#ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) late last month killed three Assyrian Christians, presumably in Syria, according to an execution video released Wednesday (Oct. 7). In the video, the group threatened to kill some 200 … Continue reading #ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

Dozens killed in blast near #Turkish train station

(CNN) At least one powerful bomb hit near the main train station in Ankara on Saturday morning, killing 30 people, authorities said, making it the deadliest attack in the Turkish capital in recent memory. The explosion, which caused chaos and bloodshed, took place during a peace march. It also comes before national elections scheduled for Nov. 1.   Source: Dozens killed in blast near train station in Ankara – CNN.com Continue reading Dozens killed in blast near #Turkish train station

#Turkish #journalist arrested for #tweets criticizing Erdogan

Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Bulent Kenes, editor-in-chief of Today’s Zaman, was taken away from the newspaper’s headquarters in Istanbul on Friday as supporters chanted: “Free media cannot be silenced!” The detention was televised live. Source: Turkish journalist arrested for tweets criticizing Erdogan | The Times of Israel Continue reading #Turkish #journalist arrested for #tweets criticizing Erdogan

#Breaking US training helped mold Islamic State’s top military commander – #ISIS #OpIsis Stripes

                  KILLIS, Turkey (Tribune News Service) — The 15 Chechens looking to cross the border from Turkey to Syria didn’t strike Abdullah as particularly important or unusual.It was early summer in 2012, … Continue reading #Breaking US training helped mold Islamic State’s top military commander – #ISIS #OpIsis Stripes

“#IslamicState (#ISIS) uses drowned toddler (Faked) photos to warn #Refugees of the West”

BEIRUT — The jihadist Islamic State group has used the shocking image of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi to warn refugees against trying to flee to the West, calling it a “major sin.” Three-year-old Aylan’s body was photographed lying in … Continue reading “#IslamicState (#ISIS) uses drowned toddler (Faked) photos to warn #Refugees of the West”

“Turkey says Dutch journalist detained “again” ‘for her own safety’ “

A Dutch journalist who in January was acquitted by a Turkish court of writing propaganda for Kurdish militants has been detained in southeast Turkey “for her own safety” due to fighting in the area, a Turkish official said on Sunday.”I’m … Continue reading “Turkey says Dutch journalist detained “again” ‘for her own safety’ “

Turkish Court Charges Vice Journalists With ‘Aiding #ISIS’; News Agency Slams Attempt To ‘#Censor’ #Press

A court in southeastern Turkey has brought formal charges of “aiding” the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, against two British journalists and an Iraqi fixer working for VICE News, a judge announced Monday. VICE has condemned the charges as “baseless” and said the arrests were attempts to “intimidate and censor” the press.Jake Hanrahan, Philip Pendlebury and Mohamed Ismail Rasoul were initially arrested Thursday for lack of proper government accreditation while reporting on clashes between security forces and youth with the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. Shortly after their detentions, it was learned … Continue reading Turkish Court Charges Vice Journalists With ‘Aiding #ISIS’; News Agency Slams Attempt To ‘#Censor’ #Press