Turkey will not allow a U.S.-led coalition to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria from Turkish air bases, AFP reports.
Turkey has been hosting a United Nations-sponsored forum promoting open access to the Internet despite its record of blocking websites such as Twitter and YouTube, as well as jailing journalists and online bloggers.
More than 80 House lawmakers are pushing to crack down on rising anti-Semitism across the globe following a sharp spike in violent attacks on Jews in the wake of Israel’s most recent conflict with Gaza.
At least 12 Hamas operatives, including a senior leader and others convicted of murder, have enjoyed safe haven in Turkey, a country that regional experts say is quickly becoming “a very hospitable environment” for Hamas terrorists to plan operations.
Qatar and a Turkish group with terror ties have agreed to fund another flotilla to the Gaza Strip, according to the Blaze.
The Obama administration has not expressed to Turkey any concerns over recent reports indicating that a senior Hamas operative operating in Turkey had been implicated in a coup plot to overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel, according to a Turkish official.
The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara had hosted and abetted a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel.
A Turkish columnist at a pro-government newspaper celebrated Hitler in a recent column on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and demanded that Turkey’s Jewish leaders apologize for “genocide” committed by the “‘Zionist/Jewish terror base’ that is Israel,” according to a translation of the controversial op-ed.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Turkey this week for the first official high-level meeting in nearly 20 years, sparking speculation that the two nations are growing closer as a means to offset U.S. power in the region and further solidify a deal meant to skirt U.S. sanctions on Tehran.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a known anti-Semite, referred to a group of protesters as “Israeli semen” on Thursday.