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  • Syria’s Kurds Are Not the PKK

    05/26/2017 6:41:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 15, 2017 | Aldar Khalil
    Amid the war against the Islamic State, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is bombing our villages and soldiers on an entirely false pretense. Last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bombed and shelled our villages in northern Syria. The strikes killed our soldiers and unnecessarily escalated the conflict between Turkey and us at a time when we are engaged in a historic battle alongside U.S.-led international coalition forces to retake Raqqa and end the Islamic State’s reign of terror. I am a member of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM), an umbrella organization made up of six political parties...
  • Eight Kurdish YPG fighters killed in clashes with ISIS, Turkish army

    05/25/2017 10:36:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 25, 2017 | Dilber Issa
    Kurds bury YPG fighters killed during clashes against ISIS in Aleppo. Photo: ARA News The general command of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Wednesday announced the death of eight of its fighters in northern Syria. “Five YPG fighters were killed in clashes with ISIS in Raqqa province,” YPG officer Habun Osman told ARA News. Three others Kurdish fighters lost their lives after the Turkish army hit a YPG security office in the Jinderis area of Afrin district, northwest of Aleppo. “As our fighters continue their struggle to liberate Raqqa from ISIS terrorists, Turkey’s military intensified its attacks...
  • Syrian Kurds bomb Turkish army base near Afrin, casualties reported

    05/25/2017 10:03:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Dilber Issa
    Kurdish fighters of the YPG in Afrin, northwest Syria. Photo: ARA News Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Thursday shelled a Turkish army base near Afrin district northwest of Aleppo, military sources reported.“In response to the Turkish aggression against our people in Afrin, the YPG targeted headquarters of Turkey’s military with heavy artillery,” a YPG spokesman told ARA News. At least one Turkish soldier was killed and several others wounded in the bombardment.“The clashes continued between the YPG and Turkish troops over the past few days after the latter entered Afrin countryside in a bid to...
  • Turkey Uncensored: Enslaving Jews and Christians in the Turkish Military

    05/24/2017 2:07:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Philos Project ^ | May 24, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    The systematic persecution of non-Muslims in Turkey is one of the least known topics in the West.The official line of the Turkish government that has been firmly established in both Turkish and foreign public opinion is that neither antisemitism nor hostility to Christians has taken root in Turkey. In addition, Ankara claims that Jews, as well as Christians, have lived more decent lives within a tolerant atmosphere in Turkey compared to their coreligionists in other Muslim countries in the Middle East. But this is simply just a myth.For example, 76 years ago, in May 1941, Jews, Armenians and Greeks in...
  • New Amnesty report slams mass dismissals in Turkey

    05/23/2017 10:59:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 May 2017 10:52 CEST | none stated
    Workers in Bursa protesting the dismissals demanding their jobs back. An Amnesty International report was released on Monday focusing on the dismissal of public servants, including police officers, teachers, soldiers, doctors, judges, prosecutors and academics, by executive decree issued under the powers of the 10-months long state of emergency in Turkey.The mass dismissals have according to the report been “carried out arbitrarily on the basis of vague and generalized grounds of ‘connections to terrorist organizations’”.The summary dismissals were accompanied by expulsions from all forms of public service resulting in the complete deprival of any sort of income. While completely depending...
  • Turkish police say seeking 144 people over links to failed coup, 35 detained

    05/23/2017 10:09:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    KOM News ^ | 23 May 2017 13:25 CEST | none stated
    Turkish police said on Tuesday they are seeking 144 people including police, soldiers and prosecutors, over suspected links to the network of a US-based cleric blamed by Ankara for orchestrating last year’s failed coup. In raids across 42 provinces, 35 of the 144 wanted people have already been detained, the police said in a statement, adding that the suspects were thought to be using ByLock, an encrypted messaging app the government says was used by preacher Fethullah Gulen’s followers. Turkey accuses Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile for almost 20 years, of running a decades-long campaign to overthrow the...
  • US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

    05/22/2017 11:45:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    AP News ^ | ANKARA, Turkey (AP)
    Turkey didn't specify the actions by U.S. security officials it deemed inappropriate. Video from the scene had showed U.S. police struggling to protect protesters, and two Turkish bodyguards were briefly detained after the incident. They were then set free and returned to Turkey. In the meeting with Turkey's Foreign Ministry in Ankara, U.S. Ambassador John Bass said the security personnel's behavior contradicted U.S. laws and protected speech and assembly rights, according to a senior U.S. State Department official.
  • Merkel: Germany may move troops from Turkey to Jordan

    05/21/2017 9:52:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    AlAraby.co.uk ^ | 15 May 2017
    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Berlin may pull its troops from Turkey following a recent deterioration in relations. The chancellor’s latest warning comes after Turkey denied visas to German lawmakers who wanted to visit troops at the Incirlik air base, located near Adana in south Turkey. “We will continue to talk with Turkey, but in parallel we will have to explore other ways of fulfilling our mandate,” Merkel said at a press conference on Monday. “That means looking at alternatives to İncirlik, and one alternative among others is Jordan,” she said. …
  • Fresh questions over Flynn add to White House turmoil [Fake news dissected]

    05/20/2017 9:50:05 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    CNN Corrupt News Network ^ | 18 May 2017 | Laura Smith-Park
    (CNN) — Fresh controversy swirled around former US national security adviser Michael Flynn Thursday after one report claimed he told the Trump transition team he was under federal investigation before he started in the role, and another said he opposed a military operation in Syria that Turkey would have opposed while he was secretly in its pay.
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • U.S. Citizens Want to Know if Erdogan Ordered Them Attacked at D.C. Protest

    05/19/2017 1:54:56 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    American activists opposed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan want to know if he personally ordered the violent disruption of a protest Tuesday in the U.S. capital, and say President Donald Trump needs to stand up for them. Video released Thursday shows that Erdogan watched his supporters, including members of his security detail, charge toward protesters in the grassy Sheridan Circle, punching and kicking them before police restored order. Just before chaos erupted, an aide bent over Erdogan, who was seated in the back seat of a car in the driveway of the Turkish ambassador's home. The aide communicated with...
  • Turkey Uncensored: When Challenges to Islamic Traditions Turn Deadly

    05/19/2017 9:20:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Philos Project ^ | May 16, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Pop star Katy Perry recently joined the ranks of celebrities who have donned Islamic headscarves when she sported a hijab-like outfit to the Met Gala, New York’s No. 1 fashion event. The headscarf has been used by many celebrities or politicians for a variety of reasons. It is sometimes employed as a tool for show or entertainment. Other times it is a fake, misleading and damaging “symbol” of activism. It is also worn out of a very misguided “respect” for a religious ideology. In all of these cases, it is still a form of submission to Islamists and a betrayal...
  • Russia, Turkey and China Mean to Plot the Globalist Revival of the Silk Road

    05/15/2017 6:26:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    This Sunday saw the coming together of Russia’s Putin, Turkey’s Erdogan and China’s Xi Jinping to hammer out the details of the latest Globalist adventure. They want to use the Silk Road as a transcontinental free trade zone that they suggest will benefit corporations and national economies worldwide. But the reality is that this is just another TTP, and its aim is to enforce corporate interest on Sovereign States. The original TTP (and T-TIP) was sold as a deal to allow goods and services to be moved with lower (or in some cases Zero) tariffs. But hidden in the legal...
  • 2017 05 14 John Haller's Prophecy Update - Tipping Points (video)

    05/14/2017 12:03:41 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | May 14, 2017 | John Haller
    The world, in its ignorance, is racing rapidly a day of reckoning. The recent election of Marcon of France, raises many questions about the future of Europe. Erdogan is rattling his spiritual sabre. Millions of Muslim's are waiting to rush into Europe, setting off a population bomb that will fulfill the second arm of Jihad. Will it be Muslim controlled within 10 years? And then there's the professor who attempts to make the argument that showing graphic pictures of dismembered babies is akin to "child pornography", proving that people who are wise in their own minds are complete reprobate when...
  • Will US-Kurdish deal force Turkey back to PKK negotiation table?

    05/13/2017 7:41:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 12, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay
    Although the United States has signaled its increasing support for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) for the last few years, US President Donald Trump’s decision to arm the Kurdish forces in Syria for the battle against the Islamic State came as a shock to the Turkish government. Turkey considers the YPG and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to be part of one common terror group, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been throwing tantrums over symbols of US support for the YPG. Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian conflict for the last six years has been mind-boggling. To put it in the simplest...
  • INTERNATIONAL WEEK AGAINST DISAPPEARANCES IHD: 348 Mass Graves 4,201 Bodies Found (Turkey)

    05/13/2017 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    bianet ^ | 25 May 2015 (page 5-13-2017) | İstanbul - BIA News Desk
    İHD and lost people’s family members came together once again to look for their lost relatives and request the offenders to be judged. According to İHD Map of Mass Graves, 4.201 bodies were found in 348 mass graves. Human Rights Association (İHD) and family members of forcibly disappeared people have been organizing demonstration within the scope of international week against the disappearances and for the offenders to be judged.  The bones of 4.201 people have been found in 348 mass graves according to İHD Map of Mass Graves. In order to face İHD's statement:“Turkey must face the past (forced migration,...
  • Should Europe tolerate Muslim rapists?

    05/13/2017 10:26:24 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) ^ | 05/10/17 | Uzay Bulut
    Despite what the politically correct cultists claim, all cultures are not equal and cultures that do not respect women do not deserve to be respected. But that is not what is happening. Europe seems to be adopting the approach of Islamic sharia law to rape and rape victims.PJ Media reported on April 21:A German judge has acquitted a Turkish man of rape, despite the fact that he forced a woman to have sex with him, and left her incapacitated. The judge argued that in “the mentality of the Turkish cultural circle,” what the woman “had experienced as rape” might be considered merely “wild sex.”...
  • Germany hides Turkish intelligence MIT's assassination list (Kurds)

    05/13/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 12 May 2017, 11:29 | PERWER YAS
    Germany has not made the list given by the Turkish intelligence MİT to the Interior Ministry undersecretary Emily Haber public although two months have passed. The list includes over 100 names, among whom are Kurds and Turkish leftists living in Germany. Turkish Intelligence Service MİT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan gave a list to the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) Chief Bruno Kahl in February and said they demand cooperation on the names included therein. The first list was members of the Gülen movement. Shortly after, the list was exposed and the pro-Gülen people in the list were warned by the German security units....
  • Turkey: On second thought, we won’t bomb US Kurdish allies advancing on Raqqa

    05/12/2017 2:21:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Recep Erdogan threatened to attack the YPG, the Syrian Kurd force that on which the US will rely for the advance on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Today, they’re humming a somewhat different tune. The Financial Times interviewed Turkey’s prime minister, who now credits Defense Secretary James Mattis for explaining what should have been obvious all along, and who sounded the retreat: [I]n an interview with the Financial Times, Binali Yildirim, prime minister, indicated that Turkey had been reassured by James Mattis, US defence secretary, whom he met in London on Thursday.“Turkey’s concerns are understood but on the ground...
  • US Defense Secretary says dialogue with Turkey to continue despite disagreement on Syrian Kurds

    05/12/2017 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 12, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) among supporters. File photo US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on Thursday that the United States will continue extensive dialogue with Turkey despite disagreements just after the decision became public that the US would arm the Syrian Kurds.The Turkish government has been very concerned about the ongoing cooperation between the US-led coalition and the Syrian Kurds, and the recent decision of the Trump administration to arm the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). “We had very open discussion with the Turks.  It’s a NATO ally, and NATO allies stick...