• Turkish military officers flee Erdogan

    President Erdogan is accusing his NATO officers of complicity in the failed coup. They've been ordered back to Turkey. Their NATO IDs and diplomatic passports have been revoked. Now, they're seeking asylum in Belgium.

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  • Erdoğan’s long arms reach Switzerland

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants Turkish citizens in Switzerland to be followed for "insults" against him. According to Swiss resources, Erdoğan wanted Swiss government to provide intelligence about Turkish citizens living in Switzerland who criticize and comment about him. Erdoğan also

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  • Monday Talk with the Purged Former Turkish-NATO Officer

    Vocal Europe: Can you talk about yourself? When did you first enter the military, what kind of official positions have you so far held? What was your last responsibility as a Turkish military official at NATO Headquarter in Brussels? Purged Officer: I joined Turkish Military in 1985. I started

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  • Turkey’s Relentless Attack on the Press

    It should come as no surprise that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey would praise Donald Trump for refusing to talk to a CNN reporter at a news conference. For years, Mr. Erdogan has been crushing independent voices as part of a broader effort to assert authoritarian control. Earlier this

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  • Can Erdogan get away with murder?

    MICHAEL RUBIN Tens of thousands of political prisoners now languish in Turkish prisons. Few have seen, or hope to see, a court room anytime soon. Rumors are rife about the mistreatment—rapes, beatings, and electrical shocks—of Turkish prisoners, including political prisoners and July 15 coup

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  • Unprecedented Scale of Turkey’s Purge in Numbers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBa25LxdfyE Which year was the worst in history? When one considers the Syrian war, ISIS’ terrorism, countless mass killings, and the worst refugee crisis since World War II, many think 2016 is a 'good' contender for the title. Of course, it’s an

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  • WikiLeaks Emails Show Turkey Tried To Hide Corruption Evidence

    Hacked emails show a race to discredit an audio recording of Turkey's leader telling his son how to avoid charges. Hacked government emails, leaked and newly indexed by WikiLeaks, show that Turkey’s ruling party knowingly misled the public about previously leaked audio in which the country’s

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  • Turkey’s anti-Kurdish crackdown continues

    Hundreds of officials from Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), have been arrested in yet another round of police operations targeting opponents of the government. Tom Stevenson reports from Istanbul. There was little attempt by Turkish security forces to hide their intent. In

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  • Erdogan’s Private Youth Army

    BURAK BERDIL Critics, including opposition lawmakers, are inquiring about Sadat's activities, suspecting its real mission may be to train official or unofficial paramilitary forces to fight Erdogan's multitude of wars inside and outside Turkey. Initially, the youth branches will be formed

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  • TURKEY’S DESPERATE PRESIDENT

    Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a desperate man. He is faced with turmoil at home and abroad, the Turkish lira is crashing and internationally he is in the doghouse. Erdogan’s project, to launch his Justice and Development Party (AKP) as conservative democrats, was initially met

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  • Erdogan: Democracy Respecter?

    Derek Davison* Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, had some harsh wordson Wednesday for Americans who are criticizing their new president-elect, Donald Trump: “The West will continue to welcome tyrants who have blood on their hands with red carpets and label anyone who criticizes

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