EU/Turkey

Historic Justice: A Kurdish State Now

Arutz Sheva 23 October 2014
By Dr. Mordechai Kedar

The borders of most of the Arab countries east of the Mediterranean were delineated in the period following WWI, on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. The borders were fixed on

 

Turkey, Erdogan 'Leaders of Muslim Brotherhood Axis' Says Israeli Defense Minister

Assyrian International News Agency 23 October 2014
By Chemi Shalev

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon lambasted Turkey on Tuesday, describing it as the leader, along with Qatar, of the Middle East's "Muslim Brotherhood Axis" and its

 

Battle for Kobani: As the World Watches, Turkey Looks Away

SPIEGEL 23 October 2014
By Christoph Reuter

For weeks now, the world has grown worried as Islamic State jihadists have tried to take the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria. As the US has stepped up airstrikes, Turkey's

 

Kidnapping plot in Islamic Turkey raises questions about U.S. troops’ safety

Pamela Geller 23 October 2014

Obama’s "most trusted,” "most favorite” ally in all of the world — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan — continues to work with our worst and most vicious enemies. What

 

Danes outraged by Turkey’s hostage deal with IS

Al-Monitor 22 October 2014

Unbeknownst to most Turks, who are more concerned about much more direct issues involving developments in Syria and Iraq, a diplomatic storm is raging between Turkey and

 

Official Ankara has equal complicity in Islamic State’s actions: Sedrak Ajemian

ARMENPRESS 22 October 2014

Turkey pays enormous money for the existence of the Islamic State grouping. This way Turkey solves many problems – it weakens the Arab world, in particular Syria, Iraq and

 

Publisher: why Turkey failed to gain UN Security Council seat

PanARMENIAN.Net 22 October 2014

The Turkish government got a big slap in the face last week when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to turn down its application for a Security Council

 

Release of attempted murder suspect in Turkey not closed, says Danish PM

Hürriyet Daily News 22 October 2014

Questions over Turkey’s release of the shooting suspect of a right-wing writer and critic of Islam in Copenhagen in 2013 have not been resolved, Danish Prime Minister Helle

 

Denmark awaits answers regarding release of Danish suspect

TODAY'S ZAMAN 22 October 2014

Danish Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen has said that Turkish officials have confirmed the release of the suspect in an assassination attempt against Lars Hedegaard, a former

 

Pope To Visit Turkey As Region's Christians Flee Islamic State Persecution

Business Insider 22 October 2014

Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said on Tuesday, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing

 

ISIS-Kurdish fight stirs trouble in Turkey

CNN 22 October 2014
By Ivan Watson

Turkey made a significant policy shift Monday when it announced it would allow Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq to travel through the Turkish territory to

 

Turkey in intense talks with Qatar over regional turmoil

News.Az 22 October 2014

Qatar and Turkey are engaging in intense talks amid critical developments in the region regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), with both countries part of

 

Turkey's Love Affair with Hamas

Gatestone Institute 21 October 2014
By Burak Bekdil

It was the Islamists who, since they came to power in the 2000s, have reaped the biggest political gains from the "Palestine-fetish." But the Turkish rhetoric on

 

Cold Turkey

Assyrian International News Agency 21 October 2014
By Michael Curtis

College students should be able to answer some simple questions. Which country in the Middle East has been declared guilty of "ethnic cleansing?" Which country in the area has

 

Denmark puzzled by Turkey’s release of shooting suspect

Hürriyet Daily News 21 October 2014

Turkey has admitted that it has released a suspect wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a right-wing writer and critic of Islam in Copenhagen in 2013, but it has

 

Turkey is "throwing a bone to try to get the US to commit itself against [Syrian President Bashar] Assad,” says Israeli expert.

The Jerusalem Post 21 October 2014

Turkey finally made a token concession to the US in its battle against Islamic State, allowing some Iraqi Kurdish fighters to aid their brethren in the Kurdish Syrian town of

 

Turkey has failed Kobani, Kurds

Boston Globe 21 October 2014
By Dilar Dirik

For two years, the Kurds have been warning the world about the Islamic State. Accusations by the Kurds that Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar support jihadists in Syria were

 

Turkey confirms release of Islam critic's assailant

The Local 20 October 2014

A Danish delegation that travelled to Turkey has returned home with a confirmation that the man who attempted to assassinate Islam critic Lars Hedegaard has indeed been

 

Ankara remains silent as Austria plans to block Turkish imams

Today's Zaman 20 October 2014

Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) Deputy Minister Numan Kurtulmuº has not released a statement regarding the Austrian parliament's plan, which was

 

Turkey opposes 'IS,' but no arms for Kurds

DW 20 October 2014

US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday and they pledged to work together to step up the fight against "Islamic State" ("IS") in

 
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