Monthly Archives: July 2017

Erdoğan helps neo-nationalists drive anti-American campaign in Turkey

One of the two main drivers of anti-American sentiment among youths in Turkey is the relentless campaign by a militant neo-nationalist group led by Doğu Perinçek, a former foe who turned into an ally of embattled Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Continue reading

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Erdoğan blinked. Turn up the heat on Turkey

Turkey’s strongman president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blinked in the face possible economic sanctions when he saw that Germany means business by finally deciding to take some concrete actions as opposed to a long-running policy of appeasement that played into the … Continue reading

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Erdoğan-led Turkey has new plans for the Balkans

Increasingly isolated Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appears set to stir up some troubles for Europe, starting in the Balkans, as part of his belligerent posturing designed to intimidate his regional and global opponents into brokering a deal that … Continue reading

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Arms smuggler IHH activists filling government jobs in Turkey

The network of Turkey’s highly controversial charity group the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İnsan Hak ve Hürriyetleri ve İnsani Yardım Vakfı, or IHH in Turkish), a pro-government Islamist organization that was accused of smuggling arms … Continue reading

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Kurtuba, a web of jihadist networks, expands in Turkey and abroad

The Cordoba Youth Movement (Kurtuba Gençlik Hareketi), an al-Qaeda affiliated jihadist group linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, has now set its eyes on Africa and Southeast Asia, expanding its network under ostensibly charitable works. The group appears … Continue reading

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ISIL takes root in the secular western provinces of Turkey

Jihadist cells linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have not only taken root in conservative, nationalist and predominantly religious provinces in Turkey’s heartland and the Southeast but also in western provinces where the … Continue reading

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Ambassador of China in Turkey may be at risk

The ambassador of China in the Turkish capital of Ankara would be better off by getting additional security in the aftermath of threatening remarks by radical Turkish imam and family cleric of the Turkish president Nureddin Yıldız, whose venomous preaching … Continue reading

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