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The Strategic Defeat of Erdogan

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So at long last, despite all the meanders and sideways and detours of history, the logic of social struggles has finally put its stamp on the politics of Turkey, writes Sungur Savran. “The resounding defeat of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP at the polls in the 7th June general elections in Turkey brings out into the open a loss ... Read More »

Russian Jews face grave dangers if Putin is ousted, warns senior rabbi

Russia Jews in synagogue RIA Novosti

Russian Jews would be in serious danger if Russian President Vladimir Putin was ever ousted from power, a senior Russian rabbi has stated. He added, the current government guarantees the safety of Jewish people better than many Western powers do. (Photo: RIA Novosti) “The Jews of Russia must realize the dangers inherent in the possible collapse of the Putin government, understand ... Read More »

Turkish Islamist want to use Christian Hagia Sophia as Mosque

Turkey Hagia Sophia 6th Century Byzantine Church in Istanbul

In 2014, a group of marketing gurus produced impressive visual material that became Turkey’s public relations (PR) face across the globe, writes Burak Bekdil, Gatestone. “The campaign, aiming to make Turkey one of the world’s top five tourist destinations by 2023, danced around the slogan “Home of…” “Home of Coffee,” one poster said. “Home of Trade,” said another. The list ... Read More »

Turkey wants to “free Jerusalem” claiming City was originally Muslim


It is truly fascinating that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, a professor of political science, believes that Jerusalem, built a millennium before the birth of Islam, is originally a Muslim city, writes Burak Bekdil, ME Forum. “And that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, — Saudis should please not get offended — thinks Jerusalem is the Muslims’ “most important Mecca.” Jerusalem ... Read More »

European Parliament condemns persecution of Christians – Garissa, Kenya

Kenya Garissa slaughter Al Shabaab

In a Resolution adopted by 578 votes to 31, with 34 abstentions, the European Parliament has condemned the terrorist attacks by the Islamist Al-Shaabab militia against Christian students on a university campus in Garissa/Kenya and conveyed its condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Kenya. The Resolution calls on the EU and its ... Read More »

300 women rescued in Nigerian army raids on Boko Haram strongholds


In a massive operation against Boko Haram militants, the Nigerian military has managed to free almost 300 women, including 200 schoolgirls. However, none of them turned out to be from a group of young Chibok victims who were kidnapped last April. (Photo: Reuters) “The troops rescued 200 abducted girls and 93 women,” Colonel Sani Usman told Reuters in a text message. ... Read More »

Pope calls Armenian slaughter the first genocide of 20th century

armenian genocide, film picture

Pope Francis on Sunday honored the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it “the first genocide of the 20th century,” a politically explosive declaration that will certainly anger Turkey. /Photo: Illustration from film about the Armenian Genocide) Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in Argentina, defended his pronouncement by saying it ... Read More »

70 % of Americans do not trust Iran to abide by agreement

USA Fallujah soldiers Cartoon

Riddle me this, Republicans. Most American don’t trust Republicans on matters of war and peace. An NBC survey April 9 reports that a huge majority (70%) of Americans doubt that Iran will abide by any agreement to limit its nuclear arms–but a majority (54%) still think Obama will do a better job than the Republicans in dealing with Iran! A ... Read More »