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Questions tagged [turkey]

for questions about claims based in Turkey, or limited in Turkey.

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Are dollar bills seen by the Turkish government as a secret sign of connections to Gülen?

Turkeypurge.com has an article on the trial of a (Turkish-American) NASA scientist, convicted in Turkey: The prosecutor submitted as evidence in the case a statement by an anonymous informant, a ...
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Did President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ask a little girl if she wanted to be a Martyr?

Today, the president of Turkey was all over the German news, which claimed that he asked a little girl in uniform (who was called onto the stage with him and crying, I do not want to go into his ...
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Is this picture taken of the Armenian Genocide fake?

Is the photo captioned, a Turkish official taunting starving Armenians with bread" fake? I believe the picture is most recently use in The Great Game of Genocide Imperialism, Nationalism, and the ...
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Is there a publicly available video that shows Ali Erdoğan instructing a police official to abuse detainees?

The Wikipedia page for the 2013 corruption scandal in Turkey says: On 24 December, another video began to circulate that shows Ali Erdoğan, nephew and bodyguard of Prime Minister Erdoğan, ...
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Did Fethullah Gülen “publicly boasted about his “soldiers” waiting for his orders to do whatever he directs them to do”?

According to this newsweek article, retired lieutenant general of the US army and America's president elect Donald Trump's pick for national security advisor, Michael Flynn said: "Gülen portrays ...
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Did Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan ask “Trump towers in Turkey to remove Trump name in Istanbul urgently”?

The details section of this November 9, 2016 YouTube video says: Turkish President Erdogan asking Trump towers in Turkey to remove Trump name in Istanbul urgently Is it true?
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Did the United States provide weapons to YPG members in 2015?

The People Protection Units or "YPG" are the main armed service of the Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava, and consist primarily of Syrian Kurds. The Turkish government consider the YPG to be part ...
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Is Turkey trading oil with Islamic State? [closed]

Russia claims Turkey is trading oil with Islamic State: Syria conflict: Russia accuses Erdogan of trading oil with IS (BBC News, 2 December 2015) Russia presents proof of Turkey’s role in ISIS oil ...
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Did the Russian SU-24 enter into Turkish airspace? [closed]

According to the BBC, Turkey and Russia have disputed the flight path and this map shows the disputed paths: According to the Guardian, that means the plane would have only been in Turkish territory ...
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Did Turkish football fans shout “Allahu akbar” during a pre-match moment of silence for the Paris attacks?

Turkish fans were said to have whistled and shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is great) during a moment of silence for the Paris attacks during a Turkey-Greece friendly football match. The Daily Mail ...
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Did NATO Air Forces start shooting down Russian fighter jets?

In the beginning of October, several news appeared claiming that Russian fighter jets intruded the air space of Turkey. They have been intercepted and escorted away from Turkish air space, but no fire ...
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Did Turkey and Greece attempt to gain control of NATO nuclear weapons to use on each other during the Cyprus crisis of 1963-1964?

The following quote from an article on arstechnica.com, talking about PAL codes required for arming US nuclear missles, states that Turkey and Greece were attempting to gain control of nuclear weapons ...
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Did the Ottoman government kill ~1 million Armenians during and after World War I?

The Armenian Genocide is explained in Wikipedia as the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects inside their historic homeland, which lies within the ...
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Did Muslims discover the Americas in the 12th century A.D.?

Turkish president Erdogan recently claimed Muslims discovered the Americas in 1178 A.D. Muslims discovered the Americas more than three centuries before Christopher Columbus, Turkish President ...
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Turkish soldier with ISIS? [closed]

Oliver North posted this image on twitter and wrote A Turkish soldier "visiting" an ISIS anti-aircraft unit at Kobani. They look way too friendly. Is the description of the image correct?
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Can the amount of tryptophan one might consume in a turkey dinner cause drowsiness?

We've heard the stories at Thanksgiving that turkey causes drowsiness because it contains tryptophan. Is this true?
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Did mosque restorers find a 400-year-old letter from the architect with instructions?

A friend just told me a lovely story about a mosque in Turkey. It needed some maintenance, but the stone-masonry skills required to repair an arch had been lost. They found a letter from the architect,...