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Heavy Fighting Flares Up Between Armenia, Azerbaijan Over Breakaway Region

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 28, 2020 at 1:00pm 9/28/2020 at 1:00pm
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Fierce fighting erupted between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces on Sunday over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The battle raged for the second day, raising the death toll to 40, with hundreds reported injured on both sides.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Converts Another Historic Church Into Mosque

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 2:00pm 8/23/2020 at 2:00pm
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Less than a month after converting the Hagia Sophia cathedral into a mosque, Turkey is moving ahead with its campaign to erase the country’s Christian past. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday ordered the conversion...

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While you were focused on the pandemic, Israel approved a pipeline to supply Europe with natural gas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:30pm 8/3/2020 at 7:30pm
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We have been following the development of Israel’s natural gas resources for years, and in rather dramatic fashion.

In March 2013, we wrote, Yesterday the Middle East changed forever, and you didn’t know it:

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Greek Church Bells Toll in Mourning for Hagia Sophia as Muslims Hold First Friday Prayer

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2:00pm 7/25/2020 at 2:00pm
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Church bells across Greece tolled in mourning on Friday as neighboring Turkey held its first Islamic prayer marking the conversion of Hagia Sophia cathedral into a mosque, Greek newspapers reported. Hagia Sophia, the first cathedral of the Eastern Roman Empire, is particularly sacred to Christian Orthodox believers, represented largely by the...

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Erdogan Rebukes West for ‘Islamophobia’ Amid Criticism over Turning Hagia Sophia into Mosque

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2:00pm 7/12/2020 at 2:00pm
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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Western countries for ‘Islamophobia’ in response to growing criticism of his decision to turn Hagia Sophia cathedral into a mosque. “Those who do not take a step against Islamophobia in their own countries … attack Turkey’s will to use its sovereign rights,” Erdogan said...

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Turkey’s Erdogan Signs Decree Turning Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 2:00pm 7/11/2020 at 2:00pm
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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the conversion of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The 1,500-year-old cathedral would open to Muslim worship later this month. The announcement was met with the cries of ‘Allahu akbar’ by a crowd gathered outside Hagia Sophia, media reports said on Friday.

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Greece: Police Struggle to Push Back Migrant Wave

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/1/2020 at 12:00pm
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Police in Greece fought back on Saturday to repel thousands of illegal immigrants along the Turkish border. The push back comes as tens of thousands of migrants are beginning to amass along the Turkish-Greek border. Angry migrants pelted stones at Greek guards and attempted to cut through border fences, news...

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Massive Migrant Wave Hits Europe As Turkey Opens Border

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00pm 2/29/2020 at 2:00pm
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Europe has been hit by a massive migrant wave after Turkey opened border crossings on Friday. Thousands of migrants started amassing along the Greek and Bulgarian borders, with Turkish authorities offering free bus rides for illegal migrants to reach border crossings.

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Turkey’s Erdogan: Europe ‘Will Feel’ New Migrant Wave

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/24/2019 at 12:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Europe with a new migrant wave if the conflict in Syria continues to escalate, German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. European nations, particularly the neighboring country of Greece, “will feel” the migrant surge, the Turkish leader warned on Sunday.

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Orban To Erdogan: Hungary to ‘Use Force’ if Turkey ‘Opens Gates’ to Illegal Migrants

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00am 10/22/2019 at 11:00am
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Pence Announces Turkey Agreed to a Ceasefire in Syria so U.S., Kurdish Forces Can Leave

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1:57pm 10/17/2019 at 1:57pm
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Vice President Mike Pence announced Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria.

The two men, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, met for over five hours to discuss the situation.

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German Mosques Pray for Erdogan’s Military Offensive Against Kurds: ‘Allah, Lead Our Glorious Army to Victory’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9:00am 10/15/2019 at 9:00am
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Mosques in Germany are praying for the Turkish army’s success as it wages a fierce military offensive against the U.S.-allied Kurdish forces and civilians in neighboring Syria, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

The worshippers pray the victory verse: “Allah, Lead Our Glorious Army to Victory.”

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Turkey’s Erdogan threatens EU: Oppose our attack on Kurds and “we will … send 3.6 million migrants to you”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/12/2019 at 12:00pm
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The European Union has accused Turkey of ‘weaponizing’ migrants to intimidate the 27-member bloc. Brussels “will never accept that refugees are weaponized and used to blackmail us,” EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday.

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German Interior Minister Warns of Migrant Wave Bigger Than 2015

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1:00pm 10/8/2019 at 1:00pm
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer warned that the country could soon be overwhelmed by a refugee wave more significant than the one in 2015.

“We need to do more to help our European partners with controls at the EU’s external borders. We’ve left them alone for too long,” Seehofer said during a visit...

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Trump Announces Removal of Troops From Northern Syria, Paves Way for Turkish Offensive

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 7, 2019 at 3:00pm 10/7/2019 at 3:00pm
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President Donald Trump received major backlash on Monday morning after the White House announced late Sunday night it will remove troops in northern Syria. This will allow Turkey to start its offensive, effectively leaving the Kurds unprotected.

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Blow to Erdoğan: Turkish Opposition Wins Istanbul Mayoral Election by Larger Margin Second Time Around

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:00am 6/25/2019 at 7:00am
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We all know how much Turkish dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan loves his power. After all, his Justice and Development Party (AKP) has enjoyed a majority in the government for 25 years.

Back in March, the party received a blow when the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) won the Istanbul mayoral election....

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WaPo Publishes Column By Turkish President Who Is “The World’s Worst Jailer” of Journalists

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00pm 3/20/2019 at 7:00pm
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After a column written by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was published on their website Tuesday, the Washington Post has been roundly criticized over what many see as a staggering display of hypocrisy from the paper considering their “Democracy Dies in Darkness” masthead.

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