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اَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ - لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد - اَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ - لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد - اَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ - لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد - اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ كَبِيرًا وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ كَثِيرًا وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلًا
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    Salaam

    Like to share, very informative

    Focus on Europe



    Focus on Asia


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    Salaam

    Things are going from bad to worse













    And some more.







    (from Guardian)

    Brother anatolian is everything ok with you and your family etc? Just worried with all the news reports coming in.
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    Salaam

    Another update

    Erdogan: How Turkey Sees the Crisis With the U.S.

    Unilateral actions against Turkey by the United States will undermine American interests and force Turkey to look for other friends and allies.


    By Recep Tayyip Erdogan


    For the past six decades, Turkey and the United States have been strategic partners and NATO allies. Our two countries stood shoulder to shoulder against common challenges during the Cold War and in its aftermath.

    Over the years, Turkey rushed to America’s help whenever necessary. Our military servicemen and servicewomen shed blood together in Korea. In 1962, the Kennedy administration was able to get the Soviets to remove missiles from Cuba by removing Jupiter missiles from Italy and Turkey. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, when Washington counted on its friends and allies to strike back against evil, we sent our troops to Afghanistan to help accomplish the NATO mission there.

    Yet the United States has repeatedly and consistently failed to understand and respect the Turkish people’s concerns. And in recent years, our partnership has been tested by disagreements. Unfortunately, our efforts to reverse this dangerous trend proved futile. Unless the United States starts respecting Turkey’s sovereignty and proves that it understands the dangers that our nation faces, our partnership could be in jeopardy.

    On July 15, 2016, Turkey came under attack by members of a shadowy group led by Fethullah Gulen, who leads his organization, officially described by my government as Fethullah Terrorist Organization, from a compound in rural Pennsylvania. The Gulenists tried to stage a bloody coup against my government. On that night, millions of ordinary citizens rushed to the streets out of a sense of patriotism, similar to what the American people undoubtedly experienced after Pearl Harbor and the Sept. 11 attacks.

    Two hundred and fifty one innocent people, including Erol Olcok, my longtime campaign manager and dear friend, and his son, Abdullah Tayyip Olcok, paid the ultimate price for our nation’s freedom. Had the death squad, which came after me and my family, been successful, I would have joined them.

    The Turkish people expected the United States to unequivocally condemn the attack and express solidarity with Turkey’s elected leadership. It did not. The United States reaction was far from satisfactory. Instead of siding with Turkish democracy, United States officials cautiously called for “stability and peace and continuity within Turkey.” To make matters worse, there has been no progress regarding Turkey’s request for the extradition of Fethullah Gulen under a bilateral treaty.

    Another source of frustration relates to the partnership between the United States and the P.Y.D./Y.P.G., the Syrian branch of the P.K.K., an armed group that is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Turkish citizens since 1984 and that is designated a terrorist group by the United States. According to estimates by the Turkish authorities, Washington used 5,000 trucks and 2,000 cargo planes to deliver weapons to the P.Y.D./Y.P.G in recent years.

    My government has repeatedly shared our concerns with American officials about their decision to train and equip the P.K.K.’s allies in Syria. Unfortunately, our words have fallen on deaf ears, and American weapons ended up being used to target civilians and members of our security forces in Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

    In recent weeks, the United States has taken a series of steps to escalate tensions with Turkey, citing the arrest by the Turkish police of an American citizen, Andrew Brunson, on charges of aiding a terrorist organization. Instead of respecting the judicial process, as I urged President Trump to do in our many meetings and conversations, the United States issued blatant threats against a friendly nation and proceeded to impose sanctions on several members of my cabinet. This decision was unacceptable, irrational and ultimately detrimental to our longstanding friendship.

    To convey that Turkey does not respond to threats, we retaliated by sanctioning multiple American officials. Moving forward, we will abide by the same principle: Attempting to force my government to intervene in the judicial process is not in line with our Constitution or our shared democratic values.

    Turkey has established time and again that it will take care of its own business if the United States refuses to listen. In the 1970s, the Turkish government stepped in to prevent massacres of ethnic Turks by the Greek Cypriots despite Washington’s objections. More recently, Washington’s failure to grasp the seriousness of our concerns regarding national security threats emanating from Northern Syria resulted in two military incursions that cut off the so-called Islamic State’s access to NATO’s borders and removed the Y.P.G. militants from the city of Afrin. As in those cases, we will take necessary steps to protect our national interests.

    At a time when evil continues to lurk around the world, unilateral actions against Turkey by the United States, our ally of decades, will only serve to undermine American interests and security. Before it is too late, Washington must give up the misguided notion that our relationship can be asymmetrical and come to terms with the fact that Turkey has alternatives. Failure to reverse this trend of unilateralism and disrespect will require us to start looking for new friends and allies.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/o...sanctions.html

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    Re: Geopolitics of Turkey - Europe, Asia

    Turkey dosen't really have any geopolitics except compromising with the west and giving as much as they can for just suviving. Example they betrayed the rebels in Syria recently. I find that quite expected except for people who had hope in them but I predicted this basically.

    Turkey will realize one day that betraying the people of Idlib was one of their worst mistakes when that same enemy enters Istanbul for I believe somehow Turkey will get invaded down the line and it's not because of them being good muslims or anything but they will not want them to grow stronger so at some point down the line Turkey will become the next Iraq just like how Saddam was targetted out of the blue.

    What Turkey, Egypt, Jordan etc etc don't realize is that the western world is not an ally to them in truth but despises them and this is where their hearts lay in all truthfulness and whoever reads how they post on social media regarding turkey or any of these so-called muslim countries is very very negative because they are just channelling their inner feelings towards these states and never will they become accaptable to their sight unless they leave islam all-together. This people will keep hating on you until you officially leave your religion and this is what Allah(Swt) said about them because he created them and he fully knows where their hearts lay at. You can seek forcing giant gold out of the mountains for them their hearts will never accept you. This has come to word
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    Another update

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    A week since the Turkish Lira crisis hit the headlines and whilst Erdogan and Trump play out a diplomatic tussle, the Turkish lira improved from record lows after Qatar’s Sheikh - Thamim bin Hamad Al Thani - said Qatar was standing by it “brothers in Turkey,” as he announced a $15bn investment into the country’s financial markets and banks. But why has Qatar entered the scene and helped to temporarily, temper the crises. I’m Kasim, this is KJ Vids and in this video, we will look at the Qatar-Turkish alliance and the motive that Qatar has in allying with Turkey. Qatar and Turkey are bound by strategic relations at the political, economic and military levels.


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