EU/Turkey

Turkish ex-mufti on Muhammad: "So many people can’t live properly because of him”

The Jihad Watch 1 September 2014
By Robert Spencer

Turan Dursun was "a former mufti and imam and an open critic of Islam who fought for a freer ?and more humane world despite pressures from the state, the public, and even his own ?father, whose dream was to see him become a devoted cleric.” He lived in Turkey. He was, as was tragically predictable, assassinated by defenders of the faith.

 

Basting Turkey's New Prime Minister

Daniel Pipes 1 September 2014
By Daniel Pipes

As Recep Tayyip Erdogan ascends today to the presidency of Turkey, his hand-picked successor, Ahmet Davutoglu, simultaneously assumes Erdogan's old job of prime minister. What

 

Turkish Charity Central To 2010 Gaza Flotilla Signs Cooperation Agreement With Qatar

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch 28 August 2014

Israeli media is reporting that the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), a Turkish group close to the Global Muslim Brotherhood, has signed a ‘strategic cooperation agreement’ with Qatar. According to a Jerusalem Post report:

 

Sorry to Remind You, but Golda Meir Was Right - Part II of IV

Gatestone Institute 28 August 2014
By Burak Bekdil

Jihadists keep on saying that "they love death more than we love life." Good for them. Then there are the proxy jihadists. In 2012, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps

 

Analysis: New Turkish PM's 'Pan-Islamic' Foreign Policy

Arutz Sheva 28 August 2014

Former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu brings with him a troubled foreign policy legacy of support for jihadists, isolation from west. Turkey's new premier and outgoing

 

Basting Turkey's New Prime Minister

danielpipes.org 28 August 2014
By Daniel Pipes

As Recep Tayyip Erdogan ascends today to the presidency of Turkey, his hand-picked successor, Ahmet Davutoglu, simultaneously assumes Erdogan's old job of prime minister. What

 

Turkish ‘humanitarian’ group behind ‘Marmara’ signs pact with Qatar

The Jerusalem Post 27 August 2014
By Ariel Ben Solomon

Bulent Yildrim, chairman of the Turkish IHH organization, and Qatar Charity CEO Yousef bin Ahmad al-Kuwari signed the strategic agreement that was announced at a press

 

Turkey Struggles to Stem Flow of Jihadists Across Border

Voa News 27 August 2014

As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago

 

New Egyptian Opposition Group Established In Turkey; Muslim Brotherhood Represented

Egyptian media is reporting on the formation of a Egyptian opposition group based in Turkey. According to an Al-Ahram online report, the spokewoman for the Egyptian

 

‘Halal tourism' a rising trend in Turkey, world

TODAY'S ZAMAN 27 August 2014

The number of hotels specifically catering to tourists who lead a pious Islamic lifestyle has grown sharply, according to recent statistics from the Mediterranean Union of

 

Hamas Operative in Turkey Behind Abduction of 3 Israeli Youths

ACDemocracy 26 August 2014

Saleh Muhammad Suleiman al-Arouri is a senior Hamas operative based in Turkey. On August 20 2014, he told the participants of the fourth conference of the World Union of

 

Sisi says Qatar, Turkey, US and the Muslim Brotherhood are funding media projects to undermine Egypt's stability

The Middle East Monitor 26 August 2014

The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said that Qatar, Turkey, the United States and the Muslim Brotherhood are funding new online media projects that "aim to undermine

 

Is Turkey Hamas' new headquarters?

Al Monitor 26 August 2014
By Pinar Tremblay

On Aug. 20, at the Association of Muslim Scholars conference in Istanbul, senior Hamas official Salach al-Aruri accepted the long-denied charges that Hamas had kidnapped the

 

Turkey protest in Istanbul over Syrian refugees

BBC News 26 August 2014

Hundreds of people have clashed with Turkish police in Istanbul during a protest against the rising number of refugees from Syria. Businesses were attacked, windows broken

 

Bulgarian Turks face severe identity problems

World Bulletin 26 August 2014

A prominent researcher and writer in Bulgaria pointed at the internal and external migration as one of the main phenomenon threatening Turkish identity in Bulgaria. Ibrahim

 

3 Chinese workers abducted in Turkey

Yahoo News 26 August 2014

Kurdish rebels have abducted three Chinese workers in southeast Turkey and attacked a thermal power plant where they worked, injuring a security guard, Turkey's state-run news

 

Erdogan Has a Tough Job

Daniel Pipes 26 August 2014
By Daniel Pipes

Part of this interview appeared on Aug. 14 in Aydinlik, a Turkish newspaper; the rest will shortly follow. Click here for it. The text below is that of the full

 

Study Shows Migration of Radicalized European Muslims to Syria to Engage in Jihad is Widespread Problem

Homeland Security - Today 25 August 2014
By Dr. Dave Sloggett

All across Europe, security services have become increasing candid about the threat their nations face from terrorism linked to Syria and Iraq by the establishment of the

 

President Erdogan and the gender repercussions of political Islam

openDemocracy 25 August 2014
By Dila Gurses

Can a new victorious president, ready to transform Turkey, sustain a Muslim modernity while bypassing the individual rights and liberties of women and gay citizens?

 

Turkey named fifth top tourism choice of Muslims as Europeans realize gains of halal sector

Hurriyet Daily News 25 August 2014

Turkey has been named the fifth European destination that Muslims from the Middle East and the Far East would like to visit as their next holiday, in an index topped by

 
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