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Independent Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan’s recent referendum on whether to declare independence from Baghdad garnered only slight attention in the U.S. Even the overwhelming vote (93 percent favored independence) and America’s long involvement in the region did not make the story more prominent. Via: John R. Bolton Nonetheless, we would be badly mistaken to underestimate its importance for U.S. policy throughout the Middle East. ...

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Turkish President Erdogan and other officials are no longer welcome in Germany

The rebuke from Volker Bouffier, vice chairman of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, reflects growing exasperation over Erdogan’s assertions that Germany and other European powers were using Nazi tactics by banning Turkish political rallies in their territories. Via: Brünnhilde Turkish leaders will hold no further campaign rallies in Germany before Turkey’s April 16 referendum, organizers said on Tuesday, after ...

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WikiLeaks documents highlight sinister relations between Erdogan and ISIS

The connection of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan΄s family with the oil smuggling of the “Islamic State” is revealed after Wikileaks΄ revealing of emails from the Turkish energy minister, and Erdoğan΄s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak. Albayrak΄s emails seem to confirm the not-so-recent accusations, since the energy minister is appealing to be the “unofficial” owner of the oil company Powertrance which ...

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Erdogan Makes Threat to Unleash 3 Million Refugees into the EU

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is currently hosting three million refuges on its territory and that if they all marched into Europe, the Europeans would not know what to do with them. He also reminded them that under the terms of Turkey’s refugee deal with the EU, the union pledged to provide six billion euros ...

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Romania: Lawsuit Launched to Stop Bucharest Mega-Mosque

The original deal called for a “mutual exchange” in which Romania would build a new Orthodox Church in Istanbul, while Turkey would build the mosque in Bucharest. In July 2015, however, Prime Minister Victor Ponta revealed that the Romanian government had abandoned the Istanbul church project because it is “not allowed under Turkish law.” Ponta approved the Bucharest mosque project ...

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German prosecutors reject Erdogan’s appeal in libel case

German prosecutors say they’ve rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appeal of a decision to drop an investigation of a television comedian who wrote a crude poem about him. Rhineland-Palatinate prosecutors in Koblenz said Friday they concurred with Mainz prosecutors’ decision to shelve the case earlier this month on grounds there was insufficient evidence to show that a crime had ...

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What Turkey stands to lose in its hunt for Syrian Kurds

Dozens of civilians have been killed by Turkish fighter jets in the country’s recent intervention in Jarablus, Syria. Turkey and a number of armed groups it is supporting have attacked the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). So the Kurdish question in Turkey has now spilled over to Syria. The Syrian crisis is now a domestic issue for both the Kurds and ...

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German govt: Turkey supports terror groups in Middle East

The Federal Government Turkey sees loud ARD as “central platform for action” for Islamist and terrorist organizations in the Middle East. This is from a is considered confidential response to a request of the Left in the Bundestag shows that present the ARD studio. Ankara accordingly cooperates with Islamists for years. The report could worsen the already tense diplomatic climate ...

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Erdogan on Merkel: Germany only has itself to blame as it BACKS terrorism

Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched the stinging criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel amid an ongoing spat over Turkey’s migrant programme, which is at risk of collapsing. His comments followed a spate of terror attacks in Germany in the last month that have piled pressure on Mrs Merkel to tighten security and reform her open-door immigration policy. President Erdogan said: “Let them ...

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Erdoğan calls on Europe to take in more Syrian refugees

The Turkish president has asked Europe to welcome more of the 3 million refugees currently living in Turkey, as the main group campaigning to take Britain out of the EU suggested that higher levels of immigration from Turkey could pose a security risk if the country is admitted to the EU. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday that Europe was ...

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