Haaretz: Turkey’s True Colors being Revealed

Haaretz: Turkey’s True Colors being Revealed

Citing a report from Youm7, Haaretz is reporting that the reason Huseyin Avni Botsali – Turkey’s Ambassador to Egypt – was expelled on November 23rd had to do with an active relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood. The source of Botsali’s ...

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The Threat to Turkish Freedom

The Threat to Turkish Freedom

Kilicdaroglu: The government in Ankara is democratic in name only. The Wall Street Journal published an interview with Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP). Despite all the bumps along the road since its inception in 1946, ...

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Court orders NYPD to pay $360,000 for raid that destroyed Occupy Wall Street library

Court orders NYPD to pay $360,000 for raid that destroyed Occupy Wall Street library

A New York City court has ruled that the city shall pay $366,700 for a destructive raid on Occupy Wall Street’s Zuccotti Park encampment. Around 1 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to evict protestors — some of whom had ...

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Turkey: How Conscription Reform Will Change the Military

Turkey: How Conscription Reform Will Change the Military

A report published in STRATFOR on Nov 18, 2013 Summary A large, conscripted military may no longer be the most appropriate way for Turkey to protect its interests and defend against external threats. Ankara appears to have acknowledged as much ...

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Egypt Expels Ambassador From Turkey

Egypt Expels Ambassador From Turkey

After Egypt announced the expulsion of Turkey’s diplomat to Egypt on the basis of ‘persona non grata’, Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded by flashing the Rabia sign. Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has flashed the Rabia sign ...

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Crackdown on Teachers’ Day

Crackdown on Teachers’ Day

Hundreds of teachers faced a police crackdown on Nov. 23 as they joined in a march in Ankara to protest the government’s policies on education on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. Seven protesters were injured during the crackdown, while one ...

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Huda-Par’s emergence

Huda-Par’s emergence

An article printed in “The Economist” about the emergence of a Kurdish Islamic Party, Huda-Par: In a shiny office in the heart of Batman (see map), a group of men refuses to shake hands with female visitors, offering rosewater instead. ...

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Turkish Minister ‘Apologizes’ to Assyrians for Genocide ‘Masturbation’ Remark

Turkish Minister ‘Apologizes’ to Assyrians for Genocide ‘Masturbation’ Remark

  Stockholm (AINA) — Turkish EU minister Egemen Bagis drew sharp criticism in Swedish and Turkish media regarding his remarks about the Swedish parliament’s recognition of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians in World War One. Mr. Bagis compared the Assyrian ...

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Rubin: The US Should Reconsider PKK Terror Designation

Rubin: The US Should Reconsider PKK Terror Designation

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) began an insurgency and terrorist campaign against Turkey in 1984, and the United States designated the group to be a terrorist entity 13 years later largely out of deference to Turkey. Turks may insist that ...

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Rubin: U.S. can no longer trust that Turkey partnership bolsters national security

Rubin: U.S. can no longer trust that Turkey partnership bolsters national security

Aug 12, 2013 Michael Rubin, resident scholar for the American Enterprise Institute, opens the Week Eight lecture series Monday in the Amphitheater. In 2011, police arrested a journalist in Turkey, confiscating his drafts of a manuscript detailing potential Islamist infiltration ...

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