EU/Turkey

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.

 

Turkey's Islamist PM Says Hamas Not Terrorist

ANSAmed 7 June 2010

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has today said that Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic movement which controls the Gaza Strip, is not a terrorist group. ' 'Hamas has resistance fighters who fight to

 

Turkish (blood)bath: Ankara ambushes Israel at sea. Bad Omens

cliftonchadwick 7 June 2010
By Ralph Peters

Yesterday’s "aid convoy” incident off the coast of Gaza wasn’t about bringing humanitarian supplies to the terrorist-ruled territory. It wasn’t even about Israel. It was about Turkey’s

 

Turkey Turns on Israel

FrontPageMagazine 7 June 2010
By Askar Askarov

Two weeks after delivering a blow to the U.S.-led efforts to strengthen sanctions against Iran by mediating a uranium exchange agreement involving the Islamic Republic and Brazil, Turkey once again

 

Turkey Says Good Bye to Israel and the West

Right Side News 7 June 2010
By Prof. Efraim Inbar

BESA Center Perspectives Papers No. 108 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: By endorsing the "Gaza Flotilla" Turkey escalates tensions with Israel. This is just another reflection of the change in Turkish foreign

 
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