Report: Turkey Financing Top Global Terror Groups

Turkey becoming world’s leading terrorism finance hub
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh / AP

Turkey has become a principal financial hub for terrorists under the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government has helped Iran skirt sanctions, supported jihadi groups in Syria, and provided financial backing to Hamas, according to a new report by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).

Convergence of the Twain

Column: Why American foreign policy is headed for disaster
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Over the last several weeks, reading news of disorder and upheaval from Venezuela to the Levant to Ukraine to Iraq to Afghanistan, I have thought often of a poem written almost a century ago. Thomas Hardy composed “The Convergence of the Twain” in memory of the sinking of the Titanic. It was published in 1915, three years after the great ship made contact with the deadly iceberg, but reading it today one cannot help experiencing its timelessness, cannot help sharing in its tragic sense of fate.

Iran Takes Global ‘Victory Lap’

Top leaders jet-setting across globe to increase trade, ties
Hassan Rowhani / AP

Senior Iranian officials have launched a full blown diplomatic charm offensive across the Middle East and Europe following the recent signing of a nuclear accord that Tehran has celebrated as victory over the West.

Anti-Israel Flotilla Group Busted in al Qaeda Terror Raid

Group claiming to be peaceful activists actually tied to al Qaeda
Israeli Naval vessel intercepts pro-Palestinian flotilla / AP

Turkish police on Tuesday raided the offices of an al Qaeda-linked charity group responsible for organizing the 2010 Gaza flotilla that caused a deadly international incident.

Reports: U.S. Cancels Drone Sales to Turkey Over Intel Disclosure to Iran

Turkey exposed identity of up to 10 Iranians working for Israelis
AP

The United States has reportedly cancelled the delivery of 10 unmanned Predator drones to Turkey following Ankara’s disclosure of several Israeli intelligence officials operating in Iran, according to Turkish press reports.

Turkey Allegedly Leaked Israeli Agents’ Identities to Iran

New allegations raising concerns about future cooperation between U.S., Turkey
President Barack Obama with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan / AP

New allegations that Turkey’s intelligence service leaked the identities of Israeli agents to Iran have placed scrutiny on President Barack Obama’s close relationship with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and raised questions about the future of cooperation between United States and Turkish intelligence agencies.

Turkey Revealed Israeli Spy Ring To Iran-Report

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei / AP

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Turkey deliberately blew the cover of an Israeli spy ringworking inside Iran in early 2012 and dealt a significant blow to Israeli intelligence gathering, according to a report in the Washington Post on Thursday.