U.S. Taxpayers to Pay for Spread of Turkish, Qatar Islamism

U.S. Taxpayers to Pay for Spread of Turkish, Qatar Islamism

Millions of American taxpayer dollars will be spent promoting the Muslim Brotherhood’s band of Islamism to counter Al-Qaeda. Millions of American taxpayer dollars will be spent promoting the Muslim Brotherhood brand of Islamism to counter the Al-Qaeda brand of Islamism. ...

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Erdoğan’s split personality: the reformer vs the tyrant

Erdoğan’s split personality: the reformer vs the tyrant

The Turkish prime minister revealed the iron fist in his velvet glove this summer, but of which is his true character built? All summer long, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been in a very bad mood. The public squares and parks ...

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Turkey Orders Chinese Take-Out Defense

Turkey Orders Chinese Take-Out Defense

On September 26, 2013, Turkey made the rather eyebrow-raising decision to put its long range missile defense eggs in a Chinese basket, announcing it had awarded a US$3 billion contract to the People’s Republic of China for its truck-mounted “shoot ...

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How Turkey blew its chance to lead this troubled region

How Turkey blew its chance to lead this troubled region

Whatever happened to the idea that Turkey was the coming power in the Middle East, with its surging economy and stable democracy under a mildly Islamic government which might be the model for Arab states as they ended decades of ...

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Turkey Embraces Crudest Anti-Semitism

Turkey Embraces Crudest Anti-Semitism

The new generation of Turks who so many commentators and American diplomats have characterized as enlightened democrats have begun to show their ugly, anti-Semitic faces. Egemen Bağış, Turkey’s Minister for European Union affairs, suggested the reason why the Bulgarian Foreign ...

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Turkey Caucus Should Speak Out on Anti-Semitism

Turkey Caucus Should Speak Out on Anti-Semitism

  I’ve written a number of times about the Congressional Turkey Caucus, the congressional organization which seeks to promote and encourage a strong U.S.-Turkey relationship. While many Caucus members simply join to burnish foreign-policy credentials or qualify for Istanbul junkets, ...

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Turkey Could Face Huge Fighter Bill

Turkey Could Face Huge Fighter Bill

Turkish ambitions to develop and build the first ever made-in-Turkey fighter aircraft and at the same time buy a new generation, multinational combat jet may go beyond Turkey’s financing capacity, industry sources and experts said. They said Turkey could face ...

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The Delusions of Caliph Erdogan

The Delusions of Caliph Erdogan

Years ago, when Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the mayor of Istanbul, he gave a fiery speech to a crowd of followers where he proclaimed that “Democracy is merely a train that we ride until we reach our ...

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U.S. military confirms rebels had sarin

U.S. military confirms rebels had sarin

As part of the Obama administration’s repeated insistence – though without offering proof – that the recent sarin gas attack near Damascus was the work of the Assad regime, the administration has downplayed or denied the possibility that al-Qaida-linked Syrian ...

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Islamists yes but Muslim Turks did not and do not deserve a Sultan&Caliph wanna-be Erdogan

Islamists yes but Muslim Turks did not and do not deserve a Sultan&Caliph wanna-be Erdogan

As a Muslim who believes in Quran verse 256 (There is no compulsion in religion) and verse 20:114 which states “O my Lord! Increase (or enrich) me in knowledge”, I have opinions about Islam. As I always say, the Islam ...

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