EU/Turkey

ISIS gets men and $800 million from Turkey

Money Jihad 11 July 2014

Jihadist recruits and millions of dollars have slipped through the sieve-like border between Turkey and Iraq, says Middle East expert Daniel Pipes. This is purposeful not

 

Erdogan’s path of 'illiberal democracy'

Al-Monitor 6 July 2014
By Mustafa Akyol

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his candidacy for the presidency with an impressive address to some 4,000 supporters in a large hall in Ankara. He began

 

In bid to extend his grip, Turkish PM Erdogan to run for president

Christian Science Monitor 6 July 2014
By Noah Blaser

Istanbul — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, undaunted by a year of intermittent street protests and a lingering graft scandal, will run in the country's first

 

Erdog(an stands for Presidency, invokes Allah

EurActiv 6 July 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared his candidacy today for a more powerful presidency which rivals fear may entrench authoritarian rule and supporters,

 

Turkey: Thousands march in Istanbul Pride despite religious objections

PinkNews.co.uk 5 July 2014

Tens of thousands of people turned out on Sunday to celebrate LGBT Pride in Istanbul, slated as the largest gay pride celebration in any majority Muslim country. 100,000 or

 

"European Turkey is bullshit" claim top Polish officials

Euroislam.pl 5 July 2014
By Jan Wojcik

Secretly recorded Polish top officials reveal their views on Turkey’s EU membership and what can be called islamization of Turkey. Their opinions are surprising and contrary to

 

Water Wars directed against Syria and Iraq: Turkey’s Control of the Euphrates River

Global Research 4 July 2014
By Abdulrahman Al-Masri

The water level of the Euphrates Lake has decreased by six metres in the body of the dam, RMC reported. Criticism of the Turkish government has been voiced by civil society

 

Turkey secularists nominate devout Muslim for president

eNCA 1 July 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkey's two main secular opposition parties on Sunday formally backed a devout Muslim to challenge an expected bid for the presidency by the country's prime

 

Erdogan: 'No one should expect me to provoke ISIS'

Al-Monitor 1 July 2014
By Semih Idiz

Turkey is maintaining an overly cautious position on developments in Iraq, and steering clear from unilateral or multilateral military actions that may aggravate the situation

 

Video: Like Obama, his best friend in Turkey PM Recep Erdogan, is also arming the ISIS jihadists in Syria

Bare Naked Islam 1 July 2014

I wonder if he is arming them with all the American weapons and equipment left in Libya that Ambassador Christopher Stevens was shipping to Syria via Turkey?

 

Erdogan fails to convince EU ambassadors

Today's Zaman 1 July 2014

A televised address in Ankara on Tuesday by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the ambassadors of certain European Union countries was "expected” and "unconvincing” and

 

Turkey's High-risk Power Play

Assyrian International News Agency 30 June 2014
By Caroline B. Glick

For most Westerners, Turkey is a hard nut to crack. How can you understand a state sponsor of terrorism that is also a member of NATO? How can you explain Turkey's

 

Turkish Support for ISIS and Islamic Terrorists

the Algemeiner 27 June 2014
Daniel Pipes

The battle in Iraq consists of "Turkish-backed Sunni jihadis rebelling against an Iranian-backed Shiite-oriented central government,” I wrote in a recent article. Some

 

Fears for Scots teen stabbed on holiday in Turkey

Daily Express 25 June 2014
By Vanessa Atin

A SCOTS teenager is fighting for his life after he was stabbed in a row over a handbag in Turkey. Callum Copson's slashed stomach wound was so bad he had to push his

 

Turkey abuse laws to punish artists challenging authorities

artsfreedom.org 25 June 2014

Law suits, arrests, threats and banning orders, these are all dangers that artists in Turkey who touch on sensitive issues face today. This is pointed out by the UPR submission

 

Haftar: Turks, Qataris have '48 hours to leave Libya'

World Bulletin 25 June 2014

An aide to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar said that Turkish and Qatari nationals have 48 hours to leave eastern Libya, threatening "measures" against those from both

 

Three reasons why Turkey misunderstands ISIS

Al-Monitor 20 June 2014
By Mustafa Akyol

When the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) captured Mosul on June 10, kidnapping more than 80 Turks, Turkey woke up. The militant jihadist group, which was hardly a

 

Gay officer ‘weeded out’ of Turkish police force

Hurriyet Daily News 20 June 2014

The Interior Ministry has defended the dismissal of a policeman due to his sexual orientation, on the grounds that the law stipulates "the weeding out of these kinds of public

 

Turkey: Istanbul; censorship on women's legs raises eyebrows

ANSAmed 20 June 2014

ISTANBUL - Censorship on ads featuring women's bare legs in the streets of Istanbul raised eyebrows seven years after a ban on bikinis incited widespread fury at the

 

Turkey, Erdogan, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq

acdemocracy.org 20 June 2014
By J. Millard Burr

A recent photograph taken 16 April 2014, which appeared in Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily, shows an injured ISIL commander Abu Muhammad "allegedly receiving free treatment,” in