Category Archives: Turkey – Europe

Turkey: Let Them Die!

by Burak Bekdil Until last year, observers were debating how fast Turkey’s drift away from democracy was progressing. Today the talk is rather about how fast Turkey is drifting from undemocratic practice to simple rogue-state practice.

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Erdogan Says No Longer Needs EU Membership, His Son Calls Europeans “Infidels”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey no longer needs EU membership. His son Bilal who plays an important role in Turkey’s politics went even further and described the Europeans as “gavur” (indifels). The comments come after 12-year-long … Continue reading

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Turkey Needs to Practice in Turkey What It Preaches in Cyprus

by Kyriacos Kyriakides The Turkish Cypriots are sort of like the “Kurds” of Cyprus — with the emphasis on the sort of. Like the Kurds in Turkey, the Turkish Cypriots are a sizeable minority in Cyprus — and that may be … Continue reading

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The Face of Turkey – Το πρόσωπο της Τουρκίας

This is Turkey at its heart: supremacist, imperialist, intolerant, oppressive and murderous. Regardless of time, political regime, or leadership. 

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Παρά τις παλλικαριές Ερντογάν, η Τουρκία δεν μπορεί να “ζήσει” χωρίς τις ΗΠΑ, την Ε.Ε. και το ΝΑΤΟ

Του Μάριου Ευρυβιάδη Οι σχέσεις της Άγκυρας και της Ευρωπαϊκης Ένωσης, που τους τελευταίους μήνες φαίνεται να βρίσκονται στα τάρταρα, μπορούν να επανέλθουν σε συνθήκες άμεσης συνεργασίας και παρά τη πρόσφατη δήλωση της Καγκελαρίου Μέρκελ πως η Τουρκία δεν πρόκειται … Continue reading

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Islamic Supremacy Alive and Well in Ankara Turkey, Past and Future

Supersessionism refers to the belief that Christians have superseded Jews in a new covenant with God. Islam, too, sees itself as superseding all previous divine revelation but, unlike Christianity, which canonized the Old Testament embedding long centuries of pre-Christian history … Continue reading

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Ottoman conquest of Nicosia, 9 September 1570

On September 9, 1570, the Turks captured the city of Nicosia. 20,000 Nicosians were put to death, and every church, public building, and palace was looted. Only women and boys who were captured to be sold as slaves were spared. 

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Austrian Minister Warns of Balkans’ Islamization Due to Saudi, Turkish Influence

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are spreading Islamic values more heavily into society in the Balkan states, Austrian Federal Minister of Defense Hans Peter Doskozil said in an interview to the German newspaper Die Welt published Tuesday.

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Turkey’s Mass Persecution of Christians and Kurds

Since 2015, the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been attacking Kurdish-majority areas in the country. A 2017 World Heritage Watch report details the destruction of one such town, Suriçi (Sur), as follows: “[C]urfews were declared six times for several … Continue reading

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Erdogan calls on Turks in Germany not to vote for Merkel, Schulz, Greens

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Turks in Germany not to vote for “enemies of Turkey,” claiming that the main reason for the recent crisis between Ankara and Berlin is the “race for votes” ahead of the Sept. 24 general … Continue reading

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