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  • F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016

    05/02/2019 10:37:49 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 49 replies
    The conversation at a London bar in September 2016 took a strange turn when the woman sitting across from George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser, asked a direct question: Was the Trump campaign working with Russia? The woman had set up the meeting to discuss foreign policy issues. But she was actually a government investigator posing as a research assistant, according to people familiar with the operation. The F.B.I. sent her to London as part of the counterintelligence inquiry
  • ID cards of civilians replaced with Turkish ID cards in Afrin (in Turkish occupied N. Syria)

    03/30/2019 12:03:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 29 Mar 2019, 22:40 | ANF AFRIN
    Repression against civilians continues in occupied Afrin. In Afrin where massacre, plunder and torture have been committed systematically since its occupation by the Turkish state and allied jihadist mercenaries, civilians continue to be the target of occupation forces. According to latest reports, the Turkish state has started to give Turkish ID cards to the civilians in Afrin as part of its attempts to change the population structure in the region. The Turkish state had previously changed the ID cards of Kurdish civilians in Rajo and other districts of Afrin.
  • The United States and the Turkish-Kurdish Conundrum in Northern Syria

    01/20/2019 8:10:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Arab Center, Washington DC ^ | January 11, 2019 | Mustafa Gurbuz
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s refusal to meet with US National Security Advisor John Bolton has become the latest episode of what are now periodic US-Turkey tensions over the Syrian Kurds. Erdoğan declared that he would not “accept or swallow” Bolton’s earlier comments that Turkey should provide security guarantees for Syrian Kurds as a precondition for US troops’ withdrawal from northern Syria. This has obviously become unsure as the withdrawal of these troops has actually begun. The “non-paper” that Bolton delivered to the Turkish presidential office included the statement that “the United States opposes any mistreatment of opposition forces who...
  • Turkish election body rules against jailed presidential candidate

    05/30/2018 11:06:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Ahval (Events) News ^ | May 30 2018 | none stated
    Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) has ruled that a Kurdish candidate for the Turkish presidency cannot phone in to a talk programme from jail, opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet said . Selahattin Demirtaş was planning to use his weekly right to a 10-minute phone call to call in to Fox TV and take part in its election programme Leaders on Fox. However, his request was rejected on the basis that this was an internal Justice Ministry decision the YSK could not interfere with, even if it might affect the ongoing election. Demirtaş has been in pretrial detention since November 2016, and if...
  • John Brennans Plot to Infiltrate the Trump Campaign

    05/22/2018 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 54 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 22 May 2018 | George Neumayr
    s Trump won primary after primary in 2016, a rattled John Brennan started claiming to colleagues at the CIA that Estonias intelligence agency had alerted him to an intercepted phone call suggesting Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign. The tip was bogus, but Brennan bit on it with opportunistic relish. Out of Brennans alarmist chatter about the bogus tip came an extraordinary leak to the BBC: that Brennan had used it, along with later half-baked tips from British intelligence, as the justification to form a multi-agency spy operation (given the Orwellian designation of an inter-agency taskforce) on the...
  • FBI Informant Halper Accused Of Making False And Absurd Allegations About Russian Infiltration

    05/24/2018 10:54:07 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Shortened title. Full title: FBI Informant Stefan Halper Accused Of Making False And Absurd Allegations About Russian Infiltration At Cambridge FBI informant Stefan Halper said Russians infiltrated the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar He flagged interactions between a Russian researcher and Mike Flynn People involved called Halpers claims false and absurd The FBI informant who made contact with members of the Trump campaign has made allegations of Russian spy infiltration at the University of Cambridge that people involved in the matters have called false and absurd. A Russian academic who worked at Cambridge with the informant, Stefan Halper, said he made false...
  • Pompeo's meeting with Turkish FM fails to calm tensions

    05/02/2018 8:33:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | May 1, 2018 | Semih Idiz
    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with Mike Pompeo, his US counterpart, in Brussels last week on the sidelines of a NATO ministerial gathering in the hope of opening a new and more positive chapter in Turkish-US ties. There was little to suggest, however, that Cavusoglus first contact with the new secretary of state resulted in major breakthroughs with regard to the many problems besetting Turkish-American ties. To the contrary, the readout of the meeting from the US side, and the remarks by Cavusoglu after the meeting, showed that differences remain, even if they are being contained as a result...

    04/09/2018 6:35:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    barbwire ^ | 9 April, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The worst anti-Semitic hate crime of 2018 took place outside a restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio. Izmir Koch, an Ahiska Turkish migrant who had already been in trouble with the law, allegedly demanded to know if there were any Jews around. A man who been at the restaurant replied that he was Jewish. Izmir punched him in the head, and then kicked him while he lay on the ground. The victim, who wasnt actually Jewish, suffered bruised ribs and a fractured eye socket. Now a federal grand jury has indicted Izmir for committing a hate crime. The violent assault was the...
  • Greece intercepts Turkish drone over Rhodes

    04/06/2018 4:08:37 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    everyday (translate google) ^ | SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2018 | none stated
    The Greek air force has intercepted a Turkish military drone that violated Greeces national airspace in the southeastern Aegean, Kathimerini has learned. The Turkish Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV ANKA) twice entered Greek airspace above the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, at an altitude of 19,000-20,000 feet on Thursday. The drone was intercepted by Greek F-16 fighter jets that took off from Kasteli air base on Crete. On Thursday, Greek and Turkish fighter jets engaged in two dogfights over the Aegean, after the Turkish jets violated Greek airspace 16 times in the northeast, central and southeastern Aegean.
  • Citing Attendance Issues, US-Turkish Trade Groups Postpone Annual Business Conference

    03/28/2018 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:45 PM 03/27/2018 | Chuck Ross
    A U.S.-Turkish business conference set to be held at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., next month has been postponed in order to facilitate greater attendance for the annual conclave.The decision comes amid thawing diplomatic and business relations between the American and Turkish governments.The conference, hosted by the American-Turkish Council (ATC) and Turkish-American Business Council (TAIK), was scheduled for the end of April.Ahval, a news outlet that covers Turkish politics, reported on Monday that the conference was being postponed because of attendance issues. Ahvals sources said that some major American defense companies have decided to end their sponsorship of the...
  • Turkish army attacks villages of Kobane (Syria)

    03/21/2018 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018, 19:06 | ANF KOBANE
    The Turkish army has attacked Siftek and Zirav villages of Kobane Tuesday evening. The invading Turkish army has attacked Siftek and Zirav villages of Kobane soon after Newroz fire was lit Tuesday evening. Turkish soldiers rained bullets as they attacked both villages with gunfire and DShK-fire.
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • Turkish troops cross the border into Southern Kurdistan

    06/17/2017 5:15:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 17 Jun 2017, 09:13 | ZAP
    Turkish troops have crossed the border into Southern Kurdistan. Clashes that erupted upon the response of guerrillas continue. Turkish troops moving in ukurca district of Hakkari have crossed the border into Southern Kurdistan last night. During clashes that erupted upon the response of guerrillas, 14 soldiers have been killed. Clashes and Turkish airstrikes continue in several locations. ANF reporters on the ground provided the following details: Turkish fighter jets started to shell ukurca borderline at 20:00 Friday evening. Turkish troops started to move and crossed the border following the aerial strikes. Heavy clashes erupted between guerrillas and Turkish soldiers that...
  • Turkish govt detains 154,695, jails 50,136 since July 15 (2016)

    05/31/2017 6:29:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | May 28, 2017 | TM
    As part of a witch-hunt targeting people linked to the faith-based Gülen movement, 154,694 individuals have been detained and 50,136 have been jailed since a failed coup attempt on July 15 in Turkey, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday. According to the report, based on Justice Ministry sources, 2,431 judges and prosecutors, 104 Supreme Court of Appeals members, 41 Council of State members, two Constitutional Court members, three Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors members, 6,982 military personnel including 167 generals, 8,816 police officers, 23 governors, 72 deputy governors, 112 district governors and 31,550 civilians and state workers...
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • Turkish-backed gangs murder a Kurdish civilian in Shehba (Syria)

    05/08/2017 6:09:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 8 May 2017, 22:21 | none stated
    Gangs affiliated with the Turkish army have attacked the village of Neman in Shehba region and killed a Kurdish civilian after torturing him in front of his family and villagers. Gangs affiliated with the invading Turkish army have attacked the Kurdish village of Neman 14 km north of al-Bab this morning. Gangs also confiscated the properties of locals during their aggression. A Kurdish civilian by the name of Mahmd Ehmed smal was murdered by the gangs when he refused to give his house to them. According to local sources, the gangs tortured smal in front of his family and the...
  • Turkish assailant stabs Belgian politician in Liege

    05/04/2017 6:28:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 11:06 | none stated
    A Turkish assailant stabbed and wounded a Belgian politician in Liege, Belgium. Belgian Labor Party (PTB) Spokesperson and federal parliamentarian Raoul Hedebouw was stabbed during the May Day events in Liege. Hedebouw got injured in his leg and taken to hospital after the attack. Belgian press reported that the assailant is Turkish and requested a Turkish speaking translator for his testimony. The assailant is reported to have a prior criminal record at police. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel condemned the attack on parliamentarian Raoul Hedebouw and expressed his opposition to all forms of violence as he wished Hedebouw a speedy...
  • US, Turkish nerves fray as Erdogan visit nears

    05/02/2017 12:31:57 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 2, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    Soon after Turkish air force jets carried out a wave of airstrikes against Kurdish targets in northeastern Syria and northwestern Iraq on April 25, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over the phone. The reported tone of the conversation speaks volumes about the new low in Turkish-American relations ahead of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned May 16 meeting with President Donald Trump. Summary⎙ Print The Turkish foreign minister shared a heated conversation with his American counterpart in the wake of the Turkish airstrikes in Syria, and despite US fury, Ankara's increasingly roguish behavior will likely...
  • YPG announces the IDs of fighters martyred in Turkish airstrike

    04/28/2017 8:40:55 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, April 28, 2017 | none stated
    YPG Press Office has announced the IDs of 20 YPG-YPJ (People's/Women's Defense Units) fighters that fell martyr as result of the Turkish aerial attack on Qereçox on April 25. YPG Press Office has announced the IDs of 20 YPG-YPJ (People's/Women's Defense Units) fighters that fell martyr as result of the Turkish aerial attack on Qereçox on April 25. The statement by YPG Press Office said the following: “The YPG General Command Headquarters in Qereçox region was bombed by Turkish warplanes at 02:00 on April 25. The aerial attack targeted the YPG Press Centre office, Dengê Rojava (Voice of Rojava) Radio...
  • Chaffetz subpoenas ATF agents who skipped hearing on death of ICE officer

    03/09/2017 8:25:16 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/09/2017 | By Jennifer G. Hickey
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued subpoenas Thursday to two ATF agents after they failed to show at a hearing examining the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata. I'm tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are on the front lines doing this, Chaffetz, R-Utah, said. Chaffetz complained ATF continues to insist the committee should not speak with Turk and Temple. The one other witness, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, did not escape unscathed when he contended he was not prepared for the hearing....