- The Islamophobia that Erdogan never ceases to claim exists in the Western world may or may not be a real social malady, but non-Muslimphobia in Turkey is increasingly a contagious malady.
- “Traitors! We’ll bomb your church!” — The words of Mehmet Ali Eren, suspected al-Qaeda member, as he attacked Protestant Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson in Izmir, Turkey.
- Erdogan should explain why he persistently demands more and more tolerance for Muslims living in non-Muslim lands, including the building of mosques in every capital, while his government can deport Pastor Brunson and his wife on the spurious grounds that they pose a security threat to his country. The police explained that they were being expelled on grounds of posing a security threat because they had carried out “missionary activity and received money from sources abroad.”
(REUTERS) – The European Union should implement visa-free travel for Turks by the end of the year and stop insisting Turkey change its anti-terrorism laws or Ankara may cancel its side of a deal to readmit illegal migrants, Turkey’s EU minister told Reuters.
Turkey agreed in March to stop illegal migrants from crossing into Greece in exchange for financial aid for those in its care, the promise of visa-free travel for its citizens to much of the EU, and accelerated EU membership talks. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Now Wikileaks expose US link to attempted coup against Erdogan in Turkey…..with jewish Murderer
Henry Kissinger right in the middle.”
Emails released by WikiLeaks describe recent activities of the American deep state. Of note is a statement by Henry Kissinger about President Erdogan six months before a failed coup against the Turkish leader:
Kissinger felt it was a “fantasy” to think Erdogan could become pro-Western, since he is very pro-Islamic.
The quote is from a leaked email entitled Turkey and ISIS (Defense Policy Board) sent to Hillary Clinton Advisor, Jake Sullivan, on January 17, 2016. The sixteen-point memo is intended to alert the Clinton campaign of the Defense Policy Board’s conclusion that President Erdogan is persona non grata. Continue reading »
Looong article …
TPTB want to destroy Germany, turning it into Syria.
Imagine what will happen after the coming economic collapse.
No more money for migrants, Hartz IV recipients, … etc.
What will they do?
(This is the real reason why TPTB brought and allowed all those migrants into Germany.)
We will soon find out!
A German political scientist has warned President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may create a Turkish nationalist street movement in Germany akin to the anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement.
German, Turkish origin political scientist Burak Copur has warned politicians of the growing tide of support for Islamist president Erdoğan could lead to Germans of Turkish descent creating a violent Turkish nationalist movement, reports Die Welt.
Reports have likened the potential movement to Germany’s PEGIDA strolling group, which are not violent but do meet weekly to demand political change and to protest the Islamisation of Germany. Continue reading »
Less than three months after Turkey’s president Erdogan, in the aftermath of the mid-July “failed coup” visited Putin in Russia in his first and very symbolic foreign trip, Putin has returned the favor with a visit of his own to Turkey, where he promptly confirmed that economic relations between the two nations are on solid footing with the November 2015 downing of a Russian fighter jet over Turkey now largely forgotten, and where Turkey and Russia earlier today signed the strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement.
As noted previously, once completed the pipeline will carry Russian natural gas to Turkey under the Black Sea, and on to Greece and Europe. The project, with an estimated total cost of $13 billion, was announced in December 2014 during Putin’s visit to Turkey as an alternative to the canceled South Stream pipeline through Bulgaria, which the Bulgarian government killed due to European pressure. Continue reading »
TURKEY has vowed to build a massive wall along its border with Syria to crack down on illegal immigrants and people trafficking in a shock turnaround from its generous open-door policy.
One of the last escape routes for Syrian migrants will be cut off when Ankara ploughs ahead with its plans for a wall to seal off its 900km border that it shares with Syria.
The move comes just weeks after Turkey’s parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman moaned Europe was “building walls” and “closing their doors”, while his country welcomed 2.7million Syrians. Continue reading »
With much of the public’s attention in recent weeks focused on the escalation between the US and Russia over the nearly 6-year-old proxy war in Syria, a reminder that middle-east tensions include virtually all other neighboring countries, came from Iraq’s prime minister who on Wednesday warned Turkey that it risked triggering a regional war by keeping troops in his territory, as the neighboring states summoned each other’s ambassadors in a mounting diplomatic stand-off. Continue reading »
(Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the European Union has failed to fulfil its pledge to provide 3 billion euros of aid for migrants, a criticism that the EU said was “not correct and not helpful”.
More than a million migrants entered the EU last year by taking boats from Turkey to Greece.
The numbers taking that route have tumbled since Turkey agreed to prevent people from setting sail from its shores in return for EU countries approving a fund of 3 billion euros this year to help Turkey improve living conditions for some 3 million Syrian migrants on its territory. Continue reading »
(AFP) – Germany called Sunday for asylum seekers who entered the European Union via Greece to be forced to return there, while also urging Athens to send more migrants back to Turkey.
In an interview with a Greek daily, German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere said he wants to reinstate EU rules which oblige asylum seekers to be sent back to Greece as the first EU country they reached. Continue reading »
H/t reader kevin a.
As I’ve mentioned before, there are a lot more seers who foresaw the war between Russia and Turkey.
A conflict between Turkey and Greece has been predicted by several seers.
It is supposed to happen prior to Turkey getting wiped out by Russia and the beginning of WW3.
Rothschild puppet Erdogan following orders by his master.
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HUNDREDS of women have taken to the streets of Istanbul in protest after a Muslim man who kicked a female nurse in the head for wearing shorts was released.
Aysegul Terzi was assaulted on a bus after the man claimed Islamic law demanded he attack the young woman.
Abdullah Cakiroglu confessed to the attack following his arrest, but the thug was incredibly freed by prosecutors when he said he was following Islamic law by assaulting the woman.
However as shocking footage the 23-year-old girl being brutally kicked in the face emerged he was again detained by police last week. Continue reading »
(Reuters) – The European Union launched a program on Monday to issue monthly electronic cash grants to benefit a million refugees in Turkey, as part of a deal under which Ankara will curb the numbers trying to enter Europe.
The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) will give refugees pre-paid cards for food, housing, schooling or medical expenses in Turkey. Continue reading »
THIS is the horrifying moment a Muslim security guard KICKS a young woman in the face for wearing shorts.
Aysegul Terzi was assaulted on a bus in Istanbul after the man claimed Islamic law demanded he attack the young woman.In shocking footage the 23-year-old girl is seen being brutally kicked in the face by Abdullah Cakiroglu.
The thug was incredibly freed by prosecutors when he said he was following Islamic law by assaulting the woman and it was decided to classify the incident as an assault that did not justify custody. Continue reading »
(AFP) – The EU announced plans Thursday to distribute debit cards to refugees in Turkey to help them meet basic needs as part of a multi-billion euro aid deal with Ankara to curb migrant flows to Europe.
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The move by Turkey into Syrian territory was given the necessary couching by Ankara’s ideologues. Conducted from the air and on the ground after weeks of scouting and reconnaissance, it saw the taking of Jarabulus and the banishment of Islamic State fighters. The anti-Assad rebels (well, an assortment of them) cheered. “Jarabulus,” claimed Ahmad Othman, commander of the Sultan Mourad group, “is completely liberated.”
If only this operation had been quite so forensic, cleanly confined to objectives invariably wider and more difficult to fathom. The Syrian conflict has been an object study in murkiness and orchestrated dissimilitude. Its prolongation signals, not so much clarity as readjustment for the next intervention, the next interference. The big powers continue to soil themselves; smaller powers hope for some look-in in a potential redrawing of the Syrian map. Continue reading »
(MEE) An American journalist has been arrested in Turkey and charged with “violating a military zone” after she returned from war-torn Syria, US officials said on Wednesday.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby said Lindsey Snell was detained on 6 August and that US consular officials had been able to visit her almost three weeks later on 26 August.
Snell’s Twitter biography identifies her as an Istanbul-based video journalist who has contributed to several western networks and news organisations including MSNBC, Vice News and ABC.
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Ankara sends second aid shipment to besieged Palestinian enclave after Turkish-Israeli deal to normalise ties.
A ship carrying aid to Gaza has departed from the Turkish city of Mersin and is on its way to the Israeli port of Ashdod, according to a senior Turkish official.
“This is the second major shipment of humanitarian aid to Gaza since an agreement was reached with the government of Israel to normalise relations,” the official, who asked to remain anonymous, told Al Jazeera on Saturday. Continue reading »
BERLIN, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Turkey is now willing to accept the liberalisation of travel visa rules with the European Union by the end of the year instead of October, as previously targeted, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag said on Sunday, citing senior Turkish government sources.
Ankara had threatened to walk away from an EU migrant deal should it not get more relaxed travel rules in October, but Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik downplayed that prospect on Saturday after a meeting with EU officials. Continue reading »
Pro-Kurdish fighters claim US, Syria, Turkey and Iran are collaborating to undermine them, after having served US as shock troops against ISIS
(MEE) Syria — The Kurdish YPG militia counted the US among its most trusted allies as it fought the Islamic State (ISIS) group in northern Syria. But that all changed on Wednesday. Turkey’s invasion of the border town of Jarabulus, combined with a US warning the YPG will lose its support unless it withdraws from nearby areas, has left the Kurds feeling abandoned. Continue reading »
A France-based Turkish newspaper has closed down its operations after receiving hundreds of death threats due to their criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Zaman, which is openly critical of the Erdoğan regime in Turkey, announced its closure on Tuesday saying that the “disturbing trend of events” following the failed coup had created an atmosphere that made it impossible for the journalists or editorial staff to continue their work, reports Kurier.
The French office’s nine employees, along with readers, are said to have been in danger due to what the paper called “security risks”. Editor Emre Demir said that it was Erdoğan’s AKP party who were behind the over 200 death threats they and their readers had received. Continue reading »
Yesterday, as the fallout from the latest Turkish incursion into Northern Syria was being digested and the US realized that far from an expansion in Ankara’s campaign on ISIS, Erdogan was merely using the Islamic State as a pretext to expand his war against the Kurdish militia, known as YPG – which also happens to be a part of the broader US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition – the DoD said that “we want to make clear that we find these clashes — in areas where [ISIS] is not located — unacceptable and a source of deep concern.” Continue reading »
The European Commission is set to release a report finding that Turkey’s human rights practices failed to comply with the terms of the deal – a finding that would end all hope of Turkish citizens receiving visa-free travel and likely forcing Erdogan to open the floodgates.The diplomatic row between the European Union and Turkey has erupted with Brussels scrambling in desperation to rescue the controversial migrant deal with Ankara before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unleashes millions of asylum seekers on Europe.The Erdogan government became enraged after a senior European official claimed that Turkey is not committed to doing what is necessary to join the 28-nation bloc and that its residents should be denied visa-free travel within the EU as was initially agreed upon by the two parties. The spat between Turkish officials and the European Union comes at a time when Europe desperately needs to preserve the migrant deal. Continue reading »
By sacrificing its Kurdish allies in northern Syria, Washington wants to mend relations with Ankara and prevent Turkey from strengthening its ties with Moscow, thus far killing two birds with one stone, expert on Middle Eastern affairs Jean Perier believes.
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On the road to WW3 Turkey will be wiped of the map by Russia.
The US-backed Turkish invasion of Syria with its proxies in tow now moves further into Syria to seize Al-Bab in a landgrab to create Erdogan’s (and the U.S. neocon Brookings Institute’s) long desired jihadi “safe haven”/”no fly zone” for al-Qaeda & friends to operate and stage from with impunity from Russian and Syrian airstrikes.
Al-Bab is a “backdoor” on key routes south to Aleppo from the Turkish border.
Turkish supplies for the Islamic Army of Conquest offensives in South Aleppo and Latakia: arms, ammo, supplies, even artillery, tanks have been reported as flowing like water over the Turkish border Continue reading »