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Erdogan Looks to Change Constitution and Grant Himself Power Until 2029

(GPA) Ankara – After regaining several seats in parliament lost during the last election, Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) looks to change Turkey’s constitution. The AKP won a majority in last weeks parliamentary elections in Turkey but is still just 13 seats shy of the 330 votes needed to call for a constitutional referendum. […]

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Turkey Issues Travel Warnings to Citizens Going to US

(GPA) Ankara – The Turkish government has issued warnings to their citizens about traveling to the United States in light of the large anti-Trump protests. In what is most likely a move of political blustering, Turkey – NATO’s most crucial ally near the Middle East conflict zones – has issued a warning concerning travel to […]

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Turkey Arrests UN Judge, Violates Diplomatic Immunity

(GPA) Ankara – A Turkish judge who formerly served on international criminal proceedings concerning Yugoslavia and Rwanda has been arrested. The judge is accused of being involved in some way with the coup attempt this past July. The UN court president Theodor Meron told the UN general assembly today that the Turkish government has denied […]

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Turkey to Complete Wall on Border With Syria by Early 2017

(GPA) Ankara – Turkish authorities have released a statement that a wall to seal off the border with Islamic State (IS) controlled northern Syria is expected to be completed by late February. Turkey has long been under pressure by their NATO allies to do more to seal off their border with northern Syria to halt […]

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Turkey Blocks Internet for At Least 6 Million Users Following Protests

(GPA) Turkey has reportedly turned off internet access for at least 6 million people as a response to protests following the arrests of two elected mayors from the Kurdish town of Diyarbakir. “They have to be released immediately, our people won’t accept it and will use their democratic rights,” the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) said in a […]

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Death of beautiful teenage Kurdish fighter sparks multiple debates.

(TFC) – Viyan Antar, 19, was killed fighting Islamic State forces in Northern Syria last month. Undoubtedly, Viyan, like many Kurdish fighters, was gorgeous. Western media outlets sought to capitalize on the death of the “Kurdish Angelina Jolie”. Her photo was plastered all over the media. Her death was used to further the march for […]

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The Kurds Being Sold Out by The U.S. Isn’t Shocking If You’ve Paid Attention

(GPA) – With Turkey’s incursion (or invasion) of Syria this week; Kurdish fighters have been ordered to stand down. Some in the West are disappointed by this turn of events but historically it’s just another instance of the Kurds being used as a political prop by U.S. when it’s to their advantage. Since the escalation […]

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President Obama Openly Supports War Criminal

(TFC) – While it isn’t over, the indications are the coup against Erdogan has failed. The stated goals of those behind the coup were to return to a secular government and reinstate the rule of law.  The President of the United States encouraged people to “support the democratically elected government of Turkey”. He said this while his […]

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Breaking: Wikileaks Releases Almost 300,000 Internal Emails From Turkish Government

(GPA) – After a 24 hour bout of cyber attacks; Wikileaks has released almost 300,000 internal emails from the Turkish government. Wikileaks obtained the emails a week before last Friday’s coup by members of the Turkish military. Originally the site didn’t intend to release the emails but pushed their timeline up following the massive purges of government […]

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14 Ships and Turkish Navy Commander are Still Missing

Days after the attempted coup, Turkish authorities are still searching for vessels, their crews, and a navy commander. 14 ships remain unaccounted for; leaving Turkish authorities to question whether crew have been taken hostage, have fled to safety, or were accomplices to the coup. None of the ships have attempted to make contact with naval […]

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