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US Group Says Nukes At Incirlik Air Base At Risk of Seizure by Turkey...

A Washington DC think tank says nuclear weapons held at a US air base in Turkey are at high risk of being seized by the Ankara government.

Moscow Calming Israeli, American Fears of Russia-Turkey-Iran Coalition

It isn't clear who is panicking more at the moment—Jerusalem or Washington—over the possibility that Turkey, a NATO member, would switch sides and coalesce with Russia and Iran.

Erdogan to EU: No Visa Waiver for Turks, No Turkish Haven for Refugees

Erdogan threatened that the Turkish migrant deal with the EU "will not be possible" if visa-waiver promises are not kept.

US Journalist Arrested as Turkey Continues to Harass Reporters

A U.S. journalist has been arrested in the southeastern Hatay province in Turkey, near the Syrian border.

Syrian Refugee Kidnapped, Raped, Stabbed and Beheaded in Istanbul

How the mighty are fallen: Istanbul has become a city where Syrian refugees live in constant fear, and some die as they would back home.

Knesset Committee Recognizes Armenian Genocide

The Education, Culture and Sports Committee decided to recognize the Armenian genocide on Monday at a meeting initiated by Meretz Chairwoman MK Zehava Galon.

Turkey Blocks Access to NATO Airbase

Some 7,000 police armed with rifles in heavy armored TOMA vehicles surrounded the Incirlik air base

Turkey Escalates Media Crackdown in Wake of Failed Coup

News outlets in Turkey reported on Wednesday that the Turkish government had ordered the closing of 45 newspapers, 23 radio stations, 16 TV channels and three news agencies.

UN Watch Helps Release Turkish Human Rights Lawyer from Prison

"By arresting a prominent journalist, lawyer and human rights defender, the Turkish government has seriously compromised its claim to be defending democracy and the rule of law."

Erdogan Utilizing Turks’ Ingrained Conspiracy Theory Culture to Purge Foes, Real and Imagined

Imagine that every conspiracy theory you've heard, from the Communists taking over America, to Obama conspiring with the deans of Al Azhar University to bring Islam to the US, to the CIA blowing up the World Trade Center, was, if not true, at least plausible.

Turkish Parliament Approves 3-Month State of Emergency

Turkish lawmakers endorsed a 3-month state of emergency declared by the government July 20.

Erdogan Declares Three-Month State of Emergency Across Turkey

Meanwile, President Erdogan has announced that the death penalty could be restored in Turkey following the failed military coup, as part of his efforts to enhance democratic values.

Turkish Government Fires Tens of Thousands After Coup Attempt

The purge of civil service workers and officials by the Turkish government continues in the wake of last week's attempted coup.

Former Turkish Military Attache to Israel Recants ‘Confession’

Events continue to unfold in Turkey, where 9,000 police officers were fired, and more than 6,000 military personnel were arrested.

Turkish Tourism Worst Casualty of Failed Coup, Terrorism

“The confidence factor that Turkey projected abroad has eroded."

Israel ‘Assumes Reconciliation to Continue’ With Turkey

"There must be a unified approach of condemnation and war on this terrorism," Netanyahu underlines.

Turkish Chief Rabbi, Muslim, Christian Leaders Condemn Coup

“From wherever and whomever it comes, terror and violence cannot be displayed as a legitimate thing and it cannot be supported.”

Erdogan Blames Former Military Attaché to Israel and Muslim Peace Advocate for Coup Attempt

Some 2,839 military personnel involved in the coup attempt have been arrested, and 20 pro-coup soldiers, including some senior officers, were killed during the attempt to overthrow the government.

Turkey Under Martial Law; Coup Attempt by Turkish Military

The Turkish military announces it has seized control of the government in a coup, and established martial law in the country.

Turkish Energy Ministry Officials Meet in Gaza, Then Israel

Turkish energy officials met in Gaza with Hamas over the increasing power outages that plague the enclave.

High Court Rejects Petitions Against Israel-Turkey Deal

Israel's High Court of Justice says it does not have jurisdiction over "statecraft."

Israeli-Arab Woman Who Tried to Join ISIS Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison

The 44-year-old teacher had no criminal record, but she had been disseminating ISIS updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Bereaved Soldier’s Family Opposes Exchange of Prisoners for Son’s Body

The families feel the Turkish deal should have been used to bring back the abducted soldiers' bodies.

First Shipment From Turkish Aid Ship Arrives in Gaza

The truck contained a shipment of toys and diapers inside boxes bearing the Turkish flag.

ISIS Car Bombing Kills 100+ in Baghdad, Third Attack in a Week

ISIS strikes again, killing more than 100 people and wounding nearly 200 more in Baghdad, the third attack in a week.

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