EU/Turkey

Islamic Terrorism: The Taboo Topic

Gatestone Institue 28 January 2015
By Uzay Bulut

The political violence of the Koran is eternal and universal. The political violence of the Bible was for that particular historical time and place. This is the vast difference between Islam and

 

Assad: Erdogan is ‘personally responsible’ for Syrian chaos

RUDAW 27 January 2015

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “is personally responsible” for the turmoil in Syria and the surge in Islamic terrorism in the region, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said

 

Erdogan to deem EU Islamophobic if Turkey’s bid rejected

Today's Zaman 26 January 2015


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey is testing whether the European Union is really against Islamophobia, implying that the bloc would be Islamophobic if Turkey's bid is rejected. "We are testing Europe. Will Europe be able to accept a country that has a Muslim population?

 

Turkey's Dance with Jihadists

The Gatestone Institute 26 January 2015
By Burak Bekdil


Turkish columnist Anmet Hakan was curious why the articles of the Turkish Penal Code that regulate "praising crime and criminals" were never applied to Islamists, while Turkish prosecutors, citing the same article, have the habit of indicting thousands of other individuals. On January 16, Muslims in Istanbul's devout Fatih

 

Turkey Suspects 8,000 People from 90 countries Attempting to Join IS

abna24 24 January 2015

Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson reported that Turkey has a list containing the names of 7,833 people from 90 countries who are suspected of trying to join the

 

Former Miss Turkey 'questioned by police' over poem criticising President Erdogan

The Independent 23 January 2015
By Heather Saul

A former Miss Turkey winner was reportedly questioned by police after posting a satirical poem on social media mocking the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Merve

 

"l'Histoire” publishes extensive series of articles on Armenian Genocide

ARMENPRESS 23 January 2015

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the February issue of the French authoritative "l'Histoire” journal was published with an extensive series

 

‘Sick man’ Europe in need of robust Turkey, says PM

DAILY SABAH 22 January 2015

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey has successfully passed all economic and political tests, proved to be a stable actor in the region and is no longer the

 

Busted! Turkey caught smuggling weapons to al-Qaida

WND 22 January 2015
By F. Michael Maloof

Turkish intelligence, under the apparent direction of then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, allegedly has been authorizing the smuggling of arms to al-Qaida cells

 

In Turkey, Prayers For Muslim Killers Not Muslim Victims

worldcrunch 22 January 2015

ISTANBUL — The Turkish authorities all condemned the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet for publishing selections from Charlie Hebdo. From the president to the prime minister, from

 

Turkey: Charges against musician of insult to prime minister

artsfreedom 22 January 2015

On 16 January 2015 an investigation was opened against folk music artist Kutsal Evcimen because of insulting the prime minister of the time, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the folk

 

Turkish Twitter whistleblower exposing corruption in Turkey

Skeptical Science 22 January 2015
By Dave Gamble

There is a twitter user who is spilling the innermost secrets of the corrupt Turkish Government, and you can even read the tweets in English as well. He claims he’s male,

 

Turkish Twitter whistleblower exposing corruption in Turkey

Skeptical Science 21 January 2015
By Dave Gamble

There is a twitter user who is spilling the innermost secrets of the corrupt Turkish Government, and you can even read the tweets in English as well. He claims he’s male, works alone, is

 

Twitter complies with Turkey's 'national security' blackout demand – BLOCKS newspaper's tweets

The Register 19 January 2015
By Kelly Fiveash

Turkey has once again browbeat Twitter into censoring some of the content posted on the micro-blogging site, after being threatened with an outright ban in the country. The

 

Turkish magazine gives the answer Charlie Hebdo deserves

abna24 19 January 2015

Turkish satirical magazine Cafcaf, the only publication in Turkey which places emphasis on Islamic values, has hit back to the Charlie Hebdo arrogance with a unique cover.

 

‘Straw Dolls’: A Film about the Armenian Genocide

Armenian Weekly 19 January 2015

New Jersey native and filmmaker Jon Milano is honoring his connection to the Armenian community with "Straw Dolls,” a film that focuses on the Armenian Genocide of

 

Turkey PM backs press freedom, warns against stigmatising Muslims

Yeahoo News 16 January 2015

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the European Union on Thursday they shared many values, including freedom of speech, but warned against stigmatising Muslims in the

 

Turkey's Erdogan Hits Out at Netanyahu for Role in Paris Rally

Kafir Crusaders 14 January 2015

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on for attending a solidarity rally in France after the attack on satirical journal Charlie Hebdo and

 

Erdogan blasts West for Paris massacres

WND 14 January 2015
By Michael Maloof

The battle lines between Turkey and Egypt over who will be the "moderate” voice of Islam in the Middle East became more pronounced as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 

Turkish president accuses 'the West' of being behind Charlie Hebdo attacks

The Daily Mail 14 January 2015
By Sara Malm

The President of Turkey has suggested French security forces are to blame for the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last week, since the culprits had recently served prison