EU/Turkey

Barack Obama will not label 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide

The Guardian 23 April 2015

President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to

 

Turkish cops detain UK Muslim family thought to be headed for Islamic State

Jihad Watch 22 April 2015

This is not the family that tried to get there last week. This is a new one. They are coming all the time. Yet Western analysts still wave away the Islamic State’s appeal to

 

Turkey's Top Muslim Cleric Calls Pope Francis "Immoral" For Armenian Genocide Comments

The Huffington Post 22 April 2015

Turkey's top cleric on Monday described comments by Pope Francis that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide as immoral and said the Vatican should look to its own

 

Turkey angered by Copenhagen sculpture

The Local / Denmark 22 April 2015

A sculpture that will be placed in the heart of Copenhagen in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide threatens to further derail the already-strained

 

Barack Hussein Obama will join Turkish president Recep Erdogan at the opening of a new $100 million Turkish mega-mosquetrosity i

BareNakedIslam 22 April 2015

In the last 100 years, only one new church has been given permission to build in Turkey (albeit on top of a graveyard). But in America, under the Obama Regime, Turkey is set to

 

High-risk men max out credit cards before Middle East travel

Money Jihad 21 April 2015

Over one hundred “very high-risk” account holders have borrowed the maximum amount of money they could from their bank before traveling to countries neighboring Iraq and Syria.

 

Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction

Gatestone Institute 21 April 2015
By Uzay Bulut

One of the common features of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey seems to be their intolerance of churches. "Turkey is not converting churches into mosques because

 

Islamic Terrorism Hits 23 Countries in 30 Days - Nothing speaks the truth like statistics.

Cherson and Molschky 21 April 2015
By Rachel Molschky

They are but a few mentally ill extremists who know far less about their own religion than liberal Westerners, but somehow Muslim terrorists have managed to spread violence to

 

Erdogan: US-style presidency inefficient, need for Turkish-type

TODAY'S ZAMAN 21 April 2015

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the US-style presidential system, saying Turkey needs a new type of governmental system that will comply with Turkish culture and

 

Turkey cannot accept Armenian genocide label, says Erdogan

The Guardian 21 April 2015

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said Turkey will ignore any decision by the European parliament qualifying the 1915 killings of Armenians in the first world war

 

Commemorating the Armenian Greek and Assyrian Genocide

AINA 20 April 2015
By Lou Ureneck

Armenians and others around the world this month are marking the centennial of the genocide that left hundreds of thousands of Armenians dead early in the last century. The

 

Thousands attend Toronto rally marking 100 years since Armenian genocide

CTVNews 20 April 2015

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Toronto Sunday, for a rally marking 100 years since the Ottoman-era killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians. The killing of

 

Turkey and Iran: Theater of Make Believe

Gatestone Institute 17 April 2015
By Burak Bekdil

The (neo-) Ottoman-Persian theater looks exceptional at deception, self-deception, counter-deception, attempted deception and failed deception. Lovely! In half a decade, the

 

How Turkey’s Islamist gov’t helped al-Qaeda and ISIL

TODAY'S ZAMAN 14 April 2015
By ABDULLAH BOZKURT

More evidence is emerging that implicates senior officials in Turkey's political Islamist government of aiding and abetting radical groups, including al-Qaeda and the Islamic

 

Boston Marathon Jihad Murderer Tsarnaev Guilty

FrontPage Mag 11 April 2015
By Robert Spencer

The guilty verdict came as no surprise to anyone, least of all Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney, Judy Clarke, who told the court last month, "It was him.” Tsarnaev could

 

Danish politicians consider filing lawsuit against Turkey at European court

cihan.com 11 April 2015

Dismayed by what they say is reticence on the part of Turkey to offer a satisfactory explanation for the release of a suspect believed to be involved in an attack on a Danish

 

Islamic fatwa decrees that toilet paper is halal: Directorate of Religious Affairs says wiping is acceptable

Daily Mail 11 April 2015
By Hannah Parry

A new Islamic fatwa in Turkey has decreed that Muslims are allowed to use toilet paper. The Directorate of Religious Affairs for Turkey stated that the use of the material

 

A female look at a macho game in Turkey

Hürriyet Daily News 11 April 2015
By BARÇIN YINANÇ

Despite the rise in religious conservatism and erosion of certain secular values in the last decade, Turkey still differs tremendously from the other majority Muslim

 

Turkey's Erdogan: Egypt should free Mursi before it can restore ties

ewn.co.za 11 April 2015

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Egypt should free ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi from jail and lift death sentences against his supporters before

 

Turkish artists battle President Erdogan

WND 11 April 2015
By Marisa Martin

Taking a break from arresting people, denying human rights and declaring himself Caliph of the Universe, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had to eat a little unexpected