Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Wrong Path to Heaven | Hürriyet Daily News

The Wrong Path to Heaven - by Burak Bekdil , September 26, 2014

Our leaders may be slow in fulfilling this columnist's prophesies, but they certainly try hard.

Back in 2008, I suggested that the (Islamic) headscarf must be allowed not only in universities, but also in kindergarten.

My 2008 prophecy for little girls in veils in kindergarten was almost fulfilled when a 2012 primary education bill allowed families to send their fourth grade daughters (daughters!) to imam schools, although there are no female preachers in Islam. Also, fourth grade girls would be allowed to wear the headscarf during Quran/Islam classes in primary schools.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Turkey: The Jihadists’ Fifth Column in NATO? | Joseph Klein

Turkey: The Jihadists’ Fifth Column in NATO?

September 29, 2014 by Joseph Klein

Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.

Turkey’s autocratic Islamist president, Tayyip Erdogan, has allowed Turkey’s border to become a passageway for jihadist fighters streaming into Syria to join ISIS and the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Three questions for... Burak Bekdil about Turkey in 2011 (10 min)

Burak Bekdil lives in Ankara and writes among others for the Hürriyet Daily News. He is one of Turkey's most outspoken commentators and critics of internal developments and foreign policy of "Turkey". The video interview was uploaded on Oct 25, 2011. Burak Bekdil shares valuable insights and expresses accurately the sentiment of secular-minded Turks on AKP, relations with Israel & relations with the Arab world. Unfortunately for Burak his fears have become his reality. Unfortunately for "Turkey" this is just the beginning of an ugly four decades ahead, of backwardness and internal strife.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Erdoğan Fails to Conquer New York City | Middle East Forum

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

President Johnson's letter to Ismet Inonu from 1964 and its relevance to understand the Turkish invasion of 1974 | Daniel Pipes

DANIEL PIPES: "So I believe your question of "what really happened" might be posed differently : "Why could Turkey attack and occupy large parts of Cyprus in 1974 and couldn't do that in 1964 even though it did want to?"

A tempting explanation , I think , is given by analyzing the letter of President Lyndon Johnson to Turkish prime Minister Ismet Inonu from June 5th, 1964 ordering the Turks to drop their plans to invade Cyprus."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Throw it into the bin

Prof. ALFRED DE ZAYAS: "Everything that we at the UN have tried to build over 60 years, the norms of international law that have emerged in international treaties and in resolutions of the Security Council would be weakened, if not made ridiculous by an arrangement that essentially ignores them, makes them irrelevant, or acts completely against the letter and spirit of those treaties and resolutions. ... "It is unfortunate that this half-baked plan was given the name of the Secretary General"

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