Turkey’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood ruler fires back at critics in Egypt

Turkey’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood ruler fires back at critics in Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2016 Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s scathing criticism of Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi signifies that the Turkish president has lost the ability of “sound judgment,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said. When reports circulated that top officials in Cairo had cheered the news of the coup attempt in Turkey, Erdogan bashed Sisi, […]

Many Egyptians cheered news of coup in Turkey, wished world would ‘see Erdogan as we see him’

Many Egyptians cheered news of coup in Turkey, wished world would ‘see Erdogan as we see him’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2016 Many in Egypt are not hiding the fact they would have liked to have seen the coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan succeed. Erdogan is a staunch supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, banned in Egypt, and a large number of Egyptians were looking for a similar result to […]

Erdogan blocks WikiLeaks after flood of post-coup documents released

Erdogan blocks WikiLeaks after flood of post-coup documents released

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2016 The WikiLeaks website was blocked by the Turkish government on July 20 after it leaked a slew of classified emails linked to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s post-coup purges. The move by the Turkish government came a day after WikiLeaks released 300,000 emails from Erdogan’s Islamist AKP party. The country’s […]

Iran backs Turkey’s Erdogan as massive crackdown widens

Iran backs Turkey’s Erdogan as massive crackdown widens

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2016 Shi’ite-majority Iran has said it fully supports the government of Sunni-majority Turkey in the wake of the July 15 coup attempt as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s post-coup purge topped 7,500 arrests. A senior aide to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Teheran backs Turkey’s elected government […]

Erdogan regime had prepared lists of dissidents in advance of attempted coup

Erdogan regime had prepared lists of dissidents in advance of attempted coup

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2016 The swiftness with which Turkey moved to round up alleged coup plotters indicates President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government had a prepared list of dissidents beforehand, a European Union official said. “It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared […]

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 […]

Israeli analyst contrasts Turkey’s Muslim Brotherhood strategy with ISIL’s in Nice attack

Israeli analyst contrasts Turkey’s Muslim Brotherhood strategy with ISIL’s in Nice attack

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2016 The coup attempt in Turkey “is not surprising” as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “aims to make Turkey an Islamic state again,” Israeli analyst Dr. Ephraim Herrera said. “Erdogan is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, so naturally the partisans of the Ataturk movement, who follow Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who’d removed […]

Erdogan official blames U.S. for coup attempt; U.S. forces at Turkey’s Incirlik air base on high alert

Erdogan official blames U.S. for coup attempt; U.S. forces at Turkey’s Incirlik air base on high alert

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2016 A Turkish government official said the United States was behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey. Labor and Social Security Minister Suleyman Soylu accused the Americans despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s call Friday for all sides in Turkey to support the democratically elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. […]

Egypt blocks U.S.-drafted UN statement backing Turkish government

Egypt blocks U.S.-drafted UN statement backing Turkish government

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2016 Egypt blocked a United Nations Security Council statement drafted by the United States that called on all parties to “respect the democratically elected government of Turkey,” diplomats said. The move came after Turkish forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned back an alleged military coup on July 16. […]

Gulen: Turkish coup may have been staged by Erdogan

Gulen: Turkish coup may have been staged by Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2016 The failed coup attempt in Turkey was poorly planned and executed and could have been “staged” by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to cleric and Hizmet movement leader Fethullah Gulen. Gulen, who lives in exile in the United States, rejected any accusation that he was behind the coup. The […]

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