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Turkey Threatens to Sink Italian Oil Vessel Off Cyprus

The government of Cyprus has accused the Turkish military of threatening to sink an oil and natural gas exploration vessel doing exploratory work off the Cypriot coast. The vessel, the Saipem 12000 charted by the Italian firm Eni, was previously blockaded by Turkish warships on

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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.

TOPSHOT - A picture taken on February 16, 2018, shows a Syrian man receiving treatment at a hospital in the town of Afrin. Six men were treated for breathing difficulties in the main hospital in Afrin after shelling by a Turkish-led offensive on their village, the general director of the Afrin hospital said. / AFP PHOTO / Ahmad Shafie BILAL (Photo credit should read AHMAD SHAFIE BILAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey Denies Reports of Chemical Weapons Use Against Kurds in Syria

Turkey’s foreign minister dismissed allegations the country used chemical weapons against the Kurds in northern Syria’s Afrin region as fake news disseminated by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) organization, arguing that Turkey is taking the utmost precautions to avoid hurting noncombatants.

Israel Accuses Turkey of Helping to Fund Hamas

The Shin Bet security service on Monday accused Turkey of aiding the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization raise and launder funds for its military activities against Israel, following the investigation of a Turkish national and an Arab Israeli citizen who were arrested in January.

Anti-Darwinist author Adnan Oktar, better known as Harun Yahya, is a figure in Turkish creationism and a fervent advocate of creationism in the creation versus evolution debate. He is considered the leading Muslim advocate of creationism. Unlike the majority of Christian creationists, he subscribes to Old Earth creationism. He is against Zionism and Freemasonry and sees them as very interrelated movements, though he denounces anti-Semitism and terrorism. He founded the Science Research Foundation (SRF, or BAV in Turkish). In October 2006, he wrote 'Atlas of Creation', which had an international impact. (Photo by Patrick ROBERT/Corbis via Getty Images)

Turkish Televangelist Goes to War with Erdogan’s Religious Directorate

The Turkish government has a thin skin at the best of times, and it has been especially quick to silence critics since its invasion of Kurdish territory in Syria began, but a flamboyant televangelist named Adnan Oktar apparently feels comfortable waging a vigorous war of words with the Directorate of Religious Affairs, otherwise known as the Diyanet.

SOCHI, RUSSIA JANUARY 30, 2018: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov makes a speech at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress opening ceremony at the Main Media Centre of the Olympic Park. Valery Sharifulin/TASS Host Photo Agency (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

Delegates to Syria Peace Talks Heckle Russian Foreign Minister

The latest round of Russia-sponsored talks to end the Syrian civil war got off to a bad start on Tuesday as some opposition groups boycotted the meeting entirely, others refused to get off their airplanes, and some of the delegates who actually made it to the meeting heckled Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during his speech.