by | Oct 9, 2019

Politically speaking, President Donald Trump may be right about a troop withdrawal from Syria. After years of failure in the Middle East, he wants to cut our losses, and many of his voters would tend to agree that keeping even…

by | Feb 19, 2019

As the New York Knicks headed to London last month for a game, one team member — 26-year-old Turkish player Enes Kanter — did not join them. In a televised interview, Kanter explained that his own outspoken criticism of Turkish Islamist…

by | Aug 13, 2018

Turkey was once the heart of the Ottoman Empire, an Islamic caliphate that included Hungary, the Balkans, Greece, and much of the Middle East. In the years leading up to World War One, the Ottoman Empire was known as the…

by | Oct 2, 2017

During the latter half of the 19th Century, the Ottoman Empire, a Muslim power, was called “the sick man of Europe.” But, like the 800-year Muslim occupation of Spain, the Ottoman Empire was not “of Europe” at all. It occupied…

by | Sep 21, 2017

Philadelphia On Tuesday afternoon, representatives of Turkey stormed out of a NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) conference when Emre Çelik, a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited to address the conference, hosted by the Middle East Forum…

by | May 17, 2017

The people you see kicking are the President of Turkey’, Tayyip Erdogan’s,  hooligans. They are the ones in suits kicking the heads of American Kurdish protestors. Here’s the video: #Erdoğan‘ın korumaları kavgaya karıştı https://t.co/gsi1iQ68Ye #amerikaninsesi pic.twitter.com/Jv3g5E7AVA — Amerika’nın Sesi (@VOATurkish)…

by | Apr 25, 2017

Instead of a congratulatory call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two Sundays ago, perhaps President Donald Trump should have made a condolence call to the leaders of Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Since 2009, it is estimated…

by | Mar 21, 2017

Among NATO’s most serious problems is Recip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. He is more than a political nuisance, because he threatens both the commitment of NATO’s members to defend each other and the Westernized composition of the nation he…

by | Jan 4, 2017

Among Donald Trump’s odd fixations are foreign strongmen. They are a reality and must be dealt with. Sometimes they can and do aid U.S. policy. But just because they are quick to toss opponents into jail doesn’t mean that they…

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