Category: Turkey

Turkish Authorities Interfering in Patriarchal Election Process 

Turkish Authorities Interfering in Patriarchal Election Process 

ISTANBUL (Agos) — The Clerical Assembly of the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul elected Archbishop Karekin Bekjian, Primate of the German Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church as Locum Tenens —a patriarchal alternate on March 15. The voting was seen as the first step of patriarchal elections. Thirty members of the Clerical Assembly participated in the […]

Analysis: The Sick Man on the Bosporus

Analysis: The Sick Man on the Bosporus

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — In the late 19th century, the cliché phrase making the rounds of the imperial palaces in Europe, was that the Ottoman Empire, a creature in which they all had their vested interests, was the sick man of Europe. The means the Great Powers devised to cure […]

David Philipps Suggests Turkey Does Not Meet NATO Ideals

David Philipps Suggests Turkey Does Not Meet NATO Ideals

By Aline Ozinian NEW YORK (Agos) — David L. Phillips, the Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, was interviewed last week about the developments around the triangle of Turkey-US-Middle East, a subject covered more in depth in his recent book, An Uncertain Ally: Turkey […]

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

By Raffi Bedrosyan Last week, for the first time in the history of the Turkish Republic, one of its ministers was declared persona non grata — an undesirable alien — and deported from Netherlands, a state which is a NATO ally of Turkey. Again, for the first time, the Turkish foreign minister was told not to […]

Turks ‘Detached from Reality’ Says EU’s Donald Tusk

Turks ‘Detached from Reality’ Says EU’s Donald Tusk

BRUSSELS (BBC) — Turkey is “completely detached from reality” in calling the Dutch fascists, European Council President Donald Tusk has said, the BBC reports. His remarks come amid a row between Turkey and European nations over campaigning for a Turkish referendum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Dutch government of being “Nazi remnants”. He was infuriated […]

‘Foreign Agent’ Flynn Says Lobbying May Have Helped Turkey

‘Foreign Agent’ Flynn Says Lobbying May Have Helped Turkey

By Stephen Braun and Chad day WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from his prominent White House job last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government. […]

Turkey sells ‘Drone Killer’ Systems to Azerbaijan |

Turkey sells ‘Drone Killer’ Systems to Azerbaijan |

BAKU (Armenpress) —The Turkish armament manufacturer Harp Arge has sold its “Drone Killer” systems to Azerbaijan, Trend new agency reported. The company said the deal is the first export to Azerbaijan. The Drone Killer system is designed to combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and can terminate the connection between the UAV and the operating center, […]

Turkey Referred to Security Council over Imprisoned International Judge

Turkey Referred to Security Council over Imprisoned International Judge

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (DW) — As a judge in The Hague Aydin Sefa Akay should have had diplomatic immunity, but he was arrested for having a messaging app on his phone. As he languishes in prison an appeal for a man jailed for 30 years is in limbo. The United Nations referred Turkey to the Security […]