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Erdogan: We will nip US-backed 'terror army' at Syria/Turkey border

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the United States over its support for the creation of a 30,000-strong “terror army” on the country’s southern borders with Syria, vowing to crush the force before it was…

Erdogan slams Israel as 'terrorist state', 'killer of children'

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against Israel Sunday, calling it a ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children.’ Erdogan promised to fight to the bitter end against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds…

Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged his country's continued military support for Qatar during a visit to Doha on Wednesday, according to state media, amid an ongoing political crisis. Erdogan also signalled the "readiness"…

Erdogan to Saudi Arabia crown prince: You don’t own Islam

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SHAFAQNA- In harsh but indirect remarks addressed to Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Saudi Arabia official does not own the Islamic faith. President Erdogan said on…

Erdogan, King Abdullah II discuss Palestine’s al-Aqsa

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with Jordan's King Abdullah II and discussed the recent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians in al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds. Following the Monday…

Erdogan ends in Persian Gulf without results

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wrapped up a tour of Arab countries involved in a dispute but has failed to help bring the feuding sides closer to one another. Erdogan arrived in Qatar on Monday on the last leg of…

Erdogan to be arrested in Sweden

SHAFAQNA - Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president has been filed with a lawsuit in Sweden by the Swedish lawmakers. He was accused of “genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.” Mr. Erdogan’s role in the bloody conflict between…

Erdogan: Saudi list of demands from Qatar not acceptable

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stressed that his country will remain loyal to Qatar and that a list of demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies from the Persian Gulf country are under no circumstances acceptable. "When…

Erdogan: Turkey made historical decision by voting ‘Yes’

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SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in constitutional referendum granting him vastly increased executive powers. On Sunday, Erdogan said that the country has made a historical decision by voting for the…

Syria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting

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SHAFAQNA - While some measure of stability has returned to pockets of northern Syria following the Syrian Army’s recent liberation of al-Qaeda from Aleppo and elsewhere, external forces seem determined to keep the region volatile, regardless…

Erdogan’s Son-in Law involved in oil trade with Salafi & Deobandi Terrorists

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH WORLD SHIA FORUM - On Monday Wikileaks published a searchable archive of the 58,000 leaked emails from Turkey’s energy minister and son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Berat Albayrak. The…

Unearthing Turkey’s political fault-lines – Failed coup or warning

SHAFAQNA - As I write these lines much of the world media community is still attempting to work its way through the maze of information, misinformation and potential geopolitical repercussions Turkey’s attempted, and failed coup will likely…

The grand Turkish purge

SHAFAQNA - Following the Turkish government’s request to the White House to extradite Fethullah Gulen back to Ankara, Erdogan is currently undertaking a massive purge of government and military personnel inside Turkey. The latest purge…

Erdogan: US should extradite cleric accused of coup plot

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Washington to extradite US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of trying to orchestrate a military coup in the country over the last 24 hours. Saturday’s call came…

"They Will Pay a Heavy Price for This" says Erdogan

SHAFAQNA - Forces loyal to Turkey's government fought on Saturday to crush the last remnants of a military coup attempt which collapsed after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned…

Turkey; Economic Decline and Successive Policy Failures

SHAFAQNA - Upon rise of Justice and Development Party (JDP) to power in Turkey in 2002, the Turkish economy witnessed a fast-moving growth, pushing many of economic affairs experts to call the economic policies and increasing Turkish national…

German lawyers to probe Erdogan over alleged war crimes

SHAFAQNA - A group of lawyers, lawmakers and civil rights activists are urging authorities in Germany to investigate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Kurdish activist group Civaka Azad…

Erdogan tackles the issue of world population … or is that world domination?

SHAFAQNA - Love him or hate him Turkish President Recep Erdogan makes for great television. If you thought the world of politics was boring, and cold, I suggest you plug in to Erdogan’s new rant. Boy oh boy that president knows how to put…

Ankara Backs Chemical Attacks: Obama Lets Erdogan Do 'Whatever He Wants'

SHAFAQNA - While the United States was quick to condemn unproven allegations about Syria’s use of chemical weapons, Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear speaks with Kurdish activist Kani Xulam to discuss Washington’s silence on similar attacks…
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Erdogan’s not so secret war against the Kurds and its implications

SHAFAQNA - While the Kurds have been absolutely instrumental to opposing terror in both Iraq and Syria, offering together military relief, and crucial geostrategic expertise, Erdogan’s Turkey – a NATO ally, has waged a brutal crackdown…

Is Erdogan mad enough to invade Syria?

SHAFAQNA- The Russia Defense Ministry said today it has reasons to believe that Turkey is more likely planning a military invasion in neighboring Syria in light of the recent development on the borders. Russian reconnaissance planes have…

Erdogan’s dealings with terror are exposed once more – Israel and Greece step up

SHAFAQNA - It was Russia back in November who first rung the alarm bell over Turkey, alleging that President Erdogan held interesting friendships and alliances with hardened Wahhabi-inspired terrorists in Turkey. While Moscow backed its claims…

ISIL targets Turkey - Backlash says political analyst

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Erdogan confirmed this morning that the bomb attack in Istanbul this January 12, 2016 was carried out and commandeered by ISIL militants. Marwa Osman, a prominent political analyst told RT in an interview…

Terror profiteering: Turkey’s little house of horrors

SHAFAQNA - If Turkey’s links to terror have been splashed over the headlines of late, underscoring Ankara’s shady dealings with Wahhabi-inspired radicals across the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), little still has been written,…