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  • Turkey's Erdogan Romances Jews While Calling Them ‘Hitler’ - Opinion

    09/13/2022 7:21:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 | Shmuley Boteach
    What was an Orthodox Jewish man doing working for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arguably the world’s most vocal antisemite?17 when Orthodox Jewish lobbyist Nicholas Muzin was paid millions of dollars to lobby for the Emir of Qatar to introduce him to the leaders of right-wing pro-Israel organizations, in an effort to curry favor with a Qatar-weary Donald Trump. Some of the most important right-wing activists for Israel were later ensnared in the controversy, exposed by national media outlets and in a huge investigative story by The Wall Street Journal. All said that they were traveling to Doha for Israel, even as,...
  • Potential Origins of Europeans Found

    11/11/2005 1:09:32 AM PST · by AlaskaErik · 112 replies · 3,276+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 10, 2005 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    A study of DNA from ancient farmers in Europe shows sharp differences from that of modern Europeans — results that are likely to add fuel to the debate over European origins. Researchers led by Wolfgang Haak of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, argue that their finding supports the belief that modern residents of central Europe descended from Stone Age hunter-gatherers who were present 40,000 years ago, and not the early farmers who arrived thousands of years later. But other anthropologists questioned that conclusion, arguing that the available information isn't sufficient to support it. Haak's team used DNA from 24...
  • Turkey: Erdogan blames energy crisis on Europe's 'provocations' against Russia

    09/07/2022 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 22 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 9/7/2022 | Ragip Soylu
    Moscow has largely stopped exporting gas to Europe, saying supplies will not resume until sanctions are lifted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday criticised the West's "provocations" against Russia, saying the attitude taken by western states was a mistake that triggered the energy crisis in Europe. Erdogan, who is on a state visit to Belgrade, said in a televised address that the West cannot get results through provocative policies. "Russia should not be underestimated," Erdogan said. "Russia is not a country to be taken lightly. The West is making a mistake." Erdogan also said that Europe should have thought...
  • Greece warns allies of conflict with neighboring Turkey, suggesting a second European conflict

    09/08/2022 4:00:24 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies ^ | Sep 07, 2022 | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS
    Greece’s government has written to the country’s NATO and European Union partners and the head of the United Nations, asking them to formally condemn increasingly aggressive talk by officials in neighboring Turkey and suggesting that current bilateral tensions could escalate into a second open conflict on European soil. In the letters, copies of which were seen Wednesday by The Associated Press, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said the behavior of his country’s historic regional rival — and NATO ally — should be censured by the three bodies. “By not doing so in time or by underestimating the seriousness of the...
  • ‘Hostile environment’: Turkey says Greek missiles locked on jets

    08/28/2022 12:01:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 28 Aug 2022
    The radar of a Greek S-300 missile system based on the island of Crete locked on to the Turkish jets on Tuesday, Anadolu reported on Sunday, citing defence ministry sources. The F-16s were at an altitude of 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) to the west of Greece’s Rhodes island when the Russian-made S-300’s target-tracking radar locked on, the report added. The Turkish planes completed their mission and returned to their bases “despite the hostile environment”. Radar lock-ons are considered an act of hostility under NATO rules of engagement. Greek defence ministry sources dismissed the allegations. Last week, Turkey summoned the Greek...
  • Europeans booking hotels, apartments for winter in Türkiye

    09/11/2022 8:25:52 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 23 replies
    Europeans faced with the prospects of a difficult winter due to a looming energy crisis are booking hotels and apartments in Türkiye to spend the cold months here. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sent electricity and gas prices skyrocketing while governments are imposing rules to lower energy consumption. Fearing that the situation may get even worse in the coming months, Europeans are now making plans to avoid further hardship with some of them looking for accommodation in Türkiye. After Russia cut gas supplies to Europe, people are considering spending the winter in Türkiye, they are already making reservations, said...
  • Turkey says Greek coast guard fires on cargo ship in Aegean

    09/11/2022 1:52:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 14 replies ^ | 9/11/2022 | ByANDREW WILKS Associated Press
    Greek coast guard ships opened fire on a cargo vessel sailing in international waters in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish coast guard said, escalating tensions between the regional rivals that have mounted in recent weeks. There were no casualties in the shooting 11 nautical miles (13 miles) southwest of the Turkish island of Bozcaada on Saturday, the Turkish statement said. It added that after “harassment fire” from two Greek coast guard vessels, two Turkish coast guard ships went to the area and the Greek boats left. Calls to the Greek Embassy in Ankara went unanswered Sunday, and it wasn't clear...
  • Tension rises as Turkey, Greece voice festering grievances

    09/07/2022 2:58:11 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    ap via msn ^ | 9/7/2022 | ap
    Troubled relations between regional rivals Turkey and Greece worsened Tuesday, with Turkey's president doubling down on a thinly veiled invasion threat and Athens responding that it's ready to defend its sovereignty. Turkey and Greece have decades-old disputes over an array of issues, including territorial claims in the Aegean Sea and disagreements over the airspace there. The friction between the neighbors has brought the NATO allies to the brink of war three times in the last half-century.
  • Turkey warns Greece of 'heavy price' over island 'occupations': report

    09/04/2022 8:40:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 3, 2022 11:38am EDT | By Peter Aitken |
    Erdogan’s comments may have come as a response to a remark from Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos, who in June claimed that Turkey was "aware" of the "heavy cost" that Turkey faced in military engagements with Athens. Turkey has accused Greece of stationing troops on islands in the Aegean in violation of peace treaties between the NATO neighbors. "Your occupation of the islands does not bind us," Erdogan said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in June indicated that his country would challenge any Greek claims over the islands if they continued stationing troops throughout the region... But Panagiotopolous insisted that...
  • Sweden and Finland Formally Invited to Join NATO

    06/29/2022 6:44:43 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 29, 2022 | James Carstensen
    NATO leaders meeting in Madrid issued a formal invitation to Finland and Sweden to become members, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted the two to end decades of military non-alignment and seek accession... Joining NATO marks a significant shift for both countries. Sweden would end more than 200 years of non-alignment, while Finland, which shares an 810 mile border with Russia, would end a policy of neutrality adopted as a Soviet-imposed condition of peace following World War Two. The process to finalize now requires ratification by all 30 current allies. That could take months, but the alliance stressed that “the...
  • 'Tough bite to chew' Finland sends Putin retaliation warning as war escalation fears grow...FINLAND is ready to fight Russia if it is attacked, the country's defence chief has said.

    06/22/2022 7:41:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies ^ | 13:04, Wed, Jun 22, 2022 | UPDATED: 14:23, Wed, Jun 22, 2022 | By JON KING
    General Timo Kivinen said Finland has prepared for decades for a Russian attack and would put up stiff resistance if it happened. He added a crucial factor is Finns would be motivated to fight. The defence chief said: "Ukraine has been a tough bite to chew [for Russia] and so would be Finland." He added the Nordic country has built up a substantial arsenal. General Kivinen said: "We have systematically developed our military defence precisely for this type of warfare that is being waged there [in Ukraine], with a massive use of firepower, armoured forces and also airforces." Helsinki has...
  • Turkey clears way for Finland, Sweden to join NATO - Stoltenberg

    06/28/2022 12:26:55 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2022 | Humeyra Pamuk, writing by Sabine Siebold
    Turkey has agreed to support Finland's and Sweden's bids for NATO membership, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday (28 June). "I am pleased to announce that we now have an agreement that paves the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO," he told reporters on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Madrid. "Turkey, Finland and Sweden have signed a memorandum that addresses Turkey's concerns, including around arms exports and the fight against terrorism," he added.
  • NATO: Turkey agrees to back Finland and Sweden's bid to join alliance

    06/28/2022 11:50:07 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 35 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6/28/2022 | Sky News
    The foreign ministers of Turkey, Sweden and Finland have signed a memorandum for the two Nordic states to join NATO, removing a Turkish block to the accession process. It comes after the leaders of the three nations spoke at a NATO summit in Madrid. A statement from the president of Finland, Sauli Niinisto, said: "We had a thorough meeting with president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and prime minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson, facilitated by secretary general of NATO Jens Stoltenberg. "As a result of that meeting, our foreign ministers signed a trilateral memorandum which confirms that Turkey will at...
  • Trilateral memorandum between [Turkey], Finland and Sweden

    06/29/2022 8:05:52 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 19 replies
    NATO ^ | June 28, 2022 | N/A
    Today the representatives of Turkiye, Finland and Sweden, under the auspices of the NATO Secretary General, have agreed the following. NATO is an Alliance based on the principles of collective defence and the indivisibility of security, as well as on common values. Turkiye, Finland and Sweden affirm their adherence to the principles and values enshrined in the Washington Treaty. One of the key elements of the Alliance is unwavering solidarity and cooperation in the fight against terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, which constitutes a direct threat to the national security of Allies as well as to international peace...
  • Finland and Sweden Prepare to Join NATO as Turkey's Erdogan Withdraws His Veto

    06/28/2022 10:20:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/28/2022 | Streiff
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has removed his objections to the applications for NATO membership submitted by Sweden and Finland, guaranteeing those two previously unaligned nations will join the West’s bulwark alliance against Russian aggression.In May, Sweden and Finland announced they would ask to become members of the NATO military alliance. This was an unprecedented step that even the threat of the USSR had not been able to accomplish (Finland Announces It Will Join NATO, Sweden to Follow, While Moscow Makes Its Usual Threats). Vladimir Putin’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine did accomplish what Joe Stalin couldn’t in no small...
  • Turkey's Erdogan warns Greece to demilitarize Aegean islands

    06/14/2022 9:50:28 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 31 replies ^ | June 9, 2022 | ap
    urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned Greece to demilitarize islands in the Aegean Sea, saying he was “not joking” and posting tweets in Greek and English, in a marked harshening of rhetoric against Turkey’s neighbor and historic regional rival. Turkey says Greece has been building a military presence in violation of treaties that guarantee the unarmed status of the Aegean islands. It argues the islands were ceded to Greece on the condition they remained demilitarized. Athens counters that the islands, which have been garrisoned for decades and lie within close striking distance of a large Turkish landing fleet,...
  • European Commission president heads to Israel with gas deal in the works

    06/12/2022 3:23:59 PM PDT · by elpadre · 9 replies ^ | June 12, 2022 | Lahav Harkov
    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is expected to arrive in Israel on Monday, as Jerusalem, Cairo and Brussels make strides toward a natural-gas export deal. The European Union Embassy in Israel said von der Leyen was arriving “to advance relations between the EU and Israel, especially cooperation in the area of energy. The president will also discuss with Israeli government representatives the global reaction to the food crisis and the situation in the Middle East.” During her two-day visit, von der Leyen is expected to meet with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, President Isaac Herzog and Foreign Minister Yair...
  • For Real Reason Turkey Is Blocking NATO Expansion, Look to Cyprus

    06/07/2022 8:27:21 AM PDT · by SwotSonOfSitetest · 25 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | June 7, 2022 | Anthony Grant
    The buckets of cold water Turkey is pouring on Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO may be coming from the sea around the shore of Cyprus, the divided Mediterranean island that is a bargaining chip for the Turkish president, Tayyip Erdogan. There is mounting evidence that Turkey could be using its status as a member of NATO to wield its veto power over the anticipated accession to the alliance of the two Nordic countries as a lever to force the international community to confer legitimacy on its de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. London’s Sunday Express recently reported...
  • Revealed: Obama Targeted Papadopoulos Twice – First to Halt Israel and Assist Iran’s Gas Pipelines

    06/25/2019 9:36:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/25/2019 | Joe Hoft
    The sins of former President Obama are just now beginning to surface. We know that Obama targeted George Papadopoulos first to stop the construction of Israel’s natural gas pipeline to Europe in favor of Iran’s pipeline. Then Obama targeted Papadopoulos a second time to prevent candidate Trump from being President! The pieces are all starting to fall together and Obama and his gang can’t make it stop. The most corrupt President in US history, Barack H. Obama, will soon be known as the biggest crook to enter the Oval Office. One individual who was targeted by Obama will be the...
  • Report: Turkish warplanes now able to fire at Israeli targets

    09/13/2011 3:57:39 AM PDT · by sumocide · 17 replies
    ynet ^ | 13/9/2011 | Aviel Magnezi
    Ankara's Star Gazete says country's new F-16 radar system modified to recategorize Israeli targets as hostile. Order said to come directly from PM Erdogan's office; naval, submarine radar systems to be changed next Turkey has developed a new radar system for its US-made F-16 fighter jets that will allow them to fire at Israeli targets, Ankara's Star Gazete reported on Tuesday. The orders to modify the system reportedly came directly from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office. The new radar system – Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) – is a defensive command and control system developed by Turkey's Military...