Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey’s Erdogan schools Germany’s Merkel in politically correct language

Apparently Angela’s appeasement of Muslims in Europe doesn’t go far enough. ?Now she must not mention that ISIS are Muslims either.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today rebuked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for using the expression ‘Islamist terrorism’, saying the phrase saddened Muslims. Read more »

Erdogan connected to ISIS – Wikileaks claims as they release 57,000 emails

It has long been suspect that Erdogan was complicit in assisting and helping monetise Daesh, now Wikileaks has released 57,000 emails showing?many undesirable details.

WikiLeaks has released a tranche of more than 57,000 personal emails from the account of Turkey’s Minister of Oil Berat Albayrak.

Albayrak is the son-in-law of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The emails span a six-year period from 2000 to 2016 and allegedly reveal his level of influence in the country’s political scene.

The emails appear to have been obtained by Turkish hacktivist group Redhack, and which threatened to make his communications public back in September. ? Read more »

There was a young fellow from Ankara, Who was a terrific wankerer…


Boris Johnson wins sledge of the year for his limerick about Recep Tayyip Erdo?an:

Boris Johnson has won a ?1,000 prize for a rude poem about the Turkish president having sex with a goat.

The former mayor of London?s limerick, published by the Spectator as a rebuff to Recep Tayyip Erdo?an?s efforts to prosecute a German comedian?s offensive poem, also calls the president a ?wankerer?.

Johnson, a former editor of the magazine, won the Spectator?s ?President Erdo?an offensive poetry competition?, despite judge Douglas Murray saying the contest had received thousands of entries. The prize money has been donated by a reader.

The limerick was written off-the-cuff by the Conservative MP during an interview with the Swiss weekly magazine Die Weltwoche. ?

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Turkish MPs comes to blows making NZ parliament look like a picnic in the park

Having David Carter lose his rag with Winston Peters is nothing compared to the dust up in the Turkish parliament.

Members of Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have traded kicks and punches, and thrown water at each other in parliament, halting talks about lifting parliamentarians’ immunity from prosecution.

The law, championed by the ruling AKP, would strip members of parliament of their legal immunity.

The Kurdish-rooted Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) says the Bill is targeting them and is aimed at suppressing dissent.

President Tayyip Erdogan, who founded the AKP, has called for members of HDP to face prosecution, accusing them of being an extension of the outlawed militant group, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Scores of deputies crammed into a committee room to debate the Bill on Monday, according to a Reuters reporter in parliament.

Tempers flared and some deputies started shoving each other.

As punches and kicks flew, a few suited parliamentarians launched themselves into the melee from a table.

Others threw water at each other and at least one person could be heard taunting opponents by shouting: “Come on, come on.”

Several politicians were hurt during the scuffle, broadcaster CNN Turk said.

If they made it pay per view they might get some quality dust ups.


Erdogan upset he is being compared to Gollum

Turkey’s president is an Islamist fool, and has put in place over the years laws which prevent him being mocked.

The latest mocking has compared him with Gollum, and he has had a man arrested and charged for it….but Peter Jackson says Erdogan is wrong…it is Sm?agol?who he is being compared with.

The Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, has offered a defence for a man being prosecuted for insulting Turkey?s president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, by comparing him to the creature Gollum in Tolkien?s epic.

The Oscar-winning director issued a statement saying the images posted by the defendant, Bilgin ?ift?i, a Turk, which compared Erdo?an?s facial expressions to those of the film creature, were actually of Sm?agol, Gollum?s benign alter ego.

Insulting the president is a crime in Turkey. Erdo?an?s reign has been characterised by intense pressure on the media and the prosecution of many local journalists, who have decried what they call the worst crackdown on the press in the republic?s history, saying the president has little tolerance for mockery or dissent.? Read more »

Is Erdogan a double-dealing tyrant helping Daesh?

From what I can tell Turkey was seriously over-reaching shooting down Russian’s Su-25 when it was barely over Turkey.

Putin won’t be pleased but there are other reasons why we shouldn’t be that pleased with Erdogan and Turkey at the moment.

Michael Burleigh writes in the Daily Mail about Erdogan’s actions and duplicity

Despotic presidents tend to have many admirers who will hail them as saviours of their nations. But they also have a tendency to lock horns with other despots.

The clash between Russia?s Vladimir Putin and Turkey?s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian fighter, is one which has set the entire world on edge as diplomats desperately work overtime to reduce the tension.

Putin is not blameless in this affair. His air force has been probing Western air spaces provocatively in a number of different locations in recent months. But was the Russian president right, after the downing of the jet, to accuse ?back-stabbing? Turkey of being the accomplices of ISIS terrorists?

And was there any truth in Putin?s accusation yesterday ? made just as Moscow was expelling 39 Turkish businessmen attending a conference in Russia ? that Turkey is propping up ISIS by buying oil from them?

This latest claim inevitably prompted a furious response from Erdogan, who accused Putin of slander. But the fact is that Erdogan?s regime has on many occasions turned a blind eye to ISIS activity in Turkey, as well as to Turkish businessmen and smugglers doing trade deals with the jihadist butchers.

To be fair, on the surface, Turkey?s president is fully involved in the fight against ISIS. In October he allowed U.S. jets to use Turkey?s Incirlik air base for operations against ISIS, pledging that his forces, too, would join the fight.

But the truth is that Turkey?s planes have aimed their missiles almost exclusively at the one army which poses a real threat to ISIS, and has won countless battlefield victories against them ? the Kurdish PKK forces inside Syria.

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You?d think that the Freedom of Speech war was already won

There are those who will point to Turkey and to their?President?Recep Tayyip Erdogan as being “moderate”.

This is the same?Recep Tayyip Erdogan who proclaimed that, ?These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that?s it.?

And so it is his “moderate” Islamic government that is arresting and imprisoning journalists.

More than 50 international media organisations have written to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressing deep concern about worsening conditions for journalists ahead of elections on Sunday (local time).

Agence France-Presse is among the signatories, which also include The Age in Australia,The New York Times, The Washington Post, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung and ARD television, La Stampa in Italy, Dawn newspaper in Pakistan, and Buzzfeed. ? Read more »

Turkish students demand Buddhist and Jedi temples to counter the building of mosques on campus

The Turkish government is getting serious push back from students who are upset that 80 mosques are being built on university campuses nationwide.

Their response is to demand Jedi and Buddhist temples as well.

Thousands of students across Turkey have demanded that their universities build Jedi and Buddhist temples on campus, in response to a surge in mosques being built for Muslim students.

The demands were sparked last month, when the rector of Istanbul Technical University (?T?), announced that ?a landmark mosque?, would be built on campus due to ?huge demand?, making it the first mosque to be built on the university site.

In response, more than 25,000 people signed an online petition demanding that a Buddhist temples be built as well, in order to cater for the university?s Buddhists.

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?I can?t fulfill my religious needs because the closest Buddhist temple is 2,000 kilometres away, and I can?t go there during lunch break,? a petitioner named Utku G?r?a? Borata? said on the website. ? Read more »

This will be handy for Matt McCarten

Foreign Policy has an article on “How to Justify Any Policy, No Matter How Bad It Might Be“.

This will be real handy for Matt McCarten as he deals with the two David Cunliffe’s, the one who tells business in private he will be moderate, and the very public lurching left David Cunliffe.

I think they may well have interviewed Winston Peters for some of these techniques.

Whatever your circumstances might be, here’s a simple 10-step program for excusing bad behavior. (It may also come in handy in your personal life, if you’re not good at resisting temptation or making sound decisions.)

Step 1: “It’s a lie. It never happened.”

When accused of bad behavior, the first instinct of many politicians (or their supporters) is denial. Bill Clinton told us he “never had sex” with “that woman” (Monica Lewinsky), and the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria at first denied that chemical weapons?had even been used. Similarly, when Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked him about the NSA’s domestic surveillance activities, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s first response was to deny it was happening, a lie he later described as the “least untruthful” statement he felt he could make. Step 1?is tempting for an obvious reason: When a bald-faced lie works, the problem goes away.

Step 2: Blame someone else.

If you can’t hide what happened, blame it on someone else. This line of defense has at least two variants. The first option is to acknowledge that wrongdoing occurred, but pin the blame on one’s opponents. Once the use of chemical weapons was confirmed in Syria, for example, Assad’s defenders tried to pin the blame on the regime’s opponents. Similarly, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan now seems to think any criticism of his government or domestic political setback is the result of some sort of foreign conspiracy.

The second variation is to admit that somebody did something wrong, but pin the blame on subordinates. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie claims he knew nothing?– “Nothing!”?– about Bridgegate, while George W. Bush administration officials claimed that the abuses at Abu Ghraib were just unauthorized acts by low-level enlisted personnel. If you successfully make someone else the fall guy, the people at the top can skate away scot-free.? Read more »

The “worst menace to society”

Apparently, according to the Turkish Prime Minister, Twitter is the “worst?menace?to society”.

Protests have engulfed Turkey?s Taksim Square, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip?Erdo?an knows exactly what?s to blame: Twitter.

In a news conference,?Erdo?an dismissed the protesters as ?looters? and ?bums? and blasted the country?s opposition party for provoking them. But he reserved his fiercest words for the microblogging site, which has become?a hub for activists and a major news source?as Turkey?s mainstream media have downplayed the unrest.? Read more »