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

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

    04/26/2017 2:35:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 4/26/17 | Edwin Mora
    A woman from India was sold to her immigration sponsor for an estimated $4,700 after she entered Saudi Arabia on a housemaid visa and is being tortured by her captor, her daughter tells the Times of India (TOI). “My mother is in trouble in Saudi. She wants to return home, but her Kafeel [visa sponsor] is not allowing her to get back here,” Sameena Begum, the victim’s daughter, told TOI.Her daughter revealed that the victim “is facing mental and physical harassment at the hands of her kafeel (sponsor) in Saudi Arabia,” points the Indian news outlet.“The torture started when she...
  • Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Armenian Remembrance Day 2017

    04/25/2017 8:56:38 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    President Donald J. Trump ^ | April 24, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century.  Beginning in 1915, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.  I join the Armenian community in America and around the world in mourning the loss of innocent lives and the suffering endured by so many. As we reflect on this dark chapter of human history, we also recognize the resilience of the Armenian people.  Many built new lives in the United...
  • ‘Turkey to launch operation on Syrian Kurdish corridor within a month’

    04/24/2017 3:02:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    KOM News ^ | 24 April 2017 | source ÖZEL HABER / HİLAL ÖZTÜRK
    A report in pro-government Turkish daily Karar, has claimed that the Turkish army will launch a new military operation to “break up the Kurdish corridor” in northern Syria, within a month.Based on military sources, the report on Monday said the foray will target Tel Abyad town, which is on the border with Akcakale on the Turkish side and held by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). The operation will aim to sever the connection between Kobani and Jazirah cantons the report claimed.“Military sources in the region have refrained from sharing detailed information due to security and strategy issues, but the operation will target the PYD/YPG...
  • Samantha Power: ‘I am Sorry that .. Obama Administration did not Recognize the Armenian Genocide’

    04/24/2017 1:33:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 24, 2017
    Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) publicly apologized for not properly acknowledging the Armenian Genocide during her tenure under the administration of U.S. resident Barack Obama. Almost every Armenian-American family was touched in some way by the genocide. Ongoing Turkish denial makes the genocide an open wound… I am very sorry that, during our time in office, we in the Obama administration did not recognize the Armenian Genocide,” Power said in a series of tweets. .... Power has faced much criticism for her silence on Obama’s failure to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and had refused to publicly...
  • 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...
  • United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

    04/23/2017 11:39:55 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 23, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Electing Saudi Arabia to the Women’s Rights Commission is akin to electing Adolf Hitler to head the Commission on Antisemitism. Madness, misogyny and Islamic supremacism on the march.
  • Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

    04/23/2017 11:17:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NanaimoNewsNOW ^ | April 23, 2017 | The Canadian Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S. The appointment of Prince Khaled bin Salman to Washington signals the kingdom's eagerness to strengthen bilateral ties under President Donald Trump. As the king's son, the prince has a direct line to the Saudi monarch. Saudi Arabia is the world's third largest defence spender. Prince Khaled's appointment positions him as an influential broker in deals with U.S. manufacturers....
  • New Photos And Video of Iran’s Homemade F-313 “Qaher” Stealth Jet Have Just Emerged...

    04/19/2017 11:59:20 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 39 replies
    theaviationist.com ^ | Apr 15 2017 | David Cenciotti
    By David Cenciotti A new prototype of the weird Qaher 313 stealth jet has conducted taxi tests. Footage and photographs showing a new prototype (marked “08”) of the famous Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet have just emerged as Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani participated Saturday in an exhibition displaying the achievements that the Defense Ministry Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan gained during the past two years.Indeed, an “upgraded version” of the “faux stealth fighter” can be observed performing taxi tests. The aircraft appears to be slightly different from the one unveiled on Feb. 2, 2013, that was nothing more than a poorly designed...
  • In Indonesia’s capital, voters oust renowned Christian politician in show of Islamist power

    04/19/2017 12:06:02 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/19/2017 | Jon Emont
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Jakarta’s first Christian governor in generations lost his re-election bid on Wednesday, according to unofficial results, after a heated sectarian campaign that underscored the influence of hard-line Islamists in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Although the results were not final, early counts showed a decisive victory for Anies Baswedan, a Muslim candidate whose supporters portrayed the race as a referendum on the power of Islam in shaping the politics of Indonesia’s capital.(snip) The incumbent governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, was known for tough anti-corruption drives and challenges to hard-line Muslim groups that have taken on an increasingly...
  • In Turkey, the Victims Change but the Regime Remains the Same

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    04/16/2017 3:46:37 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title:   Christian Orthodox Leader Calls on Erdogan to Repent and Convert from Islam or Find Himself in Hell with Mohammad Greek Orthodox Bishop, Metropolit Seraphim of Piraeus caused a controversy this week when he wrote Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and urged him to convert to Christianity.Seraphim told Erdogan to make Vladimir Putin his godfather in a 37 page letter. He warned Erdogan he may find himself in hell with Mohammad.Neoskosmos reported: Greek Orthodox Bishop, Metropolit Seraphim of Piraeus has caused controversy by urging Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to convert to Orthodoxy with Russian President Vladimir Putin as...
  • Iraq: IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

    04/15/2017 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 15, 2017, 8:45 AM ET | Qassim Abdul-zahra
    An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul.
  • Marvel Artist Ardian Syaf Hid Anti-Christian And Jewish Messages In This Week’s X-Men Comic

    04/08/2017 7:02:28 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies
    bleedingcool.com ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rich Johnston
    In Indonesia, 212 is the number used to denote a specific mass protest from 2nd December last year. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims marched against the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, over allegations of blasphemy regarding his use of the Qu’ran in campaigning against opponents. The march was organised, in part, with the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council’s Fatwa. It was pretty hardline conservative and the protest demanded the government prosecute and jail Ahok based on the council’s fatwa, declaring him to be a blasphemer.