EU/Turkey

Turkey confirms release of Islam critic's assailant

The Local 20 October 2014

A Danish delegation that travelled to Turkey has returned home with a confirmation that the man who attempted to assassinate Islam critic Lars Hedegaard has indeed been

 

Ankara remains silent as Austria plans to block Turkish imams

Today's Zaman 20 October 2014

Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) Deputy Minister Numan Kurtulmuº has not released a statement regarding the Austrian parliament's plan, which was

 

Turkey opposes 'IS,' but no arms for Kurds

DW 20 October 2014

US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday and they pledged to work together to step up the fight against "Islamic State" ("IS") in

 

the Self-Delusional West

Dry Bones 20 October 2014
By Yaakov Kirschen

The fact that the U.S. administration and NATO are surprised by Turkey's refusal to assist in the battle to stop the Islamic State is shocking! . . . and a sign of how

 

New Afghan president hosts Turkey's Erdogan in Kabul

brecorde 20 October 2014

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Afghanistan Saturday, the latest world leader to visit the war-ravaged country since President Ashraf Ghani took power after a

 

Video: Ben Shapiro: The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority

Blazing Cat Fur 17 October 2014
By Ben Shapiro

 

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Will Do Nothing to Stop the Islamic State

Breitbart 17 October 2014
By Jordan Schachtel

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has done nothing to stop the advances of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadi group rampaging through Iraq and Syria while killing scores of

 

With friends like Turkey, who needs enemies?

The Telegraph 17 October 2014
By Con Coughlin

For a country that is supposed to be a pivotal Nato ally, Turkey sure has a strange way of showing loyalty to its friends in their hour of need. Ankara’s support in the battle

 

Turkey Loses U.N. Security Council Seat in Huge Upset

Newsweek 17 October 2014
By Benny Avni

In a tremendous upset, Turkey lost a contest in the United Nations General Assembly, exposing increasingly contentious frictions with some of its neighbors and world

 

Islamic State 'being driven out of Syria's Kobane

BBC News Online 17 October 2014

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has been driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander has told the BBC. Baharin Kandal said IS

 

Hard-Pressed Between Turkey and ISIL, Kurds Essential to Regional Peace

The Epoch Times 17 October 2014
By Vivian Salama

The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major focal point in the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations in both countries coming under significant

 

Turkey Refuses US Access to Airbase vs ISIS, Bombs Kurds

the Clarion Project 16 October 2014

Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister, Tayyip Recep Erdogan, snubbed the US on Monday, refusing to allow US planes to use a key Turkish airbase. Susan Rice, the the US National

 

On the margins: secular human rights in Turkey

openDemocracy 16 October 2014
By Pinar Tremblay

In Turkey, Muslim groups have used the "human rights” framework to protect their religious practices, such as wearing headscarves in universities and workplaces. But what

 

Turks remain mum on Hedegaard case

The Copenhagen Post 16 October 2014

The Turkish ambassador, Mehmet Dönmez, has failed to shed any further light on how and why the Turkish government released the prime suspect in the failed assassination attempt

 

Turkey denies allowing US to use bases for anti-IS strikes

nation.com.pk 16 October 2014

Turkey on Monday denied statements by US officials that it had allowed the United States access to its air bases for bombing missions against Islamic State (IS) militants in

 

Turkey: Jihad-Lite

Gatestone Institute 16 October 2014
By Burak Bekdil

Turkish and U.S. officials are now planning to push the "moderates" onto the battlefield. The "moderates" -- Islamists featuring lighter shades of jihad -- will be trained

 

Islam critic's assailant released in Turkey

The Local / Denmark 16 October 2014

The man who tried to assassinate Lars Hedegaard has reportedly been released by Turkish authorities, possibly as part of a prisoner swap with Isis. Now Hedegaard fear someone

 

France willing to soften stance on Turkey EU bid

The Local / France 15 October 2014

France said on Friday it was willing to unblock two key chapters of negotiation for Turkey's bid to become a member of the European Union. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

 

How Turkey Went Bad – Part I

the Jewish Voice 15 October 2014
By Daniel Pipes

[Turks note that Erdogan and Hugo Chávez (both born in 1954) share important traits.] Only twelve years ago, the Republic of Turkey was correctly seen as a stalwart NATO

 

20,000 Kurds protest against IS in Germany

NewsAdvance 15 October 2014

More than 20,000 Kurdish immigrants have protested in Germany against the Islamic State group. Police said the demonstration Saturday in the western German city of