EU/Turkey

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

 

Latin America initiative from Turkey's religious authority

Daily Sabah 16 September 2014

Turkey's top religious authority, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (DIB), plans to host a summit of leading Muslim clerics from Latin American countries, DIB head Mehmet

 

Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an

AsiaNews 16 September 2014

Turkey's newly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aided by his faithful new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, begins his term of office with a major overhaul of the

 

Turkey Fines TV Station for Airing Holocaust Film...

Tundra Tabloids 16 September 2014

Turkish Government’s Radio and Television Supreme Council(RTÜK) considers Pianist as brutal. The Supreme Council fined Gün TV(a Kurdish TV Channel) for showing the drama film

 

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leaving Qatar May End Up In Turkey And Malaysia

A UK-based Saudi newspaper is reporting that according to head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s "International Organization”, many of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders reported to be

 

Islamic fasting during pregnancy harms childrens’ IQ and health

Vlad Tepes 16 September 2014
By Nicolai Sennels

It is well known that inbreeding among Muslims are wide spread and pose a serious risk to the childrens’ IQ and mental and physical health. At least 25 percent of Turks, 45

 

Turkey Should Not Be a Base for the Muslim Brotherhood

AINA (press release) 16 September 2014
By Murat Yetkin

President Tayyip Erdogan started his official visit to Qatar on Sept. 14 - his 4th trip abroad as president after the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, and the

 

Erdogan visits Qatar to discuss regional issues, bilateral ties

Daily Sabah 16 September 2014

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid an official visit to Gulf ally Qatar on Sunday to discuss various regional issues including the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham

 

49 reasons why Turkey doesn’t want to fight the Islamic State

Washington Post 16 September 2014
By Adam Taylor

On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Ankara, Turkey, to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discuss possible cooperation to fight the Islamic

 

Turkey's Frankenstein Monster

Gatestone Institute 16 September 2014
By Burak Bekdil

It all began when Turkey's leaders thought they could build a Sunni belt under Turkish hegemony, and resting geographically under the Crescent and Star. For that to actually

 
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