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Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece and Seize Aegean Islands

Turkey is already involved in a military incursion into Syria and might be on the verge of a full-scale conflict with the Syrian government, or even a confrontation with U.S. forces, but the Turkish ruling party is also surprisingly enthusiastic about invading Greece. Even some Turkish politicians are hot for a war with Greece they believe they would easily win.

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Erdogan: Turkish Universities Need to Stop Muslim ‘Brain Drain’ to West

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a speech Wednesday urging Muslims with higher educations to remain in Muslim countries to keep their earning potential and scientific achievements in the Muslim world, a message that appears at odds with his claim that Muslims are “Europe’s future.”

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Erdogan: Atatürk Would Say ‘Yes’ to Expanded Presidential Power in Turkey

During an interview Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan argued that the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, would vote “yes” in the upcoming referendum to expand Erdoğan’s presidential power by abolishing the Prime Minister’s office and replacing it with a vice president, among other reforms.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses during an award ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Turkey on Thursday rejected Washington's denials that it has provided weapons to a Syrian Kurdish militia force which Ankara considers to be a terrorist group and again complained about a lack of support …

Turkish Secular Opposition: Erdogan Not Tough Enough on the Netherlands

The head of Turkey’s secular Republican People’s Party (CHP) is accusing Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of not sufficiently punishing the Netherlands for barring Turkish government officials from attending a pro-Erdogan rally, accusing Erdogan of being “just talk.”

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‘F*ck the Police, N**ga’: Mob Attacks CHP Officer in Vehicle

Approximately 40 people attacked a California Highway Patrol (CHP) vehicle as the officer inside of it attempted to pull over a suspected reckless driver in Fresno, California on Sunday afternoon. As they attacked the CHP car, the group hurled obscene and racist verbal attacks as well.

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Toddler Rescued After Wandering Onto 210 Freeway in San Bernardino

The parents of a San Bernardino three-year-old who wandered from his family’s home and onto a southern California freeway on Saturday morning were exceedingly grateful after their child was rescued. As of Sunday, they were not facing charges.

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WATCH: High-Speed Go-Kart Chase on Oakland Freeway

An “unusual” video of an unidentified go-kart driver racing down the Interstate 880 in Oakland on Sunday has gone viral. Even more mysterious is who was driving the black SUV that was chasing behind the buggy, and whether it was a police vehicle.

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Erdogan: A Childless Working Woman Is ‘Deficient,’ ‘Half a Person’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is continuing his campaign to promote Muslim procreation, criticizing a woman who has not had children as “half a person,” “deficient,” and “lacking” because she is denying the role Allah has determined for her as a housewife and mother.

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Why Did the Elephant Seal Cross the Road?

On Monday afternoon, an elephant seal weighing up to 1,000 pounds climbed out of San Pablo Bay in Sonoma County, then slid its way toward Highway 37, repeatedly trying to cross it before finally stopping on the shoulder.

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CHP Rescues Giant Sleeping Pig Using Social Media

A (not so) little piggy named June was rescued from the roadside when a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer responded to a citizen’s call in Santa Rosa the morning after Thanksgiving and guided the sleeping giant out of danger.

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Opposition Turkish Newspapers Dress Front Pages in Black After Police Storm HQ

Turkish newspapers Bugün and Millet have painted their front pages black in protest of a Wednesday morning police raid on their offices, as well as the offices of Bugün TV and Kanaltürk. Police shut down the Kozi-Ipek media network and attacked journalists and protesters with tear gas and water cannons in what many claim is an abuse of government power.

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Popular News Anchor Faces DUI, Assault Charges

A Local television news anchor in California faces charges for driving under the influence (DUI) and assaulting a police officer after being tracked down and arrested Sunday evening.

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Erdogan Accepts Turkish Prime Minister’s Resignation as All Minority Parties Reject Possible Coalition

urkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has submitted his formal resignation in a procedural move necessary for Turkey to begin rebuilding its government after shocking election results that left the nation with no parliamentary ruling party. The majority AK Party to which Davutoğlu belongs must now attempt to form a coalition with at least one other minority party for Turkey’s Parliament to function.

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Turkish President Sues Opposition Leader for Claiming Palace Boasts ‘Golden Toilet’

As Turkey nears its national election on June 7, the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has managed to spark a national conversation regarding the material out of which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s toilet is made. Erdogan has sued the party’s leader to the tune of 100,000 Turkish Lira for claiming that members of his incumbent party enjoy the luxury of golden toilets.

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Legislator Pushed Down Staircase in Second Turkish Parliament Brawl This Week

A second all-out fist fight broke out in the Turkish parliament this week after a debate over national security bill opponents claim would significantly hinder the national right of assembly. Numerous legislators were hurt, particularly opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) representative Orhan Düzgün, who fell down a staircase ruling party AKP deputy Suat Önal pushed him.