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  • SDF would not accept repeating a 400-year occupation

    05/09/2017 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    ANHA (Hawar News Agency) ^ | 09.05.2017 | J.O
    MUNZIR HUSSEINGIRKÊ LEGÊ- A notable from al-Rashed clan Hawas al-Muflih assured that Syrian Democratic Forces would not permit the Ottoman occupation’s repetition which lasted for 400 years to be repeated.Hawas al-Muflif, the notable of al-Rashed clan in Tel Koçer town explained that the Turkish ambitions in repeating the Ottoman age by its aggression would not be fulfilled, this came in an interview with Hawar news agency about the Turkish aggression on Rojava and the Syrian North.Muflih said” we as the Arabic component condemn the Turkish state’s attacks, these acts would not undermine our will and morale from liberating al-Tabqa and...
  • Erdogan: The Sultan Of An Illusionary Ottoman Empire Analysis

    03/19/2017 6:40:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | March 19, 2017 | Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
    In many conversations and encounters I had over the years with former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, he emphatically echoed his boss President Erdogans grandiose vision that by 2023 (the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic), Turkey will become as powerful and influential as the Ottoman Empire was during its heyday. Under the best of circumstances, Turkey cannot realize Erdogans far-fetched dream. Had he stayed the course, however, with his socio-political and judiciary reforms and economic developments, as he had during his first nine years in power, Turkey could have become a major player on the global stage and a...
  • The Promise, Coming April 21

    03/04/2017 12:11:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
  • Turkey: The Last Armenian Woman in a Once-Christian Town

    02/19/2017 2:16:18 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 14, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Prior to the Armenian genocide of 1915, the Turkish southeastern town of Derik used to be an important center for Armenian and Assyrian/Syriac Christians. Today, only one Armenian woman remains: Yursalin Demirci. ... The Armenians of Derik were first subject to massacres and deportations in 1915. The remnant Armenians emigrated from Derik in later years due to various pressures. Because of these reasons, there is no longer an Armenian community in the town. The doors of the Surp (Saint) Kevrok Armenian Church were not opened at Christmas this year. And the church bell no longer rings. I miss the old...
  • Difference Betwween 'Religious Courts' and 'Millets'

    11/14/2016 8:51:49 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    11/14/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Not the grain, millet. A system of sectarian courts under the Ottoman Empire, not simply restricted to counseling members of religious groups about personal matters like divorces, but very substantially adjudicating civil matters within the walls of religious communities. Separate groups like Latin, Greek, other Christian, Jewish, administered their own customary law, but all under Sharia as an overlord justice system. Religious subjects ran their own law, as long as non-Muslims gave way on the sidewalk, acknowledged the superiority of Muslims in public life, didn't have better clothes, didn't build higher houses, paid their jizya religious tax.This is the future,...
  • Turkey recalls ambassadors from Germany in response to Armenian genocide vote

    06/02/2016 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/6/16 | Amy R. Connolly
    BERLIN, June 2 (UPI) -- Turkey recalled its ambassador in Berlin after German lawmakers approved a resolution declaring the World War I mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a genocide. Ambassador Huseyin Avni Karslioglu is expected to travel back to Turkey on Thursday, after the German Parliament declared the 1915-16 killings of some 1.5 million Armenians a deliberate act of ethnic cleansing. Germany's ambassador to Turkey has also been summoned. The move comes just hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned of "repercussions" from the vote. The German resolution is considered a touchy one for long-term relations between...
  • Turkey says German vote on Armenian 'genocide' a 'test of friendship'

    06/02/2016 1:33:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/16
    German lawmakers' planned vote to recognize the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, will test the "friendship" between Berlin and Ankara, Turkey said Thursday, according to AFP. The resolution "will amount to a real test of the friendship" between the two nations, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. "Some nations that we consider friends, when they are experiencing trouble in domestic policy attempt to divert attention from it," he said at a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). "This resolution is an example of that." He stopped short of threatening Germany with political and economic retaliation,...
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Christians in Turkey have throughout the centuries -- been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority. The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for Holy Wisdom, was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • Perfect Storm: The Implications of Middle East Chaos

    02/02/2016 2:19:32 AM PST · by zlando · 5 replies
    Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror
    In this major monograph, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror studies the storms convulsing the Arab Middle East. He looks at the long-term implications of Middle East chaos. Amidror, the Anne and Greg Rosshandler Senior Fellow at the BESA Center, is an important analyst, since he is the immediate past national security advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu and previously served as chief of the research and analysis division of military intelligence in the IDF.
  • The West's Great Folly: Believing Old Empires Had Gone 'Progressive,' Too

    01/14/2016 6:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 14, 2016 | Michael Gurfinkel
    By the end of the 19th century, it was commonly held that four European powers possessed great foreign services: the Habsburg Monarchy (known after 1867 as Austria-Hungary or the "Double Monarchy"), the Ottoman Empire, the Holy See, and Russia.Retrospectively, it appears that there was much truth about that opinion. Presently, we should take notice that these powers -- now treated by "progressive" discourse as expired, dusty tales no longer relevant to our modern conflicts -- are in fact pivotal instruments in world politics today.Agreed, we can preclude the Habsburg service, arguably the most prestigious of all four in 1914, which...
  • Erdogan’s dreams of empire are perilous for Turkey

    12/07/2015 3:57:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 6, 2015 | Norman Stone
    Erdogan's dreams of empire are perilous for Turkey Norman Stone Ankara is becoming far bolder with its foreign policy. Provoking Russia over Syria may be a step too far, though he aggressiveness of Turkish foreign policy is something new. It goes back to 2009 when, at Davos, President Erdoğan insulted Shimon Peres, then Israel's president, using the Turkish form of "you" that is normally used for dogs, and accusing him of atrocities in Gaza. That went down very well with his home constituency, less well with Turks who think about things, and it also went down well in the Arab...
  • Paul Vallely: Kick Turkey Out of NATO for Downing Russian Jet

    11/24/2015 4:40:35 PM PST · by xzins · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Turkey should be kicked out of NATO for downing the Russian jet near the Syrian border Tuesday because the country "is trying to establish their own Ottoman Empire again," retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely told Newsmax TV. "They're moving very much to the Islamic State — and they've been no help in supporting the opposition forces against Assad," Vallely said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on "The Steve Malzberg Show" in an interview. "They've been hitting a lot of the Kurds, as you know, up north in Syria and the northern part of Iraq." Despite the downing of...
  • For Erdogan, Turkish assault is about containing the Kurds as much as fighting Isil

    07/25/2015 5:07:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/25/15 | Richard Spencer
    Turkeys decision to send fighter jets against Isil positions in Syria and open its Incirlik and Pirinlik air bases to US jets is a step change in its involvement in the fight against militant jihad. Whether it turns into open war on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is another matter. The deal between the reluctant AKP government in Ankara and the United States has been a year in the making, though only announced after Isil effectively declared war by bombing a cultural centre in the Turkish border town of Suruc. Turkey has until now tolerated Isil to some...
  • Erdogan to meet Turkey PM after poll setback

    06/09/2015 3:25:34 AM PDT · by markomalley
    AFP ^ | 6/9/15
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Tuesday to meet Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for the first time since the ruling party's failure to hold its parliamentary majority left the country facing a coalition government or snap elections. According to custom, Davutoglu will submit his resignation and Erdogan will ask the premier to form a new government at the meeting at 1400 GMT inside Erdogan's vast new presidential palace in Ankara. But this will be no easy task after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority for the first time since it came to power in 2002,...
  • Erdogans absolute power at stake in Turkey's general election

    06/06/2015 5:53:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 6/6/2015 | Amara MAKHOUL
    Sundays Turkish elections are not so much about which party will win as they are about President Recep Tayyip Erdogans dream to expand his authoritarian powers. In order to do that, his conservative party needs to win an absolute majority.The June 7 ballot will be a key test for Erdogan. For the first time since 2002, opinion polls suggest that the presidents ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) may not get enough backing to form a single-party government. A coalition would likely spoil Erdogans ambitious plan to rewrite the constitution and transform Turkey into a presidential, rather than a parliamentary,...
  • Erdogan lashes out at foreign media ahead of Turkey polls

    06/06/2015 5:40:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 6/6/2015
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday stepped up his attacks on foreign media a day ahead of legislative elections, telling the Guardian to know your limits and lamenting that Jewish capital was behind the New York Times. Erdogan has during the campaign leading up to Sundays polls repeatedly criticised foreign media, amid growing concerns over an erosion of freedom of expression in Turkey under his rule. In one of its final pre-election rallies in the eastern province of Ardahan, Erdogan took offence at an article in the Guardian critical of his rule, including an editorial titled Growing autocracy threatens...
  • The Islamization of Turkey

    06/05/2015 3:54:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 6/4/2015 | Zlfikar Doğan
    The run-up to Turkeys June 7 general elections has been marked by President Recep Tayyip Erdogans intensive use of Islamic symbols and rhetoric, including rally appearances with the Quran. On May 29, the Constitutional Court announced a controversial ruling removing restrictions on religious marriages, while Erdogan led an inauguration ceremony of both economic and religious significance. The event in Istanbul, attended by Cabinet ministers and complete with prayers, marked the launch of the first branch of the Ziraat Participation Bank, the Islamic unit of state-owned lender Ziraat, in line with government decisions to expand Islamic banking in the Turkish financial...
  • Erdogan vs. the New York Times, and Democracy

    05/29/2015 4:06:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 5/28/15 | Abigail R. Esman
    For 13 years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has worked to impose his Islamist vision on Turkey's proud secular democracy, reshaping the country into a neo-Ottoman republic. His success can be credited in no small measure to his manipulation and intimidation of the press, and the occasional censorship of social media and the Internet overall. Now, in a gesture that betrays either Islamist imperialism, sheer ignorance of Western democracy, or both, Turkey's president and former prime minister is expanding his reach, raising his fist – and, he hopes, his influence – at the West, using the New York Times as his target.Infuriated...
  • On the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, set in place by Turkish authorities

    04/24/2015 4:07:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/24/15
    Armenians executed by Ottoman authorities in Aleppo, 1916 (Aleppo, where Christians are being exterminated once again 100 years later)This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you. I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you....
  • St. Paul church pushes to recognize Armenian genocide

    04/20/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-17-15 | Richard Chin
    Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian made headlines recently by calling attention to what happened to the Armenian people 100 years ago. It was genocide at the hands of the Turks in what was then the Ottoman Empire, according to the pope, the reality show star and many historians. In Minnesota, the push to recognize the deaths of Armenians a century ago as the first genocide of the 20th century is being led by a small, new St. Paul church. In the past month, St. Sahag Armenian Church has put up billboards on Interstate 94 in St. Paul and Interstate 494...