By PATRICK KINGSLEY and BENJAMIN WEISER | NYT | Oct. 14, 2017 The conversations caught on wiretaps planted by the Turkish police are alleged to show a conspiracy to help Iran skirt American sanctions by trading gold for gas. The recordings also...
By ZIA WEISE | Oct. 9, 2017 Ankara’s reluctance to release foreign citizens swept up in its post-coup purge has drawn accusations that they are being used as bargaining chips to pressure Turkey’s NATO allies into extraditing Turks living abroad. German...
By David Ignatius Oct. 12, 2017 At the center of the increasingly bitter dispute between the United States and Turkey is a demand by an irate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that American prosecutors free a Turkish-Iranian gold dealer who is about to go on...
by Michael Rubin | Sep 27, 2017 Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey: Time for Trump's State Department to call them sponsors of terrorism Since 1979, the State Department has maintained a State Sponsor of Terrorism list. Three laws inform the designation: (1) The Export Administration Act of...
|By Alon Ben-Meir | Sep. 28, 2017 | Dear Mr. President, I have been in your country scores of times and developed close and friendly relations with many Turks from all walks of life, who all took pride in the incredible progress...
|By Michael Rubin | AEIdeas | When Recep Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey’s president in 2014, a legal precondition for the office was a university degree. In theory, this shouldn’t have been a problem. His official biography says he received a degree in 1981...
By Global Initiative Secretariat | Oil smuggling is a lucrative financial source for organized crime and terrorist groups and an example of how demand for cheaper oil creates opportunities for criminals and terrorists in Turkey. The country’s high taxes, its proximity to...
by Ahmet S. Yayla | Homeland Security Today Al Qaeda has stepped out of the shadow of the Islamic State (ISIS), promoting its brand of terror with a new leader and a comprehensive list of attack priorities.  Hamza Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden’s...
by Zakir GUL | The Vocal Europe With Erdogan’s ruling and governing, Turkey lost its neighbors and friends. No-friend-left-behind policy worked greatly. One of the exception to that is the relations with Qatar that have been developing rapidly in the last...
|by Ahmet S. Yayla |ICSVE | Halis Bayancuk is the leader of ISIS in Turkey. His kunya is Abu Hanzala, although Turkish ISIS members call him Hanzala Hoca (Sheikh Hanzala). Halis Bayancuk and his father Haci Bayancuk have a long...

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