Category Archives: Turkey – no ally to the West

How Turkey Is Spreading Its Radical Islamist Agenda to Europe

With less than two million people, Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, is the home of over 800 mosques. Now the Islamic Community of Kosovo is building the “Central Mosque” at an estimated cost of $35 to $40 million. Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (the Diyanet) is financing the project.

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Guard at Muslim cleric’s US compound fires ‘warning shot’

A security guard at the Pennsylvania compound of a Turkish-born Muslim cleric fired a shot near an “unwanted person” outside the gate, state police said Wednesday.

The suspected intruder fled the scene, and troopers were unable to find him.

Police were called to Fethullah Gulen’s longtime home in the Pocono Mountains after a security guard fired a “warning shot in the air” around 8:30 a.m., according to a statement from the New York-based Alliance for Shared Values, a group that promotes Gulen’s philosophies.

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Turkish Education: Same Old Religious Obsession, Only Worse

Secular Turks were shocked when Binali Yıldırım, then Minister of Transport, explained to an interviewer why, in his youth, he changed his choice of university:

“I visited Bogazici University and saw that girl and boy students were sitting together… I feared I could go astray. And I decided to attend the technical university.”

Yıldırım who later became President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s choice for prime minister now serves as parliament speaker.

It is not surprising that for Turkey’s extremists, governance broadly means the Islamization of everything, including education at every level. In a 2017 speech, Erdoğan boasted that, after his Justice and Development Party came to power, the number of students at the religious imam hatip schools rose from 60,000 to 1.3 million.

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Turkey calls on US to ‘remain loyal’ to Nato alliance as Ankara cracks down on negative social media

Turkey’s foreign minister has called on the US to “remain loyal” to its Nato ties, as the country’s economic crisis deepened.

Turkey has been hit by financial turmoil, with the lira plunging to record lows over concerns about the government’s economic policies and a diplomatic row with the US.

Angered by the continued detention of an American pastor, Washington imposed sanctions on a number of Turkish ministers and doubled tariffs of steel and aluminum imports.

Erdogan – now there’s a man you can trust;)

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Turks in Canada pray for military success against “terrorist” Kurds in Syria

Turkish citizens living in Canada held a prayer ceremony on Sunday for the victory of the Turkish military’s counter-terrorism operation in northwestern Syria.

The prayer program was organized by the Turkish Cultural Association in Montreal, a city in southeastern Canada, to show support for the Operation Olive Branch against the PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists in the Syrian city of Afrin.

They also prayed for the Turkish troops carrying out their duties in other places in the world.

Mehmet Ors, head of the association, said at the event that they had gathered to express their support to the Turkish state as well as the Turkish military.

“May Allah help our state and our military,” he added.



Background… Turkey’s Operation in Northern Syria

A Turkish assault against Kurdish forces in Syria, such as the ongoing one, was expected by everyone, including the U.S.

Now, three weeks into its controversial offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria, Turkey’s military is facing fierce resistance from the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in the city of Afrin.

Observing the daily operations since they began on January 20, it is noticeable that the Turkish military and its allied Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish air support, have made little progress in taking control of Kurdish-held territory — the main objective behind Ankara’s decision to launch the offensive in Syria.

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Turkey Denies Plot To Kidnap Muslim Cleric From US

The Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C., denied allegations published in a Wall Street Journal story that Turkey plotted with Flynn, former U.S. national security sdviser, and his son Michael Flynn Jr., to have Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, who has lived in Pennsylvania for 20 years, kidnapped and moved to Turkey for up to $15 million, according to the Associated Press.

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Turkey brands Germany ‘HYPOCRITES’ for allowing huge anti-Erdogan PROTEST in Frankfurt

Ahead of the Kurdish new year, some 30,000 demonstrators from across Germany gathered to demand democracy and a No vote in Turkey’s referendum on increasing presidential powers next month.

Many protesters carried symbols of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is considered by Turkey to be a terrorist organisation.

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