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Armenian Genocide Claim by Pope Angers Turkey

Armenian Genocide Claim by Pope Angers Turkey

The Armenian genocide claim by Pope Francis, which took place at a Mass on Sunday, angered officials in Turkey. Francis has strong ties with the Armenian community, from when he served in Argentina and told them that it was his duty to ensure the memory of the innocent victims be honored. In his speech, he called […]

British Schoolgirls Led Into Syria, Man Arrested

British Schoolgirls Led Into Syria, Man Arrested

A man has been taken into custody, following an alleged attempt to assist three British schoolgirls crossing into Syria, according to the foreign minister of Turkey. The man in question may have been working along side an intelligence group for a nation which is in union against the onslaught of Islamic state (ISIS) insurgents. Amira Abase, Shamima Begum, […]

Turkey Closes Border Crossings Into Syria as Fighting Worsens

Turkey Closes Border Crossings Into Syria as Fighting Worsens

Turkey shut down two border crossings into Syria on Wednesday as a precaution while fighting in Aleppo becomes worse, according to Turkish officials. Military personnel at the border crossings at the towns of Cilvegozu and Oncupinar, in the Hatay province of Turkey, are prohibiting people and vehicles from going Syria. Although those from Turkey cannot cross […]

ISIS Money Is Oily

ISIS Money Is Oily

ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has been described as the most well-funded organization/terrorist group. ISIS makes its money from oil and extortion. In Turkey, the price of oil is about $7 a gallon, and so the cheap oil smuggled from across the border by the terrorist group is a bargain for the […]

Pope Francis Hopes to Bridge Religious Gap

Pope Francis Hopes to Bridge Religious Gap

Setting off for his second international tour this week, Pope Francis is hoping to bridge a religious gap in Turkey where he will be visiting the main Turkish cities of Ankara, the capital and Istanbul.  Earlier he had paid a visit to Strasbourg for meetings with European Parliament and Council of Europe. He is visiting […]

Boat North of Istanbul Coast Capsizes, 24 Killed

Boat North of Istanbul Coast Capsizes, 24 Killed

Off the north coast of Istanbul a boat carrying migrants capsized, 24 bodies have been found. Officials say that more are missing and that a rescue is already in motion. Apparently a small vessel was transporting migrants. It is possible that they were trying to reach the European Union, specifically Romania. Turkish coast guards and fisherman […]

Syria and Iraq Latest Happenings

Syria and Iraq Latest Happenings

The latest happenings in Syria and Iraq include around 521 militant fighters and 32 civilians who have reportedly been killed since airstrikes began.. Around 464 of those reported killed may have been Islamic State (IS) militants, while 57 may have been Nusra Front fighters, or those affiliated with al-Qaeda. Five of the 32 civilians who […]

ISIS / Turkish Impasse in Kobani Begets the Downfall of a Free Kurdistan

ISIS / Turkish Impasse in Kobani Begets the Downfall of a Free Kurdistan

As ISIS militants push towards the strategic Syrian border town of Kobani, the Turkish military is massed along the border of Syria, at an impasse over just when and where they should involve themselves in this ongoing Mideast conflict. Isis controls large swaths of territory in the country of Iraq, as well as Syria, its base […]

ISIS Forces 100,000 Syrian Refugees to Turkey

ISIS Forces 100,000 Syrian Refugees to Turkey

100,000 Syrian refugees have flooded into neighboring Turkey as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continue to force a stranglehold on the region. Yesterday, Guardian Liberty Voice reported that the movements of ISIS toward Ayn al-Arab had forces 60,000 Kurdish Syrians to cross over the border in fear for their lives and less than […]

Turkish Hostage Thankful for US Airstrikes That Almost Killed Him

Turkish Hostage Thankful for US Airstrikes That Almost Killed Him

One of the 46 Turkish hostages released from captivity, following intervention by Turkey’s intelligence service, has revealed that US airstrikes may have almost killed him and his fellow captives but was also thankful that the attacks against ISIS may have ensured his survival. Öztürk Yılmaz was Turkey’s Consul General in Mosul, Iraq, when his consulate […]

Turkey Will Be Next if Iraq, Syria Fall to ISIS

Turkey Will Be Next if Iraq, Syria Fall to ISIS

Turkey is walking a fine line in the growing war against ISIS but – should Iraq and Syria ultimately fall to the Islamist terror army – it may be the next country targeted for insurgency. There is no geopolitical genius behind this prediction; how could Turkey not be on the minds of those whose ultimate […]

American Journalist in Peril

American Journalist in Peril

Steven Sotloff, an American journalist who’s life is in peril at the hands the Islamic State militia known as ISIS, was a relative unknown as a missing member of the media until recently. Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 while on assignment for Time magazine. The journalist was last heard from in Syria shortly after […]

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