EU/Turkey

Turkish Lawmaker: Graft 'Understandable' if Atheists or Jews are Involved

Today's Zaman 11 March 2014

Turkish ruling party lawmaker and former Economy Minister Zafer Ça?layan has said he would understand if a Jew or an atheist were behind the Dec. 17 graft operation, questioning how

 

900,000 Syrians take refuge in Turkey, says UNICEF

France 24 11 March 2014

The number of Syrian refugees that have taken shelter in Turkey has approached 900,000, Hurriyet's Sevil Erkus reports, citing UNICEF which also warns of the problems Syrian

 

Turkey torture, murder suspects under house arrest

World Bulletin 11 March 2014

Turkey's Ministry of Justice has ordered five murder suspects in the 2007 torture and murder of five employees of a publishing house to be electronically tagged and held under house arrest.

 

Turkish women come first in unpaid work

Today's Zaman 11 March 2014

Turkish women spend the most time of any country in the survey doing unpaid chores such as housework or shopping, clocking up 377 minutes a day, while their male partners

 

Turkey frees five charged over 2007 murders of Christians

The Sun Daily 11 March 2014

A Turkish court has freed five men accused of torturing and murdering three Christian missionaries in 2007, after the suspects' time in detention while on trial exceeded new legal limits

 

The Rise and Fall of Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan in Three Acts

AINA 11 March 2014
By Turan Kayaoglu

Like a figure in a Greek tragedy, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has fallen from a Jefferson-could-be into a Putin-wannabe

 

Turkey PM says YouTube, Facebook could be banned

ANKARA: Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a raft of online leaks added momentum to a

 

Report: Turkey Financing Top Global Terror Groups

The Counter Jihad Report 8 March 2014
By Adam Kredo

Turkey has become a principal financial hub for terrorists under the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government has helped Iran skirt sanctions,

 

Report: Turkey Financing Top Global Terror Groups

The Counter Jihad Report 8 March 2014
By Adam Kredo

Turkey has become a principal financial hub for terrorists under the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government has helped Iran skirt sanctions,

 

Why The Worst Is Still Ahead For Turkey's Bubble Economy

Forber 7 march 2014
By Jesse Colombo

The explosive rise of Turkey’s economy in the past decade is one of the most fascinating growth stories of all time. Since 2002, Turkey’s economy nearly quadrupled in size on the back

 

Queen of Denmark looking forward to President Gül's state visit

Today's Zaman 7 march 2014

Queen of Denmark Margrethe ll, who marked the 42nd anniversary of her reign in January, has said she and her husband, Prince Consort Henrik, are very much looking forward

 

Bombs Smuggled on Ambulan-ces with Pregnant Women

Jihad Watch 7 March 2014
By Robert Spencer

While Israel is constantly excoriated for supposedly targeting civilians, we see Islamic jihadists in Gaza and now in Syria deliberately staging jihad operations in areas where civilians will

 

Turkey mobilizes for Crimea after 160 years

Al-Monitor 5 March 2014

The Crimean peninsula, scene of one of most important military struggles of the last years of the Ottoman Empire, has made a surprising comeback to the world scene after the

 

Erdogan's Looming Downfall: Turkey At the Crossroads

AINA (press release) 5 March 2014
By Svante E. Cornell

The year 2013 was supposed to be momentous for Turkey's strongman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Having established himself as the single most powerful Turkish

 

Turkey Bans Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

The Hollywood Reporter 5 March 2014
By Scott Roxborough

Turkey's film board has labeled the sex epic, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Shia LaBeouf, as pornography, banning it from theatrical release.

 

EU probes corruption claims at Turkish agency

Channel NewsAsia 5 March 2014

ANKARA: The European Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that a Turkish government agency misused EU funds. The probe follows reports in Turkish media

 

Turkey: Bulgaria is a door into Europe

Standart News 4 March 2014

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu has thanked Bulgaria for its support for Turkey's European Union accession process, saying that while Turkey is a door for Bulgaria into Asia, Bulgaria

 

Turkish parliament votes to shut schools run by Erdogan rival

Swiss Info 4 March 2014
By Ayla Jean Yackley

Turkey's parliament has voted to close private preparatory schools, many of which are a source of income and influence for an Islamic cleric accused by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan

 

Turkish MPs vote to close down Erdogan rival's schools

Malta Today 4 March 2014

Turkey's parliament has passed a new legislation to shut down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by the movement of an influential United-States-based Muslim cleric

 

Are The Erdogan Corruption Tapes Real?

International Business Times 2 March 2014
By David Kashi

Several high-ranking officials from a Turkish scientific research organization were fired on Wednesday after being linked to leaked recordings that allegedly embroiled Prime Minister Recep