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  • Türkiye offers to hold Russia-Ukraine peace talks

    02/28/2024 9:38:16 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 2/28/2024 | Staff
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğa reiterated Türkiye’s offer to facilitate negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, as he said Ankara emphasizes diplomacy and dialogue to put an end to the war between the two countries. -snip- Erdoğan also said Türkiye supports Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s 10-point peace plan in principle. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s 10-point peace plan is based on a complete Russian withdrawal from Ukraine, reparations and punishment of war criminals, as well as the release of Ukrainian prisoners of war and their return under mediation by Riyadh.
  • Turkey Türkiye Islamist oppressor Erdogan's obsessive long record of Hitler / Nazi comparison. All the while, he himself actually has a Hitler-problem...

    02/18/2024 5:36:35 AM PST · by Milagros · 1 replies
    At EoZ ^ | 2024
    Turkey Türkiye Islamist oppressor Erdogan's obsessive long record of Hitler / Nazi comparison. All the while, he himself actually has a Hitler-problem...2016: Erdogan’s Hitler Problem. The Turkish presidency is seeking to clarify President Erdogan's recent remarks in which he favorably compared his vision of an executive presidency with Nazi Germany. This is not the first time he has said outrageous things only to walk them back. Blog Post by Steven A. Cook, January 4, 2016 11:30 am (EST) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a Hitler problem. When he was asked last Friday to comment on his strong desire to...
  • Clinton Adviser Denies Endorsement of Turkish Islamist Paper [Zaman flagship-Gülen's Islamist cult]

    01/17/2012 5:03:15 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 01.17.2012 - 12:50 PM | Michael Rubin
    Anne-Marie Slaughter, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s director of policy planning, now denies she endorsed Today’s Zaman, the flagship newspaper of Fethullah Gülen’s Islamist cult. Here is a google cache record with Prof. Slaughter’s endorsement, and here is the page now, with Professor Slaughter’s endorsement excised. Professor Slaughter denies she made the endorsementThere are two possible explanations: (1) Professor Slaughter is being truthful, and Today’s Zaman simply made it all up. If so, this suggests that the ethics of Zaman and the organization which sponsors it are non-existent. (2) Professor Slaughter asked for the retraction only after learning about Today’s...
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah: October 7 attacks cannot be accepted by any Muslim

    02/12/2024 6:51:16 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/13/24 | Jacob Magid
    Jordan’s King Abdullah gives one of his most pointed criticisms of Hamas’s October 7 terror onslaught. “All attacks against innocent civilians, women and children, including those of October 7, cannot be accepted by any Muslim,” he says alongside US President Joe Biden. “As I have previously stressed, we must make sure the horrors of the past few months since October 7, are never repeated, nor accepted by any human being.” “We must together, along with Arab partners and the international community, step up efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza and immediately start working to create a political horizon that...
  • Deadly drone attack hits training ground at Syrian base housing US troops (6 Kurds dead)

    02/05/2024 9:38:19 AM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | 2-5-24 | Lawrence Richard
    A drone attack late Sunday evening that struck a military base in eastern Syria, where U.S. troops are stationed, left at least six allied Kurdish soldiers dead, officials said. The attack hit a training ground at al-Omar base in Syria’s eastern province of Deir el-Zour, the U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement Monday. According to the statement, the drone attack struck an area where the forces' commando units were being trained. No U.S. troops were killed or injured in the attack, they said. The strike was the first significant attack in Syria or Iraq since the...
  • Two Masked Assailants Attack Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul

    01/29/2024 2:59:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The pair entered the Santa Maria Church in the Sariyer district while Sunday services were being held. Two masked assailants attacked a Roman Catholic church in Istanbul during Sunday services, killing one person, Turkish officials have announced. According to a statement posted on X - formerly Twitter - by Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, the armed assailants attacked the Santa Maria Church in the Sariyer district at 1140 am local time. He did not specify what kind of weapons were used or whether anyone else was wounded. Yerlikaya also condemned the attack and said authorities are working on capturing the assailants...
  • Putin’s visit to Türkiye planned for February: Russian official

    01/29/2024 7:21:43 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 15 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 1/29/24 | Staff
    Russian presidential aide on Monday revealed that President Vladimir Putin's visit to Türkiye is planned for February. "Yes, a visit is being prepared," Yuri Ushakov told reporters in St. Petersburg in response to a question on the visit. Ushakov said Ukraine, where Russia launched a "special military operation" nearly two years ago, will be one of the key points of the meeting between Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. -snip- Ushakov also said Moscow is ready to enter into negotiations with Ukraine.
  • America Is Planning to Withdraw From Syria—and Create a Disaster

    01/24/2024 10:08:27 AM PST · by JonPreston · 47 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1/24/24 | Charles Lister,
    Since Hamas’s brutal attack against Israel on Oct. 7 and the resulting Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip, tensions and hostilities across the Middle East have reached fever pitch. And with such a complex regional crisis playing out, it should not come as a surprise that the Biden administration is reconsidering its military priorities in the region.It should be cause for significant concern, however, that this could involve a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. While no definitive decision has been made to leave, four sources within the Defense and State departments said the White House is no...
  • Turkey approves Sweden's NATO membership bid after 20-month delay

    01/23/2024 3:26:24 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2024 | Huseyin Hayatsever and Tuvan Gumrukcu
    Turkey's parliament ratified Sweden's NATO membership bid on Tuesday, clearing the biggest remaining hurdle to expanding the Western military alliance after 20 months of delay. Turkey's general assembly, where President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling alliance holds a majority, voted 287-55 to approve the application that Sweden first made in 2022 to bolster its security in response to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. All NATO members need to approve applications from countries seeking to join the alliance. When Sweden and Finland asked to join in 2022, Turkey raised objections over what it said was the two countries' protection of groups it deems...
  • Why Aren’t the Arabs the ‘Colonizers’?

    01/13/2024 1:30:19 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 33 replies
    National Review (but still and all...) ^ | October 29, 2023 | Rich Lowry (I know)
    The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem sits atop the site of the Second Temple, the central place for Jewish worship before its destruction during the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. One wonders if any of the people braying about the alleged “settler colonialism” of Israel ever wonder how Al-Aqsa got there. Did the Jews voluntarily erect a version of it in an eighth-century homage to multiculturalism? If not, how did the Muslims who built it come to be in Jerusalem in the first place? These are rhetorical questions, of course. The caliphate besieged Jerusalem...
  • 10 Questions PRO-Palestinians Can’t Answer (Can You Prove Me Wrong?)

    01/15/2024 11:23:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    10 Questions PRO-Palestinians Can’t Answer (Can You Prove Me Wrong?) 0:00 - intro 1:48 - The oppressed people of the Middle East 4:28 - Stolen Land 5:56 - Why wasn’t an independent Palestinian state established between 1948 and 1967? 7:58 - Egypt 9:24 - Genocide 9:52 - Blacks and Palestinians 13:03- The State of Palestine 14:01- The R-word 14:58 - Tell me who your friends are
  • Türkiye strikes 29 PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, Syria

    01/13/2024 12:34:47 PM PST · by FarCenter · 13 replies
    Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on PKK sites in northern Iraq and Syria early Saturday and destroyed 29 PKK terror targets, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said. Air operations were carried out against terror targets in the Metina, Hakurk, Gara and Qandil regions in Iraq and northern Syria, in line with the rights to self-defense arising from Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, the ministry said in a statement. The operations came after nine Turkish soldiers were killed in a PKK terror attack in northern Iraq. The National Defense Ministry announced a military operation was under way in the area...
  • Erdoğan slams US, UK for turning Red Sea into sea of blood

    01/12/2024 4:25:06 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 29 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 1/12/2024 | Staff
    Answering reporters’ questions on Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said strikes by United States and UK targeting Yemen was not proportionate as they claimed and accused them of trying to turn Red Sea into "sea of blood." Erdoğa said Houthis were mounting "successful defense, response" against attacks.
  • Turkey blocks Royal Navy ships sent to Ukraine as NATO falls apart

    01/02/2024 2:13:47 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 94 replies
    Express UK ^ | January 2, 2024 | Hannah Kane, Liam Doyle
    Turkey has vowed to block two British Royal Navy ships intended for Ukraine to pass through its waters. Last month, Britain said it would transfer the two minehunter ships to the Ukrainian navy to help bolster its sea operations in its war with Russia. However, the Turkish presidency's communications directorate has now said it will not let the vessels through its Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits. When Russia first waged war on Ukraine in 2022, Turkey sparked an international agreement that blocks the passage of military ships through the passages for those at war. Today (Tuesday, January 2), the NATO member...
  • Erdogan Equates Israel With Nazi Germany, Netanyahu Responds

    12/27/2023 5:48:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | December 28, 2023 | Dimitrios Gkinis
    On Wednesday, Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan drew parallels between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler. Turkey’s Attitudes Erdogan slammed Netanyahu’s actions, implying that there is little difference between him and the infamous Nazi leader. He also compared Israel’s military actions in Gaza to the Nazis’ brutal treatment of Jews during World War II, implying that the tactics and severity are reminiscent of Hitler and his regime’s historical atrocities. NATO member Turkey, which supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has criticized Israel’s air and ground assault on Gaza, calling it a “terror state,” and said its leaders...
  • Putin Initiates Action in NATO Country Today [Flood Europe with refugees]

    12/24/2023 3:30:25 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 60 replies ^ | Dec. 23, 2023 | Henrik Rothen
    According to Germany's largest daily newspaper, Bild, Russia has established a new airline in Turkey. The intention is to organize a stream of refugees to Europe through the NATO country, thereby causing chaos on the continent. As early as today, December 23, the first airplane is supposed to have taken off. "Polish security authorities explicitly warn of a 'new, organized rush of refugees via Russia and Belarus'," the German newspaper reports. One of the airlines identified in the operation is the Turkish Southwind. Yesterday, Friday, Belarusian authorities also announced that the company will start flying between the major cities in...
  • Turkey Calls on U.S. to Use Influence to Halt Israeli Attacks on Gaza -Turkish Source

    12/17/2023 6:59:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan asked his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken in a call on Sunday for Washington to use its influence over Israel to halt Israeli attacks on Gaza and the West Bank, a Turkish diplomatic source said. Turkey, which supports a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, has harshly criticised Israel, calling for a full ceasefire and for Israeli leaders to be tried in international courts for war crimes, and slammed Western support for Israel. Washington, Israel's closest ally, has repeatedly said it supports Israel's right to defend itself after the cross-border rampage by Hamas militants on Oct....
  • Haaretz Journalist Gideon Levy in Turkey: 'The world should stop Israel'

    12/16/2023 8:39:45 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/16/23 | Maariv Online
    Gideon Levy, an Israeli journalist for Haaretz, called on "international powers" to enter the Gaza Strip Thursday, while he participated in the TRT World 2023 forum in Istanbul, Turkey. His calls reportedly were for international powers to enter the strip to put a ceasefire in place. According to a statement made by Levy, "There must be a ceasefire in the current war as soon as possible, and some international powers need to enter Gaza for that to happen." "The Israeli media and international media should not be put in the same equation in terms of how they reflect what is...
  • (Islamist) Turkish lawmaker 'collapses in parliament' moments after saying... Israel would suffer the wrath of Allah.......

    12/12/2023 9:37:05 AM PST · by caww · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/12/2023 | Jamess Reynalds
    Turkish lawmaker collapsed suddenly in parliament after reportedly having a heart attack following an impassioned rant in which he said Israel would 'suffer the wrath of Allah'. Video showed the moment Hasan Bitmez, 53, fell on the floor after giving a speech in the General Assembly Hall in Ankara - prompting other politicians to run over to his aid. Rounding off a strongly worded speech, Bitmez had concluded, 'We can perhaps hide from our conscience but not from history,' stating that 'Israel will suffer the wrath of Allah', as reported by The Yeshiva World. In that moment, he stumbled and...
  • WATCH: Turkish Lawmaker Declares Israel Will Suffer ‘Wrath of Allah’, Immediately Collapses from Heart Attack.

    12/12/2023 3:17:50 PM PST · by Jessarah · 69 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | December 12, 2023 | Jack Montgomery
    A lawmaker in the Turkish parliament collapsed at his podium immediately after declaring Israel would suffer “the wrath of Allah”. Hasan Bitmez had been delivering a speech in the Turkish National Assembly when the heart attack struck him down.