Cloaked in Secrecy: How the Saudis’ $110 Million Gift to UN Counterterrorism Is Being Spent

PassBlue — Nov. 21, 2016 NEW YORK — The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center was set up in 2011 with money from Saudi Arabia to combat terrorism worldwide. Some experts, however, now question the center’s ability to eliminate terrorist threats. There are also questions about whether the money that the Saudis donated, a whopping $110 million, is being spent …

Turkish Justice Minister On Fethullah Gülen: ‘The U.S. Will Not Choose A Terrorist Over Turkey’

Huffington Post Oct. 29, 2016 Bekir Bozdağ, who was in the U.S. to push for the exiled cleric’s extradition, also told The WorldPost Turkey’s post-coup purge isn’t “100 percent over.” Photo credit: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Turkey’s justice minister recently met with his American counterpart, Loretta Lynch, in Washington to discuss the extradition of …

Miles Away From Istanbul, Turks Reflect on the Failed Coup

Huffington Post — Jul. 20, 2016 Photo credit: Aris Messinis via Getty Images MENEMEN DISTRICT, Turkey — For generations, Turks have been proud of their army. So sacred is the bond between the nation and its 700,000 plus-member armed forces, the second largest in NATO after the U.S., that new recruits in the military are welcomed into the …