Lies and Half Truths

This photo shows Macron and Erdogan at the UN General Assembly in 2018 — other photos from the event show them shaking hands – Fact Check

A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter in November 2020 that claim it shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refusing to shake hands with French President Emmanuel Macron. The posts circulated online as tensions between the two countries soared in a row over the freedom to mock religion. The claim is misleading; the photo …

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Aliyev, Azerbaijan are rising! Erdoğan, Turkey are taking world by storm: We said we have ‘big claims’; now it’s time to take ‘big steps.’ – Yeni Safak

The victory in the Caucasus is Turkey’s victory as well. It is Turkey’s mobilization of its geopolitical mind, centuries-old tradition and political legacy. The security operations in the East Mediterranean, in Syria, and Iraq are products of this mentality.

The is the mentality that eliminated the terror map spanning the Iranian border and the Mediterranean, and implemented its own security map. This is the mind that finished France in Libya, that ended the European alliance in the Aegean.

Bahçeli: Turkey has no state crisis, it has an opposition crisis – Bianet

MHP Chair also addressed the Presidential elections in the US. “We are neither the clappers of Biden, nor a fan of Trump,” Bahçeli said and referred to the Democrats and Republicans respectively as follows:

“We neither hold the elephant from its trunk, nor do we wait in line to get on the donkey. But, everyone had better know that we are waiting in a sure-footed, cautious, prepared and suspicious manner.

Waqf properties make up all land in Varosha, cannot be returned, former Turkish Cypriot official says – Daily Sabah

The ghost town of Varosha, known by the island’s Turkish community as Maraş, has historically held a key status in nearly all diplomatic efforts directed at a lasting resolution on the Cyprus question. Long viewed as a bargaining chip in fruitless peace negotiations, Varosha is expected to be on the forefront in a new possible …

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The EU Must Reprimand – Not Enable – Bulgaria and Greece for Anti-Macedonian Racism – Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International condemns Bulgaria, Greece, and the European Union member-states and media outlets that have chosen to aid these countries in their quest to annihilate the existence of Macedonians’ ethnic identity and basic human rights.

We call on governments, opposition parties, human rights organizations and media outlets truly interested in defending human rights to condemn the EU-enabled pressure tactics imposed on Macedonia and to demand that Bulgaria and Greece be reprimanded for their clear violations of Macedonians’ rights.

Erdogan’s Comrades and Getting Rid of the ‘Shame’ – Asharq AL-awsat

What is going on in Turkey? Is the truth finally coming out? Have the years and years of propaganda about prosperity and growth under the Justice and Development Party’s rule finally been exposed? More importantly, has President Erdogan run out of ways to cover up the internal financial, social, and economic collapse that Turkey is …

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This huge crowd in Turkey has nothing to do with France’s Muhammad cartoons – France24 Observers

A video published on Facebook on October 24 has gone viral on Arabic-speaking social media platforms. The post says that it shows huge crowds gathering in Istanbul to defend the Prophet Muhammad, after French President Emmanuel Macron’s declaration that he would protect the right to publish potentially offensive cartoons. However, the video actually shows a celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, in November 2019 in Sana’a, Yemen.

The Arabic-speaking page Watar Net (which is supposedly a Jordanian news website yet to be officially launched) published this video, which soon racked up more than 2,000 comments and was shared more than 15,000 times.

From English into Russian into Czech: Re-translation as a Manipulative Tool – EU vs DISINFORMATION

Russian state media have a credibility problem, and they know it. According to a 2019 survey by the independent pollster, Levada Center, about 50 per cent of Russians think that information from state-controlled TV channels – the main source of news for most Russians – is unreliable. And the number is growing each year, along …

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Turkey, the country with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean, NOT

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Lie #01: “Turkey, the country with the longest coastline on the Mediterranean, has sent drillships with a military escort to explore for energy on its continental shelf, saying that it, along with Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, have rights in the region.“ https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/turkey-keeps-calm-despite-provocation-from-greece-40001 Here are the facts from Wikipedia: Greece has a coastline of 13,676 …

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Russia showed Turkey and China how to bully EU – EUobserver

As long as concrete EU policies remain so far behind the EU’s declared desire to speak the language of power, the geopolitical disregard, sometimes verging on bullying, of the EU is likely to spread further Covid-19 might have slowed down the global economy, but not the world’s descent into ever brutish ways to conduct international …

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Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Is Failing on the World Stage* – Foreign Policy

*Current Title: Greece Accidentally Steered Into a Foreign-Policy Crisis Turkey is redrawing its borders in the Aegean—and the Greek government is failing to do much about it. In late November last year, Greece was caught by surprise when Turkey announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Libyan government in Tripoli. The deal …

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