EU/Turkey

Turkey's gender gap widens, ranks 125 among 142 countries

TODAY'S ZAMAN 29 October 2014

Turkey fell five places this year to 125th in the Global Gender Gap Report, commissioned by the World Economic Forum and released on Tuesday. For 2014, 142 countries were

 

Turkey's Twitter Wars Heat Up

Foreign Policy 29 October 2014
By Berivan Orucoglu

As the Turkish government continues to squeeze freedom of expression, many Turks have found themselves resorting increasingly to social media in order to learn what's going on

 

Islamic State conflict: Kurdish fighters arrive in Turkey

BBC 29 October 2014

A group of 150 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have arrived in Turkey from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle Islamic State (IS) militants besieging the town of

 

Turkey: The "Great Muslim Democracy"

Gatestone Institute 28 October 2014
By Burak Bekdil

Where Turkey stands today is a perfect example of how, when Islamists -- mild or otherwise -- rule a county, even the most basic liberties are systematically

 

Turkey: No Longer a "Rock Star" on Arab Street

The Gatestone Institute 27 October 2014
By Burak Bekdil

Erdogan's Turkey is no longer an attraction for the Muslim street. Instead, it is, overtly or covertly, on hostile terms with Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United

 

Socialists urge West to arm the PKK

Money Jihad 27 October 2014

Leading Marxist voices are calling on the EU and U.S. to ship weapons to the terrorist-designated Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Morning Star, the flagship newspaper of

 

Turkish intelligence chief: ISIS is a reality and we are optimistic about the future

AWD News 27 October 2014

Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization, known by the MIT acronym, has drawn a lot of attention and criticism lately for his controversial comments

 

Police, residents clash again over controversial mosque project

Today's Zaman 27 October 2014

Clashes between police and residents resumed on Saturday morning at the entrance to the Validebag Grove (Validebag Korusu) in Istanbul's Üsküdar district, with residents

 

At Least 20,000 Orphans (their parents were murdered by ISIS) are on the Turkish Borders of Iraq and Syria

shoebat.com 27 October 2014
By Keith Davies

In conducting the investigation into the war orphan situation, our security team have gone to the Syrian and Iraqi border areas in Turkey and found there to be at least 20,000

 

The Young Turks Interview

Sam Harris Blog 26 October 2014


I recently sat down with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks to discuss my most controversial views about Islam, the war on terror, and related topics. It was, of necessity, a defensive performance on my part—more like a deposition than an ordinary conversation. Although it was a friendly exchange, there were times when Cenk

 

Islamic State ally Turkey arrests woman for ‘red stilettos Koran’ tweet

The Muslimim Issue 26 October 2014

A Turkish woman was arrested on suspicion of blasphemy and inciting religious hatred after allegedly stepping on the Quran and then posting the picture on Twitter, media

 

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

 
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