COMMENTARY — The air force on NATO’s southern flank gutted

By Abdullah Bozkurt The Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has gutted the NATO alliance’s second largest army, depleting what used to be a...

German intelligence agency considers investigating Turkey’s DİTİB for illegal activities

Germany’s domestic security agency has turned its attention to the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), one of Germany’s largest pro-Erdoğan Islamist organizations, after...

French intellectuals protest Macron inviting Turkey’s Erdoğan to World War I ceremonies

A group of French intellectuals, politicians and civil society organizations published a joint letter in Le Monde on Tuesday protesting French President Emmanuel Macron for inviting...

CHP refers deputy to disciplinary committee over remarks on call to prayer in Turkish

Turkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) executive board has referred deputy Öztürk Yılmaz to its disciplinary committee over remarks on a TV station...

COMMENTARY — Erdoğan shields Hizb ut-Tahrir from criminal prosecution in Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt Hizb ut-Tahrir, an outlawed group that calls for the reinstatement of the caliphate that was abolished in Turkey, was recently given a...

Dutch intelligence report: ISIL using Turkey as base to reorganize and threaten Europe

The Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) has reported that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been using Turkey as a...

Turkish teacher tells story of horrific torture under 30-day police detention in Ankara

“I was subjected to severe torture. They threatened me, saying, 'Either you will talk or you're going to die.' After they tortured me, they...

Turkish mayor built martyrs’ cemetery ‘just in case’ someone from town martyred

A Turkish mayor ordered the establishment of a martyrs’ cemetery in a town in northern Gümüşhane province in the event some youths from the...

Turkish rector who said obedience to Erdoğan an ‘Islamic obligation’ resigns

Ramazan Taşaltın, a university rector in the southeastern Turkish province of Şanlıurfa, has resigned following reactions to remarks he made suggesting that "obeying Turkish...

COMMENTARY — Turkey’s diaspora agency is building Erdoğan’s proxies abroad

By Abdullah Bozkurt The recent appointment to the leadership of Turkey’s diaspora agency confirms the long-held view that the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

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