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The Case of Senator Menendez and the Nature of Genocide Resolutions – AVİM

the murky political career of Sen. Menendez and his alleged dealings, as well as his close ties with the Armenian and Greek lobbies, which allocate significant resources to their obsessive lobbying activities against Turkey, should provide an answer for those who seek to propagate that parliamentary resolutions on “Armenian genocide” in the U.S. and elsewhere are the confirmations of historical truth by impartial people…

Erdogan entourage’s history of violence – CNN

Turkish leader’s entourage filmed brawling with protesters outside embassy in Washington, DCErdogan’s bodyguards and aides have a history of run-ins with protesters A little more than a year ago in the same city, journalists accused members of Erdogan’s security detail of man-handling them and cursing them at a speech the Turkish president gave at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. Outside the event…

New Video Shows Erdogan Watching Washington Brawl

May 17, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5urNZi6THh0 This is a video of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the car giving the guy standing next to the car instructions at 0:01′ – 0:09′ which are passed to the guy facing them at the front of the car at 0:14′ who hurries away toward the park at 0:16′.Next thing the pushing, punching and kicking starts. Video has been…

Turkey’s referendum – Turkey is sliding into dictatorship – The Economist

Hence the outside world should not give up on Turkey, but be patient. Partly, this is self-interest. As a NATO member and a regional power, Turkey is too important to cut adrift. It will play a vital part in any peace in Syria. Driving it into Russia’s arms makes no sense. Turkey has also been a conduit for refugees into the EU…

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkish President Who Resisted a Coup

That charisma and political talent can veer into the realm of a personality cult. He appears keen to cast himself as the new Ataturk and has pushed aside any who would question him, even mild-mannered Ahmet Davutoglu, who resigned as Premier in May. By surviving the July coup, Erdogan also managed to vanquish two other powerful rivals: One was the military—already largely neutered by…

Turken Foundation: A Wolf in the Neighborhood | HuffPost The World Post

Turken Foundation: A Wolf in the Neighborhood | HuffPost The World Post The Turken Foundation acquired a property and wants to build a student dormitory at 762-766 Second Avenue in New York City. Turken was registered as a 501(C)3 not-for-profit educational organization by the US Internal Revenue Service in June 2014. According to its web site, Turken was established by the Ensar and Turken…

How liars create the ‘illusion of truth’ – BBC Future

How liars create the ‘illusion of truth’ – BBC Future Repetition makes a fact seem more true, regardless of whether it is or not. Understanding this effect can help you avoid falling for propaganda, says psychologist Tom Stafford. “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels. Among psychologists something like…

Turkey turns into a dictatorship – The European

Regarding the current cultural conflict in Turkey it is no different: just like how Mr. Putin mourns the demise of the Soviet Union, so too does Erdogan cry over the end of the Ottoman Empire, whose land was carved up by the Europeans, and the rest is, sadly, history. Erdogan and his inner power circle have reintroduced the narrative of the Ottoman Empire and…

Fist Fight in the Constitutional Commission – Turkish Parliament

The head of the HDP’s faction in parliament, Idris Baluken, dislocated his shoulder in the fighting, reports said.

Several MPs were seen jumping onto tables and then dive-bombing the crowd of opposing politicians on the other side.

Others vaulted onto tables to get a better crack at kicking their opponents from above, while some MPs sought…

Turkey Wants Ban on Mocking Its Leader Enforced Abroad – The Intercept

The music video that prompted the diplomatic crisis was a parody of a 1980s song by the German pop star Nena, “Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann,” (“Anyway, Anywhere, Anytime”). The satirical remix plays on the fact that the German word for “anytime” sounds like the Turkish president’s last name. The new version of the song, “Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan,” broadcast March 17 on NDR, a public television…

Erdogan’s Security Clash w/Protesters & Journalists – Washington D.C. – USA

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail assaulted reporters and protesters outside a venue in Washington, D.C., at which the Turkish president was speaking.

Amnesty International held a demonstration in front of the Brookings Institute building, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will deliver a speech today. In the demonstration before the speech, Turkey’s military operations in the east and southeast were…

Tayyip Erdogan’s Bodyguards Shout Down Protesters – Washington, D.C. – U.S.A.

Talking about president’s body guards, everyone imagines a group of strong serious men who can protect their president with force or even arms (weapons) if needed. But Turkish securities have their own quite unusual ways of protecting their leader.

On the video you can see a group of demonstrators unsatisfied with Ankara’s politics awaiting for Erdogan near his hotel….

Yazidis in Turkey’s refugee camps discriminated against – Hurriyet Daily News

According to the report, Yazidis from Iraq’s Sinjar province face discrimination and have been excluded from the right to free health care offered to other Syrian asylum seekers.

The report particularly focused on the Fidanlık camp in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, where Yazidis were placed after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks in 2014.

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Aleppo’s businessmen blame Turks for damaged factories, looted equipment – Al Monitor

Ulabi said, “Some 6.3 million people lived in Aleppo and in its rural fringes. It is one of the oldest settlements in the world, famous for its historic bazaars and mosques. Emewiye Mosque is 900 years old. Aleppo is going through extremely tough times because of the terror by armed groups supported by the West, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Before the…

Why Germany should pay reparations to Greece | The Japan Times

Why Germany should pay reparations to Greece | The Japan Times In 1960, the then Federal Republic of Germany paid Greece 115 million Deutschmarks in compensation for Nazi crimes. Greek governments stated that this was only a fraction of what is due on account of loss of life, damaged infrastructure, and the repayment of a forced loan the Nazis extracted on Greece in 1942….

Alarm bells ring over Syriza’s Russian links | Financial Times

Alarm bells ring over Syriza’s Russian links | Financial Times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnb7X-Boepc Soon after Syriza, the Greek radical leftwing party, swept to power this week, alarm bells began ringing in the capitals of Europe. However it was not finance officials who were rattled but Europe’s defence and security chiefs. The day after his election as Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras threw a grenade in…

Foreign Government Contributions to Nine Think Tanks – New York Times

Foreign Government Contributions to Nine Think Tanks – New York Times SEPT. 7, 2014 Foreign governments and state-controlled or state-financed entities have paid tens of millions of dollars to dozens of American think tanks in recent years, according to a New York Times investigation. While the think tanks argue that the relationships do not compromise the integrity of their research, foreign officials say the…

Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks – New York Times

Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks – New York Times WASHINGTON — The agreement signed last year by the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs was explicit: For $5 million, Norway’s partner in Washington would push top officials at the White House, at the Treasury Department and in Congress to double spending on a United States foreign aid program. But the recipient of the…

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