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-Pres. Trump: Turkey Should Release Pastor Brunson

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

         (Image: Brunson Facebook Page) Turkey is subjecting Christian pastor Andrew Brunson to a kangaroo court where the so-called witnesses, who claims that Brunson is a terrorist and spy, are kept secret with obscured voices. The case is now on hold until May 7 and Pastor Andrew has been thrown into one of Turkey’s worst […]

-Turkish Fans Boo Moment of Silence For Paris Then Chant: "Allahu Akbar"

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015 – During a soccer game between Turkey and Greece, Turkish fans boo during a moment of silence for the Paris attacks, then break out into this chant: "Allahu akbar." Response: This event demonstrates how far Turkey has moved toward radical Islam. A few short years ago it was seeking to become part […]

-Turkish President Calls On Muslims To Invade Jerusalem and Pushes for a New Caliphate

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

President Erdogan of Turkey recently gave a speech calling on all Turks and Muslims around the world to refocus on re-conquering Jerusalem rather than fighting among themselves. He also continues to push for the establishment of a new Caliphate with himself as the new Sultan. His comments on these issues have not been covered by […]

-Turkey Now Closing Churches?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

             (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Following its defeat as the last Muslim caliphate in WWI the country of Turkey rose from the ashes as a ‘secular’ nation directed by the military rather than religious leaders. All that began to change when the current pro-Islamist government of  Recep Erdogan came to power in 2003. Since then the […]

-Turkey: Discrimination of Israeli Jews -Is This the Beginning?

Monday, September 5th, 2011

            (Image via Wikipedia) Forty Israeli Jews arriving in Istanbul, Turkey on a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel were separated out from other travelers, detained, strip searched, and questioned for over an hour. This is the first time that Israelis have ever been subjected to this kind of treatment. Meanwhile, the Turkish press is conveniently […]

-Turkish Government Breaks Precedent Intervening in Military Affairs

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

(Turkish Flag via Wikipedia) The Turkish Government under President Abdullah Gul and PM Recep Erdogan broke government rules last week and for the first time interfered with military promotions and affairs. The government used the excuse that many in the military were part of a ‘coup in the making’ and those involved should not eligible […]

-Is This a Good Idea?: Turkish Officers Training Afghan Military Leaders

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Several thousand Turkish officers are serving as instructors to the Afghan Army and police training leaders as part of a NATO stabilization plan in Afghanistan. Response: A few years ago I would have considered this to be a great idea. The Turkish officers are Muslim but for years have supported a secular […]

-Congress Asks Obama to Challenge Turkey over New Ties with Iran and Hamas

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

(Turkey via Wikipedia) Members of Congress recently sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama concerning Turkey’s new ties and support of Iran and Hamas. Turkey has been a major ally of the US and Israel and a part of NATO since the end of WWII. Congress is calling on the President and his administration to […]

-Is Turkey Becoming NATO’s Trojan Horse?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

(Image by GoGap via Flickr) Since 1951 Turkey has been part of NATO and has received $Billions in military weapons and training from the USA. It has been a staunch ally of America and Israel and continues to maintain the second largest army in the alliance. It stood as a strong bulwark against Russia and […]

-The Signing of FTA with Jordan Continues Turkey’s Middle East Realignment

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Almost unnoticed Turkey is in the midst of realigning the Middle East with themselves as the major leader and player.On Tuesday a new Free Trade agreement was signed between Turkey and Jordan. The new agreement phases out the visa and customs fees setting up a free trade zone between the two countries that is similar […]