Tag Archives: Gulen

Is this cover for a big lie from Erdogan?

Turkey’s president Recep Tayipp Erdogan called the July 15 coup last year a gift from God and justification and it prompted an unprecedented jailing of  political opponents and members of the Turkish media. Erdogan and his allies have taken the … Continue reading

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Was Turkish Journalist Ahmet Sik Working on a Piece that Would Cause Upheaval in Erdogan’s Ruling AKP Party?

FreePress, a blog published in Europe, posted comments from a colleague of jailed journalist Ahmet Sik and brought some new details to light. Alican Uluda works with Sik at Cumhuriyet, a daily newspaper the Erdogan government considers an opposition publication. He has … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Government Even Arrests Lawyers to Keep Them From Defending Journalists

From Abdullah Bozkurt for Turkish Minute: The unprecedented crackdown on lawyers who defend critics, dissidents and opponents of the authoritarian regime of Turkey’s strongman, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, paint a dismal picture of how the criminal justice system has been turned … Continue reading

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Assassin of Russian Ambassador Linked to Cleric Who Supports Erdogan

From Turkish Minute: While the Turkish government insists on claiming that Mert Altıntaş, the police officer who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Ankara, is linked to the Gülen movement, it has been discovered that the gunman attended the sermons of … Continue reading

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Russians Unlock Assassins iPhone

That didn’t take long. The Russians aren’t inhibited by niceties as are the FBI. From Andrew Blake in the Washington Times: Russian authorities have reportedly succeeded in unlocking an Apple iPhone owned by the off-duty police officer who shot and … Continue reading

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Gulen: Russian Ambassador Was Supportive of Our Movement

Writes Chuck Ross for the DailyCaller from a video statement from  Cleric Fethulla Gulen on the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov: During his remarks on Thursday, Gulen repeated his previous statement condemning Karlov’s assassination. He also suggested that Karlov … Continue reading

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Erdogan Attempts to Leverage Albania Into a Crackdown on Gulenists

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan never misses a chance to advance his unsubstantiated claim that the Gulen movement is a terrorist organization and responsible for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to his nation this week. Fatjona Mejdini writes for Balkan … Continue reading

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Fearing Arrest at Home, Turkish Military Officers Seek Asylum in US

Reports Tom Bowman for NPR: A group of Turkish military officers deployed to the U.S. wants to stay in America much longer than a typical rotation for visiting foreign officers. More than two dozen officers deployed to a NATO command … Continue reading

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Terror Group Affiliated With Al Queda Claims Responsibility for Assassination

Writes Paul Thompson from the Daily Mail: An al-Qaeda linked terror group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, it was reported. A statement released by the Syria based al-Nusra front hails the killer, off … Continue reading

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The Russians REALLY Aren’t Buying the Gambit that Gulenists Killed Their Ambassador

MEMRI posts an editorial from state-controlled Russian newspaper PRAVDA: “Today, Russia no longer trades the lives of her diplomats, nor does she resort to terror to respond to terror. The Turks are well aware of it. Turkish President Erdogan called … Continue reading

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