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Free Press Under Fire on Eve of Turkish Elections [Video]

October 30, 2015
Free Press Under Fire on Eve of Turkish Elections [Video]

Pro Islamist prosecutors in Turkey have seized two leading secularist newspapers on the eve of Turkey’s parliamentary elections that are scheduled to take place Sunday, November 1. In the aftermath of the takeover, the papers have been transformed into cheerleaders for the Justice and Development Party,Turkey’s pro Islamist political party and that of Turkey’s President, […]

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16 Year Old Turkish High School Student Busted For Criticising Erdogan

December 26, 2014
16 Year Old Turkish High School Student Busted For Criticising Erdogan

A 16 year old Turkish high school student faces up to four years in jail for insulting Turkey’s President Recip Erdogan, a man who has stated that democracy is like a bus that one takes to one’s destination before getting off. On paper, Turkey remains a democracy, despite the attempts of Erdogan and his Justice […]

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Turkey Under Erdogan Trying To Play Both Sides Against Kurds and Secularists

September 30, 2014
Turkey Under Erdogan Trying To Play Both Sides Against Kurds and Secularists

Turkey has, until now been promoting insurgent groups in Syria that want to topple President Bashar Assad. One fear of the Turks is the development of something resembling a Kurdish state in Syria. However Turkey may champion Palestinian rights, it keeps a tight lid on Kurds in Turkey, who have only relatively recently won the […]

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Music From Grup Yorum of Turkey [Videos]

August 8, 2014
Music From Grup Yorum of Turkey [Videos]

Grup Yorum is a Turkish musical group that laces Turkish folk music with a left-wing political message. The group has been in existence since 1987, during which time its members have been arrested numerous times. The transition of the Turkish government from secularist to Islamist under Turkish Prime Minister Recip Erdogan has not made life […]

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Opposition In Turkey to Recip Erdogan Widens

January 31, 2014
Opposition In Turkey to Recip Erdogan Widens

A growing number of Turks fear that Recip Erdogan could be leading Turkey down the path of Islamist dictatorship, and past a point of no return. Even his supporters are starting to worry.

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Music From Grup Yorum [Videos]

January 21, 2014
Music From Grup Yorum [Videos]

  Grup Yorum is a folk musical group that was established in Turkey in 1987. Their left-wing political message has landed members of the group in jail numerous times since their founding. Since the rise to power of Recip Erdogan there has been no respite for the group, several of whose members are currently on […]

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Report From The Turkish Uprising [Video]

June 17, 2013
Report From The Turkish Uprising [Video]

  The Turkish revolt, which started in Gezi Park in Istanbul, has widened across Turkey, with major labour unions joining in, as well as people from the wide sector of Turkish society that is more secular in orientation.Following is a documentary about the recent unrest in Turkey.

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Grup Yorum And Creeping Dictatorship In Turkey [Videos]

June 5, 2013
Grup Yorum And Creeping Dictatorship In Turkey [Videos]

Gazi Marşı The recent police brutality against peaceful protesters in Turkey is not new. Grup Yorum is a political folk music in Turkey that was jailed many times during since 1987 under various Kemalist governments. Back in September of 2012, under the government of Recip Erdogan, Turkish police lashed out at the group in a […]

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A Turkish Blogger Explains Recent Protests

June 3, 2013
A Turkish Blogger Explains Recent Protests

The Turkish government of Recip Erdogan is claiming that the protesters in Gezi Park are simply trying to stir up trouble against his government. A Turkish blogger, İnsanlik Hali, has published an account of the protest in Istanbul from close up, along with a request that it be disseminated. Since the owner of the website […]

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Turkish Protests Spread [Videos]

June 2, 2013
Turkish Protests Spread [Videos]

The Turkish demonstration that was brutally broken up on Friday have spread to over 90 different demonstrations all across Turkey, the BBC reports. The original demonstration was not directed at the government of Recip Erdogan, Turkey’s Islamist president. It was simply a protest against a public park being razed to make way fro a shopping […]

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Israel Defense Ministry Vetoes Equipment Sales to Turkey

December 23, 2011
Israel Defense Ministry Vetoes Equipment Sales to Turkey

  Israel’s Defense Ministry  has vetoed Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems Ltd’s sale of advanced intelligence equipment to Turkey, Israel National News has reported  today, quoting a report on Israel’s Channel 10. The vetoed  contract, which was signed in 2009 and has a value of $140 million, was for the sale of a state […]

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Tensions Mount Between Turkey And Syria [Videos]

November 15, 2011
Tensions Mount Between Turkey And Syria [Videos]

The Turkish government of Recip Erdogan has ramped up the tension of its relationship with Syria by imposing economic sanctions on Syria, its southern neighbour, the London Telegraph has reported. Erdogan’s speech built upon his anger at attacks on Turkish diplomatic sites in Syria and expanded into a broad condemnation of Syria’s human rights record. […]

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Israel Offers Aid To Turkish Earthquake Victims

October 24, 2011
Israel Offers Aid To Turkish Earthquake Victims

Despite a severe chill in Turkish Israeli relations, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered Israel’s assistance in excavating earthquake victims in the recent earthquake that centered around the southeastern Turkish city of Van. Despite the fact that people remain buried under rubble, Turkish Prime Minister Recip Erdogan refused Israel’s offer, saying that Turkey was capable […]

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Turkish Hypocritical Oppression of the Kurds [Videos]

October 5, 2011
Turkish Hypocritical Oppression of the Kurds [Videos]

Turkey under its Islamist Premier Recip Erdogan has taken a leading role in criticising Israel’s self defense, under the ostensible guise of championing the cause of Arabs in Israel. At home in Turkey, Erdogan professes a desire to reintroduce some aspects of Islam into public life on Turkey, promising as he does so to support […]

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Turkey and Iran Coordinate Attacks on Kurds

September 20, 2011
Turkey and Iran Coordinate Attacks on Kurds

  Turkey has become the latest and loudest proponent of a state to be called Palestine in the years it has spent under Islamist premier Recip Erdogan. Turkey’s support of so called freedom flotillas, as well as its diplomatic and economic chill with Israel call into question Turkey’ s long standing friendship with the State […]

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