EU/Turkey

Whose side is Turkey on?

London Review of Books 25 November 2014
By Patrick Cockburn

Over the summer Isis – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – defeated the Iraqi army, the Syrian army, the Syrian rebels and the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga; it established a state

 

Turkey's Bark and Bite

The Gatestone Institute 25 November 2014
By Burak Bekdil

Calls and campaigns against Israeli-made commodities and companies allegedly owned by Jewish businessmen, including Turkish Jews, fill Islamist newspaper pages every

 

Turkish woman's search gives voice to Islamized Armenians

Al Monitor 25 November 2014
By Pinar Tremblay

After reading about Fethiye Cetin for over a decade and reading her books, I had envisioned a bitter and brittle woman, one maybe even a little jaded with age, given all the

 

Turkish Governor Threatens to Turn Synagogue into Museum

Israel National News 25 November 2014
By Ari Soffer

A political storm has erupted in Turkey over yet another anti-Semitic comment issued by a high-profile politician. On Friday, the governor of the city of Edirne announced

 

Turkey's Ambassador Suleyman Gokce Criticises Plans For Fence Along Border

novinite.com 18 November 2014

Turkey's ambassador to Bulgaria Suleyman Gokce said that his country was against the construction of a fence along the entire border between Bulgaria and Turkey. "Turkey

 

"Zionist" Olive Trees in Turkey

Gatestone Institute 18 November 2014
By Burak Bekdil

"Islamic state in Palestine in place of Israel and the Palestinian territories, and the obliteration or dissolution of Israel." — Hamas Charter. Turkey's supreme

 

Video: Turkish President Erdogan "Muslims Discovered America Three Centuries before Columbus"

youtube 18 November 2014
By MEMRITVVideos

In a speech delivered on November 15, 2014, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Muslim sailors had reached the American continent in 1178, 314 years before

 

Erdog(an, Cuba and the Cuban revolution

Liberation News 18 November 2014
By Taylor Goel

Speaking at the closing meeting of the summit of Latin American Muslim leaders on November 15th, the President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, claimed that it was Muslim sailors who

 

Armenian Genocide Novel Published in Turkey

Asbarez Armenian News 18 November 2014

ISTANBUL—The Armenian Cause and the 1915 Genocide have been comprehensively covered for the first time ever in Turkey in a new novel written by Vedat Turkali. The author has

 

Teen tortured, buried alive by girlfriend's family in Turkey

Hurriyet Daily News 18 November 2014

A teenager has been tortured and buried alive by his lover’s family, in a new “honor killing” incident in a western province of Turkey, according to a confession given to police by

 

"Zionist" Olive Trees in Turkey

The Gatestone Institute 17 November 2014
By Burak Bekdil

"Islamic state in Palestine in place of Israel and the Palestinian territories, and the obliteration or dissolution of Israel." — Hamas Charter. Turkey's supreme court

 

Erdogan says America was discovered by Muslims, not Columbus

Hurriyet Daily News 17 November 2014
By Mustafa Kucuk

America was discovered by Muslims, not by Christopher Columbus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed, vowing to build a mosque "on that hill" in Cuba if the

 

News » Nation Turkish PM to diplomat: Don’t return to Turkey until MILF disarmament

GMA network 17 November 2014
By Andreo Calonzo

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday pledged his country's full support behind the Mindanao peace process, particularly the task of disarming the Moro Islamic

 

Cuba Rejects Erdogan's Offer to Build Country's First Mosque

Israel National News 17 November 2014
By Ari Soffer

Cuba has reportedly rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's offer to build the country's first mosque. Erdogan's offer came during a speech in Istanbul to Muslim

 

Turkey frees 12 radicals after 'ugly' attack on US sailors

The Daily Star 14 November 2014

Turkey on Thursday freed without questioning or charges 12 radical nationalist protesters who attacked three US sailors in the centre of Istanbul in an assault that alarmed the American

 

Erdogan calls for UN Security Council action on al-Aqsa

Today's Zaman 14 November 2014

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action against Israel concerning recent clashes at Jerusalem's eighth century al-Aqsa

 

Turkish minister: For Muslims, Al-Aqsa is 'red-line'

World Bulletin 14 November 2014

The Islamic world must send a message that "Al-Aqsa Mosque is a redline for all Muslims," Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister said on Wednesday. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister

 

Turkey’s top cleric to discuss Islamophobia with Pope Francis

Hurriyet Daily News 14 November 2014

Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia will be high on the agenda of his upcoming meeting with Pope Francis during the latter’s landmark visit to Turkey in late

 

Turks increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State

Al-Monitor 13 November 2014

A Kurdish Alevi soccer player, Deniz Naki, was brutally beaten on Nov. 2 in Ankara by supporters of the Islamic State (IS) for standing in solidarity with Kobani. Three days

 

Erdog(an calls for UN Security Council action on al-Aqsa

TODAY'S ZAMAN 13 November 2014

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action against Israel concerning recent clashes at Jerusalem's eighth century al-Aqsa