EU/Turkey

Turkish group wants to perform Friday prayer in Armenia

Hürriyet Daily News 22 August 2014

A group of Turkish NGOs have applied to the Foreign Ministry asking permission to perform the Friday prayer at the Blue Mosque of Yerevan in the Armenian capital. Led by the

 

Erdogan Has a Tough Job

danielpipes.org 20 August 2014

Aydinlik: In our previous interview (in March) you said that Washington sees Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a problem rather than a solution: is this still the

 

Turkish Foreign Minister defends Islamic State against accusations of terrorism

Jihad Watch 20 August 2014
By Robert Spencer

The longer the Islamic State lasts, the more legitimacy it will have in the eyes of Muslims worldwide. It is striking that Davutoglu would defend it, however, since Turkish

 

Islamic pundit’s remarks anger Turkish atheists

Hurriyet Daily News 20 August 2014

The Atheism Association, a newly founded body bidding to protect the rights of non-believers, has filed a judicial complaint against Nihat Hatipoglu, a religious pundit, for

 

Erdogan 'Would be Happy' to Return Jewish Award

Arutz Sheva 5 August 2014
By Ari Soffer

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be "glad" to return an award given to him in 2004 by an American Jewish group, Turkey's embassy in the US said Tuesday, amid a

 

Turkish poet: "Islam is worse than Nazism”

Jihad Watch 5 August 2014
By Robert Spencer

Note from Robert Spencer: When Serkan Engin sent me this piece and asked me to publish it, I asked him if this could endanger him in Turkey. He responded, "I am ready to die.”

 

Turkish women laugh in the face of deputy PM who told them not to

Sydney Morning Herald 5 August 2014
By Stuart Williams

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister has sparked outcry by declaring women should not laugh loudly in public. Bulent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted

 

German nightclub offers 'free passes to Erdogan voters'

BBC News 5 August 2014

A Turkish nightclub in western Germany has offered free membership to people who support Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey's forthcoming presidential election, it

 

ISIS gets men and $800 million from Turkey

Money Jihad 11 July 2014

Jihadist recruits and millions of dollars have slipped through the sieve-like border between Turkey and Iraq, says Middle East expert Daniel Pipes. This is purposeful not

 

Erdogan’s path of 'illiberal democracy'

Al-Monitor 6 July 2014
By Mustafa Akyol

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his candidacy for the presidency with an impressive address to some 4,000 supporters in a large hall in Ankara. He began

 

In bid to extend his grip, Turkish PM Erdogan to run for president

Christian Science Monitor 6 July 2014
By Noah Blaser

Istanbul — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, undaunted by a year of intermittent street protests and a lingering graft scandal, will run in the country's first

 

Erdog(an stands for Presidency, invokes Allah

EurActiv 6 July 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared his candidacy today for a more powerful presidency which rivals fear may entrench authoritarian rule and supporters,

 

Turkey: Thousands march in Istanbul Pride despite religious objections

PinkNews.co.uk 5 July 2014

Tens of thousands of people turned out on Sunday to celebrate LGBT Pride in Istanbul, slated as the largest gay pride celebration in any majority Muslim country. 100,000 or

 

"European Turkey is bullshit" claim top Polish officials

Euroislam.pl 5 July 2014
By Jan Wojcik

Secretly recorded Polish top officials reveal their views on Turkey’s EU membership and what can be called islamization of Turkey. Their opinions are surprising and contrary to

 

Water Wars directed against Syria and Iraq: Turkey’s Control of the Euphrates River

Global Research 4 July 2014
By Abdulrahman Al-Masri

The water level of the Euphrates Lake has decreased by six metres in the body of the dam, RMC reported. Criticism of the Turkish government has been voiced by civil society

 

Turkey secularists nominate devout Muslim for president

eNCA 1 July 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkey's two main secular opposition parties on Sunday formally backed a devout Muslim to challenge an expected bid for the presidency by the country's prime

 

Erdogan: 'No one should expect me to provoke ISIS'

Al-Monitor 1 July 2014
By Semih Idiz

Turkey is maintaining an overly cautious position on developments in Iraq, and steering clear from unilateral or multilateral military actions that may aggravate the situation

 

Video: Like Obama, his best friend in Turkey PM Recep Erdogan, is also arming the ISIS jihadists in Syria

Bare Naked Islam 1 July 2014

I wonder if he is arming them with all the American weapons and equipment left in Libya that Ambassador Christopher Stevens was shipping to Syria via Turkey?

 

Erdogan fails to convince EU ambassadors

Today's Zaman 1 July 2014

A televised address in Ankara on Tuesday by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the ambassadors of certain European Union countries was "expected” and "unconvincing” and

 

Turkey's High-risk Power Play

Assyrian International News Agency 30 June 2014
By Caroline B. Glick

For most Westerners, Turkey is a hard nut to crack. How can you understand a state sponsor of terrorism that is also a member of NATO? How can you explain Turkey's

 
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