EU/Turkey

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

 

Islamist Websites in Turkey Manage to Evade Strict Internet Censorship

The New York Times 18 March 2015
By TIM ARANGO

ISTANBUL — The websites of an atheist association, the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Kurdish separatist organization are blocked to Turkish Internet users. But

 

The Islamist Way

Gatestone Institute 16 March 2015
By Burak Bekdil

Islamists often do not hide it: They love head-count democracy in lands where they make a majority; and hate it in lands where they are in the minority. They would crush other

 

School teachers facing probe for ‘insulting president’ during protest

Today's Zaman 16 March 2015

Some 29 people, including school teachers and officials of an education personnel union, are facing investigation on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with

 

Abusiveness, arrogance, incivility dominate Erdogan’s rhetoric

Today's Zaman 16 March 2015
By TUGBA KAPLAN

A look at the nearly 13-year political leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- who served as prime minister until his election to the top post last August --

 

Spymaster U-Turn Shows Erdogan’s Sway in Turkey’s Ruling Party

Bloomberg 16 March 2015
By Onur Ant

Last summer, when Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended a decade as prime minister of Turkey to assume the non-political post of president, many were skeptical. Would the dominant figure

 

Islamic banks are on the rise in Turkey

Business Insider 16 March 2015
By David Dolan

ISTANBUL – Selling fruit from a cart in a working-class neighbourhood of Istanbul hasn’t made Mehmet rich, but he’s adamant his modest savings won’t ever see the

 

Islam's Troubled Historic Record and Dome of the Rock

Right Side News 16 March 2015
By Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian

Today, with Dr. Janosik's help, we are going to share a different perspective on the history of Islam. Those of you who follow this ministry are familiar with the traditional teachings on the

 

Documentary on Armenian genocide to be shown

Journal Times 16 March 2015

A film being shown at Racine’s Golden Rondelle Theater on Thursday tells a powerful story that will be new to many, yet all too familiar to others.“Orphans of the Genocide” tells part of a

 

Turkey: Teacher tells girls they "deserve to be raped” for not wearing hijab

The Jihad Watch 16 March 2015
By Robert Spencer

This actually reflects the assumption, deeply rooted in Islam, that women are responsible for the self-control of men, and if a woman gets raped, it is because she provoked the

 

Still Using Facebook? Facebook Deletes 1900 Pages With Content Deemed 'offensive To Islam'

Bare Naked Islam 16 March 2015

Just last year, Turkey temporarily blocked access to Twitter and YouTube. Now Facebook is bowing because of an authoritarian threat from Turkey. It happened quite easily: all

 

Qatar emir meets Erdogan in Turkey

The News 16 March 2015

The emir of Qatar on Thursday met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for surprise talks in the capital Ankara, a Turkish presidential official said. Sheikh Tamim

 

Hamas in Turkey: “Humanitarian Activity”

Breaking Israel News 13 March 2015
By Burak Bekdil

In 2012, Abdullah Gul, then President of Turkey, when asked by reporters whether Hamas would open an office in Istanbul, said: “Contacts [with Hamas] continue. Time will tell where the

 

Turkish FM: Spy from anti-Islamic State coalition helped UK girls enter Syria

Jerusalem Post 13 March 2015

Turkey said on Thursday it had caught a spy working for a country in the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State who had helped three British girls cross into Syria to join the insurgent

 

Why do so many people insult Erdogan?

TODAY'S ZAMAN 12 March 2015

Why do so many people insult Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Did any of the previous presidents insult citizens, mocked opposition parties or start polemics with them? Think about

 
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