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  • Prophecy Update with Amir, April 21, 2017 (video)

    04/22/2017 2:35:12 PM PDT · by Lera · 42 replies
    Behold Israel ^ | 4/21//17 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir gives a Prophecy Update, addressing Iran, Syria, Russia, USA, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel, fake news and much more!
  • Syria war: US ground troops kill 'leading IS member'

    04/21/2017 2:30:28 PM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    Bbc ^ | 21 april 2017 | Staff
    US troops have targeted and killed a leading member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in a commando raid in Syria, military officials say. The attack took place near the town of Mayadin in eastern Syria. Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, who was believed to be from Uzbekistan, is said by the Americans to be a close associate of the IS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The US says he played a key role in an attack on a night club in Istanbul on New Year's Eve which killed 39 people. Turkish police arrested Abdulkadir Masharipov, the main suspect in the attack, on...

    04/21/2017 5:21:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 17, 2017 | BYUZAY BULUT
    Even today, Turkey does not allow dead Armenians to rest in peace. What is the most at is the most horrible crime against humanity in history? To Henry Morgenthau Sr., who served as the US ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1913 and 1916, it was the Armenian genocide. Morgenthau wrote in 1919: “I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915.” Up to 1.5 million Armenians were wiped...
  • Trump To Meet With Turkey Dictator Erdogan, May 16-17, At The White House

    04/20/2017 3:17:13 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 20 replies
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  • Hidden Armenian and Greek Celebrities in Turkish Cinema

    04/20/2017 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | April 20, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Being a celebrity is often associated with having a certain lifestyle. Fame often brings fortune, privileges, and opportunities—whether they are career-related or not. Celebrities are thought to have an “easier” life, in which they get special treatment wherever they go—well, except for celebrities in Turkey who are Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, Jewish, or members of any other ethnic or religious minority. Sometimes, even being associated with them is considered unacceptable.Ayhan Işık, for example, was the most beloved Turkish leading actor in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He was also a movie producer, director, script writer, singer, and painter. He was nicknamed by...
  • Turkey to ‘hit button’ on military operations into Syria and Iraq: pro-government paper

    04/20/2017 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    KOM News ^ | 20 April 2017 | none stated
    Turkish tanks on their way to Syria as part of the Euphrates Shield Operation launched in August 2016. Turkey is planning three cross-border military operations into Iraq and Syria as a follow-up to the Euphrates Shield Operation, a pro-government newspaper has claimed.The headline of the Yeni Safak daily on Thursday read, “Turkey to hit button” and said the Turkish government was going to initiate an operation into Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bases in the Zap-Avashin and Shingal areas of the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq.According to the pro-government paper, another operation will be launched into the Karakozak area in northern Syria, where the Suleyman Shah...
  • Obama deceived Turkey about PKK, Trump won’t: President Erdogan

    04/20/2017 7:28:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    KOM News ^ | 20 April 2017 | none stated
    Former US President Barack Obama deceived Turkey by failing to abide by an agreement about the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with Al Jazeera broadcast on Wednesday.“With President Obama, we had a mutual agreement about the PKK – but Obama deceived us. I don’t believe the Trump administration will do the same,” Erdogan said in regards to American support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a group Ankara claims is affiliated to the outlawed PKK.The Turkish President has called several times on his new US counterpart to ditch support for the YPG,...
  • Christian Bale talks importance of Armenian genocide film

    04/19/2017 8:11:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 19, 2017 | Mara Siegler
    the Armenian genocide, an event Turkey does not recognize. “One and a half million people were killed in the most brutal fashion, and I knew nothing about it, and that’s not uncommon ... The fact that this Armenian genocide happened and no one was ever held accountable may have provoked other genocides since.” At least 26 countries recognize the deaths as genocide, but in Turkey it is reportedly illegal to bring up the event.
  • Thousands of Turkish trolls tank the new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' on IMDB [tr]

    04/19/2017 9:08:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    The new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' won't be out in theaters until Friday, but it's IMDB rating has already been tanked by tens of thousands of one-star reviews. In the film, set at the end of the Ottoman Empire, Bale plays an Associated Press reporter covering the Armenian genocide. While the atrocities are largely considered to be the first genocide of the 20th century, Turkey still refuses to use the term in reference to the mass killing. After hearing the topic of the film, trolls organized on a Turkish message board similar to 4Chan or Reddit to protest the...
  • Erdogan: The ambitious sultan (day before Referendum)

    04/18/2017 6:52:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    KOM News ^ | 15 April 2017 | Hasan Hasan
    By Hasan Hasan*On Sunday, 16 April a referendum will be held in Turkey to codify Erdogan’s dictatorial ambitions and his plenipotentiary powers as an absolute executive whose power and authority cannot be challenged or checked. Think of an Anatolian version of Adolf Hitler and you’ll begin to get the idea.Erdogan’s ambition is nothing less than to be a modern-day Sultan or a new Caliph of the faithful. An aspiring despot seems more than ready to do whatever it takes in his desperate bid to maintain his grip on power even if it means ripping the country apart and putting...
  • “EU leaders terrified” Turkey will soon send three million Muslim migrants to Europe

    04/18/2017 6:14:48 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 04/18/2017 | Christine Williams
    EUROPE is preparing for another migrant crisis over fears Turkey’s newly empowered President Erdogan will turn his back on the nation’s long-awaited EU membership . In such an event, Europe will be stuck with 3 million more migrants, which is highly likely, as the agreement Erdogan made to take them in “during the height of the migrant crisis” is looking increasingly like a dead letter. Back in November, Erdogan threatened to “open the gates for migrants to enter Europe” if the EU “blocked membership talks.” Erdogan’s aspirations to rule the Islamic world have taken Turkey down an anti-democratic, anti-secularist path...
  • YPG reports intensified attacks by Turkish-backed gangs on Rojava (N. Syria)

    04/18/2017 10:50:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News (English) ^ | Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017, 14:00 | none stated
    YPG reported that the Turkish army and allied gangs continue their activities and attacks on the lands of Rojava, particularly Efrîn Canton. YPG (People's Defense Units) Press Office released a statement providing detailed information about the continued attacks and activities of the Turkish army and affiliated gangs on Rojava soil. Reporting activities by Turkish UAVs over Kobanę border on April 11, YPG said Turkish-backed gangs attacked the villages of Maranez, Malikiye and Elkamiye with howitzer fire the same night. Following the bombardment, Maranez village was targeted with DShK fire. According to the statement, Turkish-backed gangs shelled the village of Beshemre...
  • In Turkey, the Victims Change but the Regime Remains the Same

    04/18/2017 9:51:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Philos Project ^ | April 18, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Some 51.4 percent of the more than 58 million Turks who turned out to vote on April 16 said yes to the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) constitutional amendment package. With that vote, they decided to shift to an executive presidential system.It is debatable if the government would still have won if it had not detained thousands of political dissidents, imposed a state of emergency, and labeled “no voters” as terrorists and traitors. In addition, many irregularities took place before and during the counting. The Supreme Election Board (YSK), for example, controversially announced that it would accept unsealed ballots after it...
  • Who Lost Turkey? (Revisited)

    04/18/2017 7:10:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 17 Apr 2017 | Mark Steyn
    As they used to say way back when in the long Ottoman twilight, the Turk is the sick man of Europe. Following this weekend's Caliph-for-Life referendum, the Turk is sicker than ever. But he's no longer of Europe, and instead is exiting for a destination dark and catastrophic for almost all his neighbors. Sultan ErdoÄźan - who, a mere 15 years ago, was banned from holding political office - has now succeeded in dismantling almost every defining element of the Kemalist republic. What replaces it will be a crude strongman state in service of Islamic imperialism. I have read a...
  • Erdogan's Referendum Has Turned Into An Obituary For Turkish Democracy

    04/18/2017 3:56:01 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/17/2017 | Staff
    Turkey, RIP: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have won a narrow victory in a referendum giving him sweeping, near-dictatorial powers and essentially ending his nation's 98-year democratic experiment, unique in the Mideast. Starting with Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk immediately following World War I, as the final remnants of the Ottoman Empire were dismantled, Turkey had hewed closely to a mostly democratic, religiously secular, pro-Western government model. It was a model that worked. Turkey forged close ties with governments in Western Europe, in particular Germany, and sent hundreds of thousands of its workers there. Meanwhile, with the Soviet Union...
  • Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan

    04/18/2017 2:36:36 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/18/2017 | BBC
    Donald Trump has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday's referendum that gave him sweeping new powers. The US president's phone call contrasts with concern by European leaders who have pointed out how the result-51.4% in favor of the changes-has exposed deep splits in Turkish society. Mr. Erdogan has rejected criticism from international monitors who said he had been favored by an "unequal campaign". "Know your place," he told them. The narrow victory was ruled valid by Turkey's electoral body, despite claims to irregularities by the opposition..... The call from Donald Trump was pre-arranged and the...
  • Trump congratulates Turkey's Erdogan on referendum win

    04/17/2017 8:08:39 PM PDT · by Theoria · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | 18 April 2017 | AFP
    US president Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to congratulate him on winning the referendum boosting his powers, the White House said on Monday. The call was first reported by Turkish state media, one day after Erdogan won over 51 percent in Sunday's vote. "Trump called Erdogan tonight (Monday) and congratulated him on his success in the referendum," Turkish presidential sources said, quoted by the government run Anadolu news agency. The reaction from Mr Trump contrasts with EU leaders who have been reserved in their reaction to the narrow victory while monitors expressed concern over...
  • Arcan Cetin, man accused of killing 5 in Cascade Mall shooting, dies in jail

    04/17/2017 11:23:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | April 17, 2017 | Sandi Doughton
    Arcan Cetin appears in September at Skagit County Superior Court in Mount Vernon. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times) The man accused of killing five people at Cascade Mall in Burlington was found dead in the Snohomish County Jail Sunday night, according to the Skagit Valley Herald. The newspaper reported this morning that Arcan Cetin, 20, apparently hanged himself. Cetin is accused of opening fire in the mall’s Macy’s department store on Sept. 23, 2016. Four of the victims were killed outright and the fifth was mortally wounded. According to charges filed in January, Cetin used a Ruger .22-caliber rifle with a...
  • As Turks Vote…

    04/16/2017 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Voters went to the polls April 16 to vote on a new draft constitution that would officially increase the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The opponents of the bill including the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the main opposition party in Turkey’s parliament, have been trying to fight it in an environment where deviation from the point of view of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is often labeled by the government and its media as “support of terrorism” or “treason.”However, the CHP party is not and has never been a beacon of democracy either. A few days ago,...
  • BREAKING: Turkey Makes Erdogan More Powerful, Abolishing Its Prime Minister

    04/16/2017 3:51:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 29 replies ^ | April 16th, 2017 | Poletical News
    On Sunday, Turkish voters voted by 51% to 49% to abolish the office of the Prime Minister and to grant president Erdogan sweeping powers. The referendum included 18 constitutional changes and will go into effect by Turkey's next general election in 2019. Opponents of Erdogan have called the results fraudulent and have vowed to challenge the outcome in court. It is not the first time the Turkish government has been accused of committing fraud in national and regional elections.