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  • Turkey Places Bounty on Two Former U.S. Government Officials

    12/12/2017 12:47:17 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    A wealthy ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has placed a bounty on the heads of two former U.S. military and intelligence officials as part of what U.S. officials told the Washington Free Beacon is an effort by the Turkish government to threaten and intimidate Americans who they believe are working to undermine Erdogan. A bounty of three million Turkish lira, or nearly $800,000, was placed on the heads of former Pentagon official Michael Rubin and former top CIA official Graham Fuller for what Erdogan's allies claim is their role in a 2016 failed coup that nearly toppled Erdogan's...
  • Amir Tsarfati discussing recent events in the Middle East, December 11

    12/11/2017 9:21:06 PM PST · by firebrand · 2 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir at the top of the Golan Heights discusses Turkey's ambitions, the reaction of the world to the Jerusalem declaration by Trump, the fast forward motion of events. He covers Israeli technological developments, as far as he can reveal them, and the general policy of Israel not to allow the enemy to endanger it. Trust in the Lord!
  • Erdoğan, Putin meet in Ankara to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move, Syrian crisis....

    12/11/2017 7:11:03 PM PST · by caww · 8 replies
    Al-monitor ^ | December 11, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    Turkey is the scene of a flurry of high-level diplomatic traffic this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara today to hold talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders will have tackled a broad range of bilateral matters, notably the conflict in Syria, energy and defense projects as well as the dispute over Jerusalem. Head of US Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel and head of US European Command Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti were also due in town later this week to discuss Syria and NATO-related business with Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar ..
  • Nikki Haley to Jake Tapper: I Can't Wait to Tell You 'I Told You So' on Jerusalem

    12/11/2017 1:35:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley knew exactly how to respond to CNN anchor Jake Tapper's depressing assessment of the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during their interview on Sunday. "President Trump is supposed to be a master negotiator," Tapper noted. "Isn't this just cashing in a chip and getting nothing for it? How does this move the peace process forward in any way?" Watch Video HereIn addition to leading questions like that, Tapper quoted the Arab League calling the move a "dangerous development," then played a clip of the PLO Secretary-General declaring that Trump had...
  • The Latest: Mogherini warns against US cuts in UN funding

    05/20/2017 7:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 11:30 AM EDT
    The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does “not see eye to eye” with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can “easily” work with the U.S. on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Federica Mogherini spoke Saturday during a regional gathering of the World Economic Forum. Mogherini warned that threatened U.S. cuts in funding U.N. agencies “would create a major security issue worldwide, including in Europe.” …
  • EU Foreign Minister 'strongly condemns attacks on Jews'

    12/11/2017 12:15:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    "I strongly condemn any attack on Jews anywhere in the world and on Israeli citizens," the EU foreign minister said...
  • EU rebuffs Netanyahu call on Jerusalem

    12/11/2017 8:51:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Dec 2017
    The EU's diplomatic chief Monday bluntly rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that Europe would follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital, saying there would be no change to its stance on the holy city. Netanyahu said the controversial announcement by US President Donald Trump -- which prompted diplomatic alarm and street protests across the Islamic world -- had "put facts squarely on the table". As he arrived for talks in Brussels, Netanyahu said he expected "all or most" European countries would follow the US -- but the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy head Federica Mogherini...
  • Moscow’s Extraction of ISIS Cadres from Syria Suggests Russia May Use Them Elsewhere

    11/21/2017 10:35:21 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 38 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | Paul Goble
    For the last several years, Russian security services have driven Islamist radicals and others out of the North Caucasus and other regions of the Russian Federation under paid of jail or death to fight for ISIS in Syria, Israeli expert Avraam Shmulyevich says. Now that the last redoubts of the Islamic State in that country have fallen, these same services, exploiting Chechens in Syria, have begun to extract these same people back to Russia, an action that strongly suggests, the president of the Israeli Eastern Partnership Institute says, that Moscow plans to make use of them elsewhere – and may...
  • Turkey: Laundering Billions for Iran

    12/06/2017 6:18:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/6/17 | Burak Bekdil
    In one audio recording, Erdogan was heard ordering his son to get rid of all the cash he kept at home; and his son, after trying for several hours, tells him there are still millions left. Erdogan denied the authenticity of the evidence and claimed this was a coup d'état against his elected administration. He then purged all prosecutors and police officers investigating the charges. Zarrab's testimony as a witness, as well as documents displayed at trial "would show that this conspiracy to launder money for Iran was not a rogue operation. It would show the Turkish government at...
  • Turkish President Erdogan brands Israel a 'terrorist state' and 'killer of children' (tr)

    12/10/2017 7:12:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Israel after Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital. Erdogan described the nation as a 'terrorist state' and a 'killer of children' in remarks on Sunday as fresh clashes erupted in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem. The Muslim leader also vowed to use 'all means' to reverse Trump's decision, which was announced earlier this week. He said: Palestine is an innocent victim... As for Israel, it is a terrorist state, yes, terrorist! 'We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills...
  • Qassem Soleimani’s (Iran) Letter To The US: Leave Syria Or Else! Could 2018 Become Beirut 1983?

    Well informed sources have said the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp Brigadier General Haj Qassem Soleimani sent a verbal letter, via Russia, to the head of the US forces commander in Syria, advising him to pull out all US forces to the last soldier “or the doors of hell will open up”. “My message to the US military command: when the battle against ISIS (the Islamic State group) will end, no American soldier will be tolerated in Syria. I advise you to leave by your own will or you will be forced to it”, said Soleimani to a...
  • Erdogan calls for Muslims to protest calmly and democratically

    12/09/2017 8:05:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/17
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for calm and told Muslims protesting US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem to act in a democratic and lawful fashion. However, Erdogan also called Israel an "occupying state that usurped Palestinians' lands since 1967 with no regard to law or morality," and claimed Jerusalem was ...
  • Turkey Is Interested in Buying Surplus USMC AV-8B Harriers, Others Likely To Follow

    12/07/2017 8:22:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Drive ^ | December 6, 2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    With F-35B production ramping up, the AV-8 Harrier is entering into the twilight of its service with the United States Marine Corps. By most accounts, America's Harrier fleet has quite a bit of life left in it, especially considering Pentagon picked up the UK's entire fleet of 74 Harriers, many of which were very young, and all the spare parts that went with them, for cost of roughly 1.35 F-35Bs at today's prices, or a paltry $177M. As a result, large quantities of surplus Harriers and ample stocks of spare parts are likely to be put up for sale by...
  • Erdogan calls Islamic summit next week on Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 6:25:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    France24 ^ | 6 December2017
    Turkey currently holds the chairmanship of the OIC. The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem -- expected to be announced by President Donald Trump later Wednesday -- would be a "grave mistake" against international agreements, Kalin warned. "Jerusalem is our honour, Jerusalem is our common cause, Jerusalem is our red line," he added, urging the Trump administration to "return from this grave mistake immediately". Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the expected US move risked igniting a "fire" in the Middle East and will prove a "great disaster"....
  • PLO Washington Office Cancels Christmas Party Over Jerusalem Announcement

    12/06/2017 8:38:38 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 57 replies
    Forward ^ | 12/6/17 | JTA
    (JTA) — The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, D.C., canceled its Christmas reception due to President Trump’s expected announcement that he will be recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • Erdoğan: Jerusalem issue could end Israel ties

    12/05/2017 1:57:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan says the Jerusalem issue is likely to bring an end to the diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel, according to Reuters. .....
  • Turkey warns US of 'major catastrophe' if Trump moves embassy

    12/04/2017 7:24:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The Turkish government has warned the US that it could spark a “major catastrophe” if President Trump follows through on his 2016 campaign promise to relocate the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The warning was made Monday during a press conference held by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag. During the televised statement, Bozdag warned the US against either relocating its embassy or even recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, claiming that any change in the status quo could cause a “catastrophe”. "If the status of Jerusalem is changed and another step is taken... that would be a major catastrophe.”...
  • Abbas finding little support for campaign against Trump

    12/03/2017 4:10:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/17 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has been waging a battle against U.S. President Donald Trump's intention to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of the State of Israel but appears to be having trouble recruiting Arab leaders to the cause, Hahadashot (formerly Channel 2 News) reported Sunday. According to the report, Abbas has been calling all the leaders of the Arab and Islamic region and asked them to convene an emergency meeting of the Arab League. Despite his appeals, however, the leaders of the Arab world are not cooperating with him. The only one who expressed willingness to help...
  • ISIS Opens Sex-Slave Market in Turkey’s Capital

    12/03/2017 5:44:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    Geller Report ^ | November 28, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    It’s not just the “Islamic State.” Sex slave auctions are rife throughout across the Muslim world. Sex slavery is sanctioned under Islam. As I have explained numerous times, sex slavery and rape of the infidel is sanctioned and rewarded under Islam. Muslim clerics all over the world confirm the right to have sex slaves. It is in the Qur’an — the word of Allah. Politicians can keep turning a blind eye, law enforcement can keep ignore it, so this pox on our communities will continue to get worse. The history of sex slavery under Islam — look at this.But this...
  • Turkey Rejects "Moderate Islam"

    12/01/2017 6:47:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 30, 2017 at 4:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    "These epithets of 'moderate Islam' are very ugly, it is disrespectful and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it." — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In keeping with Erdoğan's assertions, the Turkish government-funded Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) published in July a detailed 140-page report, which stated that Islam is "superior" to Judaism and Christianity, and that "interfaith dialogue is unacceptable." "The word kafir is the worst word in the human language. It is far worse than the n-word, because the n-word is a personal opinion, whereas, kafir...