Turkey's incoming military chief warns government he will uphold secularism

Special to FreePressers.com ANKARA — In what could portend another confrontatation, Turkey’s new military chief has warned that he would repel any government attempt to Islamize the country. Gen. Isik Kosaner, who entered office on Aug. 27, said the military would continue to represent the bastion of secularism. Kosaner, who replaced outgoing Chief of Staff […]


U.S. warns Turkey on warming its ties with Iran

WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The United States has warned of the prospect of sanctions on Turkey. Officials said a U.S. delegation has relayed its concern over Turkey’s strategic relationship with Iran. They said the administration warned that Turkish investment in Iran’s energy or military sectors would result in sanctions. “They sent a delegation with names of […]


Congress wants probe of Turkish charity linked to flotilla, Al Qaida, Hamas

WASHINGTON — Congress has been pressing for an investigation of a Turkish charity linked to groups deemed terrorist. Leading members of the House and Senate have urged the administration of President Barack Obama to conclude an investigation into Turkey’s Foundation for Human Rights and Humanitarian Relief. They said the foundation, known by the Turkish acronym, […]

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