Exiled novelist: ‘Fascist’ Turkey regime comparable to 1930s Germany

Exiled novelist: ‘Fascist’ Turkey regime comparable to 1930s Germany

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2018 An exiled Turkish novelist who was detained in the wave of arrests following the failed 2016 coup said “the extent of things in Turkey is like Nazi Germany.” Asli Erdogan, currently residing in Frankfurt, Germany, faces terrorism charges in Turkey for her role as a literary adviser to a […]

Trump calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to release North Carolina pastor

Trump calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to release North Carolina pastor

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump is pressing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to “do something” to bring about the release of an American pastor jailed in Turkey on terrorism and spying charges. A Turkish court on July 18 dashed the hopes of Pastor Andrew Brunson’s immediate release. The court ordered […]

Turkish university graduates arrested for displaying cartoon of Erdogan

Turkish university graduates arrested for displaying cartoon of Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2018 Turkish authorities have arrested four recent university graduates for displaying a cartoon mocking President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports say. The Middle East Technical University students, during a July 6 graduation ceremony in Ankara, had made and carried a banner printed with a cartoon of animals whose faces resembled Erdogan, […]

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2018 U.S. senators, Israeli officials and other critics of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are calling on the U.S. to halt the sale of up to 100 F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey. Lockheed Martin on June 21 announced the roll-out of Turkey’s first two F-35s in an official ceremony […]

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.” […]