Forty high-ranking military officers stationed at a Turkish air base were detained Thursday in an anti-terror investigation.
According to a provincial security source, two colonels, a lieutenant colonel, three majors, three captains, one lieutenant and 30 non-commissioned officers from the Konya 3rd Main Jet Base Command were held.
The group was detained for alleged links to the Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO) in an investigation launched by the Konya Chief Public Prosecutor regarding financing of the illegal network.
Arrest warrants were issued for a total of 47 suspects.
Turkey kills 160 to 200 Syrian Kurdish “militants” in airstrikes
Turkey ‘kills 200 US-backed Kurdish militia fighters in Syria’
US support for Kurdish troops in the fight against Isis in Syria and Iraq is a major source of tension between the two allies
EU refugee deal could collapse: Turkey’s EU minister
Omer Celik says EU failed to keep its promise of visa liberalization, but should do so before 2017
The refugee deal reached this March could collapse if the European Union fails to provide Turkey with the promised visa liberalization by year’s-end, Turkey’s EU minister warned Wednesday.
Turkey tells EU: Visa-free travel by end of 2016 – but we WON’T change migrant rules
Turkish blackmail of the EUSSR continues:
TURKEY has threatened to walk away from a commitment to help tackle the migrant crisis unless its citizens are given visa-free access to the EU by the end of the year.
EU leaders threaten sanctions against Syria supporters
The unelected criminals from the EUSSR insist that Assad be removed and replaced with a MuBro regime. Why is no one calling them out on this?
The draft broadens the language of EU foreign ministers on Monday who spoke only of targeting Syria and “Syrian individuals and entities supporting the regime”.
European Union leaders are weighing sanctions against supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime if they fail to stop atrocities, according to a draft summit statement that appears to target Russia.
“The EU is considering all options, including further restrictive measures targeting individuals and entities supporting the regime, should the current atrocities continue,” according to a draft obtained by AFP before the summit in Brussels that opens later Thursday. —World Bulletin / News Desk
Libyans Miss Gaddafi
Its not like Shrillary & the Obamster had anything to do with his demise. How was that again with that “kinetic action?”
Those living in Tripoli say they are exhausted by power cuts, price rises and a lack of cash flow as rival authorities and militias battle for control of the country.
Five years after an uprising killed Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, residents in the capital spoke about how they have grown to miss the longtime strongman as the frustrations of daily life mount.
“I hate to say it but our life was better under the previous regime,” Fayza Al Naas, a 42-year-old pharmacist, told AFP referring to Gaddafi’s more than four decades of rule. Now “we wait for hours outside banks to beg cashiers to give us some of our own money. Everything is three times more expensive”. (World Bulletin / News Desk)