Tag Archives: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Vatican against Opponents of immigration

The immigration issue is a very difficult one the pope wants to bring under our attention. In many countries we can see that those who are opposed letting other people in what they call ‘their country’, are voted for and … Continue reading

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RIA Novosti: The West’s Turkey Problem

The reason why NATO had closed its eyes for the flirting of Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Islamic terrorist friends may be questioned, but probably their eyes were more focused on Ukraine for having a buffer-zone and a close ear to … Continue reading

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Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire

Catherine Shakdam, Editor in Chief of The Levant, just published Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire on the back of the ‘black army’?  In this interview Catherine suggests that ISIL, that ostensible “Islamic extremist” group backed by Israel … Continue reading

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Turkey witnessing a surge in xenophobia

NATO member and European Union applicant, Turkey is witnessing a surge in xenophobia, according to new research by Washington-based Pew Research Center. Findings of the new survey coincide with an increasing amount of conflict along the country’s southern border and … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 2002 #1 Aspendos

In the palindrome year, the first since 1991, a few moths after the 17th FIFA World Cup and months before Turkey’s 15th general election was held on 3 November 2002 following the collapse of the DSP-MHP-ANAP coalition led by Bülent … Continue reading

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Turkey inbetween two visits

Three years after our visit in 1992 Turkey hoped to find a connection with the European Union willing to have it become a member. Nikolas Sarkozy was not the only politician who dared to speak out loud that “Turkey has … Continue reading

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ISIL will find no safe haven

The world may face an upcoming big counter-terrorism campaign to safeguard the democratic values of all our Western nations. In my previous post Not true or True Catholicism and True Islam I replied to those Americans who consider that IS, ISIS … Continue reading

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Turkey a wolf in the sheep house of the European Union

Smoke and fire to be seen as warning In Turkey, for several days now riot police had repeatedly clashed with protesters throwing bottles, rocks and fire-bombs. Mr Erdogan defended the police action, saying that an environmental movement had been hijacked … Continue reading

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Turkey and Pictures for the times coming

Many people in the last hundreds of years did come in (on the strength of) the name of Jesus Christ. In the seventies I also followed some people who seemed to have a good attitude and who tried to build … Continue reading

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Zionism comments and the place of Jerusalem in the world

The world today faces more global problems and might face more strife or dispute, noisy quarrel or contention. Today 7.9 million people live in Israel, 10 times the number at the country’s founding. Since early 2011, the winds unleashed by … Continue reading

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