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Istanbul Governor: Most airport protesters released

Most construction workers who were detained after protests over labor conditions at Istanbul’s new airport were released on Sunday,…

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Turkey 'reinforces military posts in Idlib'

Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

According to the UN, a sharp increase in hostilities and fears of further escalation have led to the displacement…

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Qatari Support for Extremism Exposed Through Turkey Involvement

Qatar has become quite skilled at making the international community believe that its activities are completely legitimate after the…

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Turkey, Russia, Iran to Meet in Sochi for Syria Talks

Russia, Iran, and Turkey, the co-sponsors of the Syrian peace talks held annually in Kazakhstan, will be meeting on…

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Human Rights Group Alleges Turkey Stopping the Registration of Syrian Refugees

According to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW), Turkish authorities have stopped the registration process of the…

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In order to properly understand anything, it is important to get an idea of its history and past. In the case of terrorism, its origins can be traced back to the start of the Muslim Brotherhood. This extremist group was originally established in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna. This group began to increase its influence in the region. It also caused the rise of various branches of Islamic extremism. Muslim Brotherhood also established relationships with various religious groups based in Iran which were opposed to the rule of Shah in Iran. Due to this relationship, the group embraced militant ideologies and adopted them into their own. One version, the Shiite version, of the Muslim Brotherhood evolved over time and came to the fore during the Islamic Revolution in Iran. It could also been seen in the form of the Hezbollah of Lebanon, the Houthi militia of Yemen and the Shiite terrorist militants of Iraq and Syria. The fanatic path, however, developed from the Muslim Brotherhood group and evolved into the organization of Sayyad Qutb in the 1950s and the 1960s. It went on to be developed into the violent religious organizations in Syria and Egypt during the 1970s and 1980s. From there, it became the al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya during the 1990s, followed by Al Qaeda. Finally, it became ISIS, one of the most prominent terrorist threats in the world today. The world has already become aware of the threat of Iran and has started to confront the nation. The terrorist groups of the previous decades have now concentrated in Qatar and Iran, heirs to the extremist and militant ideologies. Even Turkey has become involved in these dangerous ideologies. In fact, the three countries have already divided their roles. They are working together to manipulate and control the perceptions of the world. Iran, and sometimes Qatar, is the supporter of Shiite militias. Turkey and Qatar, however, support the terrorist organizations and groups themselves. Together, these countries have been coordinating their roles after what is being called the Arab Spring. These countries are now the centers of fundamentalism.

The Suspicious Roles of Iran, Qatar and Turkey in the Middle East

In order to properly understand anything, it is important to get an idea of its history and past. In…

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Candidate For Turkey’s Ruling Party Is A Former Al-Qaeda Suspect

Candidate For Turkey’s Ruling Party Is A Former Al-Qaeda Suspect

An imam arrested in 2009 as al Qaeda’s suspected number one in the eastern Turkish city of Van has…

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Turkey to Conduct New Military Operations after Syria Offensives

Turkey would be carrying out new military operations along the borders after the last two offensives made into Syria….

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Attempts Of Dividing Syria Have Been Warned By Russia, Iran And Turkey

Attempts Of Dividing Syria Have Been Warned By Russia, Iran And Turkey

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the prospect of dividing Syria on grounds of ethnic and religious basis…

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Turkish Journalists Convicted For Just Doing Their Jobs

14 journalists and members of Cumhuriyet, the Turkish daily newspaper, have been convicted and sent to prison. According to…

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Turkey, Russia and Iran Urged to Pause in the Syrian Conflict by EU

Federica Mogherini, the Chief of EU foreign policy had directed Turkey, Iran and Russia to pause in the Syrian…

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30,000 Afghan Refugees Pose Challenges For Turkey

30,000 Afghan Refugees Pose Challenges For Turkey

Migrants from Afghanistan and other countries affected by conflict and poverty often use Turkey as a transit country in…

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Turkish Government Cracks Down on Students

Along with FSA (Free Syrian Army), Turkey launched the ‘Operation Olive Branch’ to clear the militants of YPG (Kurdish…

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Two Men Sentenced To Prison For Assaulting Protestors During Turkish Leader’s US Visit

Two Men Sentenced To Prison For Assaulting Protestors During Turkish Leader’s US Visit

The two men pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault for attacking anti-Erdogan protesters during the President’s visit.   Read…

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Turkey And Greece In War Of Words

Turkey And Greece In War Of Words

The Greek government’s poor handling of the dispute has been stated as the reason for waging a war of…

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The Trilateral Meet Keeps Syrian Issues Unresolved

The Trilateral Meet Keeps Syrian Issues Unresolved

The Commander-in-Chief said the US will let the other countries take care of Syria and it is retreating back…

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Russia and Turkey Form Secret Ties Over Syrian War

Russia and Turkey Form Secret Ties Over Syrian War

Sweeping territorial gains are being made by the Turkish troops in Northern Syria. These gains are fueling the speculations…

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Turkey’s President Called Anti-War Students ‘Terrorists’

Turkey’s President Called Anti-War Students ‘Terrorists’

Erdogan termed the anti-war students, at a top university in the country, as terrorists. Turkey hasn’t tolerated criticism of…

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Turkish And Syrian Rebels Take Full Control Of Afrin

Turkish And Syrian Rebels Take Full Control Of Afrin

Turkish forces and the Syrian fighters swept into the main Afrin town last Sunday after an eight-week campaign to…

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Turkey Replaces US in Qatar Military Base

Turkey Replaces US in Qatar Military Base

The military plan which has been elaborated by the Turkish Ministry of Defense said that two such bases would…

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Turkey's embassy gets firebombed in Copenhagen

Turkey’s embassy gets firebombed in Copenhagen

According to a police official, the Turkish Embassy in the Danish capital Copenhagen was attacked with Molotov cocktails early…

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Chaos in King’s Cross station

Chaos in King’s Cross station

In protest of the ISIS and Turkey’s ethnic cleansing of the Kurds, protests were held in the King’s Cross…

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Turkey has a war problem

Turkey has a war problem

The repressive patriarchal mindset of Turkish politics is just too deeply ingrained across the mainstream political spectrum with the…

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Airstrikes by the Turks destroy 8 PKK targets in northern Iraq

Airstrikes by the Turks destroy 8 PKK targets in northern Iraq

The airstrikes were carried out Wednesday in northern Iraq’s Hakurk and Zap regions. The PKK is listed as a…

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Turkey President hints at WWIII

Turkey President hints at WWIII

Establishment of US military bases in Syria is directed against Russia and can serve as a reason for the…

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Turkey forces encircle Kurdish-controlled centre of Afrin

Turkey forces encircle Kurdish-controlled centre of Afrin

Turkey’s army and allied Syrian rebel forces have surrounded the city of Afrin in northwestern Syria, the main target…

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Russia to deliver S-400 air defences to Turkey

Russia to deliver S-400 air defences to Turkey

Russia will begin implementing the contract on the delivery of S-400 air defence systems with Turkey in early 2020, the presidential…

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Two Greek Border Guards Detained at Turkey

Two Greek Border Guards Detained at Turkey

Turkey has arrested two Greek borders guards on the suspicion of undercover work and have refused to release them….

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Women’s rights march culminated with tear gas and arrests

Women’s rights march culminated with tear gas and arrests

Ahead of the International Women’s Day next week, women in Ankara, Turkey met with tear gas and were arrested…

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