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  • Germany summons Turkish ambassador over activists' arrests

    07/20/2017 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    DW ^ | 07.19.2017 | none stated
    Germany's Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to Berlin over the arrests of human rights activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner. The Foreign Ministry issued a sharply worded statement. The German Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it had summoned Turkey's ambassador in Berlin to protest the pre-trial detention of six human rights activists, particularly that of German citizen Peter Steudtner. "The Turkish government needs to immediately and directly hear the German government's outrage and incomprehension as well as its crystal-clear expectations in the case of Peter Steudtner and, this time, without diplomatic niceties," Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer said.Read more: Turkish opposition gains new...
  • Germany summons Turkish ambassador over arrest of human right activists

    07/20/2017 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | July 20, 2017 | TM
    The German Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkish Ambassador Ali Kemal Aydın over the recent arrest of human rights activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner.According to a statement from the German Federal Foreign Office on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer said: “The Turkish government needs to immediately and directly hear the German government’s outrage and incomprehension as well as its crystal-clear expectations in the case of Peter Steudtner and, this time, without diplomatic niceties.” Schäfer said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had interrupted his summer vacation to attend government consultations over the Turkish court’s decision to jail Steudtner, a human rights trainer who was...
  • THESE TERRORISTS ARE WANTED

    06/18/2017 10:51:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Yeni Soz ^ | 7 Haziran (17 June) 2017 | M. Tevfik Şahin | Sercan Barlık
    These Terrorists are wanted: TrumpMattisPopeGulenTillersonPompeoNewshamBowser Image Link: http://www.yenisoz.com.tr/resim/extra/Saglik/manfoto.png
  • Turkish ambassador to US accuses Washington of partnering with terrorists

    05/23/2017 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    KOM News ^ | 23 May 2017 10:39 CEST | none stated
    Turkish Ambassador to the United States Serdar Kilic accused Washington on Monday of establishment a partnership with a terrorist organisation in the wake of the recent US decision to supply Syrian Kurdish forces with US arms. On 9 May, the US Defense Department announced that President Donald Trump had approved a plan to arm Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in order to better fight the Islamic State group in Syria, despite objections from Turkey. “I can hardly understand and accept the argument that the US has to conduct the operation in Raqqa by making use of YPG/PYD since there is...
  • Images from Qereçox after Turkish airstrike (Syria)

    04/26/2017 5:31:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017, 08:30 | none stated
    Rojava people condemned Erdoğan and his never-ending attacks, saying that he recognized no law, no religion, no law, no morals. Rojavans also stressed that attacks will never be able to intimidate or deter them from their struggle. Thousands from across Rojava rushed to the Qereçox area following the bombardment by Turkish jets and condemned the attack. The Qereçox (Karachok) area near the city of Derîk houses YPG Headquarters, media center, a local radio station, communication headquarters and some military institutions. People rushed to the area as of early morning hours yesterday after it was shelled by Turkish aircraft at midnight....
  • Syrian Kurds urge UNSC to react to Turkish airstrikes

    04/26/2017 8:34:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 18:08 CEST | none stated
    Syrian Kurds on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to express its opinion regarding Turkish airstrikes against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a representative body of the Rojava federal region in Russia said in a statement.Earlier in the day, Turkish planes had attacked northeastern Syria near the town of Derik in the Karachok mountains. The airstrikes targeted a media centre, a local radio station and some military buildings, killing civilians and YPG members.“The international community and the UN Security Council should have a position of their own, and express their opinion with regard to Turkey, which...
  • Will Turkish airstrikes stop Kurdish-led operation to capture Raqqa?

    04/25/2017 6:29:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 13:10 CEST | none stated
    YPG commanders and US-led coalition representatives visited the site of Turkish airstrikes in Karakoch, northeastern Syria on Tuesday (Photo: ANF) Airstrikes by the Turkish military on Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday has put the operation to capture the Islamic State (IS) stronghold Raqqa in danger, according to statements from Syrian Kurdish leaders.Turkish airstrikes targeted the positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the main group in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is spearheading the assault on Raqqa, killing at least 18 early Tuesday morning, Reuters reported.Syrian Kurdish officials of the Kurdish-led autonomous administration in northern...
  • 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...
  • Norway grants asylum to Turkish soldiers

    03/22/2017 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 March 2017 | none stated
    Four Turkish soldiers and a military attaché who had applied for asylum in Norway following the 15 July coup attempt have been granted residence and working permits. Kjell M. Brygfjeld, lawyer of the five Turkish nationals, confirmed the decision which has stirred controversy between the NATO allies to Norwegian daily Klassekampen.Turkey had asked Norway for the extradition of the four soldiers and the military attaché, suspected of having participated in the failed coup. The decision to grant the suspects and their families, all living at secret addresses, asylum in Norway may thus further add to the already tense relationship between Turkey and Europe.Turkish...
  • US Secretary of State, Turkish FM talk on phone

    03/19/2017 7:02:07 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 3-19-17 | none stated
    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu have talked on the phone, diplomatic sources told state-run Anadolu Agency on March 19.  The two foreign policy chiefs have discussed the preparations for an upcoming meeting of the Global Coalition working to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which will be attended by the foreign ministers and senior leaders of the full coalition, now at 68 members. While this meeting will be held at the Department of State in Washington D.C. on March 22, it will be the first time since the establishment...
  • Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

    01/16/2017 8:10:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    A Turkish cargo plane attempting to land in thick fog crashed on Jan. 16 into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport and killed at least 37 people. A massive section of the aircraft’s tail billowed smoke as rescuers searched for victims among the wreckage in the village of Dacha-Suu, home to the majority of the dead. A minimum of 37 people, including the plane’s four pilots, were killed in the crash and the toll may rise, said a spokesman for the country’s emergency services, Muhammed Svarov. The plane was attempting a landing at the Manas airport in the Kyrgyz capital...
  • BREAKING: GOT HIM! WASHINGTON MALL SHOOTER Who Killed 5 ARRESTED…Motive And Background

    09/24/2016 7:39:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 133 replies
    100% FED Up ^ | 9-24-16 | 100% FED Up
    Arcan Cetin killed 5 people at a Washington State mall last night. The media immediately said he is “hispanic”…well…he’s not!
  • Turkish President Erdogan declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested

    07/15/2016 9:43:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2016 | Steve Almasy, CNN
    As dawn broke in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkey's largest city, it was still unclear whether an attempt by the military to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. A defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. "The government is in control," he told supporters.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Reports of a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army.

    07/15/2016 12:58:47 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 1,263 replies
    Alert One ‏@2008alerts BREAKING NEWS: Reports of a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army. 12:52 PM - 15 Jul 2016
  • German politician raped by migrants admits she lied to police about her attackers' nationality...

    07/05/2016 4:48:41 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 5, 2016 | Allah Hall
    A young left-wing German politician has admitted she lied to police about the racial background of three men who raped her in case it triggered reprisals against refugees in her country. Selin Gören, the national spokeswoman of the left-wing youth movement Solid, was attacked by three men in January in the city of Mannheim where she works as a refugee activist. The 24-year-old was ambushed late at night in a playground where she said she was forced to perform a sex act on her attackers.
  • 28 Dead As Explosions Rock Istanbul Airport

    06/28/2016 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 137 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-28-2016 | Staff
    Two suicide bombers open fire before detonating their explosives at Turkey's biggest airport. At least 28 people have been killed and 60 wounded in twin explosions at the main airport in Istanbul, the city's govenor has said. Two attackers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to Istanbul Ataturk Airport's international terminal, an official said, citing information from the interior ministry. Police fired shots to try to stop the attackers but they detonated their explosives, the official said. A witness told NBC News that he saw a police officer diving to tackle one of the attackers - who...
  • Istanbul airport: 2 explosions, gunfire,Turkish interior ministry says

    06/28/2016 12:45:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfeeq
    Two explosions and gunfire took place at the Istanbul Ataturk airport Tuesday, the Turkish interior ministry said. The ministry reported multiple injuries, but the exact number was not immediately clear.
  • Blast and gunfire 'at Istanbul airport'

    06/28/2016 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 69 replies
    Explosion and gunfire heard at Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkish media report
  • Writer, Erdogan's Diploma Is Dated When Its University Was Not Existent, Dead

    05/02/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 24 replies
    awdnews.com ^ | 4/27/16
    Turkish writer Ergun Poyraz, who had earlier said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has no actual higher education and as president he recived this education illegally, is found dead. Poyraz organized an investigation that proved that Erdogan's diploma is a fake and he did not study at the university. Poyraz published the original version of Erdogan's diploma, which he allegedly wrote while studying at Marmara University. It turned out that the diploma is dated when the University of Marmara was not existent. It should be noted that the 4-year college education is mandatory for the election of the President...
  • Syrian rebels say reinforcements get free passage via Turkey

    02/18/2016 10:47:11 AM PST · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 Feb 2016 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Syrian rebels have brought at least 2,000 reinforcements through Turkey in the past week to bolster the fight against Kurdish-led militias north of Aleppo, rebel sources said on Thursday. ...Turkish forces facilitated the transfer from one front to another over several nights ..."We have been allowed to move everything from light weapons to heavy equipment, mortars and missiles and our tanks," Abu Issa, a commander in the Levant Front, told Reuters ..."We are getting fresh supplies of everything from missiles to mortars to armoured vehicles. Almost everything is now being delivered to us," said the rebel source.