Gulen op-ed refutes accusations, states Erdogan’s Turkey on ‘dangerous’ path to ‘one-man rule’

Gulen op-ed refutes accusations, states Erdogan’s Turkey on ‘dangerous’ path to ‘one-man rule’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2016 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using the aftermath of the failed coup to reign in his foes and move toward his ultimate goal of “one-man rule,” self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen said. Gulen, in an op-ed piece written for The New York Times, denied any involvement in the coup and […]

Turkey increases pressure on U.S. to extradite Gulen, leaks general’s testimony

Turkey increases pressure on U.S. to extradite Gulen, leaks general’s testimony

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2016 As Turkey increased pressure on the United States to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen for engineering the July 15 coup attempt, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. would consider the move only if Turkey submits “legitimate evidence” of Gulen’s involvement. “Turkish people are appalled at the U.S.’s insistence […]

If the United States can’t do it, Trump hopes Russia can help find Clinton’s missing emails

If the United States can’t do it, Trump hopes Russia can help find Clinton’s missing emails

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2016 Because Russia has been accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC), maybe it can also help find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on July 27. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said. […]

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 […]

Day 1 inside the DNC bubble: Media awed, ISIL not mentioned even once

Day 1 inside the DNC bubble: Media awed, ISIL not mentioned even once

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2016 The major U.S. media lauded the “passion and purpose” on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, with some even moved to tears by Michelle Obama’s “pitch perfect” speech. The contrast in coverage of the “dark” acceptance speech by Republican nominee Donald Trump was of the glass-half-full kind, […]

China bans internet news sites that were doing their own reporting

China bans internet news sites that were doing their own reporting

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2016 The Chinese government has banned several online news portals that were producing original investigative reports. News services run by Sina, Sohu, NetEase and iFeng were shut down for publishing independent reports instead of carrying official, state-produced news, local media said. In February, President Xi Jinping toured state media outlets […]

WikiLeaks founder: ‘If you act in corrupt ways that benefit Hillary Clinton’, she’ll take care of you

WikiLeaks founder: ‘If you act in corrupt ways that benefit Hillary Clinton’, she’ll take care of you

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2016 Highlights from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s July 25 interview with democracynow.org: “It is important for there to be examples of accountability. The resignation (of Debbie Wasserman Schultz) was an example of that. Now, of course, Hillary Clinton has tried to immediately produce a counter-example by putting out a statement, […]

Erdogan threatens Europe: Pay up or face new flood of migrants

Erdogan threatens Europe: Pay up or face new flood of migrants

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2016 Turkey will open its border and allow a wave of migrants to flood into Europe unless the European Union pays the entire balance it promised Ankara for taking in millions of refugees, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “Ask them [the EU]. Did you pay? But Turkey still hosts […]

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 […]

The Democrats build a wall, a big wall, in Philadelphia

The Democrats build a wall, a big wall, in Philadelphia

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2016 The party that likes to talk about building bridges of inclusion has taken extreme measures to keep out those it doesn’t want at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee installed a large fence that spans about four miles around the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for the […]