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  • For the first time after 2 years between Turkey and Russia! (Turkish agricultural export)

    11/19/2017 12:20:52 AM PST · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    Hurriyet>Dunya ^ | November 16, 2017 | Siyamend Kacmaz
    Russian Federation Veterinary and Plant Health Inspection Service (Rosselhoznadzor) of The Bryansk and Smolensk Oblasts Administration reported that the first truck carrying 20 tons of Turkish tomatoes arrived in Russia after about two years. In the statement made to a Russian news agency Ria Novosti, "The first truck carrying 20 tons of tomatoes from the company officially sanctioned for import this year from Turkey came to Russia today, and the standard customs and phytosanitary controls are being carried out." Bandita-type tomatoes were produced and exported by Agrobay company. Russia will collect 50 kilotons of tomatoes from four Turkish companies this...
  • Of Angels and Nations...Euphrates pt 12

    And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(Revelation 9:13-16)The command comes from Heaven, to “Loose the four Angels bound at the River Euphrates”. It is important to note this, that everything done in the Revelation, which...
  • U.S. Tells Ankara Iran-Sanctions-Case Suspect In 'Good Health'

    11/16/2017 7:31:16 AM PST · by Texas Fossil
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | November 16, 2017 12:56 GMT | None stated
    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag says Washington has told Ankara that jailed Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab -- a gold trader who is awaiting trial in the United States on charges of evading U.S. sanctions against Iran -- is in good medical condition. Bozdag made the remarks on November 16, a day after Turkey announced it had sent a diplomatic note to U.S. authorities inquiring about Zarrab. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website last week listed Zarrab, 34, as having been released from prison on November 8. But U.S. prosecutors said that posting was an error and he remained...
  • The Euphrates and Ezekiel 38...Euphrates pt 10

    And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling...
  • Turkey’s misguided Middle East policy: From Syria, Iraq to the Gulf

    11/14/2017 10:26:44 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | November 13, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar
    Turkey’s misguided foreign policy has increasingly become apparent in three main spheres: Syria, Iraq and the Gulf region. During an hourlong, live TV interview on Nov. 7 at — an independent, web-based, Turkish news platform — on the latest developments in the Middle East, I was asked what their impact could be on Turkish foreign policy in the region. The question referred to the recent dramatic steps taken by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the unexpected resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. In my response, I characterized Turkey’s recent political moves in the region as a...
  • A fake news campaign blames an innocent American for a coup attempt in Turkey

    11/14/2017 9:07:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2017 | Jackson Diehl
    On July 15, 2016, an American college professor named Henri Barkey convened an academic workshop about Iran at a hotel on an island near Istanbul. That night, elements of the Turkish military attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that quickly failed but triggered a massive campaign of repression which continues to this day. Barkey went through with his conference, spent a couple of days in Istanbul and flew home. To Barkey’s astonishment, he soon became a target of the world’s newest political weapon: fake news, in the form of a feverish, government-sponsored campaign. Pro-Erdogan media claimed that Barkey...
  • Turkish lieutenant colonel recants testimony, says drugged and tortured

    11/14/2017 5:57:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 13 Nov 2017 | SCF
    Lt. Col. Levent Türkkan, aide to Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, is seen after his interrogation following the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Lt. Col. Levent Türkkan, aide-de-camp of Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, on Monday recanted his previous testimony during a hearing at the Ankara 17th High Criminal Court, where 221 suspects are standing trial for a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, saying he was probably drugged before his testimony, CNN Türk reported.“It was like we were all living in a dream. I think I was given something [a drug],” said...
  • What Is Being Taught at Islamic Schools and Mosques in the West?

    11/14/2017 5:05:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    P. J. Media ^ | 2017-11-13 T16:59:47 | Uzay Bulut
    Every time jihadi terrorists murder innocent people, political commentators and analysts rightfully start trying to find answers to questions such as: “What made the terrorists do that?” “How were they radicalized?” “Where were they brainwashed?” A look at Turkey -- whose constitution states it is a secular republic, but whose educational system functions otherwise -- may yield some eye-opening answers.
  • Ziyad Sabsabi: Russia insists on Kurds’ participation in meetings of Syrian crisis

    11/13/2017 8:37:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANHA Harwar News Agency ^ | (11-13-17) 13.11.2017 14:24 | H H
    QAMISHLO– The deputy of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Russian Senate Ziyad Sabsabi said that Russia will abide by neutrality in the fighting between the regime Force and the Syrian Democratic Forces, indicating that Russia insists permanently on the Kurds participation in conferences and meetings related to the Syrian crisis.The General Command of the People’s Protection Units held a press conference yesterday, in which a number of IS mercenary families were handed over to the Russian Federation during a joint press conference between the People’s Protection Units and Russian military leadership.The families, which were handed over by the...
  • Report: Mueller Investigating Mike Flynn for Alleged Plot to Kidnap Muslim Cleric

    11/13/2017 10:04:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 31 replies
    Brietbart News Network ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Kristinia Wong
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in what started as a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and any potential collusion with the Trump campaign, is reportedly investigating former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn for an alleged plan to “forcibly remove” a Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania and send him back to Turkey.
  • Year of the Sword: A Century of Christian Genocide

    11/13/2017 6:52:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 13, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    How the grandparents of today’s Christian victims of ISIS were Editor’s Note: The following review was written by Raymond Ibrahim, a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The book reviewed is Year of the Sword: The Assyrian Christian Genocide, a History (published by the Oxford University Press, 2016), by Joseph Yacoub, an Honorary Professor of Political Science at Catholic University of Lyon. A significantly shorter version of this review first appeared in the Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2017. This important contribution to genocide studies documents how the world’s oldest Christian communities—variously referred to as Chaldeans, Syriacs, and Arameans,...
  • 'Stealth' Turkish businessman a no-show for trial this month

    11/13/2017 6:24:19 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:54 PM | AP via NY Daily News
    A Turkish businessman whose criminal case became a controversy at the highest levels of U.S. and Turkish government looks like he'll never make it to trial. Even a co-defendant's lawyer last week labeled Reza Zarrab the "stealth" defendant after he and his lawyers skipped a pretrial conference a few weeks before the scheduled date of his trial on charges that he conspired to process hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of financial transactions for Iranian businesses or Iran's government through U.S. banks. Authorities say those transactions are banned by U.S. and international sanctions. Prosecutors and the judge made no mention...
  • Turkey Uncensored: Post-Coup Purge Reaches Armenians

    11/11/2017 2:20:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Monday, August 8, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Following the failed coup of July 15, the Turkish government has begun a brutal crackdown on people who it claims have ties with the movement of Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic cleric living in Pennsylvania whom the government accuses of organizing the attempted coup.This scale of arrests and governmental pressures might be new to Muslim Turks, but Armenians – the victims of Turkish racism for all seasons – are being targeted again.The newspaper Agos covered the latest rights abuses against Armenians:Armenian trainer fired under the cover of “Fethullah Terrorist Organization”As part of the purge that was started after the coup attempt,...
  • Rumbling in Ankara (Turkey)

    11/08/2017 12:52:32 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | ANALYSIS/OPINION
    Mr. Erdogan clearly has big dreams. He made a deal during the summer with Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation to build three nuclear power plants. Since 2001 the government has declined to further invest in its dilapidated conventional power system, which is largely dependent on importing natural gas, as the supplier of nation’s electricity. The system is inadequate. The $20 billion deal with Moscow, in the works since 2010, would build the Akkuyu nuclear power plant — Turkey’s first nuclear plant ever — which is planned to be operational in 2023. Turkey is only the latest country to make a...
  • Turkey Uncensored: Yazidis – A History of Persecution

    11/07/2017 4:47:24 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Friday, November 4, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Many nations have been victimized by Islamic supremacism and jihadist campaigns, but Yazidis – an ancient ethno-religious community indigenous to northern Mesopotamia – seem to be one of the main and continued victims of this genocidal ideology.Even though Yazidis are ethnically Kurdish, they are a distinct religious community with their own unique culture.The recent invasions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have finally brought this persecuted people to the world’s attention. But genocidal massacres, ethnic cleansings and forced conversions against Yazidis by Muslims did not start with the advent of the Islamic State. Yazidis, a peaceful community opposed...
  • Saudi crown prince rattles Turkish Islamists

    11/01/2017 10:50:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | October 31, 2017 | Semih Idiz
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vow to turn Saudi Arabia into a moderate Islamic country may have been welcomed by the West, but it did not go down well in Turkey — especially among Islamists — and fueled long-standing suspicions about "imperial US designs against the Islamic world."Ever since former US Secretary of State Colin Powell declared Turkey to be a “moderate Islamic republic” in 2004, the concept of moderate Islam has raised the hackles of Turkish secularists and Islamists alike. Still smarting over 9/11, Washington was searching at the time for a model against radical Islam that reflected...
  • Turkish gov’t issues detention warrants for 112, detains 39 people over JWF links

    11/01/2017 8:40:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 01 Nov 2017 | none stated
    Turkish government, under the rule of autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has issued detention warrants for 112 people over the links to the Journalists and Writers’ Foundation (JWF), which is defunct in Turkey, on Wednesday as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement.İstanbul-Anadolu Chief Prosecutor’s Office has ordered warrants against those who are executives of the JWF or who have relations with the foundation. The anti-terror police teams have started İstanbul-based operations to detain the JWF’s civil society activists and intellectuals in 17 provinces including İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Manisa provinces on Wednesday.It was...
  • A Festival of Cruelty

    10/24/2017 1:58:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | October 24, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    The phantom pilot who's tossed live turkeys from his airplane for 15 years now over the annual Turkey Trot Festival at Yellville, Ark., is a phantom no more. Now that he's been succeeded by a different pilot flying a different aircraft, he's proudly revealed his identity. He turns out to be Dana Woods, pharmacist and alderman from Mountain View. "My plane is on the ground," Alderman Woods texted during the festival, playing the hero of this sad story rather than the villain he is. Naturally enough, he's offered a lame excuse for his (mis)behavior, mainly that his critics care more...
  • Turkey Uncensored: The Last Orthodox Patriarch in Turkey? (Turkey engineered extinction)

    10/24/2017 6:41:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Monday, October 23, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity which is based in Turkey, is unable to train clergy and potential successors for the position of patriarch. The reason is that the Halki Seminary, the only school for training the leadership of Orthodox Christianity, was forcibly closed down by the Turkish government in 1971. It has been waiting to re-open its doors ever since.The closing of the Halki seminary, which was founded in 1844 on the island of Halki (Heybeliada), has made it very difficult for the Ecumenical Patriarchate to survive. The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights...
  • Jailed Turkish philanthropist ravaged in pro-AKP media (Adalet? Justice?)

    10/23/2017 11:05:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | October 23, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    The veil of secrecy shrouding the detention of Osman Kavala, a tireless and generous supporter of civil society in Turkey, has yet to be lifted since his detention at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Oct. 18. But the slander campaign against the prominent businessman and philanthropist is continuing full blast. Aydin Unal, a columnist for the pro-government Yeni Safak, likened Kavala to Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who is accused of seeking to violently overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “It is quite clear that Kavala, just like Fethullah Gulen, is one of the baby-faced, masked as peace-loving, humanitarian-seeming tools collected...