Dutch go the polls in closely watched election

Dutch go the polls in closely watched election

It is decision day in the Netherlands in an election dominated by immigration, Islam and the rise of populism. Despite its splintered political landscape the Dutch vote is mainly pitching centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte against nationalist Geert Wilders. Its also happening against the backdrop of a bitter rift with Turkey. Rutte vs. Wilders pits […]

The case for a Kurdish state in the Middle East

The case for a Kurdish state in the Middle East

By Diliman Abdulkader / Gatestone Institute Many international bodies including the United Nations, the European Union, and the Arab League continue to push for a Palestinian state, while ignoring calls for a Kurdish one. For far too long, the Arab, Turkish and Iranian peoples and leaderships have used the Israeli-Palestinian issue as justification for their […]

French Presidential hopeful Fillon challenges Merkel on Russia, immigration, Turkey: Assessing election odds

French Presidential hopeful Fillon challenges Merkel on Russia, immigration, Turkey: Assessing election odds

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Regardless who wins the French presidential election in May, Angela Merkel may have a tough go of maintaining Franco-German solidarity. Please consider François Fillon Urges Angela Merkel to Soften Stance on Russia. François Fillon has urged Angela Merkel to soften her position towards Russia and harden her policies on migration, as […]

Policy recommendations on the Middle East for the Trump Administration

Policy recommendations on the Middle East for the Trump Administration

By Moshe Ya’alon / Israpundit Furthermore, the vacuum in the Middle East, which steadily diminished US deterrence and influence in the region, was filled by Iran, Turkey, the Islamic State, and Russia. Iran Iran is the country that gains the most from the nuclear agreement (the JCPOA) signed by Tehran and the world powers in the […]

Turkey: Lies, cheap lies and cheaper lies

Turkey: Lies, cheap lies and cheaper lies

By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute Reading his public speeches, one may think that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan must be joking; that he is a celebrity stand-up comedian, the best in his profession. In reality, he is not joking. He believes in what he says. And he does not want to make people laugh. He […]

Erdogan lashes out at EU, threatens to “open the gates” for refugees

Erdogan lashes out at EU, threatens to “open the gates” for refugees

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The EU’s refugee deal with Turkey is about to unravel. All it takes to kill the deal is one nation, but several states now grasp the notion the deal was a huge mistake. Erdogan’s Blackmail threats, the death penalty, a press takeover, a judicial purge, and Erdogan’s jailing of political opponents […]

UN plan to turn the world into an Islamic colony?

UN plan to turn the world into an Islamic colony?

By Maria Polizoidou / Gatestone Institute When the news arrived that UNESCO does not recognize the connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, it brought to mind that the UN is the mothership of injustice and radical global Islamization. Its members, which include the large bloc of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) […]

Turkey’s gendarmerie – the latest target as post-coup purge continues

Turkey’s gendarmerie – the latest target as post-coup purge continues

Months after Turkey’s attempted coup, the purge is continuing. On Monday, the opposition daily Cumhuriyet newspaper was targeted – the editor and senior staff detained, on accusations their coverage had helped precipitate what happened. Now the interior ministry has revealed more than 1,200 gendarmerie staff have been suspended. Ankara accuses US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of […]

Exciting step forward: Helicopter drop of debit cards for refugees in Turkey

Exciting step forward: Helicopter drop of debit cards for refugees in Turkey

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The largest ever humanitarian program in the history of the EU, is now underway in Turkey. The humanitarian effort comes in the form of a $393 million helicopter drop of Debit Cards and Cash to Refugees in Turkey as Part of Migration Deal. As many as one million refugees in Turkey will receive debit […]

“Liberal” Turkey claims Europe is racist

“Liberal” Turkey claims Europe is racist

By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute It’s not a bad joke; it’s a very bad joke. Turkey, where all variants of ethnic and religious xenophobia are a national pastime, is accusing the West of being racist. Speaking after a spat with Austria and Sweden over news reports and tweets from those countries that accused Turkey […]

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