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Turkey’s Revolution Looks like Iran’s – but in Slow Motion by A.J. Caschetta (Gatestone Inst. via M.E. Forum)

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 10, 2018 Watching Turkey’s transformation into an authoritarian Islamist nation over the last 16 years has been eerily like watching Iran’s rapid fall in 1979 — but in slow motion. Whereas Iran went from a secularist American ally to an implacable Islamist foe in a matter of months, Turkey has been on a similar […]

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6 Challenges for US-Turkish Relations By Diliman Abdulkader (Security Studies via EMET)

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 3, 2018 “It is clear that since Turkish forces shot down a Russian jet in 2015 which flew over Turkish airspace for just under 12 seconds, Vladimir Putin has acted strategically to gradually pull Turkey under his sphere of influence, and Erdogan has taken the bait. Putin has fed Erdogan bits of Syria, like the once […]

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Does Turkey Belong in the Future of NATO? by Nonie Darwish (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 15, 2018 Loving one’s native culture and feeling comfortable in it is normal. Western leaders have respected the rights of new immigrants to love the cultures from which they have come. But unfortunately, those same leaders are tearing apart their own cultures by turning love of one’s own country into an unforgivable sin, when […]

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Yazidi Slavery, Child Trafficking, Death Threats to Journalist: Should Turkey Remain in NATO? by Uzay Bulut (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 8, 2018 Yazidis are still being enslaved and sold by ISIS, with Turkish involvement, while the life of the journalist who exposed the crime is threatened. Reuniting the kidnapped Yazidis with their families and bringing the perpetrators to justice should be a priority of civilized governments worldwide, not only to help stop the persecution […]

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Congress Restricting F-35 Sales to Turkey (EMET)

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 25, 2018 Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) praised Conferees for the U.S. Congress for producing a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would stop sales of the F-35 joint strike fighters to Turkey until the Pentagon reports on disturbing actions by Turkey. The language in this NDAA is a culmination of […]

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Turkey: American Pastor Brunson in Prison; ISIS Terrorists Roam Free by Uzay Bulut (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 21, 2018 “Incredibly, the indictment now admits that Turkey considers ‘Christianization’ to be an act of terrorism” – The American Center for Law and Justice Meanwhile, there are ISIS sleeper cell houses in seventy cities across Turkey, according to a 2015 “confidential” note by a Turkish chief of police. Turkey’s arbitrary arrests of Brunson, […]

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Silence from the West as Turkey Conducts Ethnic Cleansing Against Kurds and Christians in Afrin, Syria By Avi Abelow (Israel Unwired)

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  friends/enemies, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

March 15, 2018 Genocide The Syrian Kurds are being massacred in Afrin, Syria and the West is silent. The Kurds have been abandoned by the West. This is unbelievably sad and extremely surprising since the Kurds were the Western countries’ most reliable partner in fighting and defeating ISIS. Afrin is an area of Northern Syria […]

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ISRAEL GROWING IN STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE FOR NATO, by Anna Ahronheim (J. Post)

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Oct. 7, 2017 Following the reconciliation between Turkey and Israel in June of last year, Ankara withdrew its longstanding veto against Jerusalem being accepted as a partner nation to the organization. Click here for full article

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