• Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

    Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

    For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against travel and large
  • Emmanuel Macron and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the war of words

    Emmanuel Macron and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the war of words

    The tone is again raised between the President of Turkey Recept Tayyip Erdogan and Emmanuel Macron, the former worrying about the mental health of the latter and accusing him of 'Islamophobia'.
  • Erdogan once again calls on Macron to have his mental health examined

    Erdogan once again calls on Macron to have his mental health examined

    The Turkish president has once again questioned the 'mental health' of Emmanuel Macron.
  • Turkey Converts Additional Byzantine-Era Church into Mosque

    Turkey Converts Additional Byzantine-Era Church into Mosque

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an order on Friday morning formally converting the Byzantine-era Chora Church in Istanbul into a mosque, several weeks after declaring the Hagia Sofia a mosque and leading Muslim prayers at the site. The Chora Church was originally commissioned by Byzantine emperor Justinian in the sixth century, and boasts pristinely-preserved …
  • Erdogan Signs Order Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque

    Erdogan Signs Order Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an order on Friday allowing the Hagia Sophia to be used as a mosque. Built in 537 A.D., the Hagia Sophia originally served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral for the Byzantine Empire. When Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II conquered Istanbul in 1453, he converted the Hagia Sophia to a mosque. …
  • DOJ Claims Flynn Was Involved in Conspiracy to Target Turkish Exile

    DOJ Claims Flynn Was Involved in Conspiracy to Target Turkish Exile

    The Justice Department said in a new court filing that it is “unsustainable” to suggest that Michael Flynn “was not a part of any conspiracy” with members of the Turkish government. The filing was drafted as part of the government’s case against Bijan Rafiekian, a former business partner of Flynn who was prosecuted by Robert …
  • Chinese Documents Show Beijing Tried to Extradite Uighur Man from Turkey

    Chinese Documents Show Beijing Tried to Extradite Uighur Man from Turkey

    Documents from the Chinese government show that Beijing requested the extradition of a Uighur man who left China amid the communist country’s continued oppression of his Muslim community and fled to Turkey. A 2016 document asks for the extradition of Enver Turdi, who in 2014 fled Xinjiang in northwest China, where there is a large community of Uighur …
  • Turkey charges seven in wild escape of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

    Turkey charges seven in wild escape of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

    Turkish prosecutors have charged seven people in connection with ex-Nissan exec Carlos Ghosn’s stunning escape from Japan, according to a new report. Ghosn, 65, stands accused of financial crimes and was on house arrest when he allegedly fled Tokyo inside a suitcase in December. Four pilots, two flight attendants and airline executive have now been …