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Mehmet Görmez visits coastal enclave for first time; Haniyeh calls bond between Palestinians and Turkey, "reliable and sacred."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Abbas accuses Israeli government of employing “systematic plan to alter the identity of Jerusalem and choking its residents.”
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
"A strong Turkey means a strong Jerusalem and Palestine," Mashaal says.
Shin Bet uncovers Hamas cell in West Bank with ties to Turkey, replacing Syria as its new center for overseas operations.
By HERB KEINON
Israel's leaders must stop their attacks on the city, Davutoglu warns.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu calls Israeli actions "nothing but barbarity to the core."
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The visit comes at a nadir in Israeli-Turkish relations, amid vociferous and harsh rhetoric between their leaders.
By NIV ELIS
“Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it!" Francis said.
By ARIEL COHEN
Of Turkey’s 80 million person population there are only around 100,000 Christians, but over 1.2 million refugees currently reside inside Turkey's border as they flee the Islamic State.
"You just can't say that, just as you can't say that all Christians are fundamentalists. We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups," Pope Francis said.
A five-year, $2.5 million government project has restored the synagogue's lead-clad domes and resplendent interior ahead of its Thursday re-opening.
In the study, over half agreed that Jews are responsible for “most of the world’s wars” and sixty one percent said that people hate Jews due to their behavior.
By SAM SOKOL
Abraham Foxman, who runs the ADL, calls move offensive, threatening.
Edirne governor: When those bandits blow winds of war inside al-Aksa and slay Muslims, we build their synagogues.
When the final battle has been fought and won – or even in advance of that happy event – supporting the Kurds’ desire for an independent sovereign state would be a suitable gesture of appreciation.
By NEVILLE TELLER
In addition to the numerous non-Arab minorities that inhabit the region, three major non-Arab states straddle it – Iran, Turkey and Israel.
From the point of view of the West, Turkey’s antagonism towards Syria’s President Bashar Assad outweighs any opposition it may have to IS.
Representatives of the community say three factors have given them hope this year: the pope’s support, the EU’s recognition of their genocide and Kim Kardashian’s visit to Jerusalem and Armenia
By Mati WAGNER,NOA AMOUYAL
For many Armenians, the genocide of 1915 is not a thing of the past. Lebanon is now hosting a number of Syrian Armenian refugees who have been forced to flee fighting in neighboring Syria.
By ALEX YOUNG/THE MEDIA LINE
"I can't wait to explore our country and have some yummy food," the star wrote on social media after landing in Yerevan.
The Kurds may have kicked Islamic State out of Kobani, but 200,000 refugees remain in dire conditions on the Turkish side of the border.
By JONATHAN SPYER
Financial Times reported the story. The newspaper’s editor, Utku Cakirozer, said that police had vetted Wednesday’s edition before allowing it to be printed and sold on newsstands.
"Mossad enflames Islamophobia by causing such incidents," says Melih Gokcek.
Video confirms Hayat Boumeddiene fled France prior to attacks.
Explosive device fails to explode outside palace in Turkey's largest city.
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Ministry says federal government “surprised” about the presence of Khaled Mashaal in Turkey.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Although it faces many internal disputes, for tourists, Turkey is a choice destination
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
“We are concerned when civil society or political leaders call on the Jewish community to denounce Israel,” says State Department’s special envoy for combating anti-Semitism.
Turkish Cypriot official delivers surprise talk at Tel Aviv energy conference.
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Woman, who told police she was an atheist, posted photo to her Twitter account and angered the Ankara mayor.
Two MKs will attend official centennial memorial ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia, though Israel has not officially recognized the massacre of over a million Armenians as genocide.
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The Chabad representative in Nepal is calling the incident a Purim miracle after almost all passengers walk away unscathed.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz panned Ankara's decision to skip the Munich Security Conference.
The Munich Security Conference is an annual event that brings together some of the world's top policy makers in foreign and defense policy.
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Netanyahu calls on world to condemn Turkish president for supporting terrorists.
Asked for comment on the legality of revoking Haldi's citizenship, the Attorney-General's Office implied that it would not intervene either.
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ICC's ruling says that the incident did not rise to the level of severity of broad-based war crimes allegations which the ICC is empowered to deal with.
A plot for the ANZAC museum already has been allocated and an architect commissioned.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The path to renewed cooperation with Ankara runs through Syria and the Palestinian track
By MOSHE MAOZ
Armenians remain traumatized not only because of the annihilation of their kin 100 years ago, but also by Turkey’s steadfast denial of the genocide.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
At 94, Hagana veteran Tamar Eshel looks back on a life of impressive and extraordinary achievements.
By PATRICIA GOLAN
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By IRVING SPITZ
Before Passover, 10 students from Jerusalem’s Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies traveled to Turkey to take part in a unique community service trip; Both sides reflect.
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It was secular strength that replaced Ottoman grandeur, but Turkey in the 21st century is at risk of regression.
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US officials acknowledged ongoing discussions with Turkey about a range of options to step up the fight against Islamic State, but said no decisions had been made.
Weighing between nine and 14 tons, the Hurricane seats up to seven people who use it to engage in combat and reconnaissance missions.
Muhammed Fayyad was taking pictures at the Gazan Ministry of Endowments at the time of the assault.
Third mission for the "lifting of Gaza blockade" expected this summer; Organizers remain mum on details.
Turkish CEO "absolutely encourages" marriage amongst pilots to prevent depression, impulsive acts mid-flight similar to the plane-crash suicide induced by a Germanwings' pilot last month.
Turkish professor says that the Jews are destroying the entire world as they search for the ark containing the ten commandments.
Turkish president has accused Iran of attempting to dominate the region.
Both Twitter and video-sharing service YouTube were inaccessible for hours on Monday, after a Turkish court ordered the removal of images of a prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants.
Turkish president to meet with Rouhani, Khamenei, discuss bilateral relations, regional issues.
The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) had published a picture of the prosecutor with a gun to his head and said it would kill him unless its demands were met.
"If you still shake the hand of Assad, that handshake will be remembered throughout history."
Mevlut Cavusoglu says individual was caught who allegedly helped London schoolgirls who fled Britain to join Islamic State last month.
Crossing into Syria proves an easy feat for the aspiring Jihadi armed with a few dollars and with the help of a smuggler.
Court rules statement to be act of emotional violence, says emotionally wrecked wife must be compensated.
Former Pentagon official to ‘Post’: I think the big point is that it suggests Turkey has lost control of Islamic State; When you play with fire, you get burned.
“We understand that after arriving in Istanbul the girls met an Islamic State member who is charged with helping foreigners who want to join the group."
Fight reportedly broke out when members of ruling AK Party approached female member of pro-Kurdish party.
"Without any checks on my vehicle, which was loaded with arms, we were taken to the border with a military escort.”
Davutoğlu says government will not succumb to the Jewish lobby, the Armenian lobby or the lobby of the Turkish-Greek minority.
Turkey's Western allies have reacted with alarm to what they see as signs of erosion of the rule of law.
In a Reuters interview, Davutoglu said peace in the Middle East and the eradication of extremist groups would be virtually impossible without the establishment of a Palestinian state.
The first edition of Charlie Hebdo since the killing of 12 of its staff members at its central Paris offices last week aroused anger across the Muslim world.
"How can you see this individual who carries out state terrorism by massacring 2,500 people in Gaza waving his hand," Erdogan said.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Turkish police earlier this month raided media outlets close to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
The oft-repeated Erdogan quote that analysts cite again and again bears repeating – that democracy is a train that you get off once you reach your destination.
Since the rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, human rights activists have criticized the government for its treatment of dissent in the press.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Expert on Gulf affairs to ‘Post’: US should consider removing its military base from Arab country, "Qatar and Turkey are in Congress’s sights."
"Turkey will continue to fight against Israel's anti-humanitarian and outrageous actions," Turkish president says.
Almost a million students are enrolled in "imam hatip" schools this year, up from just 65,000 in 2002, when Erdogan's party first came to power.
Turkish Shi'ite cleric: By forming and supporting the Islamic State Takfiri group, the Zionists are now employing that as an instrument, and pursuing their objectives in this way
The basis for such a case is that Qatar and Turkey have each supported Hamas in some way.
Erdogan: Foreigners love oil, gold, diamonds, and cheap labor of Islamic world. They like the quarrels of the Middle East. Believe me, they don’t like us.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister: The governor made a mistake; We condemn the atrocities against the al-Aksa Mosque, but we cannot look at the Jews here with an evil eye.
"You cannot place a mother breastfeeding her baby on an equal footing with men."
"Muslim sailors had arrived in the shores of America in 1178," Turkish president says.
Former Pentagon official: Even if Erdogan swore allegiance to al-Qaida, NATO could not expel Turkey
The US embassy described the video, apparently filmed by one of the gang, as "appalling" and condemned the attack.
Turkish President Erdogan calls on the UN Security Council to take action amid upheaval in Jerusalem tensions.
The military has been instructed to cease watching the show as part of its new “protection of students” regulations.
Prosecutors found "reasonable basis" to believe IDF troops committed war crimes, although crimes in question were not of sufficient gravity to fall under court's jurisdiction, according to document.
As the war on Islamic State reaches Turkey’s border, its victims include Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s vision of a Turkish-led Sunni world.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Washington based Turkish expert to ‘Post’: “Though Turkey's conservative AKP government would rather have KRG dominate among the Syrian Kurds, it may be a tall order for Ankara's Kurdish policy."
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,REUTERS
“If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used," Diyanet declares.
This Turkish film is gorgeous but soporific
By HANNAH BROWN
The fourth of May is a day of mourning for the Kurdish people.
By UZAY BULUT
For decades, Kurds in Turkey have systematically been constrained from speaking their mother tongue or uttering the name of their historic land.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia are watching developments in Syria closely.
By CAN KASAPOGLU
Samantha Power plays politics with the Armenian genocide.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
The Armenian Genocide was more than just the attempted extermination of a people; it was the destruction of an ancient homeland.
By JANO BOGHOSSIAN
I find myself compelled to take strong public issue with a man I have known, respected, even admired, for almost four decades: Shabtai Shavit, the former director of the Mossad.
By MARTIN SHERMAN
Turkish government has attempted to reduce tensions by removing a seismic exploration vessel and its escort ships from an area where the Republic of Cyprus has been drilling for offshore energy.
By MICHA’EL TANCHUM
Turkey is a proud republic, the foreign policy of which was founded on the motto of “peace at home, peace in the world.” Its foreign policy is nothing else but an extension of that motto.
By DOGAN ISIK