Turkey

Erdogan Claims Victory in Referendum Making Him Dictator

PJ Media, by Rick Moran, April 16, 2017: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is claiming victory in a referendum that will greatly expand his powers, changing the country from a nominal parliamentary democracy into a presidential dictatorship. But opposition groups are protesting the vote, which resulted in a closer outcome than expected. Erdogan will apparently be denied… Continue reading Erdogan Claims Victory in Referendum Making Him Dictator

Syria

Turkey’s New Territorial Claims Threaten NATO

Will Russia help give a new birth to a resurgent Ottoman Empire? It’s a tricky bit of diplomacy, but their recent successes suggest they could do so — and thereby destroy the major international alliance controlling Russian aggression. CounterJihad, October 13, 2016: A significant claim is being pushed by the Turkish government, one that could… Continue reading Turkey’s New Territorial Claims Threaten NATO