EU/Turkey

Turkey: religious leader blames Vatican over attacks on Islam

ANSAmed 5 September 2014

ISTANBUL - Mehmet Gormez, head of the Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate, has said that the prevalence of attacks targeting mosques and Muslim communities has

 

How to Be "A Disgrace to Humanity" in Turkey

Gatestone Institute 5 September 2014
By Burak Bekdil

"A Disgrace to Humanity," was the headline in an Islamist newspaper in Turkey, Yeni Akit, and also apparently words deemed fit to describe this columnist after the first two

 

Audio: "Turkey & The Spread of the Islamic Caliphate"

Arutz Sheva 4 September 2014
By Tamar Yonah

Westerners are joining Islamic rebel groups in the Mideast to get fighting experience. How and why? Former Muslim Terrorist Walid Shoebat, author of the book, "Why We Want to

 

Twitter users on trial while Turkey hosts key UN Internet summit

Amnesty International 4 September 2014

The Turkish government’s prosecution of Twitter critics is a deeply hypocritical stance for the host of the Internet Governance Forum, Amnesty International said today. The

 

Erdogan will try to pull off balancing act at NATO summit

Al-Monitor 4 September 2014
By Semih Idiz

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make his international debut as president in the West this week when he attends the NATO summit in Newport, Wales. Despite the low turnout from the

 

Islam on the Beach and the Rapid Islamization of Turkey

NCregister.com 4 September 2014
By Victor Gaetan

Signs of Islamic radicalization are everywhere East of the Bosporus, even on Turkey’s legendary beaches. In early July, small groups of Muslim men and boys, roving Black Sea

 

Turkey’s top cleric urges Pope to act over mosque attacks

Hurriyet Daily News 4 September 2014

Drawing attention to steadily rising attacks against mosques in Germany, Turkey’s top cleric has said the Pope must "translate words into deeds with regard to the misperception

 

Turkish Genocide of Assyrians Destroyed the Future of Assyrian Society

AINA (press release) 4 September 2014

According to Feyyaz Kerimo, writer and teacher living in Sweden, the 1915 genocide had irrevocable effects on Assyrian identity which is made weaker and fell apart today.

 

Genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks By Turks and Kurds Was Islamic

AINA (press release) 4 September 2014

The perpetrators of the Turkish genocide of Armenians and other Christians at the beginning of the 20th century did not act out of concern for some nation state but simply

 

Israel and the Obama-Qatari Axis

FrontPage Magazine 2 September 2014
By Joseph Puder

When considering the geo-political map of the current Middle East, not everything is negative or alarming, at least from an Israeli point of view. Although the Middle East is

 

‘Pan-Islamist Davutoglu’ thesis ruffling feathers in Turkey

Hurriyet Daily News 2 September 2014
By William ARMSTRONG

Is Turkey’s new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu a pan-Islamist ideologue, with imperialist ambitions to reshape the Middle East into a post-national order based on Turkish and

 

New Cabinet: 25 men, 1 woman

Today's Zaman 2 September 2014

The appointment of only one female minister out of 26 positions in the new Cabinet, announced on Friday by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, has caused discontent among women's

 

Turkey’s new ‘pan-Islamist’ PM wants to reshape Middle East

The National 2 September 2014
By Piotr Zalewski

ISTANBUL // In early 2009, a nine-year-old addressed a letter to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime minister. In it, she complained of her father’s frantic travel and

 

Suspected 16-year-old wannabe jihadist arrested en route to Syria

The Independent 2 September 2014
By John Lichfield

A 16-year-old girl suspected would-be jihadist has been arrested at Nice airport in southern France as she apparently tried to reach Syria after a tip-off from Turkish

 

Turkey struggles to benefit from study abroad

Al-Monitor 2 September 2014
By Pinar Tremblay

Research shows that studying and working abroad makes you "smarter." The impact of higher education on the economy, the diversity of college campuses and the potential

 

Turkish ex-mufti on Muhammad: "So many people can’t live properly because of him”

The Jihad Watch 1 September 2014
By Robert Spencer

Turan Dursun was "a former mufti and imam and an open critic of Islam who fought for a freer ?and more humane world despite pressures from the state, the public, and even his own ?father, whose dream was to see him become a devoted cleric.” He lived in Turkey. He was, as was tragically predictable, assassinated by defenders of the faith.

 

Basting Turkey's New Prime Minister

Daniel Pipes 1 September 2014
By Daniel Pipes

As Recep Tayyip Erdogan ascends today to the presidency of Turkey, his hand-picked successor, Ahmet Davutoglu, simultaneously assumes Erdogan's old job of prime minister. What

 

Turkish Charity Central To 2010 Gaza Flotilla Signs Cooperation Agreement With Qatar

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch 28 August 2014

Israeli media is reporting that the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), a Turkish group close to the Global Muslim Brotherhood, has signed a ‘strategic cooperation agreement’ with Qatar. According to a Jerusalem Post report:

 

Sorry to Remind You, but Golda Meir Was Right - Part II of IV

Gatestone Institute 28 August 2014
By Burak Bekdil

Jihadists keep on saying that "they love death more than we love life." Good for them. Then there are the proxy jihadists. In 2012, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps

 

Analysis: New Turkish PM's 'Pan-Islamic' Foreign Policy

Arutz Sheva 28 August 2014

Former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu brings with him a troubled foreign policy legacy of support for jihadists, isolation from west. Turkey's new premier and outgoing