UPDATE: Tensions rise between the JIHADIST ERDOGAN and the United States. Erdogan plays the role of Stalin, using the coup to round up adversaries. Sharia Law is not far behind. Contrary to popular belief the coup appears to have boosted Erdogan’s popularity. However, we don’t think this will last as a clamp down on FREEDOMS will increase. Click here for the sad news from Ralph Peters; Turkey’s last hope dies. Friday night’s failed coup was Turkey’s last hope to stop the Islamization of its government and the degradation of its society. Reflexively, Western leaders rushed to condemn a coup attempt they refused to understand. Their reward will be a toxic Islamist regime at the gates of Europe. Expect a Political Response from the Obama/Kerry Axis. The United States is now between a rock and a hard place. Military sorties from Turkey are done. ISIS has been given free reign to crush its opponents.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency says detention orders have been issued for 53 more judges and prosecutors while 52 military officers have been rounded up for their alleged roles in the failed coup.
The reports Sunday followed an intensive crackdown against the judiciary and the military in the wake of the botched coup Friday night against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Officials say about 3,000 soldiers, including officers, are already in detention. Almost a similar number of judges and prosecutors have been dismissed.
How many times have we repeated, “throw Turkey out of NATO.” Now the question may be asked, particularly after the attempted coup, does Obama have the intestinal fortitude to do it. We remind you that Turkey blames the world for its ills, but now they directed their ire at the United States. They demand we hand over the Muslim Cleric, Fethullah Gulen. residing in the hills of Pennsylvania as the culprit; this one man instigated the coup from far and wide according to the dog, Erdogan. In a televised speech, Erdogan said Turkey had never refused any request by the U.S. to extradite “terrorists” and invoked Washington and Ankara’s relationship as “strategic partners” in an effort to force the return of Fethullah Gulen.
As noted by the previous post, Democracy has been eroded by the despot who sees a spy, a coup, an enemy, a secularist behind every tree. Well yesterday, a bunch of military men failed in a brazen attempt to topple the dictator. Obviously they did not have an adequate plan and failed miserable; unfortunately for the Turkish people who now must bow to the Muslim Brother Hood aficionado.
This is not the end of the story; more attempts will occur before the decade is out. Kemal Ataturk must be rolling over in his grave.
Why is Turkey in Nato? That is an important question. A Muslim country with a sliver of Christians, actually two tenths of a percent (.0002) or 200,000 out of a population of 80 million.
Freedom of the press has been stamped out. A government takeover by an autocratic regime.
Zaman newspaper: Seized Turkish daily ‘now pro-government’
Turkey’s biggest newspaper, Zaman, has published an edition carrying pro-government articles, two days after being taken over by authorities.
On Friday, a court ruled that Zaman, previously linked to an opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, should now be run by administrators.
Its last edition under old ownership on Saturday said Turkey’s press had seen one of its “darkest days”.
But that isn’t all, we have seen this coming. Erdogan has unleashed a tirade on the Kurds who make up a substantial number of citizens living in Turkey – approximately 20,000,000. Turkey is afraid of them breaking away. Kurds in Turkey and Iraq have defended themselves against outside forces, particularly the Iraqi shias and the pro-Assad forces.
Christian shrines are non existent; Hagia Sophia has been turned into a museum. a former Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.
In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a mosque. By that point, the church had fallen into a state of disrepair. Nevertheless, the Christian cathedral made a strong impression on the new Ottoman rulers and they decided to convert it into a mosque. The bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels and other relics were removed and the mosaics depicting Jesus, his Mother Mary, Christian saints and angels were also removed or plastered over.Islamic features—such as the mihrab, minbar, and four minarets—were added. It remained a mosque until 1931, when it was closed to the public for four years. It was re-opened in 1935 as a museum by the Republic of Turkey. Hagia Sophia is currently (2014) the second-most visited museum in Turkey, attracting almost 3.3 million visitors annually.
The Kurds and Kurdish-speaking Yezidis are once again caught in the grip of the Sunni-Shia vice· Against this background and often isolated, their special relationship with Israel stands out for the good: military advice, equipment and training are only some of the ways Israel has helped the Kurdish struggle for independence · “They only have trust in Israel,” says Brigadier General (res.) Tzuri Sagi, the man who led the Kurds to their stunning victories against Iraq in the sixties and seventies