EU/Turkey

Erdogan Does Nothing But Make Mistakes

Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum 16 April 2014
By Safak Terzi

Daniel Pipes is one of the prominent conservative names in the United States. He is the founder of the Middle East Forum . … He is also one of the key individuals forwarding idea of the moderate Islam. We had a chance to evaluate recent developments in Turkey by phone with Mr. Pipes as he was in Paris on March 12.

 

Turkey to Build Special Prison for Gays

Halal Porkshop 16 April 2014

Justice Minister Bekir Bozda? has announced that a project to build exclusive prisons for gays is underway, sparking concern that such a measure will lead to profiling and expose LGBT

 

Neither Erdogan’s victory, nor the Muslim Brotherhood’s protests are an Ottoman slap

Hurriyet Daily News 16 April 2014
By Nervana Mahmoud

Following a trail of setbacks, Islamists in the Arab world have something to celebrate. Their hero, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, has won in Turkey’s local elections, a victory Islamists in the Arab

 

The inner workings of Gulen’s ‘parallel state’

The National 16 April 2014
By Piotr Zalewski

ISTANBUL // With nearly every one of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speeches, the list of invectives used to describe Turkey’s most powerful Islamic movement keeps growing. To the

 

Turkey 'aided Islamist fighters' in attack on Syrian town: report

Hurriyet Daily News 16 April 2014

Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against the Armenian town of Kasab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told the Telegraph. According to the report,

 

Turkey not fit for EU for now, Germany's Turkish origin minister says

Hurriyet Daily News 15 April 2014

Turkey belongs in the European Union in the long term but not yet, according to Aydan Özo?uz, Germany’s federal commissioner for migration, refugees and integration and the first-ever

 

Turkey condemns “Armenian genocide” resolution in U.S. Senate

Indian Express 15 April 2014

Turkey condemned on Friday a U.S. Senate committee resolution branding the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War One as genocide and warned Congress

 

European Union concerned about rule of law in Turkey

Today's Zaman 15 April 2014

The Independent Commission on Turkey, a body supported by the Open Society Institute in Turkey, released its third report on Turkey's relations with the European Union on Monday

 

Turkish schools abroad victims of AKP-Gulen conflict

Al Monitor 14 April 2014
By Fehim Tastekin

The fate of the Gulen movement’s schools — located in over 160 countries — is being debated following Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's declaration of war in the wake of the

 

Turkey's War Against Syria

AINA 14 April 2014
By Lionel Reynolds

In March 21st, thousands of Islamist fighters from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front and the Saudi/Qatari backed Salafi Islamic Front seized the historic village of Kasaab.

 

Doctors who helped Gezi protesters face 6-year prison sentence

Today's Zaman 14 April 2014

Volunteer doctors who provided medical assistance to those injured during the month-long Gezi Park protests of last summer are facing prison sentences of up to six years for

 

Robert Fisk: Has Recep Tayyip Erdogan gone from model Middle East 'strongman' to tin-pot dictator?

Ammon News 14 April 2014
By Robert Fisk

Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama's cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the

 

Turkey's prime minister says he'll pursue Twitter for 'tax evasion'

CNET 14 April 2014

Turkey's prime minister seems to still be looking for a way to silence Twitter in his country, saying in a televised speech Saturday that the microblogging service is a tax evader and that

 

Armenian Christians and Syria Crisis: Turkey is a Dangerous Shadow under Erdogan

Modern Tokyo Times 11 April 2014

Turkey is a dangerous shadow under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan. This notably applies to the intrigues being played out in Syria by Turkey and how Erdogan sides with the

 

Turkey rallies against 528 death sentences in Egypt

turkishweekly.net 11 April 2014

Protests across Turkey held in reaction to the death penalties announced by the Egyptian court for 528 members of Muslim Brotherhood. Thousands gathered at squares across

 

Syria: embarassment in Turkey after Us journalist revelations

ANSAmed 11 April 2014

ANKARA - A recently published reconstruction of the August 21, 2013, chemical attack blamed on Syrian regime forces has sparked heated debate in the US and Western nations.

 

'Halal beer' flops in Turkey

Al-Monitor 10 April 2014

While the official justification for restricting alcohol sales and advertisement in Turkey has always nominally been to protect public health, many seem to agree that the

 

Erdogan's missed opportunity to mix Islam and democracy in Turkey

Yahoo! News 10 April 2014
By Alexander Christie-Miller

The pinnacle of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's prestige might be pinpointed to his visit to Cairo in September 2011. Europe was mired in economic crisis and

 

IIIT Awards Emeritus Titles To Founding Fathers Of The US Muslim Brotherhood

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) has announced that it has presented Emeritus Awards to five its members, all of whom can be considered "founding fathers”

 

Erdogan's former classmate blasts anti-Semitism on Turkish TV

Ynet News 9 April 2014
By Smadar Perry

Avraham Krispin of Tel Aviv still remembers how Turkey's prime minister used to walk around school with a copy of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf.' Now he is he irritated by a new series in which a Turkish

 
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