The Islamist Way

Gatestone Institute 16 March 2015
By Burak Bekdil

Islamists often do not hide it: They love head-count democracy in lands where they make a majority; and hate it in lands where they are in the minority. They would crush other


School teachers facing probe for ‘insulting president’ during protest

Today's Zaman 16 March 2015

Some 29 people, including school teachers and officials of an education personnel union, are facing investigation on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with


Abusiveness, arrogance, incivility dominate Erdogan’s rhetoric

Today's Zaman 16 March 2015

A look at the nearly 13-year political leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- who served as prime minister until his election to the top post last August --


Spymaster U-Turn Shows Erdogan’s Sway in Turkey’s Ruling Party

Bloomberg 16 March 2015
By Onur Ant

Last summer, when Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended a decade as prime minister of Turkey to assume the non-political post of president, many were skeptical. Would the dominant figure


Islamic banks are on the rise in Turkey

Business Insider 16 March 2015
By David Dolan

ISTANBUL – Selling fruit from a cart in a working-class neighbourhood of Istanbul hasn’t made Mehmet rich, but he’s adamant his modest savings won’t ever see the


Islam's Troubled Historic Record and Dome of the Rock

Right Side News 16 March 2015
By Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian

Today, with Dr. Janosik's help, we are going to share a different perspective on the history of Islam. Those of you who follow this ministry are familiar with the traditional teachings on the


Documentary on Armenian genocide to be shown

Journal Times 16 March 2015

A film being shown at Racine’s Golden Rondelle Theater on Thursday tells a powerful story that will be new to many, yet all too familiar to others.“Orphans of the Genocide” tells part of a


Turkey: Teacher tells girls they "deserve to be raped” for not wearing hijab

The Jihad Watch 16 March 2015
By Robert Spencer

This actually reflects the assumption, deeply rooted in Islam, that women are responsible for the self-control of men, and if a woman gets raped, it is because she provoked the


Still Using Facebook? Facebook Deletes 1900 Pages With Content Deemed 'offensive To Islam'

Bare Naked Islam 16 March 2015

Just last year, Turkey temporarily blocked access to Twitter and YouTube. Now Facebook is bowing because of an authoritarian threat from Turkey. It happened quite easily: all


Qatar emir meets Erdogan in Turkey

The News 16 March 2015

The emir of Qatar on Thursday met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for surprise talks in the capital Ankara, a Turkish presidential official said. Sheikh Tamim


Hamas in Turkey: “Humanitarian Activity”

Breaking Israel News 13 March 2015
By Burak Bekdil

In 2012, Abdullah Gul, then President of Turkey, when asked by reporters whether Hamas would open an office in Istanbul, said: “Contacts [with Hamas] continue. Time will tell where the


Turkish FM: Spy from anti-Islamic State coalition helped UK girls enter Syria

Jerusalem Post 13 March 2015

Turkey said on Thursday it had caught a spy working for a country in the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State who had helped three British girls cross into Syria to join the insurgent


Why do so many people insult Erdogan?

TODAY'S ZAMAN 12 March 2015

Why do so many people insult Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Did any of the previous presidents insult citizens, mocked opposition parties or start polemics with them? Think about


Why does Turkey continue to deny Armenian genocide?

Boston Globe 12 March 2015
By Chris Bohjalian

One night in November, 2009, I heard Gerda Weissmann Klein speak at the University of Texas. A Holocaust survivor, Gerda’s 1957 memoir, "All But My Life,” chronicles her


ISIS commander treated in Turkish hospital ‘like all other citizens’

RT 10 March 2015

Authorities in Turkey have confirmed social media reports that an injured Islamic State commander is being treated in a Denizli hospital, saying the militant has every right to


Erdogan renews call for 400 deputies to make new constitution ‘peacefully'

cihan 9 March 2015

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has continued to rally support for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in the upcoming elections, calling on supporters to elect


Erdogan is turning his country into an Islam-tilted dictatorship

National Post 9 March 2015
By Robert Fulford

A decade ago Turkey was the shining hope of optimists in the West, one state in the Middle East fulfilling its promise. The policies of modern Turkey’s founder, Kemal Atatürk,


Happy Women's Day in Turkey!

The Gatestone Institute 9 March 2015
By Uzay Bulut

"A woman without a veil (headscarf) is like a home without a curtain. A home without a curtain is either for sale or for rent." — Suleyman Demirci, head of the Promotion and


Turkey and Egypt's Great Game in the Middle East

aina 9 March 2015
By Soner Cagaptay and Marc Sievers

The chaos in the Middle East has tested many relationships, not least the one between Egypt and Turkey. Shortly after the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Turkey became one of


Hamas in Turkey: "Humanitarian Activity"

The Gatestone Institute 9 March 2015
By Burak Bekdil

The scope of Hamas's activity in Turkish territory is an open secret. Hamas and Turkish officials claim the nature of that activity is humanitarian. Maybe. But in the real world, kidnapping Israeli teenagers and hitting Israeli cities with rockets might actually be considered a