EU/Turkey

Turkish ‘humanitarian’ group behind ‘Marmara’ signs pact with Qatar

The Jerusalem Post 27 August 2014
By Ariel Ben Solomon

Bulent Yildrim, chairman of the Turkish IHH organization, and Qatar Charity CEO Yousef bin Ahmad al-Kuwari signed the strategic agreement that was announced at a press

 

Turkey Struggles to Stem Flow of Jihadists Across Border

Voa News 27 August 2014

As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago

 

New Egyptian Opposition Group Established In Turkey; Muslim Brotherhood Represented

Egyptian media is reporting on the formation of a Egyptian opposition group based in Turkey. According to an Al-Ahram online report, the spokewoman for the Egyptian

 

‘Halal tourism' a rising trend in Turkey, world

TODAY'S ZAMAN 27 August 2014

The number of hotels specifically catering to tourists who lead a pious Islamic lifestyle has grown sharply, according to recent statistics from the Mediterranean Union of

 

Hamas Operative in Turkey Behind Abduction of 3 Israeli Youths

ACDemocracy 26 August 2014

Saleh Muhammad Suleiman al-Arouri is a senior Hamas operative based in Turkey. On August 20 2014, he told the participants of the fourth conference of the World Union of

 

Sisi says Qatar, Turkey, US and the Muslim Brotherhood are funding media projects to undermine Egypt's stability

The Middle East Monitor 26 August 2014

The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said that Qatar, Turkey, the United States and the Muslim Brotherhood are funding new online media projects that "aim to undermine

 

Is Turkey Hamas' new headquarters?

Al Monitor 26 August 2014
By Pinar Tremblay

On Aug. 20, at the Association of Muslim Scholars conference in Istanbul, senior Hamas official Salach al-Aruri accepted the long-denied charges that Hamas had kidnapped the

 

Turkey protest in Istanbul over Syrian refugees

BBC News 26 August 2014

Hundreds of people have clashed with Turkish police in Istanbul during a protest against the rising number of refugees from Syria. Businesses were attacked, windows broken

 

Bulgarian Turks face severe identity problems

World Bulletin 26 August 2014

A prominent researcher and writer in Bulgaria pointed at the internal and external migration as one of the main phenomenon threatening Turkish identity in Bulgaria. Ibrahim

 

3 Chinese workers abducted in Turkey

Yahoo News 26 August 2014

Kurdish rebels have abducted three Chinese workers in southeast Turkey and attacked a thermal power plant where they worked, injuring a security guard, Turkey's state-run news

 

Erdogan Has a Tough Job

Daniel Pipes 26 August 2014
By Daniel Pipes

Part of this interview appeared on Aug. 14 in Aydinlik, a Turkish newspaper; the rest will shortly follow. Click here for it. The text below is that of the full

 

Study Shows Migration of Radicalized European Muslims to Syria to Engage in Jihad is Widespread Problem

Homeland Security - Today 25 August 2014
By Dr. Dave Sloggett

All across Europe, security services have become increasing candid about the threat their nations face from terrorism linked to Syria and Iraq by the establishment of the

 

President Erdogan and the gender repercussions of political Islam

openDemocracy 25 August 2014
By Dila Gurses

Can a new victorious president, ready to transform Turkey, sustain a Muslim modernity while bypassing the individual rights and liberties of women and gay citizens?

 

Turkey named fifth top tourism choice of Muslims as Europeans realize gains of halal sector

Hurriyet Daily News 25 August 2014

Turkey has been named the fifth European destination that Muslims from the Middle East and the Far East would like to visit as their next holiday, in an index topped by

 

The Arab Empire

National Review Online 25 August 2014
By Josh Gelernter

A map has circulated showing the Islamic State’s five-year plan: a caliphate that stretches from the Iberian peninsula to western China, including all of India, north Africa,

 

Jihad vs. Crusades

Political Islam 24 August 2014

Whenever you’re dealing with an apologist for Islam, or even a Muslim, and you bring up jihad, almost immediately, they kickback to you: "But what about those terrible crusades?

 

Turkish group wants to perform Friday prayer in Armenia

Hürriyet Daily News 22 August 2014

A group of Turkish NGOs have applied to the Foreign Ministry asking permission to perform the Friday prayer at the Blue Mosque of Yerevan in the Armenian capital. Led by the

 

Erdogan Has a Tough Job

danielpipes.org 20 August 2014

Aydinlik: In our previous interview (in March) you said that Washington sees Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a problem rather than a solution: is this still the

 

Turkish Foreign Minister defends Islamic State against accusations of terrorism

Jihad Watch 20 August 2014
By Robert Spencer

The longer the Islamic State lasts, the more legitimacy it will have in the eyes of Muslims worldwide. It is striking that Davutoglu would defend it, however, since Turkish

 

Islamic pundit’s remarks anger Turkish atheists

Hurriyet Daily News 20 August 2014

The Atheism Association, a newly founded body bidding to protect the rights of non-believers, has filed a judicial complaint against Nihat Hatipoglu, a religious pundit, for