Syria university strips Turkish PM of PHD

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erdogan phd from Turkish UniversitySyria’s Aleppo University has stripped Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of an honorary doctorate citing his support for Syrian rebels and crackdown on Turkish protesters, state media reported Tuesday.

State news agency SANA said Erdogan was being stripped of the PhD because of “his plots against the Syrian people” and his use of “arbitrary” violence against protesters in Turkey.

SANA quoted Khudur Orfaly, dean of Aleppo University, as describing the decision as “a message of solidarity to the friendly Turkish people, who reject Erdogan’s hostile policies”.

Relations between Syria and Turkey have deteriorated sharply since the uprising broke out against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule in March 2011 and Erdogan became one of Assad’s most outspoken critics.

Turkey is now home to more than 400,000 Syria refugees and harbors many of the opposition’s top civilian and military leaders.

At home, Erdogan has faced a wave of protests since June demanding his resignation.

Human rights groups have accused Turkish police of using excessive force against the demonstrators, and Syrian state television has frequently aired footage of Turkish security forces putting down the protests.

Syria’s state media does not acknowledge the existence of any popular anti-Assad movement, instead blaming the violence on foreign-backed “terrorists”.

Has other PHD’s

Erdogan’s honorary doctorate from Aleppo is not the only PHD he has . In May 2012 Erdogan was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from the Quaid-e-Azam University, of Islamabad , Pakistan.

The PhD degree was reportedly “conferred to the Turkish Prime Minister to honour his efforts in promoting understanding between civilizations, interfaith harmony, tolerance, freedom, democracy and human rights as reflected in Turkey’s dynamic foreign policy under his leadership.”

Also in October 2012 The Turkish Prime Minister received his honorary doctorate degree from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul .

Photo: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the audience after receiving his honorary doctorate degree from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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36 responses to “Syria university strips Turkish PM of PHD”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Hahahaha .. oh dear me. 😉 Unearned ‘degrees’ are a dime a dozen. Everyone knows that.
    Honourariums are given in appreciation for contributions to ‘life’. But you don’t need one to contribute.
    I doubt Erdogan is sweating over this ‘loss’.

    1. libnan1 Avatar

      Our degrees are awarded with sacrifices to Lebanon

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Which, I suppose, is why ‘you’ chased away an invited ‘Speaker’ to the ‘University’ who might have gotten one if he showed up to speak … since he happened to be Jewish; and everyone knows Jews sacrificed nothing.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Hahahaha .. oh dear me. 😉 Unearned ‘degrees’ are a dime a dozen. Everyone knows that.
    Honourariums are given in appreciation for contributions to ‘life’. But you don’t need one to contribute.
    I doubt Erdogan is sweating over this ‘loss’.

    1. libnan1 Avatar

      Our degrees are awarded with sacrifices to Lebanon

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Which, I suppose, is why ‘you’ chased away an invited ‘Speaker’ who might have gotten one if he showed up to speak … since he happened to be Jewish, and everyone knows Jews sacrificed nothing.

  3. syria is stripping him of degree partly because of his CRACK DOWN ON DEMOSTRATORS? did someone switch my espresso for decaf? are we talking about the same syria?

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Hahahhaa … Nice, eh Geo? The morning ‘coffee-room’ joke. 😉
      Yes, Talk about the pot calling a kettle black … but I hope you didn’t grab the wrong pot there. :-))

    2. daiber Avatar

      yu no drink no kahwa mr i like no crack down mr i drink aple juice mr yu no here long time mr yu good i hoped mr

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Hi Dab. Apple is good … also. Nice that you ask about Geo … he and his birds are on bird-seed and coffee, and doing well, I’m sure. 🙂
        And YOU need to stop going by appearances. 😉

        1. Hemp seed 5th… it is equivalent to fine scotch to my feathered friends :)P they cant get enough of it !

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Amazing … and thanks for a fact. :-))) Cheers to the birds. 😉

        2. There you have it 5th, an invitation to have coffee with dab on his balcony and watch the girls… it is a good offer I am taking it 😉 are you in? end of September? ok for you?
          don’t worry Hannibal will be included as body guard !

          1. Hannibal Avatar
            Hannibal

            lol

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Really sounds ‘interesting’ 😉 AND We thank Dab, I am sure. I contemplate ….
            Sept is best month … yes. Water still warm … yes. (Get new updated shots … hmmm … only money – possible.)
            And yes, faster escape maybe from Dahia to airport than from Tripoli … after the girls do their thing, of course. :-)))
            (The ones in Tripoli would kill me … hmmm) huhuhuhu

          3. daiber Avatar

            i wate for yu mr hanibal ok come to mr no need body gaurd mr many in dahia safe mr we have good banadoora and drink mr i promeese 5th scootch mr i go shareeieh and get somemr hanibal has blue hair lik many in dahia mr

          4. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Dab … you are making this REALLY tempting.
            I’ll tell you this. I will check the ‘sun-signs’ as well as other factors for ‘travel’ … and if it happens that everything aligns properly (if all ok on my side), then I think I would be VERY happy to meet you at a point in time. Don’t prepare too much right now – I will give you enough warning if I’m going to land on your veranda. 🙂
            Thank you for the invites. 🙂

      2. Kahwa with you Dab…one day I promise! are you sure I am welcome in dahieh? 🙂

        1. daiber Avatar

          geo mr kahwa goood in dahia yu welcome to dahia nice girls very safe no salafites mr we drink kahwa on veranda and look girls mr 5th come too mr no problem mr

    3. daiber Avatar

      turkia pm look gays mr

  4. syria is stripping him of degree partly because of his CRACK DOWN ON DEMOSTRATORS? did someone switch my espresso for decaf? are we talking about the same syria?

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Hahahhaa … Nice, eh Geo? The morning ‘coffee-room’ joke. 😉
      Yes, Talk about the pot calling a kettle black … but I hope you didn’t grab the wrong pot there. :-))

    2. daiber Avatar

      yu no drink no kahwa mr i like no crack down mr i drink aple juice mr yu no here long time mr yu good i hoped mr

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Apple is good … also. Nice that you ask about Geo … he and his birds are on bird-seed and coffee, and doing well, I’m sure. 🙂
        And YOU need to stop going by appearances. 😉

        1. Hemp seed 5th… it is equivalent to fine scotch to my feathered friends :)P they cant get enough of it !

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Amazing … and thanks for a fact. :-))) Cheers to the birds. 😉

        2. There you have it 5th, an invitation to have coffee with dab on his balcony and watch the girls… it is a good offer I am taking it 😉 are you in? end of September? ok for you?
          don’t worry Hannibal will be included as body guard !

          1. Hannibal Avatar
            Hannibal

            lol

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Really sounds ‘interesting’ 😉 AND We thank Dab, I am sure. I contemplate ….
            Sept is best month … yes. Water still warm … yes. (Get new updated shots … hmmm … only money – possible.)
            And yes, faster escape maybe from Dahia to airport than from Tripoli … after the girls do their thing, of course. :-)))
            (The ones in Tripoli would kill me … hmmm) huhuhuhu

          3. daiber Avatar

            i wate for yu mr hanibal ok come to mr no need body gaurd mr many in dahia safe mr we have good banadoora and drink mr i promeese 5th scootch mr i go shareeieh and get somemr hanibal has blue hair lik many in dahia mr

          4. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Dab … you are making this REALLY tempting.
            I’ll tell you this. I will check the ‘sun-signs’ as well as other factors for ‘travel’ … and if it happens that everything aligns properly (if all ok on my side), then I think I would be VERY happy to meet you at a point in time. Don’t prepare too much right now – I will give you enough warning if I’m going to land on your veranda. 🙂
            Thank you for the invites. 🙂

      2. Kahwa with you Dab…one day I promise! are you sure I am welcome in dahieh? 🙂

        1. daiber Avatar

          geo mr kahwa goood in dahia yu welcome to dahia nice girls very safe no salafites mr we drink kahwa on veranda and look girls mr 5th come too mr no problem mr

    3. daiber Avatar

      turkia pm look gays mr

  5. IF ASSAD TARGETS THE REBELS IN ALEPPO TURKEY WILL DEFEND THEM SINCE ALEPPO IS NEAR TURKEY!

  6. IF ASSAD TARGETS THE REBELS IN ALEPPO TURKEY WILL DEFEND THEM SINCE ALEPPO IS NEAR TURKEY!

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