The Video the Turkish Dictator Doesn’t Want You to See

Recently, Turkish President (read: Dictator) Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his appearance before the UN General Assembly to rail against Israel and its “oppression” of the Palestinian Arabs. During the rant, Erdogan hinted at his militaristic ambitions (already being manifest in Turkey’s onslaught against the Kurds) by suggesting that if the international community remained unwilling to…

Assad says Israel behind all anti-government forces in Syrian civil war

By Times of Israel— Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday charged that all the forces it has been fighting during the country’s eight-year civil war were “tools serving Israel directly or through the Americans,” and said he doesn’t recognize the existence of the modern-day nation of Israel. In a wide-ranging prerecorded interview on state television,…

US criticizes Turkey over ‘unwarranted’ invasion into Syria

By Associated Press— After spending four tumultuous days engulfed in the chaotic ramifications of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper lashed out Thursday at Turkey for its military assault across the border on Syrian Kurdish fighters. Speaking at the German Marshall Fund, Esper said Turkey’s “unwarranted” invasion into Syria…

Turkey’s Erdoğan renews verbal attack against Israel

By Israel Hayom—- The war of words between Turkey and Israel continued Friday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rebuked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son for suggesting Istanbul — formerly Constantinople — was under Turkish occupation. The Turkish and Israeli leaders have been trading barbs this week, with Netanyahu calling Erdoğan a “dictator” and criticizing…

US Imposes Sanctions on Turkey

By Israel National News—- The Trump Administration imposed sanctions on Turkish officials Wednesday over the imprisonment of a US pastor Wednesday. “Pastor Brunson’s unjust detention and continued prosecution by Turkish officials is simply unacceptable,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “President Trump has made it abundantly clear that the United States expects…

Trump Says U.S. to Impose ‘Large Sanctions’ on Turkey Over Pastor’s Detention

By Haaretz— U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the United States would impose significant sanctions on Turkey over its detention of American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson and called on Ankara to immediately release him. “The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson, a great…

Erdogan Labels Israel ‘Racist,’ Netanyahu Responds to ‘Turkish Massacres’

By David Brummer, Breaking Israel News— Turkish strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of being racist and becoming a state based on apartheid, following the passing of the Nation State Bill late last week. In response, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu accused Erdogan of “massacring Syrians and Kurds.” The Knesset’s decision to pass the bill…