EU/Turkey

15 Year Old Shot by Police Dies After 9 Month Coma

The Clarion Project 13 March 2014

Protests have erupted once again in Turkey after the death of a 15 year old boy in hospital. Berkin Elvan was 14 when he was hit in the head by a tear gas canister last year during the protests

 

Ex-Turkish minister apologizes for anti-Semitic remarks

A former Turkish government minister apologized to the country’s Jewish community for anti-Semitic comments he made at a political rally. In a letter published in Salom, a Jewish newspaper

 

INSIGHT – Al Qaeda hijacks spirit of Syria revolt three years on

Firstpost. 12 March 2014

KILLIS, ON THE TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER - Syrian refugees in this border outpost were delighted to hear their home town of Azaz had been liberated - not from Bashar al-Assad's

 

Turkey's PM Mr. Erdogan's 'Othering' Is Unbearable

Huffington Post 11 March 2014
By Arzu Kaya Uranli

"Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live," said British director Steve McQueen when he received the Best Picture award at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Many

 

Doesn’t Obama know Gülen is in the US?

Hurriyet Daily News 11 March 2014

Share In a statement on March 8, the White House made a half-correction of what Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdo?an has been saying about a telephone conversation with U.S.

 

Gülen says Turkey needs new constitution to save its democracy

Today's Zaman 11 March 2014

Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who has been silent in the past few months amid government moves to contain a recent corruption scandal, has urged Turkey to write a brand new

 

Hagia Sophias: From Museums to Mosques

The American Conservative 11 March 2014
By Robert Ousterhout

Just over 100 years ago, on March 26, 1913, at the height of the Balkan Wars, the Bulgarian army captured Edirne, once capital of the Ottoman Empire. To celebrate their

 

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