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Turkey’s Erdogan condemns Pope over Armenia ‘genocide’

Source: BBC The Turkish president has sharply criticised Pope Francis for describing the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1 as “genocide”. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he condemned…

What Pope Francis Ignored about the Armenian and the Assyrian Church

Epigraph: Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Luke 6:41) Written and…

Turkey may give Saudi Yemen operation ‘logistical’ support: Erdogan

Summary Turkey could provide “logistical” support for Saudi Arabia’s operation against Iran-allied Huthi rebels in Yemen, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, slamming Tehran’s involvement in the region. Warplanes from…

Seven women peacemakers who should be on your radar

Global Post: The following is part of a Ground Truth initiative supported by the Ford Foundation called VOICES. The mission of VOICES is to present the ideas and opinions of…

Turkish video alleges spy aided UK girls en route to Syria

  MAR 13, 2015 – 17:54 By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish broadcaster on Friday released what it said was footage of an alleged spy working for a…

Kurdish leader urges followers to lay down arms

Reuters In this photo provided by the Turkish Prime Minister’s Press Office, Pro-Kurdish legislator Sirri Sureyya Onder, center right, Turkey’s deputy prime minister Yalcin Akdogan, center left, and other legislators…

Understanding Turkey’s stance

HARUN YAHYA Published — Saturday 28 February 2015   Last Sunday, the global media reported that Turkish tanks had rolled into Syria to carry out an operation to evacuate the…

Libya’s Thani says Turkey supplying weapons to rival

Summary Libya’s internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said his government would stop dealing with Turkey because it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so “the Libyan…

A parallel state within Turkey? How the country’s democracy came under attack from two men’s rivalry

A parallel state within Turkey? How the country’s democracy came under attack from two men’s rivalry They were once allies but since 2013, the feud between exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen…

Shah Suleyman: The truly Byzantine origins of Turkey’s operation to rescue a long-dead body from the ‘Islamic Caliphate’

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT The 13th-century fall of an obscure king into the river Euphrates, the pride of the Ottoman empire and modern Turkey and a humiliating French retreat…

Turkey enters Syria to remove precious Suleyman Shah tomb

  Turkey enters Syria to remove precious Suleyman Shah tomb Hundreds of Turkish forces in armoured vehicles have entered war-torn northern Syria to evacuate troops guarding a historic tomb, demolishing…

Turkey enters Syria to evacuate Suleyman Shah tomb

Hundreds of Turkish troops in armoured vehicles have entered into northern Syria and evacuated a historic Ottoman tomb and the soldiers guarding it. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the remains…

U.S.-Turkey Agreement to Arm Syrian Rebels a ‘Disaster in the Making’

BY JACK MOORE 2/20/15 AT 6:36 PM The agreement between the United States and Turkey to arm moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State [ISIS] is a…

Woman’s murder sparks outrage in Turkey

CNN: by Joseph Netto and Gul Tuysuz —  Protesters hold a banner reading ‘Ozge, we have suffered with you’ during a demonstration in Ankara Her body was left on a…

“Without any checks on my vehicle, which was loaded with arms, we were taken to the border with a military escort.”

An Islamic State fighter currently under trial in a Turkish high criminal court has implicated Turkey’s state intelligence service in the willful transfer of weapons and military hardware to the…

Ghost Ships: Turkey Becomes Springboard for Syrians Heading to Europe

The short man told Sherko that he always had to be prepared. That’s why Sherko is now sitting on the bed in his fluorescent-lit hotel room in Mersin, a port…

I’m no sultan, but more like British Queen: Erdogan

Source: The Arab News ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off criticism that he’s trying to amass sultan-like powers, saying he really just wants to be more like Britain’s…

From Ataturk to Erdogan

aljazeera.com: A hundred years ago this week, an Ottoman army lieutenant-colonel stationed in Sofia as a military attache received a telegram from the Ministry of War back in Constantinople. In…

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