HOW IT HAPPENED: OTTOMANS CONQUER CONSTANTINOPLE (ISTANBUL)

Fri 29 May 2020: Turkey commemorates 566th anniversary of conquest of Istanbul by gallant Sultan Mehmet II On this day 567 years ago Istanbul was conquered by an Ottoman king. Constantinople, as it was then known, was capital of the Byzantine Empire. It was surrounded by many Muslim states. In a prophecy about its conquest […]

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ADAM WEISHAUPT, MAN WHO STARTED THE ILLUMINATI

Fri 01 May 2020: THE 18TH-CENTURY GERMAN thinker Adam Weishaupt would have been stunned if he had known his ideas would one day fuel global conspiracy theories, and inspire best-selling novels and blockbuster films. Until he was 36, the vast majority of his compatriots would have been equally stunned to discover that this outwardly respectable professor […]

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BRITISH COMMANDER’S MEMOIRS OF THE SIEGE OF KUT AL AMARA

Wed 29 April 2020: In his book My Campaign in Mesopotamia, published in 1920, British General Charles Vere Ferres Townshend chronicles what happened during the 17-month period from the British troops’ landing on the Gulf of Basra until their surrender to Khalil Pasha. The Committee of Ottoman Military History, established by the order of Sultan […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIAN AND SYRIAN WOMEN RAPED, TORTURED, KILLED IN SYRIAN PRISONS

The Conscience Movement held the conference in Istanbul with participants from 45 countries, to raise awareness of the suffering of women and young girls imprisoned by the Syrian regime on February 21st, 2019. FILE PHOTO. Sat 04 April 2020: By Bassam Tawil  For Palestinian women in Syria, there was no reason to celebrate International Women’s Day, […]

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SYKES-PICOT AGREEMENT: SPOILS OF WAR TO BRITAIN AND FRANCE

Tue 21 January 2020: The Sykes-Picot accord was conceived at a high point in Britain and France’s imperial power. Hammered out in the midst of the first world war in anticipation of an Entente victory (the Russian Empire, France and the United Kingdom) over the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria), it was concerned with distributing […]

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THAT TIME RONALD REAGAN OPENED IRAN AND ILLEGALLY SOLD KHOMEINI WEAPONS

That Time Ronald Reagan opened Iran and Illegally sold Khomeini Weapons Wed 06 November 2019: The Reagan administration in the 1980s was buffeted by two policy drives toward Iran. On the one hand, Reagan ally Saudi Arabia supported Iraq, which illegally launched a war on the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1980 in order to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Ongoing Repression of Crimea’s Tatar Muslims

Sun 13 October 2019: The Crimean Tatars, a minority Muslim community with a long history whose aspirations for autonomy have been crushed by Russia since its 2014 takeover of their homeland, the Crimean Peninsula, continue to vie for freedom even as the world has turned its back on them. It is very painful to witness […]

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Archive: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past

Fri 27 September 2019: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret, evidence uncovered by The Daily Telegraph shows. A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots. A close-up of the document reveals he was previously […]

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Archive: 2nd Star of David ‘uncovered’ in Tehran

Bird’s-eye view of Tehran airport (Photo: Google Earth) Mon 23 September 2019: Satellite image shows symbol associated with Israel on roof of national airline building. Local media say structure built by Israeli engineers before revolution Iranian authorities once again ‘hit’ by past friendly relations with Israel : Images published Saturday by Iranian media outlets show a Star of […]

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