Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — A vital American ally has gone geopolitically adrift in the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup, and the subsequent crackdown on all forms of domestic political dissent by the strongman ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The bloody coup in which hundreds died, nonetheless served as a tragic […]

Germany turns blind eye as Christian migrants forced to hide Bibles amid death threats from Muslims

Germany turns blind eye as Christian migrants forced to hide Bibles amid death threats from Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, August 12, 2016 Christian asylum seekers who are residing in Germany’s migrant housing facilities regularly receive death threats from Muslim refugees in the camps. “Bibles and crucifixes are kept hidden, children are shielded and all services must be held without the rest of the population knowing,” according to a report by Catholic […]

Author: The ‘quiet conquest’ of Europe is well underway

Author: The ‘quiet conquest’ of Europe is well underway

by WorldTribune Staff, August 12, 2016 Islam’s “quiet conquest” of Europe has begun with the ultimate goal being total domination under Sharia law, Italian author and journalist, Giulio Meotti wrote for Gatestone Institute. “Last month, the Wall Street Journal published an interview with France’s director of domestic intelligence, Patrick Calvar,” Meotti wrote: Calvar spoke of […]

Germany warns Erdogan: Europe ‘will not be blackmailed’

Germany warns Erdogan: Europe ‘will not be blackmailed’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2016 Germany’s vice chancellor said the EU “will not be blackmailed” after Turkey threatened to walk away from its agreement to reduce the flow of migrants into Europe. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara would bail on the agreement if it does not receive visa-free travel for Turks in […]

Merkel defends migration policies: ‘Fear cannot inform us in political actions’

Merkel defends migration policies: ‘Fear cannot inform us in political actions’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the spate of terror attacks in Germany are “horrifying and depressing” but won’t move the government to turn its back on Middle East refugees. Germany will “stick to our principles” and “give shelter to those who deserve it,” said Merkel, who cut short her […]

ISIL claims credit for killing of French priest, attack in Ansbach, Germany

ISIL claims credit for killing of French priest, attack in Ansbach, Germany

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) announced its role in the murder of a French priest on July 26 and the bombing near a German music festival on July 24. ISIL claimed two of its “soldiers” entered a French church during morning mass in the Normandy town of […]

New wave of migrant violence hits Germany in Ansbach and Stuttgart

New wave of migrant violence hits Germany in Ansbach and Stuttgart

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2016 Four violent attacks in the past week have Germans increasingly questioning the government’s taking in of over 1 million Middle Eastern migrants and refugees. A Syrian asylum seeker who wounded 15 people when he detonated a bomb outside a music festival in Ansbach on July 25 had pledged allegiance […]

ISIL flag found in room of teen who attacked passengers on German train

ISIL flag found in room of teen who attacked passengers on German train

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2016 A 17-year-old Afghan refugee who attacked passengers on a train in Bavaria, Germany with an axe had a hand-painted Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) flag in his home, police said. Along with the flag, police found a letter the attacker appeared to have written to his father, […]

Merkel: Erdogan response to attempted overthrow ‘raises profound and worrisome questions’

Merkel: Erdogan response to attempted overthrow ‘raises profound and worrisome questions’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2016 Germany slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s response to a failed coup attempt, criticizing what it called “revolting scenes of caprice and revenge.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters on July 18 that Berlin had grave questions about Erdogan’s response, which included consideration of a return […]

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a sense NATO has been a victim of its own success. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as the Atlantic Alliance, has rested on its post Cold War laurels and the afterglow of the fall of the Berlin Wall and political freedom throughout […]

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