorus, according to broadcaster CNNTurk. Dozens of people were wounded in the attack, local broadcasters have reported. A reporter at the crime scene said live on CNNTurk that some 50 to 60 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. The attackers used long-barrell guns, eye witnesses said.
  • 29 dead and 166 wounded in twin bomb attack near Istanbul stadium

    12/10/2016 9:08:42 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 16 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | December 10, 2016
    A car bomb followed by a suicide bombing left 29 people dead and 166 wounded Saturday night outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul. Authorities said that a car bomb detonated by remote control was followed 45 seconds later by a suicide bomber. All but two of those killed were police officers, authorities said.