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From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers...
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Alarm over Trump's deference in calls with Putin takes on new scrutiny with reports he may have learned Russia offered bounties to kill US troops -- and yet took no action

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, America, United States, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Recep Erdogan


Sources say the President was so woefully unprepared for conversations with rivals and allies that he presented a national security threat

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, White House, US, America, United States, Stories, Donald Trump, Recep Erdogan


Ex-Top Trump Deputies Concluded He Was ‘Delusional’ From Calls With Foreign Leaders

President Trump reportedly alarmed senior US officials due to his highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state. According to a CNN report on Monday, citing White House and intelligence officials familiar with the contents of the conversations, Trump was often unprepared for discussion of serious issues during his calls with foreign leaders — which include those with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan — and abusive to leaders of America’s principa...
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Carl Bernstein: Trump 'delusional' and a danger to national security, concluded McMaster, Tillerson, Bolton, Mattis, Kelly

Quite the scoop from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything about their revelation that Trump is unfit for office, beyond cashing in with speaking engagements and books. He pandered to enemies and strongmen like Putin and Erdogan, and was extremely abusive toward allies and female heads of state including Theresa May and Angela Merkel. https://t.co/CiicJAJaMp — Carl B...
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Carl Bernstein reports: From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, the President's phone calls alarm US officials

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, US, America, United States, Stories, Donald Trump, Carl Bernstein, Recep Erdogan


From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, the President's phone calls alarm US officials

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, US, America, United States, Stories, Donald Trump, Recep Erdogan


From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, US, America, Cnn, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Recep Erdogan


Carl Bernstein: Trump 'delusional' & danger to national security — McMaster, Tillerson, Bolton, Mattis, Kelly

Quite the scoop at CNN.com from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything about their revelation that Trump is unfit for office, beyond cashing in with speaking engagements and books. He pandered to enemies and strongmen like Putin and Erdogan, and was extremely abusive toward allies and female heads of state including Theresa May and Angela Merkel. https://t.co/CiicJAJ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, Defense, US, America, US news, Cnn, United States, Theresa May, United Kingdom


Protests, postponements and the last stand of an African strongman

Once hailed as a champion of democracy, Alpha Condé is threatening to outstay his welcome as Guinea’s president Even before the pandemic there were postponements. Before that, there were protests. From a large armchair positioned beneath his own portrait, the 82-year-old president of Guinea is not answering the key question preoccupying his country whether or not he wants to remain in situ until he is 94.In the Sekhoutoureah presidential palace in Conakry, wearing a short-sleeved shirt and trous...
Tags: White House, China, Africa, Barack Obama, World news, Guinea, Global development, Governance, Conakry, Mao, Recep Erdogan, Robert Dossou


Turkey loses 33 soldiers in attack, Russia deploys warships to Syria coast

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is looking West for support, and at his country's request NATO will be holding a meeting on the situation.
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Nato, Recep Erdogan


Halkbank Wins Reprieve in U.S. Prosecution Over Iran Sanctions

(Bloomberg) -- A federal appeals court granted a temporary halt in the U.S. prosecution of Turkish lender Halkbank over sanctions violation charges while it weighs other requests by the bank.Halkbank had previously sought to pursue a dismissal of the case without entering a plea on the charges. A judge denied the request, and the bank is appealing that ruling. A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will weigh the request on an expedited basis.Prosecutors have deemed the bank ...
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Halkbank Hit With U.S. Demand for Millions in Contempt Fines

(Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s Halkbank should pay millions of dollars in fines for its continued failure to respond to U.S. sanctions-evasions charges, federal prosecutors in New York said.In a court filing Tuesday, the government asked a federal judge to impose a daily $1 million fine that would double each week the bank refuses to appear in the case.Prosecutors charged the bank in October with aiding a yearslong scheme to help Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions and access $20 billion in frozen oil r...
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The best neighborhoods in Istanbul

With the global rise in strongmen, it can be easy to forget that Turkey is still a democracy, full of diverse outlooks and points of view. Despite the authoritarian tendencies of President Recep Erdogan, who gets much of his support from conservative, religious Turks, Istanbul recently elected a progressive, opposition candidate as its mayor. That city leader, Ekrem İmamoğlu, has embraced an open, inclusive society — which is only fitting in this vibrant and dynamic city. “It has the East. I...
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Is the Interventionists’ Era Over for Good?

Opinion Is the Interventionists' Era Over for Good? IMG iStock/tracygood1 USA – -(Ammoland.com)- President Donald Trump could have been more deft and diplomatic in how he engineered that immediate pullout from northeastern Syria. Yet that withdrawal was as inevitable as were its consequences. A thousand U.S. troops and their Kurdish allies were not going to dominate indefinitely the entire northeast quadrant of a country the size of Syria against the will of the Damascus regime and army. Had...
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Is Trump At Last Ending Our ‘Endless Wars’?

Opinion Is Trump At Last Ending Our ‘Endless Wars'? USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The backstage struggle between the Bush interventionists and the America-firsters who first backed Donald Trump for president just exploded into open warfare, which could sunder the Republican Party. At issue is Trump's decision to let the Turkish army enter Northern Syria, to create a corridor between Syrian Kurds and the Turkish Kurds of the PKK, which the U.S. and Turkey regard as a terrorist organization. “A disas...
Tags: Isis, Guns, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, US, America, Turkey, Iran, Syria, United States, Taliban, Nato, Middle East, Graham, Republican Party, Assad


Senate Republicans Recoil From Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria and abandon Kurdish allies has prompted a furious backlash among key members of his most important bulwark against an impeachment conviction: Senate Republicans.Hawkish GOP senators, whom Trump will need to keep him in office if the House moves ahead with impeachment, condemned the president’s decision as a win for terrorists and a defeat for American credibility. Some are already discussing legislation to push b...
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Greece may not want refugees, but God does

Greece (MNN) -- A new UN report says the number of refugees arriving in Europe is down 30-percent overall. It’s a different story in Greece; arrivals here are up nearly 50-percent compared to this time last year. AMG International President Tasos Ioannidis just returned from Athens. “There seems to be a spike of the number of people who are coming from Turkey,” he says. “[On] one day, there were more than 600 arrivals on the island of Lesbos.” Ioannidis says Turkey’s President, Rece...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Turkey, Athens, Un, Jesus, Erdogan, Christ, Amg, Tasos Ioannidis, Ioannidis, AMG International, Recep Erdogan, AMG International Society


Erdogan plays politics, Brunson court date looms

Turkey (MNN) -- American pastor Andrew Brunson is back in the headlines. In a recent interview with Reuters, Turkish President Recep Erdogan claims limited power over Brunson’s case: “This is a judiciary matter. Brunson has been detained on terrorism charges ... On Oct. 12 there will be another hearing and we don’t know what the court will decide and politicians will have no say on the verdict. As the president, I don’t have the right to order his release. Our judiciary is independent. Let’s wa...
Tags: Turkey, United States, Middle East, Erdogan, Reuters, Windsor, Andrew, Body of Christ, Recep Erdogan, Brunson, Andrew Brunson, Deniz Yücel, Miles Windsor of Middle East Concern, Turkey Pray, Noreen Brunson


German FA admit to Mesut Ozil mistakes

Reinhard Grindel vs Mesut Ozil There’s been another update over the weekend over Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit the German national team. Ozil recently took to social media to announce his international retirement. The Arsenal star accused the German FA of racism. The Gunners playmaker, 29, lashed out at the German FA for their treatment of him during the World Cup. Reinhard Grindel, the president of the German FA was singled out by Ozil. The Arsenal star claimed: In the eyes of Grindel and his ...
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Mesut Ozil's Germany tenure was already 'over' before retirement - Lothar Matthaus

In an exclusive interview with ESPN's Sebastian Salazar, German legend Lothar Matthaus addresses Mesut Ozil's decision to quit the national team. Raf Honigstein says Lothar Matthaus and Uli Hoeness missed the point with their comments on Mesut Ozil's decision to quit the German national team. Leroy Sane talks with ESPN FC's Mark Ogden about Mesut Ozil's decision to step away from the German national team. Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has told ESPN FC...
Tags: London, Germany, Football, Sport, Story, Arsenal, FIFA World Cup, Mesut Ozil, Mark Ogden, Espn, ESPN FC, DFB, Leroy Sane, Uli Hoeness, Ilkay Gundogan, Lothar Matthaus


Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil slams German DFB/confirms international retirement due to ‘racism and disrespect’

German midfielder Mesut Ozil has this evening confirmed his retirement from international football, in a scathing statement on his official Twitter page. Mounting tensions 29-year-old Arsenal star Ozil appeared a total of 92 times for his country since 2009, playing a starring role in Die Mannschaft’s successes over the last 9 years and proving pivotal in Germany’s World Cup triumph in 2014. However, while many in his home country view Ozil as something of an international legend, the former R...
Tags: Germany, Russia, Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Soccer, Manchester City, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Football Association, Joachim Low, Mesut Ozil, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Schalke, Mario Gomez


OECD highlights low Saudi corporate debt, but risks for Turkey

OECD highlights low Saudi corporate debt, but risks for Turkey:"Saudi non-banking corporates have one of the lowest borrowing levels among the G-20 countries, according to the OECD’s latest global economic outlook. The report also showed that Turkey had the most foreign-denominated debt within the G-20, heaping pressure on President Recep Erdogan ahead of elections. But the next two years looked promising for global GDP growth running at its long-term average of about 4 percent, while world trad...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, OECD, Recep Erdogan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


‘My Declaration in My Darkest Hour’: The Forgotten American’s Song in Prison

Tomorrow Andrew Brunson, an American missionary to Turkey for the last 23 years, goes on trial a second time after being falsely imprisoned more than a year ago. He has been called “The Forgotten American in Turkey.” On October 7, 2016, Andrew hoped to receive permanent citizenship into Turkey. As a Christian pastor who had already been in the country for two decades, deeply committed to loving Turkey and its people, he believed this moment would give him the opportunity to continue leading...
Tags: Religion, Turkey, Pennsylvania, United States, Jesus, Erdogan, John, Christ, PAUL, Andrew, Silas, Fethullah Gülen, Gülen, ACLJ, Son of God, Holy Spirit


Turkish Intelligence Service, MİT, to receive MPT-76

A Turkish news outlet has reported that Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı or MİT) will be the next organisation to receive the country’s new domestically produced infantry rifle, the MPT-76. A Haber, a Turkish TV news channel, supportive of Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan, has reported that MİT units will receive the rifle for operational and protection duties […] Read More … The post Turkish Intelligence Service, MİT, to receive MPT-76 appeared first on T...
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The Rise and Fall of Turkey's Erdogan

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan cut a lone figure at the trilateral summit of Russia, Iran and Turkey at Sochi on Wednesday regarding a Syrian settlement.
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Keep An Eye on This

Keep an eye on this … A gold trader who is close to Turkish President Recep Erdogan is now cooperating with federal prosecutors in a money-laundering case, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter, and legal experts say prosecutors may be seeking information about any ties between the Turkish government and former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. More here. [Author: Josh Marshall]
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Study finds that people vote for strongman "dominance" leaders when they they feel out of control of their lives

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, London Business School organizational behavior scholars Niro Sivanathan and Hemant Kakkar used empirical methods to find the socioeconomic circumstances that predict when voters will elect "dominance-style" strongman leaders like "Donald Trump, Viktor Orban, Rodrigo Duterte, Nicolás Maduro and Recep Erdogan." (more…)
Tags: Post, Politics, News, US, Turkey, Hungary, Philippines, Scholarship, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Godwins Law, Trumpism, Viktor Orban, Rodrigo Duterte, Recep Erdogan, Social Science


Nigeria:The Major Highlights of Buhari's Turkey Visit

[Premium Times] President Recep Erdogan hosted Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria for a fairly long one-on-one meeting in Ankara, the Turkish capital on Thursday before the bilateral meeting that involved their ministers and members of their delegations.
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Kurdish oil industry in the balance following referendum - The National

Kurdish oil industry in the balance following referendum - The National:"The old adage that the Kurds have no friends but the mountains was reinforced last Monday, when most regional powers condemned the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s referendum on independence. The Kurds’ bid for statehood has been underpinned by the oil under their homeland’s mountains. And three major players, seeking that oil, have enabled these aspirations. Partly in response to the vote - 92 percent in favour of independence w...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, US, Turkey, Iran, Kurdistan, Baghdad, Mediterranean, State, Kurdistan Region, Ceyhan, Rex Tillerson, Recep Erdogan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, US Iran Turkey