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Turkey Detains Pro-Kurdish Leaders As Opposition Crackdown Intensifies

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.03.2016 | World

ANKARA - Turkey detained two co-leaders and nine other lawmakers of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) early on Friday over relu...

Turkish Journalists Detained For Sending Out 'Subliminal Messages' Ahead Of Failed Coup

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 09.23.2016 | World

A prominent Turkish journalist was detained for trial on Friday, accused of participating in a coup by sending out subliminal messages to rogue troops...

Turkey Formally Asks U.S. To Arrest Cleric Gulen Over Coup Plot: Turkish Media

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 09.13.2016 | World

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has made a formal request to the United States for the arrest of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen on charges of o...

Should We Send A Man We Know Is Innocent To His Death Abroad?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
John A. Tures

In the movie Judgment at Nuremberg, a Nazi judge has to answer for sacrificing an innocent man to appease the bloodlust of an angry crowd, swearing he had no idea how it would lead to the Holocaust.

The Caliphate Of Sultan Erdogan

Christos Terzides | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Christos Terzides

Erdogan has addressed the European nations that he claims are calling him a dictator. He stated that his country is suffering because over the last 53 years Europe has ignored his nation's intentions of officially becoming a part of Europe.

U.S. Warns Turkey: Army Purges Harming NATO

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.29.2016 | World

Turkey has begun overhauling its armed forces following a failed coup, but its NATO ally the United States complained that the purges of generals and ...

Turkey Stages Manhunt For Commandos Who Targeted Erdogan During Coup Attempt

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 26 (Reuters) - Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought t...

Turkey Introducing Post-Coup Security Measures Amid Erdogan Purge

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

Turkey will announce emergency measures on Wednesday to try to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy as it purges thousands of members ...

It’s Time For 'Erdogan’s Coup': Threatened Journalist Expects Widespread Backlash In Turkey

HuffPost Germany | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

In the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has carried out an ever-widening purge that has already engul...

Extraditing Gulen To Turkey Would Ruin America's Middle East Policy

John A. Tures | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

If Barack Obama and John Kerry give in to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's demand to extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, it will lead to more than his imprisonment and/or execution.

Erdoğan After The Coup

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

Will the victory over the tanks draw Turkey in a new cycle of violence and authoritarianism? Or will it become the wakeup call the moderate forces of his party who were marginalized needed, to restore Erdogan, who confirmed his great strength and his weakness, to a sensible route?

Photos From Turkey’s Streets Show Chaos After Military Claims Control

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

Turks across the country took to the streets Friday night, answering pleas to confront the Turkish military as it attempted to take power in a coup. ...

Celebrations In Damascus After Turkish Army Says Takes Power

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.15.2016 | World

BEIRUT, July 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of cheering people took to the streets of Damascus early on Saturday and celebratory gunfire erupted after Turkey...

How Erdogan Enabled ISIS To Attack The Turks

John A. Tures | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
John A. Tures

The world stands with the Turks in the wake of the terrible attacks on the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. But we don't stand with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose obsession with destroying the Kurds politically enabled ISIS to kill Turks over the past few months, as well as last night.

Germany Begins Trial Of Alleged Turkish And Kurdish Militants

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

MUNICH (Reuters) - Ten people with Turkish and Kurdish backgrounds went on trial in Germany on Friday accused of belonging to a left-wing militant gro...

Is Erdogan The Reason So Many Armenian Genocide Resolutions Are Being Passed?

John A. Tures | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Foreign countries interested in condemning Armenian genocide should not only draw distinctions between Turkey and the actions of the Ottoman Empire. They should make the same distinction between Erdogan and the people of Turkey, who do not always support him.

Former Miss Turkey Sentenced To 14 Months For Insulting President Erdogan

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.31.2016 | World

ANKARA, May 31 (Reuters) - A former Miss Turkey was handed a 14-month suspended prison sentence on Tuesday for insulting President Tayyip Erdogan thro...

Turkish President: No Muslim Family Should Engage In Birth Control

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.30.2016 | World

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - No Muslim family should engage in birth control or family planning, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, calling agai...

Ergodan Ally Poised To Become New Prime Minister Of Turkey

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.19.2016 | World

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Transport Minister Binali Yildirim emerged on Thursday as the likely new leader of the ruling AK Party and therefore the...

Turkey's Ruling Party, the AKP, Is Next On Erdogan's Hit List

John A. Tures | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
John A. Tures

As Turkey slouches toward dictatorship, purging enemies and former allies, Recep Tayip Erdogan has a cheering section, in the form of the AKP, the ruling party in Turkey.

German Comedian: Merkel 'Served Me For Tea' To Turkey's Erdogan

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German comedian under investigation by prosecutors for mocking Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

Germany Accepts Turkey's Request To Prosecute Comedian Who Mocked Erdogan

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.15.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Germany had accepted a request from Turkey to seek prosecution of a German comedian wh...

Turkish President: Obama Spoke 'Behind My Back' On Press Freedom

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 04.03.2016 | World

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused U.S. counterpart Barack Obama of going behind his back for criticizing Turkey's press freedom record and link...

Turkey's Lobbyists Seek U.S. Help By Calling Tiny Armenia A Big Threat

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lobbying firm that's a registered agent of the Turkish government is trying out a new argument during Turkish President Recep Tayyip E...

EU Leaders Approve Deal With Turkey To Curb Migrant Flows

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.18.2016 | World

BRUSSELS, March 18 (Reuters) - European Union leaders approved a controversial deal with Turkey on Friday intended to halt illegal migration flows to ...