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Ex-CIA Director: Michael Flynn Discussed Removing Erdogan Foe With Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:48pm 3/24/2017 at 5:48pm

Last week, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn acknowledged that he worked as a foreign agent with the firm Inovo, owned by Turkish-American businessman Ekim Alptekin, who has links to the Turkish government. The firm hired Flynn to investigate Fehtullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania, that President Recep Tayyip...

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‘No European…can walk safely on the streets,’ Turkey’s Islamist President Erdogan Warns Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/22/2017 at 5:00pm
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With the diplomatic row between Europe and Turkey escalating further, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan issued an unveiled threat to Europeans. “If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets,” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara, Turkey. Earlier, several cities in Germany and...

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Turkish President to Turks in Europe: “Have five children, not three. You are Europe’s future”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:30am 3/18/2017 at 11:30am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Islamist, is in a fight with the Netherlands, as we reported the other day.

Erdogan is pushing for the large Turkish immigrant population in Europe, who can vote in Turkish elections, to support his referendum to expand his powers and further entrench his authoritarian rule....

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Rioting by Turks in Rotterdam may sway Dutch election towards Geert Wilders

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7:30am 3/12/2017 at 7:30am
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A diplomatic dispute between the Netherlands and Turkey has led to rioting by Turks in Rotterdam and a diplomatic crisis that could influence the Dutch elections that are just a few days away.

Thousands of Turkish immigrants rioted in the streets of Rotterdam early Sunday following the Dutch government’s decision to bar...

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German mosques running spy ring for Turkey’s Erdogan, Germany’s chief state prosecutor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/19/2017 at 1:00pm
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“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the Islamic faithful our soldiers,” Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan proclaimed these prophetic words during his ‘wilderness years’ in 1990s. Now firmly in power for well over ten years, Erdogan is executing this game-plan down to the last word. If German...

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Manhunt Underway in Turkey for Gunman Who Murdered 39 at Nightclub

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 4:30pm 1/1/2017 at 4:30pm

Authorities in Turkey have launched a manhunt for a gunman dressed as Santa Claus who stormed into a nightclub in Istanbul in the first hour of 2017 and slaughtered 39 people.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahim said the victims included 15 foreign nationals. Officials identified five as Turkish nationals while others came from...

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Wall Street Journal Journalist Detained, Released in Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/1/2017 at 12:00pm

Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Nissenbaum will return to America after Turkish officials detained him for almost three days in Istanbul:

While in custody, Mr. Nissenbaum, a U.S. citizen, was denied access to lawyers despite repeated requests, he...

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Gunman Murders 35 at a Nightclub in Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8:01pm 12/31/2016 at 8:01pm

A gunman dressed as Santa Claus killed at least 35 people at a Reina Club in Istanbul, Turkey, in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. From the Associated Press:

An armed assailant who is believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul...

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Russia Blames NATO, Turkey Blames Exiled Cleric for Ambassador Assassination

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/20/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish special forces police officer Meviut Mert Alintas, 22, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Monday during the opening of a gallery in Ankara. He shouted things about Aleppo, Syria, before cops took him down. Motives immediately swirled around, but I remained interested in who Russia and Turkey blamed. Once...

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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 19, 2016 at 12:30pm 12/19/2016 at 12:30pm

A gunman shot Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, in Ankara on Monday at a gallery opening. Reuters has tweeted that Karlov passed away:

Hurriyet Daily News reported:

Hürriyet Ankara representatvice Deniz Zeyrek said...

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Turkey continues roundup of academics, still no progressive academic boycott calls

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 9:30pm 11/15/2016 at 9:30pm
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I guess this is now a continuing series.

Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is gutting any remnants of opposition by attacking numerous aspects of civil society, including particularly academia.

Yet *shockingly* none of the progressive professors who demand a boycott of Israeli universities and academia are organizing a boycott of Turkish Universities.

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Turkish Prisons Are Filled With Professors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:30pm 10/13/2016 at 7:30pm
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We have reported extensively on the purge of Turkish academia, and the relative inaction of American faculty who are quick to boycott Israel.

This article by the son of an imprisoned Turkish professor is chilling, Turkish Prisons Are Filled With Professors — Like My Father:

A Turkish professor who was my father’s colleague...

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Still no calls for boycott as Turkish academic purge continues

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 10/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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The purge of Turkish academia has been extensive, as we documented in several posts since the July 15, 2016 failed coup.

That purge met with some letters of criticism from American academic groups, but no calls for boycotts of Turkish academia of the sort that are pushed aggressively against Israel. We noted...

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The Great Wall of Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00pm 10/5/2016 at 3:00pm

Turkey is building a huge wall along its border with Syria. According to Hurriyet Daily News:

The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has undertaken the constructi...

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Obama Tells Turkey U.S. Will Help Bring Coup Plotters to Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 7:30pm 9/4/2016 at 7:30pm

In July, the Turkish military attempted a coup to take out President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime. They failed, which led to a crackdown by the government and a purge of anyone the government felt had ties to scholar Fetullah Gulen, who they feel devised the coup. Erodgan has railed against the...

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To Appease Turkey’s Erdogan, Biden Tells Kurds to Retreat After Pushing Back ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:30am 8/25/2016 at 11:30am

The Obama Administration told Kurdish forces in Syria to move back from their positions after they seized control of the ISIS-held Syrian town of Manbij. “We’ve made it absolutely clear [to the Kurdish forces that] they must move back across the river,” Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Turkey on...

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Report: Suicide Bomber as Young as 12 Murdered 51 at Turkish Wedding

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/21/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a suicide bomber aged between 12-14 murdered 51 people at a wedding late Saturday night in Gazientep, which is located only 60 miles north of Aleppo, Syria. He also said the authorities believe the Islamic State was behind the terrorist attack:

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