Eastward Bound

FrontPage Magazine 16 June 2010
By Robert Ellis

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently blamed Europe for alienating Turkey from the West. On a visit to London last Wednesday, he stated, “If there’s anything to the notion that Turkey is moving eastwards, it is in no small part because it was pushed, and it was pushed by some in Europe refusing to give Turkey the kind of organic link to the West that Turkey sought.”


Funeral in Milan for bishop slain in Turkey

The Associated Press 14 June 2010

MILAN — Pope Benedict XVI has hailed a bishop slain this month in Turkey as a messenger of dialogue and reconciliation. The pope's message was read Monday during a funeral service in Milan for


"Mas-Kom-Ya" Erdogan, and His Ur-Jew Hatred

Erdogan: Soon to Be Another Unique Moustache Association Member, Donning an "11" Mustache?

Egypt Unique Moustache Assoc: We Respect Moustache of Hitler

Quoth Captain Sayyed Shahada of the Unique Egyptian Moustache Association:

"I respect the mustache of this Hitler, because he humiliated the most despicable sect in the world. He subdued the people who subdued the whole world-him with his "11" mustache.... The generation of this Hitler... When I was little, my father, may he rest in peace, grew that kind of mustache, and so did all his classmates. They all had this "11" mustache. That was in the days of Hitler. That was the fashion back then"


Erdogan’s Opposition Whacks the AKP’s Foreign Policy 14 June 2010

A little bit of good news from Turkey after a few weeks of very discouraging developments. Click here for my original NewsRealBlog post about how the main opposition leader is slamming Erdogan for


The new Turkish Jihad against Israel and the West

Robin Shepherd Online 14 June 2010
By Robin Shepherd

So, the Muslim country whose rulers perpetrated the first genocide of the 20th century (against the Christian Armenians) is now reverting to old form in its ideological leanings and its hegemonic


Turkey: Driver charged with bishop's murder

Ankara - A man has been charged with the murder of an Italian Catholic bishop who was killed in southern Turkey on Thursday. Luigi Padovese, who served in a diocese in the town of


Erdogan’s Troubling Friends

FrontPageMagazine 9 June 2010
By Robert Ellis

In 1974, when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was president of the Istanbul youth group of the MSP (the Islamist National Salvation Party), he wrote, directed, and starred in a play called Mas-Kom-Ya, which addressed subversive elements in Turkish society:

masons, communists and yahudi (Jews). This very same performer has managed to convince gullible Western politicians that Turkey is committed to EU membership. Equally convincingly, he has played to the Arab gallery since his AKP (Justice and Development Party) came to power in 2002.


Turkey: Jihadi State Rising

FrontPageMagazine 9 June 2010
By Anav Silverman

Scanning news reports this week, I was surprised to learn that according to much of the press, Turkey had been Israel’s "staunchest ally in the Muslim world,” until the Gaza aid flotilla debacle.


Vatican says world ignores Christians in Mideast

Las Vegas Sun 9 June 2010

The Vatican said Sunday that the international community is ignoring the plight of Christians in the Middle East, and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq and political instability


An Open Letter to the Turkish Embassy

American Spectator 9 June 2010
By Edward Sisson

Dear Embassy of Turkey

In early 1995 as an associate lawyer at Arnold & Porter (I was later elected a partner, and eventually left practicing law in early 2006), I had the pleasure and honor


Turkish journalist sentenced to 15 months for 'terrorist propaganda'

Hurriyet Daily News 9 June 2010
By Devrim Sevimay

Journalist Irfan Aktan has been sentenced to a 15-month prison term for "making terrorist propaganda” based on his quoting of members of an outlawed organization in a news story about the country’s


Europe court rules against Turkey in book dispute

Hurriyet Daily News 9 June 2010

Turkey was punished by the European Court of Human Rights because of the seizure of a book about a pop star that discussed his sexual orientation, the court said Tuesday. "Tarkan - Anatomy of a


Turkey is calling for a jihad against Israel

The Guardian  8 June 2010
By Joshua Teitelbaum

Erdogan's bellicose support for the flotilla has sacrificed Israeli relations in the service of retrograde east-facing aspirations.Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called the Israeli


Islamist Turkey Overreaches: Ankara’s irresponsible behavior reveals the weaknesses of Islamism 2.0.

National Review 8 June 2010
By Daniel Pipes

As typical Islamist-leftist theater to delegitimize Israel, late May’s Turkish-sponsored "Free Gaza” flotilla was tediously repetitious. As an illustration that Israelis don’t understand the kind of


Muslim Murders Vatican Cleric in Turkey

Arutz Sheva 8 June 2010
By Hillel Fendel

Contrary to earlier reports, it has now been confirmed that the Muslim who murdered a Vatican official in Turkey last week did so for religious reasons. Luigi Padovese, who represented the Vatican


TURKEY - VATICAN Funeral of Mgr. Padovese. Murderer, "I killed the great Satan!"

AsiaNews 8 June 2010
By Geries Othman

The bishop was stabbed in the house and beheaded outside. He cried help before he died. The murderer shouted "Allah Akbar!". The alleged insanity of the murderer is now to be excluded. There is no


More Documentation on Gaza Flotilla Charity IHH

Counterterrorism Blog 8 June 2010
By Evan Kohlmann

The NEFA Foundation has released two new documents relating to the Turkish Muslim charitable group Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), sponsor of the Gaza freedom flotilla.


Former Turkish parliamentarian faces lawsuit for speaking Kurdish

Earthtimes 8 June 2010

Istanbul - A Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday opened a criminal case against a former member of parliament for making a speech last year in Kurdish, Turkish media reported. The Ankara prosecutor is


Video: Gaza Flotilla - What Really Happened

EnoughNews 8 June 2010

Everything you need to know about the 2010 Free Gaza Flotilla Incident off the coast of Gaza.


Letter to the People of Turkey

Arutz Sheva 7 June 2010
By Dr. Arash Irandoost

To: Pro-Islamic Turkish Neighbors and former friends From: Iranian Pro Democracy-Anti IRI Activist Re: Erdogan

Ever since you decided to trade in the Secularism of Ataturk for the Islamism of Erdogan, you also seem to have decided to forego your willingness to coexist with non-Muslims on a peaceful basis. These days all we ever seem to get from you, is video clips of your leader, Prime Minister Erdogan, behaving erradically and barking like a dog that its owner carelessly let off the leash. And if you don't know that Erdogan's master lives in Riyadh, then you don't know very much of what goes on in your own country.

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