The water crisis has spread in southern and central provinces of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region as dams built by Turkey and Iran, irrespective of international laws, slow the flow of rivers into Iraq to a trickle.
Yesterday morning while we were all chomping on our breakfast we were rudely interrupted by the nanny state brigade. Politicians on the health and social care select committee used the testimony of Turkey-twizzler Snatcher Jamie Oliver to call for the …
Foxes defender Yohan Benalouane was an unused substitute for Tunisia as they drew 2-2 with Turkey at Switzerland’s Stade de Geneve on Friday night. Everton’s Cenk Tosun opened the scoring for Turkey with a 54th minute penalty and was sent off five minutes later for seemingly gesturing towards the crowd.
Amid the latest spat between Israel and Turkey, the Knesset is poised to vote on legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Such proposals have been fielded before, but this instance is notable because the government has neglected to submit a defense of its official Armenian Genocide denial policy to the Knesset, heretofore the typical response to such motions.
The leading public affairs committees of the Armenian-Australian, Greek-Australian and Assyrian-Australian communities have slammed SBS CEO, Michael Ebeid after he answered Senator Kristina Keneally’s probing questions at Senate Estimates, by committing to his Editorial Policy that appeases denial of the Armenian Genocide, which was the systematic attempt by Ottoman Turkey to rid the world of its Armenian, Greek and Assyrian inhabitants during and after World War I. The Armenian National Committee of Australia , the Australian Hellenic Council – NSW and the Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australian Chapter have released a joint statement as descendants of survivors of the 1915 Genocide, targeting the “flippant” responses given by a “stubborn” Ebeid, who continuously downplayed the overwhelming scholarly evidence that proves the genocide as indisputable fact.
While Christians make up less than half a percent of Turkey’s population, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Reconciliation Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) depict them as a grave threat to the stability of the nation.
The United States “openly supports” the militants of PYD and YPG, which are the wings of the terrorist organization PKK in Syria, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, the Turkish media reported May 31.
The FM noted that instead of fighting terrorists in Syria together with Turkey, the United States preferred cooperation with them.
“A state claiming that it is fighting with terrorists, can’t support them,” said Cavusoglu.
The FM also noted that Turkey is the only country that is fighting terrorists in Syria.
Earlier, Turkey’s president also accused the US of providing military support to the PYD and YPG terrorists in Syria
On January 20, the Turkish armed forces launched the Operation Olive Branch together with the Free Syrian Army in the Syrian region of Afrin.
On August 24, 2016, units of the Turkish Armed Forces began the Operation Euphrates Shield against militants of the “Islamic State” and with the support of the Syrian opposition liberated the border town of Jarablus in Northern Syria, as well as the city of al-Bab.
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Turkey slammed a U.S. report on international religious freedom Wednesday, describing its section on Turkey as “baseless claims”. In response to a question on the chapter on Turkey in the “International Religious Freedom Report for 2017”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement that Turkey has viewed the report.
The US State Department has highlighted the massive violations of religious freedom and rights by Turkish government across the country in 2017 in its annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2017, which was released on Tuesday.
(AINA) — The US State Department published its annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 on Tuesday. The following are excerpts from the report concerning Assyrians in Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq.