Category Archives: Islamism in Turkey

Turkey Parliament Speaker calls offensive against Syria Kurds “jihad”

The Speaker of Turkey’s National Assembly on Saturday described a now week-long military offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria’s Afrin as “jihad.” Speaker Ismail Kahraman’s use of the Islamic definition of “holy war” came amid rising religious rhetoric … Continue reading

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Special Report: With more Islamic schooling, Erdogan aims to reshape Turkey

On a hill overlooking Istanbul is a religious school where, 50 years ago, a boy from a working class district attended classes in Islam. The boy was Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s future president. The school was one of the first Imam … Continue reading

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Turkey: Targeting Kurds In Syria Making Turkey Feel Imperial Again

by Burak Bekdil “Operation Olive Branch,” the ironic code name the Turkish military has chosen for its incursion into northern Syria, has catered well to the Turkish psyche that craves shows of force of every possible flavor. In practice, ironically, … Continue reading

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Turkey is becoming new hub for Salafist-jihadi exodus from Syria

by Metin Gurcan As the Islamic State (IS) has lost territory in Syria and Iraq, and as efforts are being made to separate radical elements from moderate Sunni opposition groups in and around Idlib, the violent Salafist-jihadi networks are migrating to Turkey.

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The West’s Steadfast Misunderstanding of Turkey and Islam

by Uzay Bulut Fundamentalist Muslims in Turkey — and elsewhere — do not see jihad, forced conversions or other forms of persecution against non-Muslims as criminal. On the contrary, their religious scriptures openly command them “to chop off heads and … Continue reading

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Erdogan Invokes Islamic Text Sanctioning Killing Jews at Party Convention

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invoked a Muslim hadith commonly used by Hamas and other terrorist supporters to sanction killing Jews during a party convention Sunday. “[T]hose who think they own Jerusalem better know that tomorrow they won’t be able … Continue reading

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Radical Islamists tapped to be judges and prosecutors in Turkey

by Abdullah Bozkurt A key pro-government association rooted in religious fanaticism and a jihadist mindset has been serving as a springboard for staffing Turkey’s judiciary as a new generation of judges, prosecutors and jurists is chosen to replace thousands of … Continue reading

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Islam, Ottoman, Erdogan: New Core Of Turkey’s Education System

by Luisa Seeling ISTANBUL — Forget about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Starting this year, Turkish students will instead be taught that human beings were created by God. They’ll also learn about jihad, an announcement that triggered an outcry in … Continue reading

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Turkish-Cypriots split over Islam’s rise in occupied northern Cyprus

By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS At over 60 meters (200 feet) high, the four black-coned minarets of the nearly completed Hala Sultan mosque tower over the plain of Mesaoria in the northern, Turkish-Cypriot part of ethnically divided Cyprus. The imposing, Turkish-funded structure … Continue reading

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