Tag archive for ‘Turkey’
FSA and Turkish Army units headed toward Jarablus in 2016 (archives)
By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Turkey steps up training of Free Syrian Army in bid to crack down on Kurds and Balkanize Syria

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Turkey has further stepped up its training and support of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in a bid to crack down on Kurds in Syria and to further carve out a Turkish sphere of interest in More...

AKP_Erdogan_Ankara_May 2017
By nsnbc On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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State of emergency won’t be lifted until peace is restored: Edogan

nsnbc : Turkey’s President and newly re-elected AKP party chief and “Head of State” R. Tayyip Erdogan confirmed rights activists fears when he said the state of emergency that was declared after More...

Incirlic_Turkey_May 2017_German Air force in Turkey
By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Merkel considers moving German planes from Turkey to Jordan

nsnbc : After Turkey’s AKP government denied German parliamentarians access to the Incirlik Airbase in Turkey to inspect planes and troops there, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Berlin will explore More...

State of emergency in Turkey - historians arrested for criticizing Atatürk - Turkey's new normal.
By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Historian who “insulted Atatürk” arrested in Istanbul

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Süleyman Yeşilyurt, one of the two historians form who arrest warrants were issued for “insulting Atatürk” during a TV-show was arrested in Istanbul on May 12. A chief More...

Blasphemous Historians and Atatürk_Turkey_may 2017
By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Academic freedom Turkish style: Prosecutor issued arrest warrants for historians who criticized Atatürk

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : A chief public prosecutor in Istanbul, on May 11, issued arrest warrants for two historians for insulting Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The “incident” sparked a hysteric debate and More...

Belge Publishing House_Turkey_Istanbul
By nsnbc On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Turkish police raided Belge Publishing House over alleged links to DHKP-C, seized 2,170 books

nsnbc : Turkish police raided the Belge Publishing House in Istanbul over alleged links to the outlawed DHKP-C and seized some 2,170 books. The raid took place in Istanbul on May 7. Police raided the publishing More...

“We don’t find that right, we won’t accept this. … The rules cannot be changed while a match is being played. But the YSK has changed the rules right after the polls were closed.”
By nsnbc On Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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Turkey’s Election Board to file criminal charges against CHP leader over comments on referendum

nsnbc : Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK), in a surprise move, decided to file criminal complaints against Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, over the opposition party leader’s More...

A happy couple according to AKP interpretation of Turkish values - child marriages on the rise again.
By Christof Lehmann On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Using emergency laws, Turkey’s AKP government banned TV dating shows and services

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Turkey’s Islamist AKP government banned television dating shows and dating services by decree under emergency laws. The decree was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette on More...

S-400 battery, here deployed in Syria to protect Russian military assets.
By nsnbc On Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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Turkey considers buying Russian S-400 air defense systems: Cavusoglu

nsnbc : Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Friday, reportedly told the Turkish daily Milliyet that Ankara is negotiating about the delivery of S-400 long-range air-defense systems. S-400 battery, More...

US troops_Syria_Apr 2017
By nsnbc On Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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U.S. deploys troops along Turkish – Syrian border as buffer between Kurds and Turkey

nsnbc : The United States is deploying armored vehicles and a small number of troops along the Syrian – Turkish border after recent airstrikes killed about 20 Syrian – Kurdish fighters of the People’s More...