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  • Turkey eager to use local currencies in trade: FM (with Venezuela)

    09/23/2018 9:54:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Anadolu Ajansı (Turkish State Propaganda Source) ^ | 9-22-2018 | Fatih Hafız Mehmet and Tugcenur Yilmaz
    Currencies should not be used as instruments to attack other countries' economies, says Mevlut Cavusoglu, referring to US ANKARA / CARACAS, Venezuela Turkey is eager to use local currencies in bilateral trade deals to counter attacks by the U.S., Turkey’s foreign minister said late Friday. "We are so keen actually to use local currencies in our bilateral trade, not only between Turkey and Venezuela, but also between Turkey and other countries," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint press conference in Caracas with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza. Cavusoglu said since Washington has been using the dollar as a tool to attack other countries’ economies,...
  • Traces of Iron Age wars found on double-skin wall

    09/23/2018 12:39:15 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | September 18, 2018 | Anadolu Agency
    Archeologists at Adana's Sirkeli Mound have uncovered a double-skin wall dating back to the Iron Age. Located in the city's Ceyhan district, the wall bears the traces of a war... The defensive wall and waterways were discovered at the lower city part of the mound... they have also discovered stores and seeds on the upper part of the mound. They date back to the Iron and Early Bronze Ages... Novak said they found the wall after geophysical and surface researches that were conducted in the lower city of the mound. Excavation works have started in the light of that data....
  • Prince Charles: The Constantine of Islam?

    11/04/2005 4:13:40 AM PST · by Frenetic · 161 replies · 2,872+ views
    Faith Freedom International ^ | 11/03/2005 | Ali Sina
    Is Prince Charles being groomed to become the Constantine of Islam in England? Prince Charles has arrived to America to for an eight-day tour. His mission is to persuade W. Bush and the Americans of “the merits of Islam”. He has voiced private concerns over America ’s "confrontational" approach to Muslim countries and its failure to appreciate Islam's strengths. He thinks United States has been too intolerant of the religion. What is behind this interest in Islam? Why would the Prince of Wales become an ambassador of this Arabian religion? In a 1997 Middle East Quarterly article titled "Prince Charles...
  • World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

    09/22/2018 5:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea. This year, 133 world leaders have signed up to attend the General Assembly session, a significant increase from last year’s 114. Secretary-General António Guterres called the expected large turnout “eloquent proof of the confidence of the international community in the United...
  • America Will Suffer Same Fate as Saddam Hussein, Says Iran's Rohani

    09/22/2018 8:54:42 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 26 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Haaretz
    U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles. Tensions have ramped up between Iran and the United States after Trump withdrew from a landmark multilateral nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month.
  • Police batter Saturday Mothers in 704th week demonstration (Turkey)

    09/22/2018 7:49:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    ANF News ^ | 22 Sep 2018, 13:45 (Saturday) | ANF ISTANBUL
    Relatives of the disappeared protested the arbitrary practice and started marching towards the Galatasaray Square, upon which they were attacked by the police. The Saturday Mothers, who have been fighting for 23 years to have the fate of their relatives disappeared in custody brought to light and perpetrators punished, have been attacked by the police once again. Relatives of the disappeared including HDP MPs have been battered. The Saturday Mothers, whose demonstrations have been banned by the Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu since the demonstration of the 700th week, were subjected to another police attack on the 704th week’s demonstration. The...
  • Detention warrants issued for 110 Turkish Air Forces officers over alleged Gulen links

    09/22/2018 12:30:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | September 21, 2018 | TM
    The Ankara Chief Public ProsecutorÂ’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 110 members of the Turkish Air Forces including six pilots over alleged links to the faith-based GĂĽlen movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, 100 of the 110 officers who were accused of communicating with people from the GĂĽlen movement have been detained in operations in 16 provinces. The Turkish government has dismissed over 40,000 military personnel including gendarmerie and military cadets over alleged links to the movement since a failed coup attempt in July 2016, the tr724 new website reported on Aug. 4....
  • Back to 1979: Iranians want Reza Pahlavi

    09/21/2018 8:24:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2018 | Amil Imani
    History is recorded daily, whether we like it or not. History isn't what happened, but the stories of what happened and the lessons these stories include. Iran is deteriorating faster than we thought, almost to the point of no return. The Iranian people are aware that after 40 years of complete devastation by the rulers of the Islamic regime, they no longer want the Islamic Republic. In an interview with the Associated Press, Reza Pahlavi remarked, "We all know that regime change is the ultimate formula." Mr. Pahlavi is a harsh critic of the clerical rulers who have dominated Iran...
  • The Arab Lie Whose Time Has Come-Veteran of the 1948 War dissects the myth of Palestinian innocence

    04/21/2004 5:29:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 1,857+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 21, 2004 | David Gutmann
    An Israeli veteran of the 1948 War for Independence dissects the revisionist myth of Palestinian innocence To back up its demands for full repatriation to Israel of Arab refugees and their descendants, the Palestinian leadership has—for over fifty years—busily spun the story of their "Naqba," their catastrophic flight from Palestine during 1947-48, in all the media available to them. This version of events—replete with Jewish brutality and Arab victimization—is a lie whose time has come, one now almost universally believed by Gentile and Jew alike. It has become the latest Blood Libel against the People of the Book; and like...
  • Why did Putin disregard his Turkish partner? (Turkey, Russia, Iran summit)

    09/10/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cengiz Candar
    The trilateral summit in Tehran between the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia was one of the most unusual parades of international diplomacy yet. It was televised live. Let’s remember the scenes: All who watched it saw how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blundered and how Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed him. Then it was a rare — if not unique — case of international diplomacy where a trilateral partnership considered detrimental to the interests of the West displayed signs of failure on a burning international issue.What has had the West — the transatlantic security system — worried for some time is NATO-member Turkey’s partnership...
  • Turkish-Russian ‘strategic partnership’ will be tested in Idlib

    08/25/2018 3:03:21 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    All of this diplomatic traffic is about the impending Syrian military operation into the Idlib province of Syria where around three million are living. The Syrian army, backed by Russia, is aiming to eliminate the jihadist terrorists, which have been controlling the province since early 2017. Turkey has 12 military outposts around Idlib, as part of a three-way agreement with Russia and Iran. Turkey has three main concerns: First, a large-scale operation without distinguishing civilians from terrorists can create a huge catastrophe. Second, it can kick another influx from Syria towards Turkey, complicating the already difficult refugee problem in the...
  • Turkish prosecutors investigate opposition leader for sharing cartoon (opposition = Kemalists, CHP)

    07/19/2018 7:01:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Ahval (events) ^ | Jul 18 2018 | none stated
    Turkish prosecutors are investigating the leader of the main opposition party to decide whether to charge him with insulting the president for sharing a cartoon showing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a variety of animals in solidarity with students arrested for putting the image on a banner at their graduation, secularist newspaper Sözcü said. Thirteen years ago, a court dismissed charges that the cartoon, entitled “The World of Tayyips”, insulted Erdoğan by depicting the then-prime minister as a number of animals. The cartoon was drawn in response to Erdoğan suing another cartoonist who depicted him as a cat getting caught...
  • Turkish opp. leader fined record sum for defamation of Erdogan, family (Opposition = CHP "Kemalist")

    07/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    NRT TV ^ | 7-18-18 | (NRT/Reuters)
    SULAIMANI — Turkey’s main opposition leader was fined on Wednesday (July 18) for defaming President Tayyip Erdogan and his family over claims about international money transfers, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.Erdogan has dismissed the allegations by Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu, saying in November last year that his family “haven’t sent a dime abroad”.Officials at the presidency could not immediately be reached for comment.The president, who was re-elected three weeks ago and assumed sweeping new executive powers, had vowed to take Kilicdaroglu to court, saying he would “pay the price”.Kilicdaroglu has since been ordered to pay Erdogan...
  • Turkey’s requests for arrest from Germany (848 submitted to Interpol)

    09/20/2018 7:30:07 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018, 13:00 | ANF BERLIN
    Turkey has submitted close to a thousand requests to Germany for search and arrest warrants. Andrej Hunko from Die Linke said Turkey is abusing the Interpol. Germany’s Ministry of Justice responded to a written inquiry by Die Linke (The Left) and said since the coup attempt in 2016, Turkey has submitted large numbers of requests to the German Police for search and arrest warrants. Turkey has submitted a total of 848 requests for search and arrest warrants through the Interpol. QUESTION NOT RESPONDED TO Germany’s Ministry of Justice didn’t provide information on what percentage of Turkish requests had been met,...
  • The Big Story: Russian Say 'White Helmets' Plan "Chemical Attack" In Syria And Shootdown Aftermath

    09/19/2018 3:53:03 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Militants and activists of the White Helmets continue fabricating the sham scenes that will feature the alleged use of chemical weapons inside the Idlib zone of de-escalation. The filming of these fakes are already taken place in some Syrian districts. Notably, the organizers forced the Syrians abducted previously in Idlib and Aleppo Governates to take part in the filming." Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebanzya at UN Security Council 9/18/2018 Russia is moving forward with Turkey to clear out a buffer zone in the Idlib region by October 15th. But the Russians also say jihadists are planning a fake attack using...
  • Putin dials back the rhetoric against Israel after downing of spy plane but still vows action

    09/19/2018 4:02:11 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/19/18 | USA Features
    Putin’s dialing down of the rhetoric is an effort to mask his intentions. He — Russia — still has the same foreign policy interests in Syria as he did before the plane was shot down, and those aren’t going to change anytime soon. When journalists asked him about the much more hostile statement of his Defense Ministry, which also vowed a retaliatory response, Putin stated clearly that it was “fully coordinated” with him (of course it was). He defined what ‘retaliatory’ meant. “The retaliatory measures will be directed above all to boosting the security of military men and installations in...
  • Turkey is the threat in the Med, not Russia or Iran – Rubin

    09/19/2018 7:06:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | Sep 19 2018 | None stated, Michael Rubin quoted
    Turkey has become the primary threat to U.S. interests in the eastern Mediterranean, not Russia, Syria or Iran, said Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Pentagon official. Turkey’s military build-up on and around the island of Cyprus should not be tolerated by Washington, and nor should its attempted pillaging of Cypriot natural gas resources to prop up its ailing economy, Rubin said in an opinion piece for the Washington Examiner. Rubin cited Turkish plans to build a permanent military base in Northern Cyprus, which it has occupied since the 1970’s, as stark proof of...
  • The Iran Deal’s Disastrous Legacy Has Nothing to Do with Nukes

    09/18/2018 6:45:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 2018 | Noah Rothmans
    In March, State Department veteran and former adviser to Barack Obama, Frederic Hof, bid farewell to public life with a stunning admission. Amid a confession regarding his failure to prevent the expansion of the Syrian civil war into a regional crisis, Hof laid the blame for that all-consuming conflict (as well as a notable uptick in Russian aggression) at the feet of Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. The administration sacrificed Syrian civilians and American credibility for the mistaken notion that Iran required appeasement in Syria as the price for a nuclear agreement,” Hof wrote. Today, with 500,000 dead, millions...
  • Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index (According to this freelance writer)

    09/18/2018 1:55:22 PM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joanne Lu
    The United States' commitment to global development does not look good compared with that of other wealthy countries — and it's likely to get worse. According to an annual index released Tuesday by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world's wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount. That's because in 2017, it allocated a mere 0.18 percent of its gross national income for development assistance. That is well short of the 0.7 percent that wealthy countries have committed to strive for...
  • Russia Threatens Israel with 'Retaliation' after Plane Shot Down in Syria

    09/18/2018 9:52:23 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 22 replies
    NN ^ | 09/18/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Russia has blamed Israel for the downing of one of its military planes in Syria and threatened "retaliation." An Ilyushin IL-20 aircraft was shot down by Syrian air defense missiles in what has been called a "friendly fire" incident. The Russian defense ministry has claimed that Israeli jets were attacking nearby targets and purposely "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defenses."