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 […]

Socialist hell: 120,000 desperate Venezuelans cross into Colombia for food, medicine

Socialist hell: 120,000 desperate Venezuelans cross into Colombia for food, medicine

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2016 Some 120,000 desperate Venezuelans poured into Colombia over the weekend to buy food and medicine that are in short supply in socialist Venezeula. Under the 21st century socialist, or “chavismo”, movement started by Hugo Chavez and continued by his hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro, 70 percent of Venezuelans live in […]

With Boeing deal in limbo, Iran goes shopping for planes at airshow in Britain

With Boeing deal in limbo, Iran goes shopping for planes at airshow in Britain

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2016 As Congress moved to block Boeing’s sale of planes to Iran, the Islamic Republic is shopping elsewhere for airliners and searching for any financiers willing to risk the restoration of sanctions. Iranian airline executives visited the Farnborough Airshow in Britain last week for talks with potential sellers including Japan’s […]

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 […]

French leader ties horror in Nice to attacks in Iraq, Syria: ‘We will continue’

French leader ties horror in Nice to attacks in Iraq, Syria: ‘We will continue’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 President Francois Hollande said France would “further strengthen our actions in Iraq and in Syria” after a terrorist attack in Nice killed 84 people on July 14. “France has been hit on the day of celebration. This is a form of sabotage. Human rights are not respected by these […]

Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The European Union is making “a grave mistake” by opening a diplomatic office in Iran, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on July 14. EU Foreign policy head Federica Mogherini had earlier on July 14 announced plans for a mission in the Islamic Republic in a statement marking one year since […]

Dead or alive? Pentagon confirms ISIL military chief — reported killed in March — was again targeted

Dead or alive? Pentagon confirms ISIL military chief — reported killed in March — was again targeted

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The Pentagon is still unable to confirm if the notorious Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) commander known as Omar the Chechen is dead or alive. The Pentagon had claimed in early March that coalition forces had killed Omar al-Shishani, but it was later reported that he was […]