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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

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

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 12:30pm 8/3/2016 at 12:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Erdogan Reaches Out to Obama About Extraditing Gulen

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/20/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reached out to President Barack Obama about extraditing Fethullah Gülen, who he blames for the failed coup on Friday. The White House said:

“The president made clear to President Erdogan that the United States doesn’t support terrorists and doesn’t support individuals who conspired to overthrow a...

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As EU-Turkey Deal Falters, 3 Million Migrants Wait to Cross into Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11:30am 7/20/2016 at 11:30am

With terrorists associated to the Islamic State striking one European city after another, Secretary John Kerry went on CNN saying, the ISIS was “on the run.” The blood wasn’t yet washed off the pavements of Nice, France where an Islamist mowed down 84 people to death, an Afghan ‘refugee’ went on a ...

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Turkey Purge Continues: 15,200 Teachers Fired, Deans Asked to Leave

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/19/2016 at 4:30pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to purge those allegedly involved in the failed coup on Friday. Today, the Education Ministry sacked 15,200 teachers, canceled 21,000 licenses at private schools, and asked deans at universities to leave:

“Our ministry is carrying out extensive efforts aimed at public personnel in central and rural...

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EU: Turkey Prepared Purge List Before Failed Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1:30pm 7/18/2016 at 1:30pm

European Union commissioner Johannes Hahn told the media he believes President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made his purge list before the coup:

“It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage,” Hahn said.

“I’m very concerned....

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Turkey Tells U.S. Keeping Gülen is a ‘Hostile Act’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/17/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish authorities have demanded the U.S. extradite Fethullah Gülen, leader of the Gülen Movement, because they believe he orchestrated the coup. They even said keeping him in the states is a “hostile act” towards the regime:

“I do not see any country that would stand behind this man, this leader of the...

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