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  • Turkey Bombs U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria's Aleppo Province

    10/20/2016 4:57:05 AM PDT · by kimtom · 11 replies ^ | Oct 20 2016 | Alexander Smith
    Link Only Turkey (Nato ally) bombs US backed Kurds!!! (My lead in)
  • Turkish president blasts U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State ahead of Ash Carter’s visit

    10/19/2016 7:58:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2016 | Carlo Muñoz and Guy Taylor
    Turkish president blasts U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State ahead of Ash Carter’s visit By Carlo Muñoz and Guy Taylor - The Washington Times - Updated: 10:43 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will be walking into diplomatic buzz saw Thursday when he arrives in Turkey a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a blistering critique of the U.S.-backed campaign to oust the Islamic State group from neighboring Iraq, demanded a bigger role for Turkish military forces. Mr. Erdogan’s remarkable outburst was the latest sign of difficulties the Obama administration faces in keeping the various members...
  • Erdogan Invokes Document That Claims Mosul As Turkish Soil

    10/18/2016 7:18:14 AM PDT · by Strategy · 13 replies
    Kurdistan 24 ^ | October 17, 2016 | Ari Khalidi
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (Kurdistan24) - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invoked on Monday an early 20th-century irredentist document that claimed the Iraqi city of Mosul as Turkish soil. Erdogan's remarks came amid the commencement of a long-anticipated operation by the Iraqi Army, Kurdistan's Peshmerga Forces and the US-led Coalition to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). In Mosul "a history lies for us. If the gentlemen desire so, let them read the Misak-i Milli (National Oath) and understand what the place means to us," Erdogan declared. The Turkish president referred to an Ottoman Parliament-sealed, 1920 pact that designates Kirkuk and...
  • Turkey attacks YPG positions north Syria, Kurds respond

    10/15/2016 8:47:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Ara News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Ahmed Shiwesh
    Turkey attacks YPG positions north Syria, Kurds respond ARA News Tel Abyad – Turkey’s military targeted a headquarters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) near the city of Tel Abyad in northern Syria. “The Turkish artillery bombed the YPG-held village of Khenitiya in Tel Abyad countryside, targeting a YPG security office,” YPG officer Salih Watti told ARA News. The attack, which took place in the afternoon on Wednesday, only caused material damage. No casualties were reported. However, the Kurdish YPG responded to the fire by launching artillery shells at Turkish Army installations near the Syrian border. It was not...
  • Turkey to unearth German-made WWII-era Focke-Wulf fighters, buried 'upon US request'

    10/14/2016 8:14:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 2016/10/14 | METIN CAN
    Turkey to unearth German-made WWII-era Focke-Wulf fighters, buried 'upon US request' METIN CAN ISTANBUL viation enthusiasts hope to shed light on a bizarre chapter in the history of the Republic of Turkey with the excavation of an area in the central city of Kayseri. The site, at a now-defunct airport currently used as a military headquarters, is allegedly home to more than fifty Focke-Wulf FW-190s imported from Germany that were reportedly "buried" after they were decommissioned some 70 years ago. Although aviation experts dispute the improbability of the burial of the single-seat fighter aircrafts en masse and claim they were...
  • Warming Russia-Turkey relations send a chill through Ukraine

    10/12/2016 1:33:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 99 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 11, 2016 | By Fred Weir
    Moscow — Leaders of Turkey and Russia signed a long-delayed deal Monday to build the TurkStream gas pipeline under the Black Sea to deliver Russian gas to Europe's doorstep within three years. The rapid warming trend in Russo-Turkish relations holds deep implications for Syria's immediate crisis, which dominated the talks and the subsequent headlines, but the fallout from that pipeline deal is a potentially crushing blow to struggling pro-Western Ukraine and may be rearranging strategic realities around the region for many years to come. Analysts say that if TurkStream goes ahead it will enable Moscow to cut its former main...
  • Turkey dies after being tossed from a plane at an annual Arkansas festival

    10/10/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 82 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 8, 2016 | Associated Press
    A small town tradition that many animal rights groups have called cruel took place this weekend when six live turkeys were dropped from a plane from 500 feet in the air. One died upon impact. On Friday, one of the turkeys was found dead on the ground after being chucked from the plane. It's unclear how many die each year. Barb Klug, 66, of Bull Shoals collected the dead bird and says she plans to serve it for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Pink Floyd “Reunite” to Support Pro-Palestinian Activist Group

    10/07/2016 12:04:30 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 57 replies ^ | Amanda Wicks
    It may not be the reunion fans were hoping for, but Pink Floyd have come together to support a pro-Palestinian activist group. The Women’s Boat to Gaza is part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. It contains 13 women, including the 1976 Nobel peace laureate from Northern Ireland, Mairead Maguire, and it journeyed from Barcelona to Gaza in September in order to bring attention to the Israeli’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The organization posted on its website that they lost contact with the boat on October 5th, and presume that the Israeli Occupation Navy has surrounded it in international...
  • EU launches tough border force to curb migrant crisis

    10/06/2016 7:58:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 06 October 2016 | Diana Simeonova (AFP)
    The EU launched its beefed-up border force Thursday in a rare show of unity by the squabbling bloc as it seeks to tackle its worst migration crisis since World War II. European Union officials inaugurated the new task force at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Turkish border, the main land frontier for migrants seeking to enter the bloc and avoid the dangerous Mediterranean sea crossing. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG) will have at its disposal some 1,500 officers from 19 member states who can be swiftly mobilised in case of an emergency, like a sudden surge...
  • Turkey sends 1,000 special forces on secretive mission to secure ‘security zone’ across border

    10/05/2016 11:16:39 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
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  • Turkey detains brother of cleric Gulen, issues arrest warrants for 115

    10/03/2016 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 3, 2016 | 6:19am EDT | Humeyra Panuk
    Turkish authorities have detained a brother of Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based cleric they accuse of orchestrating a coup attempt in July, and issued arrest warrants for 115 other people as part of nationwide investigations into the abortive putsch. Kudbettin Gülen was taken into custody on Sunday by Turkish counter-terrorism police in the Gaziemir district of the Aegean province of Izmir following intelligence that he was staying at a relative’s house, state-run Anadolu Agency said. […] Several of Gülen’s relatives, including a nephew, niece and cousins, have been arrested since the July 15 coup. …
  • 120 Years Ago: THOUSANDS KILLED IN MIKDE- Turks in Erzeroum Want No More Armenians Butchered

    09/30/2016 8:20:13 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Wednesday Sept 30, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Erdogan: Mosul offensive will commence October 19

    09/28/2016 8:15:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 2016/09/25 | Zhelwan Z. Wali
    Erdogan: Mosul offensive will commence October 19 By Zhelwan Z. Wali yesterday at 07:30 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. AP photo ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed on Sunday that the battle to push the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh) out of their stronghold of Mosul will commence on October 19. “It is said that the battle for Mosul against Daesh will kick off on October 19 and that we all have to be prepared for this event,” Erdogan said in a meeting with...
  • Turkish Tanks Take a Pounding in Syria

    09/27/2016 11:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 25, 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    Ankara’s tanks have been in the news a lot this year, whether prowling the streets of the Turkish capital in a failed coup attempt, or taking missile fire from rebel fighters on the Syrian border. Recently, Turkish armor crossed over into Syria and drove the Islamic State terrorist group from its last holdings along the Turkish border — and also fought with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels, creating a frustrating diplomatic quandary for the White House.
  • Washington State Mall Shooter May Not Be A Jihad Terrorist

    09/27/2016 4:26:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | September 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The evidence is scant that Arcan Cetin, a Muslim migrant from Turkey, murdered five people in Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington last Friday night in the name of jihad and Islam, but the evidence that does exist is striking. Amid his busy online activity, Cetin posted admiration for the Islamic State caliph al-Baghdadi and Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei and a call for Muslims to repeat “SubhanAllah” multiple times.
  • EU Launches Program To Issue Cash Cards To Migrants In Turkey

    09/26/2016 12:26:53 PM PDT · by tekrat · 8 replies
    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. Earlier this year, EU countries approved a fund of 3 billion euros ($3.37 billion) to help Turkey improve living conditions for some 3 million Syrian migrants on its territory. The ESSN is part of that deal.
  • 120 Years Ago: GLADSTONE SHOWS THE WAY- How England Could Act Alone Against Turkey

    09/25/2016 2:26:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Friday Sept 25, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe

    03/09/2005 6:58:35 AM PST · by Traianus · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | 03.09.2005 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe by Lorenzo Vidino Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005 Since its founding in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has profoundly influenced the political life of the Middle East. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."[1] While the Brotherhood's radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by...
  • Washington shooter identified and arrested. Turkish Muslim.

    09/24/2016 7:11:55 PM PDT · by rumrunner · 293 replies
    A witness has a picture of the police raid arresting the suspected Washington mall shooter. She has identified him as Arcan Cetin. Arcan Cetin's Facebook profile has his hometown listed as Adana, Turkey.
  • Moody's downgrades Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' status

    09/24/2016 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2016 8:06 PM EDT
    Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s credit rating to “junk” status, a further blow to an economy shaken by terrorist attacks, a failed military coup and a diplomatic spat with Russia. The rating agency on Friday lowered its rating on Turkey’s debt one notch, stripping it of investment-grade status. The move could mean higher borrowing costs as investors demand steeper interest rates to take on riskier Turkish debt. …
  • 120 Years Ago: CAUSE OF ENGLAND'S APATHY- Why She Will Not Stop Turkish Massacre of Christians

    09/22/2016 3:50:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Tuesday Sept 22, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • The Wild Persian Ram...Daniel 8 pt 3

    In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first. And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one...
  • Elam and SHushan...Daniel 8 pt 2

    In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first. And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. (Daniel 8:1-2)In Daniel’s vision, the Prophet sees himself at “Shushan in the Palace” in Elam, by the river Ulai. th-8 This is interesting in itself, because the vision tales...
  • A New Insight (For me)...Daniel 8 pt 1

    And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai . Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand...
  • 2016 09 11 John Haller's Prophecy Update - "The Handwriting is on the Wall" (video)

    09/12/2016 9:02:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 9/11/16 | John Haller
    The focus turns back to culture and geopolitics this week as John talks about "The Handwriting Is on the Wall". The attack on the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Religion is now being waged by the Civil Rights Commission of the federal government. Churches need to be prepared to deal with this issue and stand strong. In geopolitics, the focus is on Israel, Russia, Turkey and what used to be called Syria. You will see, that, indeed, the handwriting is on the wall.
  • Al-Qaeda's Sakka: I Funded Istanbul Bombings (Some interesting info)

    02/17/2006 8:11:24 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 689+ views
    Zaman ^ | February 18 2006 | Busra Erdal
    Newly released police testimony of al-Qaeda member Louai Sakka found in case records has come the fore. In Sakka’s statements it is written that he is the one who provided two terrorists with a passport before they organized the September 11 attacks. Sakka's testimony also gives us some clues that Murat Yuce, the Turkish driver kidnapped in Iraq, was killed by a terrorist of Sakka's choice. There were also some Turkish people who took part in the execution of Yuce. The following was the structure of al-Qaeda, according to Sakka: Leader Osama bin Laden, His assistants: Mohammed Atef (Abu Hafs...
  • Syrian Kurds, allies to approve federal plan despite Turkey

    09/08/2016 7:54:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin ^ | Thu Sep 8, 2016 8:40am EDT | Tom Parry
    Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies will approve a constitution for a new system of government in northern Syria next month, a top Kurdish politician said, defying a Turkish incursion aimed at curbing Kurdish influence in the area. The new system will be established in parts of the north where Kurdish groups have already carved out autonomous regions since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, alarming Turkey which fears the rise of Kurdish influence on its border. "We have decided to convene a meeting of the founding assembly of the federal system at the start of October, and...
  • Turkey: Child Rape Widespread, Media Blackout

    09/03/2016 4:29:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 3/9/16 | Robert Jones
    ..... On the day of the rape, the parents left their baby with an 18-year-old man before leaving to work a field 100 meters away. When the parents returned, they saw the young man, a Turkish citizen who works as a shepherd, walking away from the tent. The mother noticed that her baby girl had been raped and took her to a local hospital, where the attack was confirmed. The governor's office of Antep announced that the young man had been arrested and brought to court. Huseyin Simsek, the journalist who covered the incident for the newspaper Birgun, said that...

    09/02/2016 2:01:25 PM PDT · by Lera · 38 replies
    Jerusalem Journal ^ | September 2, 2016 | Alex Fishman
    Today Jerusalem is watching America lead Syria to the worst possible solution for Israel: Assad in power, and Iranians in the Golan Heights. The Americans are now selling out the Syrian Kurds to the Turks--but we've already gotten used to their cynical foreign policy. What Israel is having a hard time getting used to, however, is the fact its biggest ally is completely disregarding Israeli interests in the Middle East. Over the past two years, since the international intervention in Syria began, Western diplomacy has been trying to convince allies in the world to cooperate with the minorities in Syria....
  • The Prophetic Fate of Turkey...Turkey's significance pt 7

    Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth…When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim,...
  • Child Brides On The Rise In German Capital

    09/01/2016 12:25:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 1, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    The trend of underage migrant girls entering Germany married to older men is on the rise, with the city of Berlin recording 100 child marriages this year alone. While the majority of underage migrants flowing into Germany are young boys, underage girls tend to come as ‘child brides’ to older migrant men who are more often adults. In the German capital of Berlin a new report claims that the local government has registered around 100 child marriages and the trend shows little signs of slowing down, reports broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party member and Berlin Senator for...
  • The Significance Of Erdogan...Turkey's significance pt 5

    Ever since 1918, at the end of the First World War, the Western world has been in a period of respite, whether we recognize it or not, from the predations of a ravenous Empire which menaced the West for 400 years. We who have been born and raised in this post Ottoman period for the most part don’t even know that a little more than a hundred years ago, all of the West had to deal with a powerful and avaricious Sunni menace, which altered world trade routes, controlled the entire Middle East including the Holy Land, and encroached deep...
  • The Secularization of Turkey...Turkey's Significance pt 4

    By the time the guns of World War 1 had been silenced and the armistice had been enacted, Turkey had been stripped of her vast Empire, the 400 years long Ottoman rule was broken and Turkey was reduced to the borders we now recognize, a shell of what she once controlled. Exactly one hundred years ago, in the midst of the War, Ottoman Turkey’s leaders undertook a genocide eradicating as many Assyrians, Greeks and an entire population of Armenians from Turkish soil. Three million Armenians, lived in Turkey, it was the first “Christian Kingdom” , the Armenian King having been...
  • The 600 Year Caliphate...Turkey's significance to prophecy pt 3

    From the years 1299AD to 1922 AD,the Holy Land of the Bible, Egypt, Libya,Tunisia, the entire Arab world, and the former Christian Middle East as well as the former Byzantine Christian Empire was ruled by the Turkish Pashas of the Ottoman Empire. Constantinople became Istanbul, Hagia Sophia Church became the great Mosque and The city of Constantine and the Christian emperors of Byzantium became the seat of the Caliphate. The Caliphate is the central ruling authority of Sunni Islam, led by a combination political and religious leader, the Caliph, which means “the successor” to Mohammed. The Caliph is also called...
  • Turkey targets Kurdish forces south of Syria's Jarablus

    08/27/2016 5:22:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 August 2016 | Dylan Collins
    Turkish jets and artillery have targeted Kurdish forces south of the strategic town of Jarablus, according to a monitor and local sources, as Turkey continues a major military offensive inside northern Syria. Turkey first sent tanks across the border on Wednesday as part of a two-pronged operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, as well as Kurdish-led forces. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday's air strikes and shelling hit the village of Amarneh, ...
  • Asia Minor(Turkey) in The New Testament...Turkey's Significance pt 2

    John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.(Revelation...
  • Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–17) [began AUGUST 24, five hundred years ago]

    08/26/2016 6:24:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | July 19, 2016 | Wikipedia
    Operations in the Levant (1516) The Ottomans first captured the city of Diyarbekir in southeastern Anatolia.[2] The Battle of Marj Dabiq (24 August 1516) was decisive, in which the Mamluk ruler Kansuh al-Ghuri was killed.[2] The Ottomans apparently outnumbered the Mamluks by a factor of 3 to 1.[6] Syria fell under the rule of the Ottomans with this single battle.[6] The Battle of Yaunis Khan occurred near Gaza (1516) and was again a defeat for the Mamluks.
  • Turkey and The Old Testament...Turkey's significance pt 1

    08/26/2016 5:03:15 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 10 replies
    Billrandles.wordpress ^ | 08-23-16 | Bill Randles
    I have come to the conclusion that the earnest Bible believer would do well to incorporate a new discipline to his study of the Word of God; Biblical Geography. My study of end times prophecy has drawn me into this aspect of Bible prophecy, particularly in my work on the book “A Sword On The Land;The Muslim World in Bible Prophecy”. Reading the Sacred text with a map and realizing the updated names of commonly cited places and peoples such as Moab,Ammon, Persia, Edom, Kedar and Dedan *has revolutionized my understanding of the stunning relevance of familiar prophecies throughout the...

    08/26/2016 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Boaz Bismuth
    Two days ago, Turkey launched an unprecedented attack on Syria. Ostensibly it is an effort to liberate the town of Jarablus from the clutches of an Islamic Sate stronghold. Ankara also wants to distance terrorists from its borders to prevent future attacks on Turks. This is the official version. But there are other reasons too. When it comes to Turkish military operations, always look for the Kurdish angle. Wednesday's military action is Turkey's most significant mission in Syria since the beginning of the civil -- and religious -- war there, a conflict that has now entered its sixth year. Since...
  • Did Obama Just Betray Syrian Christians to Please the Turks? Seems So.

    08/26/2016 8:20:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 11 replies
    Stream ^ | August 26, 2016 | John Zmirak
    American policy in Syria has been marked by a long list of flip-flops and failures. Remember Obama's "red line" meant to stop the Assad regime from using chemical weapons? That was quickly erased when Congress made it clear there was little public support for using U.S. forces to topple another secular dictator in favor of rebel groups whose radical Islamist views made them no less dangerous to our interests. The "moderate" rebels to whom the U.S. was airdropping weapons proved to be virtually mythical creatures, and those weapons ended up in the hands of al Qaeda's allies. Then we learned...

    08/25/2016 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Lera · 31 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | 8/24/16 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Germany to tell people to stockpile food and water in case of attacks .... Gaza militant rocket hits Israel, Israel responds with air strikes, shells .... Egyptian president says Russian President Vladimir Putin ready to host direct talks between PM Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas .... Israel shells Syria after stray mortar crosses into its territory .... Turkey wedding suicide bomber 'was child aged 12-14' .... Turkey's Erdogan to visit Tehran Iran .... Iran expanding terror network in Latin America .... Chilling 'satanic human sacrifice' video spooks scientists working at world's biggest particle accelerator CERN .... Visa-powered payment ring...
  • Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates

    08/25/2016 9:07:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/25/2016
    Turkey has threatened further intervention in northern Syria unless Kurdish-led forces fully withdraw east of the River Euphrates within a week. On Wednesday, Turkish forces helped Syrian rebels take the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State. Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday the operation had two goals - to secure the border area and ensure the Kurds "are not there". Ankara fears Kurdish gains in Syria will fuel an insurgency at home. As Mr Isik spoke, a column of some 10 Turkish tanks and a similar number of armoured vehicles reportedly crossed the border near Jarablus....
  • Why has Turkey launched an operation against IS in Syria?

    08/25/2016 12:30:54 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Raziye Akkoc
    Turkey launched its most ambitious operation of the Syrian conflict on Wednesday with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it targeted the double threat from Islamic State extremists and Syrian Kurdish militias. Turkey says the air and ground operation dubbed "Euphrates Shield" will clear jihadists from the Syrian town of Jarabulus, which lies directly opposite the Turkish town of Karkamis. The operation was launched just days after Ankara appeared to soften its often-confrontational line on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Turkey wants to see removed.
  • Turkey sends tanks into northern Syria

    08/24/2016 8:16:33 AM PDT · by Lera · 89 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/24/16
    urkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS). Military sources told Turkish media 70 targets in the Jarablus area had been destroyed by artillery and rocket strikes, and 12 by air strikes. Turkish-backed Syrian rebels who are following the advance say they have entered the town of Jarablus itself. The operation is aimed against both IS and Kurdish fighters. Turkey shelled Syrian Kurdish forces in the region this week, determined not to let them fill the vacuum if IS leaves. US Vice-President Joe Biden warned...
  • BREAKING: Turkish military launches operation to Jarablus (Syria, With US Air Support)

    08/23/2016 10:24:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    DHA ^ | 8-24-2016 | DHA
    The Turkish military and the U.S.-led coalition forces launched an operation in the Jarablus region of Syria to clear its borders from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group early on Wednesday. The operation began at around 4 a.m. with the Turkish artillery launching intense fire on the region followed by Turkish warplanes bombing IS targets. The military operation aimed at clearing the Turkish border from "terrorist elements," halting the new wave of refugee flows and delivering humanitarian aid to civilians in the region, the last significant town held by the jihadist group on the border with Turkey.
  • WATCH: Boy Suicide Bomber Stripped of Explosive Belt in Iraq

    08/22/2016 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | August 22, 2016 | Alexander Jones
    Frightening footage has emerged purporting to show Kurdish security forces removing an explosive belt from an alleged Islamic State teenage suicide bomber moments before it was about to be detonated in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday. The chilling scene, caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube by Kurdish channel Kurdistan24, shows the boy’s hands being held by two law enforcement officers as another member of the security establishment attempts to disarm the device. Wearing a Barcelona football shirt before it was cut off, the boy, believed to be 12 or 13 years old, according to Kurdish media...
  • Israel: Turkey Needs To Think Twice Before Criticizing

    08/22/2016 6:07:22 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 22, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    By Israel News Agency StaffIsrael Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “The normalization of our relations with Turkey does not mean that we will remain silent in the face of its baseless condemnations. Israel will continue to defend its civilians from all rocket fire on our territory, in accordance with international law and our conscience.” “Turkey should think twice before criticizing the military actions of others,” the ministry added.
  • Ankara sent deputy intel chief to Assad

    08/22/2016 12:14:29 PM PDT · by mvonfr · 2 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | Aug 22, 2016
    A deputy of Hakan Fidan, head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) met with high level Syrian intelligence officials in Damascus, As-Safir claimed. The meetings reportedly focused on recent developments in northern Syria, reported the daily basing its story on “credible sources.” The alleged visit by the Turkish intelligence official to Damascus came a day after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım gave warm messages acknowledging a role for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a transitional period in Syria.
  • Germany Finally Admits Turkey Supports Terrorist Groups

    08/22/2016 5:57:48 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-21-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    The cat is finally out of the bag: Turkey has worked with Islamist groups and has supported militant organizations in the Middle East for years, according to the German government, state broadcaster ARD reported Tuesday. The view was expressed in a confidential response from the interior ministry to parliamentary questions from left-wing party Die Linke. The response was seen by ARD. The ministry added that Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan has actively supported cooperation with Islamist and terrorist organizations. The ministry said in its statement: The many expressions of solidarity and support actions for the Egyptian MB [Muslim Brotherhood], Hamas...
  • Joe Biden Will Visit Turkey This Week. Does He Have The Courage To Call Out Autocrat Erdogan?

    08/22/2016 5:53:36 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-22-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    On Wednesday, America's Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Turkey. His main mission is to smooth things over with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is getting angrier with the United States by the day. The reason Erdogan is so angry with the United States is, Erdogan says, that America still provides a safe haven to Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who Ankara accuses of being behind the failed military coup on July 15. Both before, but especially after the coup, the Turkish government has accused Gülen, who lives in Pennsylvania, of being a terrorist leader comparable to ISIS self-declared...