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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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U.S. Prepares to Fully Remove Troops From Northeastern Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00am 12/19/2018 at 11:00am
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The Wall Street Journal has reported that the US military has started preparations to remove all of its forces from northeastern Syria:

U.S. officials began informing partners in northeastern Syria of their plans to begin immediately pulling American forces out of the region where they have been trying to wrap up the...

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Turkey to Launch Military Offensive Against US-Backed Syrian Kurds

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:04pm 12/13/2018 at 4:04pm
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Turkey is preparing a military offensive against the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, Turkish state-run media sources say. “We will start our operation in a few days to liberate areas east of the Euphrates River from terrorist organizations,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Turkish Court Orders Release of U.S. Pastor Andrew Bunson From House Arrest

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:15am 10/12/2018 at 10:15am
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A Turkish court has ordered the release of American pastor Andrew Bunson from house arrest after it convicted him of aiding terrorism. The court “sentenced him to just time served and ordered his immediate release.” From The Washington Post:

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Amid Turkey’s Economic Meltdown, Erdogan Announces Boycott of US Goods

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:00am 8/14/2018 at 10:00am
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With the Turkish currency in free fall, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a boycott of US-made electronic goods. Showing defiance in the wake of the recent US sanctions imposed in a dispute over the detention of an American pastor, Erdogan accused US President Donald Trump of waging “economic warfare” against the country.

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Trump Authorizes More Tariffs Against Turkey Over Defense Policy, Imprisonment of American Pastor

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Trump Admin Sanctions Top Turkish Officials Over Imprisoned American Pastor

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2:00pm 8/1/2018 at 2:00pm
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will sanction Turkish minister of justice and minister of interior over the imprisonment of American pastor Andrew Brunson. From CNBC:

“We’ve seen no evidence that pastor Brunson has done anything wrong and we believe he is a victim of...

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Erdogan Begins New Term by Purging 18,000 ‘Traitors’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2:00pm 7/9/2018 at 2:00pm
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun his new term as Turkish dictator president by purging 18,000 more “traitors” from the supposed coup that took place in July 2016. From The London Times:

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Turks in Germany Celebrate Erdogan’s Victory with Chants of Allahu Akbar, Hail him as ‘Führer’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:00am 6/27/2018 at 9:00am
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Thousands of Turks took to the streets in Germany to celebrate Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s election victory. Erdogan supporters waved Turkish flags, chanted the Islamic battle cry ‘Allahu Akbar’ and hailed the Turkish leader as their ‘Führer,’ German newspapers report. On Sunday, Erdogan declared victory in the presidential election, extending his 15-year reign in...

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Erdogan Declares Himself Victorious in Turkish Presidential Election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 25, 2018 at 8:30am 6/25/2018 at 8:30am
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Yes, apparently Turkish dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “won” a second term on Sunday. From The New York Times:

The results released by the official Anadolu news agency showed Mr. Erdogan with just under 53 percent of the vote, enough to spare him from a runoff against his leading challenger, Muharrem Ince,...

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