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11 hrs ago | Groong

US Knew Turkey Aided Al Qaeda But Did Nothing To Stop It

US KNEW TURKEY AIDED AL QAEDA BUT DID NOTHING TO STOP IT Monday, September 15th, 2014 http://asbarez.com/126987/us-knew-turkey-aided-al-qaeda-but-did-nothing-to-stop-it/ Former US ambassador to Turkey, Francis Riccardione BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkey's role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed "concern" about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities. Despite the community's insistence that Turkey was directly involved in allowing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra rebels to freely enter Kessab, the US State Department was reticent in fingering its NATO ally.

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15 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Legislator: 53 Turkish families joined IS

A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said. A Georgia man who was banned from most of the state for firing at a house is being allowed to live with his mother, but he can't leave the county.

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19 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

There Are A Disturbing Number Of ISIS Recruits From NATO Partner Turkey

"As many as 1,000 Turks have joined ISIS, according to Turkish news media reports and government officials here," Yengisu writes. Turkey, a secular Muslim country led by a moderate Islamist party, faces a problem of disgruntled Islamists hoping for a more purely Islamic society.

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20 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Outgoing Turkish Consul General on visiting Turkey for fashion, food, fun

How do you let people across an ocean and a continent know how wonderful it is to visit your country? Turkey knows - they put on a fabulous party each year in Chicago. As a way to raise awareness of the treasures of Turkey, this year the 12th annual family-friendly Turkish American Festival took place at Pioneer Court at 401 N. Michigan - the place where the first Chicagoans settled.

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22 hrs ago | Trend

Turkish PM blames Greek Cypriots for 'lingering crisis'

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has blamed a 'no' vote by Greek Cypriots in a 2004 peace plan for a lingering crisis on the divided island Anadolu Agency reported Davutoglu was speaking at Ankara's Esenboga Airport shortly before his departure to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Tuesday his first formal foreign visit since becoming prime minister last month. New Turkish prime ministers and presidents follow a protocol of making Cyprus their first overseas destination after taking office, something Davutoglu described to reporters as "a beautiful tradition."

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Yesterday | Trend

Turkey's Culture Minister slams Wikipedia for linking Erdogan with authoritarianism

Wikipedia is the latest website to feel the wrath of Turkey's government, with Culture and Tourism Minister Omer Celik slamming the popular Internet encyclopedia for referring to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an article on authoritarianism Hurriyet Daily News reported. "Mentioning Turkey alongside the [North] Korean regime and the [Abdel Fattah] el-Sisi regime in Egypt is just a kind of operation, not an intellectual analysis," Celik tweeted on Sept.

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Yesterday | Recordpub.com

Pat Buchanan: America poised for next round of the Forever War

The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL," is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimately, non-credible.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Juan Cole

Turkey's Caution on ISIL War: "It's far away for them but very close to us"

In the United States the public has difficulty in understanding the reluctance of Turkey to join the international coalition that is going to war in the heart of the Middle East. But the answer is simple: it is a matter of geography.

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Governors of several provinces reshuffled in Turkey

The governors were reshuffled in the following provinces: Istanbul, Antalya, Hatay, Balikesir, Osmaniye, Kahramanmaras, Erzincan, Bayburt, Mugla, KA rklareli, Kocaeli, Kirsehir, Corum, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Samsun, Yalova and Mersin, according to the decree.

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NorthJersey.com

Turkish owner of Clifton businesses charged in alleged arms fraud

A Turkish man who owned two Clifton-based defense contracting businesses has been charged with entering into fraudulent contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Monday. Alper Calik, 38, of Ankara, Turkey, appeared in federal court in Trenton on Monday after being arrested on Saturday as he entered the United States, prosecutors said.

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President: High Level Strategic Council to be set up between Turkey and Qatar

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was welcomed with an official ceremony by the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Turkish TV channel TRT reported. Following the welcoming ceremony, the national anthems of the two countries were played and President Erdogan and the Emir of Qatar inspected the honor guard.

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Big News Network.com

Turkish Government Accused of Attempt to Take Down Bank

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The Baltimore Sun

Turkish military weighs 'buffer zone' against Iraq, Syria threats: media

Turkey's military is drawing up plans for a possible "buffer zone" on the country's southern border, where it faces a threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying on Monday. The government will evaluate the plans and decide whether such a move is necessary, Turkish television stations quoted Erdogan as telling reporters on his plane as he returned from an official visit to Qatar.

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SETimes news

Region, Turkey optimistic about new EU leaders

Regional officials say the recent personnel changes in the EU will have a positive impact on their countries' relationship with Brussels. The appointments of new European Council President Donald Tusk and new Foreign Policy and Security High Representative Federica Mogherini were received with optimism in southeast Europe.

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No ISIL oil comes to Turkey, Energy Minister says

The nearly 200,000 barrels arriving each day in Ceyhan, Turkey, from Kirkuk, Iraq, do not contain Islamic State of Iraq and Levant oil, said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported. A September 13 article by The New York Times claimed that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant traded their oil on Turkish soil through the black market.

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Turkey, Azerbaijan bound by common history

He made the remarks at an event at the Turkish Embassy dedicated to the 96th anniversary of Baku's liberation by the Caucasian Islamic Army from the Armenian-Bolshevik occupation. The ambassador said the history shows that Azerbaijan and Turkey have always supported each other in the most difficult times.

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EKathimerini

Mayor's efforts pay off as Turkish and Israeli visitors flock to...

History professor Peled Barzilai pays close attention as a guide shows the group of Israeli tourists from Netanya around ThessalonikiA's Yeni Mosque, built in 1902 for the northern port cityA's Donmeh community A- Jews in the Ottoman Empire who publicly converted to Islam while privately observing a mystical form of Judaism. The caps that Barzilai and the rest of the group are wearing, all featuring the same advertising logo, not only protect them against the sun; they also hide their yarmulkes.

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Sofia News Agency

Meeting with Turkey's Erdogan 'Perfectly Natural' - DPS Leader

The talks between DPS 's Chairman Lyutvi Mestan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were inevitable, necessary and of benefit to Bulgaria , Mestan himself argued. Commenting on his meeting with Erdogan last week, he told private national channel bTV bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Turkey had topped the two's agenda, alongside the importance of Bulgaria 's ethnic model in the light of the ethnic and religious challenges ahead of the Balkans, Europe and the world.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Peninsula

Turkish President arrives

The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is greeted upon arrival at Hamad International Airport by the Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani. Qatar's Ambassador to Turkey Salem Mubarak Al Shafi and Turkish Ambassador Ahmed Demirok were also present.

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The Peninsula

Qatari Diar offers luxury project in Turkey

DOHA: Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company yesterday said it is embarking on a brand-new seaside residential project in Istanbul, Turkey. The Sea Pearl Ataky development is steeped in luxury and innovation.

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