Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

 

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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31 October – Destiny’s Date? (Part 1)

editor 24 May 2017

By Kelvin Crombie.. Jewish people recognise the 9th day of Av as of great significance, the day on which both of the Jewish temples were destroyed, as well as other events in their history. But there is also another day on which a number of key historical events occurred which impacted the Jewish people – in the modern period. That day is 31 October. (more…)

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Turkey’s Erdogan Calls On Muslims Of The World To Flock To ‘Al-Aksa’

editor 9 May 2017

By Tovah Lazaroff.. The Turkish president condemned “the Israeli crimes against the Palestinians.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday (May 8, 2017) called on Muslims to visit al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount as frequently as possible. “As a Muslim community, we need to visit al-Aksa Mosque often – each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us,” he said, according to the Turkish news agency Daily Sabah. [Photo top right:Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during an iftar event in Ankara, Turkey, June 27, 2016. (photo credit:REUTERS)]. (more…)

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Erdogan’s War on the West

editor 5 April 2017

By Burak Bekdil.. In 2005, the Turkish prime minister at the time, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, along with his Spanish counterpart, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, became the co-chairs of a United Nations-sponsored global effort that went by the fancy name “Alliance of Civilizations.” Twelve years later, Zapatero is a retired politician, the Western world faces different flavors of Islamist-to-jihadist threats and Erdogan is at war with Western civilization. (more…)

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Watching Turkey-Iran prophecy align

editor 31 March 2017

By Bill Wilson – The Daily Jot.. Since the previous Administration placed Iran on the fast track to have nuclear weapons, a curious, possibly prophetic, development has occurred between Turkey and Iran-two nations that figure prominently in the end of days, and one must come into submission to the other for prophecy to be fulfilled. Turkey’s “president” Tayyip Erdogan has been threatening to unleash a flood of immigrants from Turkey into Europe. (more…)

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Strange Bedfellows: The Russian-Turkish-Iranian Axis

editor 26 January 2017

By Ofra Bengio.. Russia has fulfilled a long-held dream of reaching the warm water of the Mediterranean and is casting itself as the hegemon in the region. Sixty years have lapsed since the Baghdad Pact which grouped together Turkey, Iran, Iraq and the West in an alliance against the Soviet Union and the concomitant Communist danger. Nowadays this Middle Eastern architecture has shifted 180 degrees to where Russia, Turkey and Iran are in an ad hoc alliance against Islamic State but which may turn against the West as well. Still, the new alliance might be termed as a marriage of inconvenience where each of the parties has different motives and is acting at cross purposes in partitioning the Syrian bear. (more…)

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Egypt and Turkey Soften Positions on Syria, Benefiting Assad

editor 8 December 2016

By Anne Barnard.. BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government, flush with pivotal battlefield gains and bolstered by support from Iran and Russia, is finding itself the beneficiary of an evolving regional realignment spurred by the war in SyriaEgypt and Turkey, countries that were once vocal opponents of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, have, to varying degrees, softened their positions. Egypt, the region’s most populous Sunni country and wary of Iran’s Shiite theocracy, has made its tacit, increasing support of the Syrian government public for the first time. And Turkey, a Sunni regional power, is reshaping the Syrian battlefield by edging closer to Russia and dampening its longtime support for rebels fighting Mr. Assad. [Photo top right:A ruined building Friday in Talbiseh, Homs Province. The Arabic graffiti reads, “From Homs, Save Aleppo.” Bombing has escalated in Syria in recent weeks. Credit Mahmoud Taha/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images] (more…)

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‘I don’t agree with what Hitler did and I don’t agree with what Israel did in Gaza’

editor 26 November 2016

By JPOST.COM Staff, Herb Keinon.. In full interview with Israel’s Channel 2, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks of Israel and Turkey’s reconciliation, the 2010 Mavi Marmara crisis and his relations with Hamas. Just a week after Israel and Turkey resumed full diplomatic ties by mutually naming new ambassadors, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sounded anything but conciliatory in an interview aired Monday (November 21, 2016) in which he refused to back down from comments equating Israel’s actions in Gaza in 2014 with Nazi atrocities. [Photo top right: Hamas a “political movement born from the national resurrection.” according to Pres. Erdogan] (more…)

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Turkey’s Erdoğan Continues Harsh Repression of Political Opponents

editor 25 November 2016

By Stephen Schwartz and Veli Sirin..  Turkey’s Islamist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, appears as the sole person in his country’s politics who knows what he wants. Erdoğan seeks absolute power and acts against all obstacles to his ambitions. He is eager to identify new “enemies” whose purported conspiracies he believes justify his harsh rule. (more…)

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Do Palestinians Deserve Statehood?

editor 10 November 2016

By Eli E. Hertz.. A case in point – In the eyes of the European Union, the quality of life of its citizens is much more sacred than the security and well being of Israelis. European yardsticks for Turkey, a peaceful country (sic, ed.), joining the EU – demand [of Turkey] far-reaching political and social reform “on the ground”, and 10 to 15 years of negotiations while Turks prove democratic change is “irreversible.” European yardsticks for Palestinians, a hostile society, joining the Family of Nations – amounts to praise for fabricated non-existent reforms and calls to drop the required incremental progress from the Road Map. (more…)

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