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On Turkey Visit, Pope Francis Urges Dialogue in Battling Fanaticism
World  (tags: world, war, violence, terrorism, society, politics, news, ethics, humans, freedoms, conflict, crime, death, HumanRights, Turkey, pope francis, fanaticism, istanbul, muslim, interreligious, military, fundamentalism, christians, minorities )

Darren
- 18 days ago - nytimes.com
ISTANBUL -- In his first visit as pope to a predominantly Muslim country, Pope Francis said in Turkey on Friday that interreligious dialogue, more than just military action, was required to combat the "fanatacism and fundamentalism" that threaten
Turkey President Erdogan: Women Are Not Equal to Men
World  (tags: Turkey, Society, Womens' Rights, Islamic Values )

Stan
- 23 days ago - bbc.com
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood.
Erdogan Claims Muslims Beat Columbus to the Americas
World  (tags: Columbus, America, Muslims, Erdogan, controversial theory, debunking, Turkey )

Beatrice
- 31 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Muslims discovered the Americas in the 12 century, nearly 300 years before Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage there, according to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. His words, delivered in a televised speech, will lend support to
Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani
World  (tags: world, violence, war, iraq, Turkey, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 58 days ago - npr.org
Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.
UN Envoy Calls on Turkey to Prevent Srebrenica-Style Massacre in Kobani
World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, middle-east, Turkey, Kobani, kurds, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, death, violence, society, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 68 days ago - globalpost.com
While much of the population has already fled the Islamic State offensive, 500-700 mostly elderly people are still sheltering in Kobani.
In Turkey, Kurdish Anger, Fear Grow as Militants Advance in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Kurds, Turkey, Syria, ISSI, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', violence, society, news, government )

Cal
- 68 days ago - latimes.com
In Turkey, the fate of Kobani has sparked waves of protests among ethnic Kurds, a substantial minority in the country. Many Kurds accuse the government in Ankara of collusion with Islamic State...
Iranian Proxy Behind Attacks on Israeli Delegations Gains Influence in Turkey
World  (tags: world, israel, turkey, politics, middle-east, interesting )

Cal
- 77 days ago - jpost.com
The Tawhid-Salam group is suspected of conducting illegal surveillance in Turkey.
Please Sign: Demand Turkey Overturn New INternet Amendments
World  (tags: Turkey, human rights, internet, surveillance and censorship, Human Rights Watch, Turkish Telecommunications Directorate, TiD, blocking websites, information colletion, pollitical profiling )

Susan
- 89 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Turkey's Telecommunications Directorate has just been given broad powers to monitor citizens' internet usage. And Human Rights Watch is calling for an overturn of the amendment allowing this rights violation.
Islamic State's Bootleg Petro-State May Prove Unsustainable
World  (tags: Islamic State Fighters, black market oil, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, violence, terrorism, middle-east, freedoms, conflict )

Carrie
- 116 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
With up to $2 million in daily revenue from black market oil, the Islamic State insurgency not only holds sway over swathes of Syria and Iraq but has also begun to lay the foundations to become a small petro-state. Such is the extent of the threat...
Anger Mounts in Turkey as Country Mourns Mine Workers
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Turkey, conflict, death, government, mine collapse, politics )

Kit
- 216 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Unions stage protest over workplace safety as excavators dig mass graves in the town of Soma.
Turkey Downs Syria Military Jet 'in Airspace Violation'
World  (tags: conflict, governments, humanrights, middle-east, politics, Syria, Turkey, media, society, violence )

Kit
- 270 days ago - bbc.com
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says its armed forces have shot down a Syrian military jet which had violated its airspace.
Turkey Blocks Twitter, After Erdogan Vowed 'Eradication'
World  (tags: Turkey, PM Erdogan, twitter, social media block, internet, freedoms, corruption, politics, Gezi park protests )

Angelika
- 271 days ago - hurriyetdailynews.com
Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to close down the social media platform. "We now have a court order. We'll eradicate Twitter. I don't care what the international community says."
Turkey's Restrictions on Press Freedoms Just Got Tighter
World  (tags: humanrights, politics, freedoms, Turkey, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, middle-east )

Cal
- 273 days ago - globalpost.com
A new law targeting independent and social media can now make dissent disappear so discreetly that users may not even notice.
Turkey PM Tells Obama to *"Take Care"* of Pennsylvania-Based Islamist Gulen (Updated)
World  (tags: Turkey, PM Erdogan gives orders to Obama, Gulen, plan crime, corruption )

Beth
- 275 days ago - creepingsharia.wordpress.com
Erdogan: "I told Obama [during a recent phone conversation] that the person who is responsible for the unrest in Turkey lives in your country, in Pennsylvania. I told him this clearly. I said, 'I expect what's necessary [to be done].' You have to take ..
Turkish Parliament Passes Draconian Internet Control Legislation
World  (tags: Internet, censorship, Turkey, freedoms, society, corruption, dictatorship, Tayyip Erdogan, freedom of expression, access to information, investigative journalism )

Angelika
- 314 days ago - aljazeera.com
Despite vociferous opposition from civil society groups, Turkey's parliament adopted a new internet censorship bill yesterday, which was roundly criticized as an assault on freedom of expression, access to information, and investigative journalism.
 

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