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Ducklings replace genitals in Turkish school texts

Turkish girls attend computer lessons at the Kazim Karabekir Girls’ Imam-Hatip School in Istanbul. (File photo: Reuters) AFP | Istanbul Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Pictures of human genitalia have been removed from a new edition of a standard biology school textbook in Turkey, sparking fresh criticism that the Islamic rooted-government is seeking to promote conservative … Continue reading

Turkey: Military bans TV hit Game of Thrones

Al Arabiya News The decision to ban the TV show came with the introduction of classes on Islam, a first for the Turkish military establishment. (Photo courtesy: HBO) Popular U.S. television series “Game of Thrones” is now banned throughout Turkey’s military schools as part of a new set of rules aiming to “protect” students, Turkey’s … Continue reading

Suspicious envelopes of powder at 5 İstanbul consulates set off alarms

Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) and police teams searched the Belgian Consulate and three other consulates in İstanbul on Friday. TODAY’S ZAMAN / ISTANBUL Suspicious envelopes containing samples of a yellow powder were found at the German, Canadian, French, Belgian and American consulates in İstanbul on Friday, prompting units from the Prime Ministry’s Disaster … Continue reading

Turkey attacks the Kurds in Syria

Reuters Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in southeast Turkey on Sunday in the first significant air operation against the militants since the launch of a peace process two years ago, Hurriyet news website said on Tuesday.     The air strikes caused “major damage” to the PKK, Hurriyet said. They were launched … Continue reading

Occupation hypocrisy: Gaza vs. Cyprus

By Victor Davis Hanson LIMASSOL, Cyprus | Cyprus is a beautiful island, but it has never recovered from the Turkish invasion of 1974. Turkish troops still control nearly 40 percent of the island — the most fertile and formerly the richest portion. Some 200,000 Greek refugees never returned home after being expelled from their homes … Continue reading

Jihadi gift shop in Turkey sells Islamic State gear

  An entrepreneur in Turkey has taken Islamic clothing to a level we could not have predicted. According to Joseph Dana, the Middle East correspondent for the London-based magazine Monocle, a non-descript store in Istanbul called Islami Giyim is selling Islamic State-inspired clothes. IS is the extremist group that has captured wide swathes of northern … Continue reading

Islamist Turkey Plans “Gay Prisons”

by Daniel Greenfield No sorry, nothing to see here. It’s a Muslim government which means it can’t be bigoted. Time to get outraged about an Italian pasta company or a failing internet browser. Turkish homosexual rights groups expressed alarm at a government-led project to build prisons only for criminals who declare themselves as homosexuals, saying … Continue reading

After Twitter, YouTube bans, Turkey targets Google

Turkish internet providers set up servers ‘masquerading’ as the search site, Google security expert warns By AFP WASHINGTON — Google says Turkey has been intercepting its Internet domain, redirecting users to other sites in the latest battle between Ankara and Web giants. In a weekend post on Google’s security blog, software engineer Steven Carstensen said … Continue reading

After Twitter, Turkey moves to block YouTube

Ban comes after leak to video-sharing site of top-brass in Anakara discussing a military intervention in Syria By AP ISTANBUL — Turkish authorities were moving to block access to YouTube on Thursday following similar action against Twitter, the country’s state-run news agency said The ban comes after an alleged audio recording of a meeting between the … Continue reading

Turkey’s New Jihad: Christian Armenians

Print This Post Far from being repentant of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again targeting Armenians; is again causing their death and dislocation. In the early morning hours of March 21, al-Qaeda linked Islamic jihadis crossed into Syrian territory from the Turkish border and launched a jihad on … Continue reading