Turkey’s Erdogan wants to swap N.C. minister for ‘our pastor’, exiled rival in Pennsylvania

Turkey’s Erdogan wants to swap N.C. minister for ‘our pastor’, exiled rival in Pennsylvania

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2018 The U.S. Senate and North Carolina’s General Assembly are calling for Turkey to release an American pastor based in Turkey who was arrested in the purges which occurred in the aftermath of the 2016 Turkish coup attempt. Pastor Andrew Brunson, a native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, was charged […]

Erdogan threat: Closing of Austria mosques may spark ‘war between the cross and crescent’

Erdogan threat: Closing of Austria mosques may spark ‘war between the cross and crescent’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Austria’s populist government for its decision to shutter seven mosques and expel dozens of Turkish-funded imams. “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said, according to […]

Amid mounting Israel-Turkey tensions, Netanyahu pulls legislation on Armenian genocide

Amid mounting Israel-Turkey tensions, Netanyahu pulls legislation on Armenian genocide

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2018 As the rhetoric between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan became increasingly harsh, Netanyahu ordered the shelving of legislation that would recognize the Armenian genocide. “It’s time to stop groveling before Erdogan. It is time to do the moral and right thing and recognize […]

Turkey bans Wikipedia for documenting regime’s backing of ISIS

Turkey bans Wikipedia for documenting regime’s backing of ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 Turkey has imposed a ban on Wikipedia after it said the online encyclopedia refused to remove two English-language pages which cited Ankara’s support for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria. Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan said the ban will remain in place as long as Wikipedia does not remove […]

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2018 Turkey and Israel engaged in a war of words following deadly riots on the Israel-Gaza border on May 14, the same day the United States formally moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said “Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel.” […]

Getting real: The post-communist Russian threat in perspective

Getting real: The post-communist Russian threat in perspective

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy While the West is busy hunting “Russian witches,” its sworn enemies are devouring it alive from within. In 1986, the manager of the largest state company Eurodif Georges Besse arrived at his office as per usual. When he got out of his car, he was shot at point-blank range […]

Russia-Iran-Turkey entente vow ‘calm’ for fractured Syria

Russia-Iran-Turkey entente vow ‘calm’ for fractured Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 Saying they are committed to a “lasting cease-fire” in Syria, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey said after an April 4 summit in Ankara that an end to the conflict can only be achieved “through a negotiated political process.” The  administration of President Donald Trump is reportedly considering […]

Turkey threatens France over plan to deploy troops in support of Syrian Kurds

Turkey threatens France over plan to deploy troops in support of Syrian Kurds

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2018 France could become a “target of Turkey” if it follows through on a pledge to send troops to northern Syria in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Turkish official warned. French President Emmanuel Macron met an SDF delegation on March 29 and gave assurances of French […]

Erdogan ally to acquire prestigious Turkish media group

Erdogan ally to acquire prestigious Turkish media group

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2018 A businessman and close confidante of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to purchase Turkey’s largest media group, which includes CNN-Turk, a report said. The Demiroren Group of magnate Erdogan Demiroren will buy Dogan Media Group for around $1 billion (810 million euros), AFP reported. Along with CNN-Turk, […]

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