Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’


Free Gaza spox admits activist initiated fatal 2010 violence aboard Mavi Marmara

editor 17 March 2018

By Robert Philpot.. Report on inner-workings of anti-Semitic group reveals that Greta Berlin belatedly acknowledged ‘crazy’ Ken O’Keefe seized IDF commando’s gun, sparking fight in which 10 Turks died. LONDON — A leading pro-Palestinian campaigner involved in the flotilla that attempted to enter Gaza in May 2010 has appeared to corroborate Israel’s version of the events which led to the bloody confrontation on board the Mavi Marmara. (more…)


Turkish Newspaper Close To President Erdogan Calls To Form Joint Islamic Army To Fight Israel

editor 15 March 2018

By MEMRI.. Introduction – On December 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul,  the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article  titled “A Call for Urgent Action,”[1] which also appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?”[2] The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack the state of Israel. (more…)


Following Threat from Erdogan, U.S. Must Counter Growing Danger from Turkey

editor 10 March 2018

By The Staff.. Turkey is turning into a new Pakistan, “a perpetually failing state whose military leadership has tolerated and advanced a vision of political Islam deeply hostile to U.S. and Western interests”, Eli Lake warned in a column published by Bloomberg on Friday (March 2, 2018). After the Trump administration warned in January (2018) that American troops would return fire if attacked in the Turkish ground invasion in northern Syria, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded with a threat of his own. [Photo top right: Pres Erdogan kissing a little girl martyr | Credit YouTube].  (more…)


Shin Bet Investigation Exposes Depth of Turkey’s Hamas Support

editor 24 February 2018

By Yaakov Lappin.. Hamas is operating freely on Turkish soil, gathering terrorist finances and looking for ways to upgrade the capabilities of its armed wing in Gaza, an Israeli security source has told the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). It is highly likely that these activities occur with the knowledge of the Turkish authorities, the source said. The comments come after Israel’s Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency announced the arrest of two suspects — including a Turkish national — on the suspicion of working for Hamas in Turkey. [Photo top right: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets a crowd in Ankara on December 15, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Kayhan Ozer].  (more…)


Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece

editor 22 February 2018

By Uzay Bulut.. Turkey’s ruling party, and even much of the opposition, seem intent on, if not obsessed with, invading and conquering these Greek islands, on the grounds that they are actually Turkish territory. “The things we have done so far [pale in comparison to the] even greater attempts and attacks [we are planning for] the coming days, inshallah [Allah willing].” – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, February 12, 2018. [Photo top right:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently said: “We warn those who have crossed the line in the Aegean and Cyprus… Their courage persists only until they see our army, our ships and our planes.” (Photo by Elif Sogut/Getty Images)](more…)


Erdogan Invokes Islamic Text Sanctioning Killing Jews at Party Convention

editor 21 December 2017

By John Rossomando.. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invoked a Muslim hadith commonly used by Hamas and other terrorist supporters to sanction the killing of Jews, during a party convention last Sunday (December 10, 2017). “[T]hose who think they own Jerusalem better know that tomorrow they won’t be able to hide behind trees,” Erdogan said, according to a translation by dissident Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt. Last year, Erdogan shut down Bozkurt’s former newspaper, Today’s Zaman, which had Turkey’s largest circulation. (more…)


The Battle for Jerusalem

editor 7 December 2017

By Rev. Willem J. J. Glashouwer.. On 31 October; yes, on the same date that Martin Luther in 1517 hammered his 95 theses on the doors of churches in Wittenberg-Germany and started the great work of the Reformation; the same day the ANZAC soldiers from Australia and New Zealand launched their attack in 1917 on Beersheba that ultimately led to the liberation of Jerusalem from the occupation by the Turkish Ottoman Empire that had occupied Jerusalem and the Holy Land for 400 years. “The events of 31 October 1917 laid the foundation for the Jewish people being able to return officially and legally to their land and to ultimately establish their own State on 14 May 1948”, we read in the article of Kelvin Crombie in the October edition 2017 of our newspaper ‘Israel & Christians Today’. (more…)


Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace

editor 29 November 2017

By Vladimir Isachenkov and Sarah El Deeb.. MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday (November 22, 2017) discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners’ exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva. [Photo top right: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, (r), Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, (c), and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani pose for the media members in Sochi, Russia, November 22. 2017. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP)](more…)


Erdogan Threatens Halting Relations With Israel Amid Kurdish Independance Vote

editor 27 September 2017

By Reuters, Staff.. Israel is the only nation to publicly support the Kurdish independence referendum. ERBIL, Iraq – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Tuesday afternoon (September 26, 2017) that “If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish independence, Turkey could not take any steps” with the Jewish State, according to the Turkish news outlet Daily Sabah. [Photo top right: Kurdish man holds an Israeli and Kurdish flag during a rally to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq September 16, 2017 (REUTERS/AZAD LASHKARIG)].  (more…)


Turkey’s Mass Persecution of Christians and Kurds

editor 6 September 2017

By Uzay Bulut.. Yazidis, Alevis and women in the region are also being abused by Turkish authorities, and dozens of Kurdish journalists who have publicized this have been imprisoned. This hatred of Christians and Kurds in Turkey is not restricted to government officials. It is widespread among the public, as well, and expressed extensively on social media. The situation of minorities in Turkey and their persecution by Turkey — a member of NATO and perpetual candidate for EU membership — must be told as often and as loudly as possible. (more…)


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