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

To appease 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
To appease Erdogan, Biden tells Kurds to retreat after pushing back ISIS

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
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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:

“The initial findings of the...

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Erdogan’s Turkey is a Major Islamist Hub, Says Leaked German Intel Report

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11:30am 8/18/2016 at 11:30am
Erdogan’s Regime in Turkey backing Hamas, Islamists, says German Intel

A newly leaked German intelligence report dubbed Turkey as a major hub for Jihadi groups operating worldwide. The confidential document belonging to German Interior Ministry published by several German newspapers says that Erdogan-ruled Turkey has “developed into a central platform of activity for Islamist groups in the Middle E...

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Still searching for boycott of Turkish academia, finding only hypocrisy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:45pm 8/16/2016 at 8:45pm
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I have been searching for evidence that supporters of the academic boycott of Israel will now launch an academic boycott of Turkey in light of the widespread purge of Turkish academia after the failed coup, destruction of civil society including...

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Erdogan Supports Return of Death Penalty

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:00pm 8/8/2016 at 2:00pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced at a rally that he would approve the death penalty if parliament votes to bring it back:

“If the parliament accepts the reintroduction of death penalty, I will accept it,” he told the crowd, adding that the death penalty exists in the U.S., Japan and “many...

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Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for Fehtullah Gulen Over Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 5, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/5/2016 at 2:30pm
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A Turkish court has officially issued an arrest warrant for Fehtullah Gülen, an Islamic scholar who resides in Pennsylvania, over the failed coup a few weeks ago. The government insists he and his followers coordinated it even though they have not given out concrete evidence.

Officials have sent extradition documents to the...

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‘Imported’ Imams fuelling Radical Islam in Germany

‘Imported’ Imams fuelling Radical Islam in Germany
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 12:30pm 8/3/2016 at 12:30pm
‘Imported’ Imams fuelling Radical Islam in Germany

As a recent immigrant to Germany, it was all the more painful for me to watch 30,000 demonstrators in the city of Cologne — majority of them second or third generation migrants of Turkish-origin — marching in support of Erdogan’s takeover of Turkey. Thousands chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they welcomed dignitaries belonging...

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Turkey Government Rails Against the West For Supporting Failed Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:30pm 8/2/2016 at 1:30pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued his rhetoric that the West had a hand in the failed coup three weeks ago.

Why is all of this important? Turkey is still a member of NATO and the U.S. uses their base to strike ISIS in Syria. He said:

“The West is supporting terrorism...

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Turkey Surrounds Incirlik Base, Claims Only an Inspection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/31/2016 at 7:00pm
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On Saturday night, Turkish forces and protestors surrounded the Incirlik Air Base, which the U.S. uses to conduct airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. The government claims the incident was merely a safety inspection.

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Faces of Erdogan’s Purge: Journalists Detained in Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:30pm 7/29/2016 at 3:30pm
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Turkish journalist Mahir Zeynalov spent this morning tweeting pictures and bios of some of the journalists detained by the Turkish government.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to think they have connections to Fehtullah Gülen, who he blames for the coup, or at least that is the excuse for the round up.

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Turkey Shuts Down 130 Media Outlets, Detains 47 Journalists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8:30am 7/28/2016 at 8:30am
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has shut down over 130 media outlets as he continues his crackdown on a failed coup two weeks ago.

Erdoğan believes Fethullah Gülen’s followers orchestrated a coup that failed miserably. Now anyone he suspects supports the scholar will lose their job or be detained without...

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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm
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Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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Internet hunt: Find anti-Israel academic boycotters also boycotting Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:15pm 7/23/2016 at 7:15pm
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The Turkish purge of academia, which has been ongoing long before the recent failed coup, has accelerated since the coup attempt.

Over 1500 university Deans were dismissed, travel for faculty restricted, and faculty abroad ordered home.

On Saturday, July 23, 2016, President Erdogan expanded the purge, as we reported earlier.

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Turkey: Hospitals, Schools, Unions Among Those Shut-down By Erdogan Crack-down

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm 7/23/2016 at 12:30pm
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As Mary noted when she wrote about Erdogan’s issuance of a three-month state of emergency, the purges have indeed continued and dramatically expanded beyond their initial scope: “What began as an effort to root out members of the military and security forces directly involved in the July 15 coup attempt has been...

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American Studies Association discussing possible academic boycott of Turkey, but why stop there?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6:20pm 7/21/2016 at 6:20pm
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Yesterday I asked the question, in light of the academic purge in Turkey, Will anti-Israel academic boycotters now also boycott Turkish universities?

As noted in that post, over 250 university presidents and major university associations have condemned the academic boycott of...

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Turkey Parliament Approves Three Month Emergency

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/21/2016 at 2:30pm
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The Turkish parliament has formally approved a three month state of emergency after a failed coup last Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promises its needed to protect Turkey’s democracy:

“The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed to eliminate the threat against democracy, the rule of law and the...

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Will anti-Israel academic boycotters now also boycott Turkish universities?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8:30pm 7/20/2016 at 8:30pm
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It was one of the most notorious statements of the academic boycott movement against Israel.

Shortly after the American Studies Association adopted the academic boycott of Israel in December 2013, and a firestorm of condemnation by University Presidents and associations erupted, then ASA President Curtis Marez justified singling out Israel because “one...

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