Erdogan shuns West with Syria strikes and more mass detentions

Erdogan has taken his referendum victory as a sign that Turks are happy with his government's crackdown following last July's failed military coup which has gutted the opposition, civil society and free press ...

ERDOGAN MOVES CLOSER TO MAKING TURKEY AN ISLAMIC STATE

Given Erdoğan’s record-setting jailing of reporters, his mass arrests after an aborted coup, and his frankly expressed ambitions to Islamize Turkey, these changes will result in a much more authoritarian and Islamic government incompatible with the West ...

Turkish vote hands Erdogan reins of power

In a speech before a massive crowd at his sprawling presidential palace complex, Mr Erdogan insisted Turkey’s referendum was “the most democratic election ever seen in any Western country” ...

Here’s How Turkey Lurched from Democracy Toward Dictatorship

Turkey’s move to abandon parliamentary democracy and adopt one-man rule fulfills a long-held dream of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

Now That Trump’s Red Line Has Been Crossed Will He Turn Damascus ‘Into A...

Will a false flag chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province be the trigger that causes World War 3 to erupt in the Middle East? (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

‘Five empires’ threaten to replace US and Europe on the global stage, writer says

Five empires are rising and will fill the vacuum if the United States continues to withdraw from the global stage, according to a respected author and documentarian. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Israeli bill redefining maritime border with Lebanon labelled a ‘declaration of war’

Lebanese politicians have reacted with anger over a proposed Israeli parliament bill which would redraw the current highly sensitive maritime border with Lebanon. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

TURKEY’S HOLY WAR

In Islamic eschatology the Mahdi (‘messiah’) plays a prominent role. For the Iranian Shia he is already born and has hidden down a well for over a millennium, waiting for the right time to emerge. Turkish Sunnis already have a candidate, breathing fire and brimstone and ready to purge the world. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

‘$3.75 BIL INVESTMENT IN ISRAEL’S LEVIATHAN GAS RESERVOIR A BLOW TO BDS’

The development of Leviathan, which is scheduled to take about three years, constitutes both the largest energy project and financial investment in Israel in the country's history. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...