EU/Turkey

Commemorating the Armenian Greek and Assyrian Genocide

AINA 20 April 2015
By Lou Ureneck

Armenians and others around the world this month are marking the centennial of the genocide that left hundreds of thousands of Armenians dead early in the last century. The

 

Thousands attend Toronto rally marking 100 years since Armenian genocide

CTVNews 20 April 2015

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Toronto Sunday, for a rally marking 100 years since the Ottoman-era killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians. The killing of

 

Turkey and Iran: Theater of Make Believe

Gatestone Institute 17 April 2015
By Burak Bekdil

The (neo-) Ottoman-Persian theater looks exceptional at deception, self-deception, counter-deception, attempted deception and failed deception. Lovely! In half a decade, the

 

How Turkey’s Islamist gov’t helped al-Qaeda and ISIL

TODAY'S ZAMAN 14 April 2015
By ABDULLAH BOZKURT

More evidence is emerging that implicates senior officials in Turkey's political Islamist government of aiding and abetting radical groups, including al-Qaeda and the Islamic

 

Boston Marathon Jihad Murderer Tsarnaev Guilty

FrontPage Mag 11 April 2015
By Robert Spencer

The guilty verdict came as no surprise to anyone, least of all Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney, Judy Clarke, who told the court last month, "It was him.” Tsarnaev could

 

Danish politicians consider filing lawsuit against Turkey at European court

cihan.com 11 April 2015

Dismayed by what they say is reticence on the part of Turkey to offer a satisfactory explanation for the release of a suspect believed to be involved in an attack on a Danish

 

Islamic fatwa decrees that toilet paper is halal: Directorate of Religious Affairs says wiping is acceptable

Daily Mail 11 April 2015
By Hannah Parry

A new Islamic fatwa in Turkey has decreed that Muslims are allowed to use toilet paper. The Directorate of Religious Affairs for Turkey stated that the use of the material

 

A female look at a macho game in Turkey

Hürriyet Daily News 11 April 2015
By BARÇIN YINANÇ

Despite the rise in religious conservatism and erosion of certain secular values in the last decade, Turkey still differs tremendously from the other majority Muslim

 

Turkey's Erdogan: Egypt should free Mursi before it can restore ties

ewn.co.za 11 April 2015

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Egypt should free ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi from jail and lift death sentences against his supporters before

 

Turkish artists battle President Erdogan

WND 11 April 2015
By Marisa Martin

Taking a break from arresting people, denying human rights and declaring himself Caliph of the Universe, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had to eat a little unexpected

 

Turkey journalists face 4.5 years jail over Charlie Hebdo cartoon

France24 9 April 2015

Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday called for two prominent journalists who featured Charlie Hebdo's cover with the image of the Prophet Mohammed in their columns to be jailed for four

 

Turkey: Is the AKP's "Spell" Reversing?

Gatestone Institute 5 April 2015
By Burak Bekdil

When Turkey's Islamists came together under the roof of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001 and reflagged themselves as conservative democrats, they did not know

 

Turkish Cartoonists Sentenced To 11 Months For Insulting Erdogan

Women Against Shariah 4 April 2015

But Turkey is supposed to be modern. From Today's Zaman: Two cartoonists from a popular Turkish satirical magazine have each been sentenced to almost one year in

 

Turkey's Erdogan plans to visit Iran but watching Yemen developments

Ynetnews 30 March 2015

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that he still planned to visit Iran next week but was watching developments in Yemen, having last week accused Tehran of

 

Investigation into child prostitution closed as it could harm AK Party’s reputation

Today's Zaman 28 March 2015

Investigations regarding a children's home that was alleged to be used for prostitution in 2013 have been closed due to the possibility of hurting the ruling Justice and

 

Erdogan grows more radical

Al-Monitor 26 March 2015

Radical anti-Western antagonism and paranoia, based on an extremist melange of Turkish nationalism and Islamism, have increasingly infused his speeches. The most striking example of

 

Turkey investigates top public officials from President Erdogan's party

Deutsche Welle 26 March 2015

Authorities are investigating Deputy Prime Minister Arinc on charges of misconduct and covering up felony, while Gokcek is being investigated for misconduct and embezzlement, Dogan

 

'Get ready for Erdogan's caliphate,' official in Turkey's ruling party says

The Jerusalem Post 20 March 2015

The AKP's local chief in the Turkish province of Siirt sent the tweet in response to Erdogan's opponents, who object to his plans to seize more power in the country. Recep

 

Obama Administration Insults Memory of Armenian Holocaust

FrontPage Mag 20 March 2015
By Stephen Brown

Next month, Armenians worldwide will mark the centennial of the Armenian Holocaust that saw 1.5 million of their people perish barbarically at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in

 

Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Observer 19 March 2015

In 1944, as the Nazi slaughter of Europe’s Jews continued unabated, a Jewish refugee from Poland, Raphael Lemkin, coined a new word: genocide. He defined this new word as the

 
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