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Turkey's prime minister says cross-border military operations will continue against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq, confirming that Ankara is cooperating with Iran against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that joint military operations with Iran against PKK rebels will no longer be postponed. Both countries already are sharing intelligence.

It was not immediately clear if Turkey and Iran are planning a risky ground offensive against the main Kurdish rebel base, located deep in the Qandil mountains near the Iranian border.

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‘Recognition of Palestine obligatory’ - The Egyptian Gazette

‘Recognition of Palestine obligatory’ - The Egyptian Gazette | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

CAIRO ��" Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Tuesday that the recognition of a Palestinian state is an "obligation".

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"The Palestinian issue is all about human dignity, so we should work hard together to help them obtain their rights. It's our common responsibility.
“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not only threatening the Middle East, but it's also an international issue. This situation should not continue and Palestine should be recognised," he told the gathering at the Arab League (AL) headquarters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
"We will all support this. Before the end of this month, we will see that the Palestinian situation has changed. We should work for the Palestinian flag to be raised in the UN.”
The Palestinians are preparing to submit a formal request to become the 194th member of the United Nations when the General Assembly begins its meetings on September 20.
"Let's raise the Palestinian flag as this flag is a symbol of peace and justice in the Middle East," Erdogan added to great applause.
Erdogan, who is on a three-day visit to Egypt, stressed that Israel has isolated itself and must "pay the price" after refusing to apologise for its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year.
Turkey has suspended military ties with Israel and expelled top Israeli diplomats, as it pledges to support the Palestinians' statehood bid. It has also vowed to get the Turkish Navy to escort Gaza-bound aid ships in the future.

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The Cutting Edge News

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Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey threatened on September 8 to have Turkish warships escort aid ships travelling from his country to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Tensions in the eastern Mediterranean have been high due to the distinct chill in military and diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey.
Turkey has denounced Israel’s blockade of Gaza ports and has demanded an apology for the deaths of Turkish nationals who were killed in 2010 onboard a pro-Palestinian flotilla by Israeli commandos. Erdogan also said that Turkey had taken steps to stop Israel from unilaterally exploiting natural resources from the eastern Mediterranean, according to Al Jazeera's translation of excerpts of an interview.

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Turkey raising naval presence amid tension with Israel

Turkey raising naval presence amid tension with Israel | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey was freezing defense industry trade with Israel and stepping up Turkish naval patrols in the Eastern Mediterranean, deepening Ankara's...
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Kurdish rebels kill two at Turkish police soccer game

Kurdish rebels kill two at Turkish police soccer game | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
TUNCELI, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish guerrillas opened fired on a group of Turkish policemen playing football in the eastern city of Tunceli late on Sunday, killing a senior officer and his wife, and wounding...
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President Gül to host Bahraini king today

President Gül to host Bahraini king today | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
President Abdullah Gül will today host Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at a working dinner in İstanbul, a statement released by Gül’s office said on Friday.

 

[Why can't the ICC serve this moron with arrest papers while he is abroad and lock this murderer away!]

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Turkey to return properties confiscated from Christian, Jewish minorities

Turkey to return properties confiscated from Christian, Jewish minorities | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s government is returning hundreds of properties confiscated from the country’s Christian and Jewish minorities over the past 75 years in a gesture to religious groups who complain of discrimination that is also likely to thwart possible court rulings against the country....

 

Religious minorities have often complained of discrimination in Turkey, which had a history of conflict with Greece and with Armenians who accuse Turkish authorities of trying to exterminate them early in the last century. Turkey says the mass killings at that time were the result of the chaos of war, rather than a systematic campaign of genocide. Few minority members have been able to hold top positions in politics, the military or the public service.

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Turkey: jets in new strikes on PKK

Turkey: jets in new strikes on PKK | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Turkish warplanes have hit rebel Kurdish bases in northern Iraq for the second night, the separatists and Turkish media say.

The strikes on the bases used by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) follow an attack by the separatists that killed nine Turkish troops.

A PKK spokesman told the AFP there were no casualties from the raids.

The Turkish military earlier said it would press ahead with strikes until the rebels were "rendered ineffective".

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Hevallo. Turkey and The Kurdish Question.: Turkey Declares War on the Kurds!

Hevallo. Turkey and The Kurdish Question.: Turkey Declares War on the Kurds! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

18 August 2011

Three air strikes hit villages in Kurdish Federal Region while throwing Turkey into chaos

The Turkish Air Force bombed heavily on Wednesday and Thursday regions under the control of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq, causing extensive damage to the villages. Hours before the attack, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had openly threatened the Kurdish political and armed organizations, announcing his war plan that includes cross-border operations and mass arrests of Kurdish militants, according to Kurdish and Turkish media .

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Israel's Lieberman won't quit on apology to Turkey

Israel's Lieberman won't quit on apology to Turkey | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who has shown willingness to engage Hamas, on Saturday reiterated his view that the blockade is "illegal and inhuman" and insisted Israel must end it as another condition for rapprochement.
"He's not exactly making it easy for us to apologize," said one Netanyahu aide in response.
Turkey, once a rare Muslim ally of the Jewish state, withdrew its ambassador to Israel after the incident in May 2010, suspended defense cooperation and closed its airspace to Israeli military planes.
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Twenty Turkish soldiers, Kurdish rebels killed in clash

Twenty Turkish soldiers, Kurdish rebels killed in clash | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters killed 13 Turkish soldiers and seven militants died Thursday in the worst clash since the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) ended a ceasefire in February.Turkey's...
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Kurdish rebel group PKK disowns Ankara attack - Region - World - Ahram Online

Kurdish rebel group PKK disowns Ankara attack - Region - World - Ahram Online | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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News analysis: Crises with Turkey and Egypt signal political tsunami for Israel

News analysis: Crises with Turkey and Egypt signal political tsunami for Israel | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The political crisis has become a reality well before the Palestinians declare their independent state, writes Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn, leaving Israel isolated in facing Iran, Turkey and Egypt.
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How is Israel handling turkey and Egypt 

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Turkish warships will escort Gaza aid vessels, pledges Turkish PM

Turkish warships will escort Gaza aid vessels, pledges Turkish PM | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Erdogan makes pledge as Israeli-Turkish relations plummet following UN report into last year's Gaza flotilla raid...
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Turkish Protests Burned Posters of Bahrain's King on his Visit to Turkey

Turkish Protests Burned Posters of Bahrain's King on his Visit to Turkey | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Turkish Protests Burned Posters of Bahrain's 'King'...

 

[Shame he was only burned in effigy.....]

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Israel Expresses Regret After Turkey Expels Ambassador

Israel Expresses Regret After Turkey Expels Ambassador | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Israel expressed regret over the loss of life but that was not enough for Turkey, which has been highly critical of the Jewish state since Israel's bloody invasion of the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in early 2009. Israeli analyst Ra'anan Gissin, a former government spokesman, says Turkey's Islamist government is not interested in improving ties with Israel.

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Israel's military ties with Turkey were seen as an important strategic asset in a hostile region, but now the Jewish state faces growing isolation.

"Turkey, willingly so, is taking the lead. Turkey is ready to lead the campaign of divestment, boycott and sanctions against Israel," said the analyst.

The United Nations report vindicated Israel on a key point: It said the Israeli blockade on Gaza is a legal security measure aimed at preventing weapons from reaching Palestinian militants in Gaza. Turkey says the blockade is illegal and immoral, and it described the U.N. report as "null and void."

[Israel owes apologies to no one.  Turkey needs to stop bombing the Kurds in Iraq]

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U.N. panel faults both sides in Gaza flotilla clash

U.N. panel faults both sides in Gaza flotilla clash | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A long-awaited U.N. report on an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound ship that killed nine Turks declares that Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip was legal, but that the Jewish state used unreasonable force.

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Turkish terror in Kurdistan

Turkish terror in Kurdistan | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

I want to ask you who is really the terrorist,  Turkey or the Kurds?   Be honest please....| Têrori willatî Turkiya ke dij be gelî kurd encami dedat.

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Turkey:Peace groups in Silopi, Sirrt and Cizre

Kurdish Peace groups in Silopi, Sirrt and Cizre in Turkey.

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Turkey on trial - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Turkey on trial - Opinion - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Turkish courts have jailed hundreds of defendants - military officers, journalists, academics and lawyers - for allegedly plotting to topple the country's democratically elected government.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan promotes the trials as evidence of Turkey's new turn towards democracy and the rule of law. They are also actively supported by news media belonging to the so-called Gülen group - a powerful ally of Erdogan's government comprising followers of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. In reality, the trials amount to a grave breach of the rule of law, with the judiciary transformed into a political weapon aimed at opponents of the government and the Gülen movement.
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Turkey Says No Normalizing Israeli Ties Without Apology

Turkey Says No Normalizing Israeli Ties Without Apology | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will not normalize relations with Israel until Israel apologized for its deadly raid on a flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip last year.
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Turkey remains indifferent to latest PKK kidnapping incident

Turkey remains indifferent to latest PKK kidnapping incident | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Although it has been nearly a week since the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) kidnapped two soldiers and a health official in a rural area in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, the incident has not gotten much attention in Turkey, both...
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