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New Turkish Emergency Decrees Pave Way for Extrajudicial Vigilantism

Ankara (GPA) – A new set of Turkish emergency decrees announced Sunday is likely to pave the way for new methods of crushing President Erdogan’s opposition. Over the weekend, the new decrees were announced in the Official Gazette, a journal devoted to publishing new laws as the government enacts them. The new decrees extend the current state […]

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Turkey Seeks Arrest of NBA Star Enes Kanter for Insulting Erdogan

Ankara (MEE) – New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, who supports exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, had called Turkey’s president the ‘Hitler of our century’. Turkish prosecutors have asked a court to sentence NBA star Enes Kanter up to four years in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday. Istanbul’s chief […]

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Al Quds Protests from Around the US and the World

Detroit (GPA) – Last week following a decision by the Trump regime to move the US embassy in Israel to Al Quds, protests broke out around the world. Last week, the Muslim world (and the world as a whole) was shocked when US President Donald Trump declared the city known as “Jerusalem” as the capital of […]

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Rift Between Turkey and Israel Grows Following Trump’s al Quds Decision

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged insults over the weekend, exposing the growing rift between the two US allies. Still expressing his anger over the decision by the Trump regime to recognize al Quds as the capital of Israel, Erdogan spent the weekend chastising the Israeli occupation […]

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‘Palestine is Not Alone’: Thousands in Istanbul Stand Up for Jerusalem

Istanbul (MEE) – To chants of “Palestine is not alone,” “Hit Zionism, hit it, hit it,” and amid a sea of Turkish and Palestinians flags, thousands of people gathered in Istanbul on Sunday, buffeted by strong winds and rain, to protest against the US president’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday […]

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Turkey’s Opposition CHP Leader Visits UK to Garner Support for 2019

London (MEE) – CHP’s Kemal Kilicdaroglu is due to meet Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to exchange ideas on how to win upcoming elections, says party. Hundreds of members of the Turkish diaspora gathered in a north London hall on Wednesday to welcome the arrival of the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party as he embarks on a […]

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Pro-US Kurds Will Not Participate in Syria Talks – Turkish Diplomatic Sources

Ankara (Duran) – Turkish diplomatic sources cited by the Daily Sabah and other Turkish outlets have reported that the PYD, a political arm of the pro-PKK militant/terrorist group YPG, will not participate in the forthcoming Syrian National Dialogue Congress, to be held in Sochi. The Syrian National Dialogue Congress organized by the Astana partners Russia, Iran, and Turkey, does not […]

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Turkey Flips Syria Stance Once Again Stating No Role for Assad

Ankara (GPA) – As Turkey attempts to build relations across the Middle East, Ankara still can’t seem to declare a coherent policy on Syria. In a recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said he would be open to dialogue with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, it seems like this sentiment […]

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Iraqi Senior Leader: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Is Alive and in US Hands

Baghdad (AHT) – Jabbar al-Maamouri, a senior leader at the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq has declared that Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Salafi militant terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) is now in the hands of the US forces. According to the source, al-Maamouri assured that the US forces will not […]

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Erdogan Sues Opposition Over Corruption Charges, Offers to Resign if True

Ankara (GPA) – Following accusations of corruption by the Turkish opposition on the 21st, President Recep Erdogan said he would consider resigning…if they can prove it. Last Tuesday, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) called on Erdogan to release information concerning his families finances following information from the recent Paradise Papers leak. While Erdogan was […]