EU/Turkey

Turkish Security Troops Clash with Kurds, as Thousands Flee ISIS

News Wire 23 September 2014
By Boris Djuric

According to estimates by the UN’s refugee agency, at least 70,000 Kurds, most of them women, children and elderly people, have fled to Turkey since Saturday alone, and the

 

Qatar, cold shoulders for Kerry, and a mysterious offer

ACDemocracy 23 September 2014
By Norman A. Bailey

A trio of new developments are worthy of notice and all affect Israel directly or indirectly: As a first result of the Saudi crackdown on Qatar, a dozen major Muslim

 

Three Muslim Brotherhood leaders arrive in Turkey after leaving Qatar

CIHAN 22 September 2014

Following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement welcoming Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders who were recently asked to leave Qatar, a member of the MB, Jamal

 

Wagdy Ghoneim Arrives In Istanbul; Two Other Egyptian Brotherhood Leaders Also Part Of Group

Turkish media is reporting that Egyptian cleric Wagdy Ghoneim and two other leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood have arrived in Istanbul following their departure from

 

Turkey ‘a difficult ally’ set to frustrate West: Professor

Hürriyet Daily News 22 September 2014
By Barçin Yinanç

Turkey might not be the West’s ‘non-ally’ denounced by the Wall Street Journal, but it is certainly a ‘difficult ally’ whose cooperation with Western partners will never be

 

Turkey may welcome Muslim Brotherhood brass after ouster from Qatar

FoxNews 22 September 2014
By Paul Alster

They're pariahs in much of the Middle East, but the Muslim Brotherhood may find the welcome mat in Turkey, a NATO ally that nonetheless seems unmoved by regional and western

 

‘Shame!’ Adverts in Turkey vilify singletons

Al Arabiya News 22 September 2014

Turkey’s Family and Social Policies Ministry came under fire following an ad-campaign targeting singles earlier this month was deemed offensive, the al-Monitor news website

 

Kurds Fighting to Prevent Slaughter of 50,000 by ISIS

The Media Line 22 September 2014

Kurdish fighters from Turkey and Iraq are rallying to stave-off ISIS forces surrounding about 50,000 Kurds in the area of northern Kobani in Syria. The Kurdish enclave is

 

The Islamic State Releases 49 Turkish Hostages

Pamela Geller 22 September 2014

Turkey is providing covert support to the Islamic State. That’s why their hostages were released. Obama’s "most trusted” and "favorite” foreign ally, which refused Obama’s

 

The danger of saying ISIS is not Islam

Times of Israel 19 September 2014
By Liz Lightstone


So I’ve been thinking about this a lot and posted this morning on twitter about David Cameron’s comment ("they are monsters, not Muslims”). I’m very concerned by growing reprise that "Islamic State” (IS) is not Islam, that they are not Muslims. I can understand where it’s coming from but its a very dangerous form of

 

Exiled Brotherhood officials may find home in Turkey Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/09/turkey-egypt-q

Al Monitor 19 September 2014
By Tulin Daloglu

With the United States taking the lead in ramping up the fight against radical terrorists in the region, wealthy Gulf countries are exerting pressure on Qatar to expel exiled

 

ISIS Draws a Steady Stream of Recruits From Turkey

The New York Times 19 September 2014
By Ceylan Yeginsu

Having spent most of his youth as a drug addict in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Turkey’s capital, Can did not think he had much to lose when he was smuggled into Syria

 

Erdogan's $350M presidential palace

Al Monitor 19 September 2014
By Kadri Gursel

In terms of the continuity of the existing constitutional system, Erdogan’s pronouncement is devoid of any substance and a poor metaphor. The only new thing about Turkey so far

 

Short excerpt of presentation on Christian Persecution by Sister Hatune Dogan

Vlad Tepes 18 September 2014

This is a few minutes out of a 90 minute presentation given by the Turkish nun on Friday Sept. 12 2014.

 

Turkey: 40,000 forced to attend religious schools, media

ANSA med 18 September 2014

Some 40,000 students have been forcibly enrolled in Islamic religious schools against their families' will, in Islamic religious schools, according to independent media reports

 

German Muslim community announces protest against extremism

DW 18 September 2014

Speaking to at a news conference in Berlin on Tuesday, Muslim leaders from around Germany announced a nationwide demonstration on the misrepresentation of Islam. "[Germany]

 

Turkey’s top religious body to host Latin American Muslim leaders

Hurriyet Daily News 18 September 2014
By Ipek Yezdani

Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) will hold a "Latin American Religious Muslim Leaders Summit” in November, as part of its efforts to reach Muslim communities

 

30,000 violence-stricken Yazidi refugees willing to move to Armenia

Pan Armenian 18 September 2014

Yazidi refugees are ready to move to Armenia, which could be made possible only through the government’s goodwill, the head of the Union of Sinjar Yazidis told Zhamanak

 

Qatar and Turkey - backers of Muslim Brotherhood - formalize strategic ties

World Tribune 18 September 2014

Qatar and Turkey, the two leading supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, have formed a strategic alliance. Qatar and Turkey agreed to establish a strategic cooperation council

 

Erdogan says Turkey willing to host Egypt Muslim Brotherhood exiles

Europe Online Magazine 16 September 2014

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey would be willing to host exiled leaders of Egypt‘s Muslim Brotherhood. "If anyone requests to enter Turkey, we will