Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Breitbart Oped: Turkey: From Empire to Ataturk to Erdogan — And Back Again

November 11th, 2015

Seventy-seven years ago today, the founder of the independent Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, died in his bedroom at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul. Ataturk is still considered a national treasure, having resurrected Turkey from among the ashes of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of World War I. His ghost must have shuddered, however, upon

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Turkish Pride in the Armenian Genocide

June 15th, 2015

As if on safari, the hunters proudly display their kills. But the circa 1915 photograph depicts an undeniable horror. The hunters flank a dozen or so human bodies, laid out upon a dirt mound. The distinctive hunters’ uniforms identify them as Turkish soldiers of the Ottoman Empire; their victims are Armenian Christians. This photograph captured

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NATO Needs to Talk Turkey

October 30th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 29 (UPI) — It is time to “talk turkey” about Turkey’s role in NATO. Despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s “good friendship” with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s leadership continues down a worrisome path that should give NATO members pause to question Ankara’s allegiance. A most disturbing disclosure by Turkey,

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Gaza Flotilla Group Has Violent Past

June 10th, 2010

Published in Human Events June 10, 2010. A main organizer of the flotilla that tried to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza was a Turkish charity group, the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which has a long history of fomenting violence. Evidence of the violent character of this “charity” had long been documented—not by Israel, but by

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