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Has Turkey send 5000 Chinese Jihadi to Syria? 

According to a source in farsi media, Syria ambassador to China is claimed that 5000 Chinese muslim have been moved to Syria and fight under ISIS ideology. This is first time of jihadis from muslim uyghor community being reported. Turkey has long been a supportive of Chinese muslims and some …

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10 pro-Erdogan imams accused of spying fled Germany

According to the report, based on officials’ statements to German public broadcaster WDR, 10 imams who work for the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) have fled the country to avoid legal proceedings. A total of 20 Turkish citizens are facing an investigation on charges of spying on followers of …

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Iran ambitious to take Mosul 

According to reports by head of Arab tribes in Eastern part of Mosul, Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran, Sepah, has setup few military posts in the region to help Nuri Maleki agenda on changing demographic of Mosul population in favor of Shia residents.  Source  http://www.basnews.com/index.php/so/news/iraq/346945

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Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey

With the move, Turkey joins the Chinese government as two of the only nations to completely block access to Wikipedia. Since a failed coup attempt last July, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has steadily tightened controls over Turkish media both traditional and online. The government has also cracked down on dissidents in the country. …

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A Forgotten Past: Anzac and the Armenian Genocide

On April 24, 1915, the day before Anzac soldiers landed amid a hail of rifle-fire on the beaches of Gallipoli, 250 Armenians were seized from their homes in the Ottoman Empire. Politicians, priests and poets, the essence of Armenian cosmopolitan life, would never be heard from again. It was the …

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Denial of the Armenian Genocide should concern us all

In April 2015 the centenary of the genocide was marked in Turkey by a burgeoning civil society movement, that has been bravely engaged in these issues for more than a decade. Since then the situation in Turkey has deteriorated sharply. The Turkish state’s list of “enemies” is growing every day; …

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Continuous imprisonment  of pro-Kurdish deputies

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Burcu Çelik was arrested by a Muş court on Wednesday for “membership in an armed terrorist organization” and “attempting to destroy the unity of the state and nation.” Çelik was reportedly sent to Muş Prison late on Wednesday. Source  https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/04/20/turkey-jails-another-pro-kurdish-deputy-bringing-total-to-14/

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Here’s why Erdogan’s victory may come back to haunt him

Even with his new powers, Erdogan will still have to address the Kurdish issue, a possible quagmire in Syria, tensions with the West and a frail economy. He will have to think hard about why he lost the vote in all of Turkey’s major cities and industrial centers. Polls indicate …

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How to get elected dictator of Turkey: A ten-step guide

It appears that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gotten himself elected dictator of Turkey through 2029, by a conveniently slim margin of 51-49%. So for other autocratic world leaders out there hoping to replicate his feat—who are tired of pesky Constitutions and Executive limitations—here are a few helpful steps …

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