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Migrant Crisis: Turkey’s Erdogan Holds Europe Hostage

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:30am 10/6/2015 at 11:30am

With news reports in Germany putting the number of migrants expected at 1.5 million, the opposition to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open boarder policy is rising. On Monday, about nine thousand people took to streets in Dresden at a rally called by the anti-...

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ICC prosecutor appeals Judges’ request to reconsider closing of Gaza Flotilla prosecution (Update – Appeal Papers)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:57am 7/27/2015 at 11:57am

Earlier this month we reported on an outrageous decision by the International Criminal Court requesting that the ICC prosecutor reconsider her decision to close the investigation into the Israeli raid on a Gaza Flotilla boat, the Mavi Marmara. In that raid, Turkish Islamists and activists attacked Israeli soldiers, resulting in 9...

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Turkey will let US launch ISIS strikes from Incirlik Air Base

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:35pm 7/23/2015 at 5:35pm

The Wall Street Journal is reporting via defense officials that Ankara has agreed to allow the United States to launch air strikes against ISIS from the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey.

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Jew-baiting Turkish bully Erdogan’s party loses parliamentary majority

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 9:00pm 6/7/2015 at 9:00pm
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I was against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan before it was cool to be against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

My first post warning of his anti-democratic, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic tendancies was on January 31, 2009, barely four months after the launch of Legal Insurrection in mid-October 2008.

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Wild Turkey — Erdoğan’s delusions of a new Ottoman Empire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:05pm 1/15/2015 at 12:05pm
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We have been warning about for years about Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Erdogan systematically has set out to dismantl civil society and the secular military and foamed at the mouth about Israel, often through then Foreign Minister, now Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu:

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Will an independent Kurdistan emerge from Syria-Iraq chaos?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:07pm 6/12/2014 at 3:07pm
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We’ve been writing about the lack of a free and independent Kurdistan for years, It’s time for a free and independent Kurdistan.

While the Palestinian agenda has dominated every international forum, the much more populous and ethnically distinct Kurds have been mostly ignored.  In part, this is because the Kurds span several nation...

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Turkish police clash with demonstrators on anniversary of Gezi Park protests

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00pm 6/1/2014 at 8:00pm

Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the Gezi Park protests that subsequently persisted for months in Turkey last year.  As many tried to gather to commemorate that anniversary, authorities responded on Saturday by blocking access to some locations and cracking down on some of the protesters.

From Reuters:

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Turkey to lift ban on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:03pm 4/3/2014 at 2:03pm

The government of Turkey says it is lifting a recent ban on Twitter after a court ruling declared that the ban violated freedom of expression.

From the Associated Press:

Turkey’s government said Thursday it is lifting its ban on Twitter, a day after the country’s highest court ruled that the block is a...

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Giving up US control of internet naming while #Twitterisblocked in Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:15pm 3/22/2014 at 3:15pm

One of the memes hitting the blogosphere recently has been that the US just “gave up control of the internet”.

This week on Canto Talk, Legal Insurrection’s Mandy Nagy explained why that wasn’t the case. (Skip ahead to 14:50 for Mandy’s appearance; she also gives us her regular Obamacare update).

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What a bunch of Turkeys: “Santa Punched in Face”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:52am 12/28/2013 at 11:52am

Christmas is a celebration of “peace on Earth, goodwill toward men”, and Santa Claus is famed for spreading joy to children throughout the world.

However, reports from Turkey and the Balkans show that the image of Saint Nick is taking a beating. Literally.

From the Hurriyet Daily News, which covers Turkey and...

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Hezbollah chief praises Iran nuke deal, say U.S. wanted broader talks with Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:09pm 12/3/2013 at 2:09pm

In an interview airing now on Lebanese OTV television, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah discusses the Iranian nuclear deal (summary translation via NOW Lebanon):

The Iran nuclear deal has significant repercussions.

The region’s peoples are the biggest winners from this deal because regional and international forces have been pushing for war with...

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Kurds in Syria declare autonomy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:18pm 11/14/2013 at 3:18pm

While everyone has been focused on the Obamacare and Iranian-nuke debacles, the Kurdish region of Syria declared itself autonomous, which combined with the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq and the large Kurdish region in Turkey, may mark a significant step towards the establishment of a Kurdish state.

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Not exactly Breaking News: Turkey is run by Islamists who don’t like Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:31pm 11/2/2013 at 12:31pm

But you knew that, because we have been following the antics of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for years.

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Erdogan blames the Jews for Egypt and he has video! (so do we)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 12:22pm 8/20/2013 at 12:22pm

Don’t say we didn’t warn you repeatedly about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his administration:

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It’s time for a free and independent Kurdistan

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 11:00am 8/11/2013 at 11:00am

Why not?

The Kurds out number Palestinians several times over, and unlike Palestinians, have a real ethnic and cultural distinction from surrounding Arabs (and in Turkey, Turks). But for Europeans drawing lines on maps and Turkish national ambitions, there should h...

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Turkish Court Sentences Ex-Military Chief to Life in Prison

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 2:18pm 8/6/2013 at 2:18pm

A former military chief in Turkey was sentenced to life in prison and more than a dozen others received lengthy prison sentences after a court handed down verdicts Monday in a long-standing case that has divided the country.

From the New York Times:

A Turkish court sentenced dozens of high-ranking military officers, politicians,...

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Turkish Police Crack Down as Protesters Return to Taksim Square

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 2:33pm 7/6/2013 at 2:33pm

Police in Turkey were cracking down Saturday on protesters who returned to Taksim Square, a site that has been the subject of protests for over a month.  Reports indicate that police are using water cannons and tear gas against the protesters.

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