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Former intel official says Turkish intel agency abducts critics from Africa, Central Asia by paying bribes – Stockholm Center for Freedom

Associate Professor Ali Burak Darıcılı, an intelligence expert and former official at Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), has said the organization has forcibly returned to Turkey individuals linked to the Gülen movement from some African and Central Asian countries by bribing local officials, Turkish Minute reported. Darıcılı, who left MİT in 2014 and is currently …

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The Hidden Story of Christian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire – Video – όποιος

World renowned Israeli historian Benny Morris sat down with i24NEWS to discuss his new body of work which seeks to unravel the systematic genocide of Christian subjects of the Ottoman Empire before and after its collapse. As found in The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of its Christian Minorities, between 1894 and 1924, 1.5 million to …

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Review of Erdoğan’s Long Arm in the US: Turkish Influence Operations among American Muslims | Middle East Quarterly

Hacked emails tell the story of how Erdoğan’s Turkish proxies first pitched the idea of infiltrating “Capitol Hill and the U.S. security establishment through front organizations and lobbyists under the guise of journalism.” Yayla, director of the Center for Homeland Security at DeSales University, discusses Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s two-pronged strategy for manipulating U.S. …

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Turkish President Sues Greek Newspaper For Insulting Him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a lawsuit against Greek daily newspaper ‘Dimokratia’ at a prosecutor’s office in Ankara, it was reported on Wednesday. The lawsuit specifically targets the newspaper’s director, two chief editors, and a journalist, Dimokratia noted in an announcement. “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is prosecuting the newspaper ‘Democracy’ [Dimokratia] and wants …

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Germany’s New Government and Its Foreign Policy on Turkey: Lines of Conflict and Areas of Cooperation – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

In stark contrast to Germany’s Bundestag elections in 2017, Turkey has hardly been mentioned in this year’s election campaign. Nevertheless, today’s relatively relaxed atmosphere between Berlin and Ankara and the lack of prominence ascribed to their relationship in the German election campaign do not mean that shaping future foreign policy on Turkey will be an …

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The Man Behind Erdogan’s Worst Spat With the West: QuickTake – BNN Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading Turkey toward the biggest showdown with key Western allies since the Turkish president assumed power two decades ago. At the heart of the row is a joint call by ambassadors from 10 countries — including the U.S. and Germany — on Turkey to free Osman Kavala, which Erdogan …

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Why is the road to The Hague accessible to Armenia/Azerbaijan but not to Cyprus/Turkey? | Cyprus Mail

As a resident of The Hague in the Netherlands, I have become familiar with the international courts which have transformed this historic Dutch city into an international center dedicated to peace and justice.  I have also been inspired by the humane culture of The Hague that reflects the civilized values espoused by renowned Dutch scholars.  These include Erasmus who believed that the value of justice is …

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