Category Archives: Turkey

The Turkish Referendum 2017 in Tweets

"We have decided to count invalid votes as valid" Supreme Electoral Board Chair pic.twitter.com/havFXYsDrh#TurkeyReferendum #Violations — dokuz8 NEWS (@dokuz8_EN) April 16, 2017 #TurkeyReferendum: Some 47.5 million voters cast their ballots – 51.37% of whom voted in favour of the constitution … Continue reading

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Re-blog: Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum Will Be Neither Free Nor Fair

A constitutional referendum will be held throughout Turkey tomorrow, 16 April 2017, on whether to approve 18 proposed amendments to the Turkish constitution that were brought forward by the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party … Continue reading

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Re-blog: Joshua Landis on Syria

As news has emerged that Russia is helping Syrian Kurdish YPG forces to establish a military base in northern, and despite a Russian denial, I find this post by Joshua Landis important to read. Many may disagree with him; still … Continue reading

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Europe and the Ottoman Tulips

  Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu- AA Photo Officials in several European countries have stopped mass rallies by top Turkish politicians to attract support for next April’s much anticipated constitutional referendum on a new Constitution that would expand the powers … Continue reading

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Assad, Isis, and Turkey

Portraits of Putin, Assad, Khamenei and Nasrallah in Aleppo -via Twitter In a TV interview on a Syrian state TV channel, Secretary of the Syrian Parliament Khaled Abboud alluded that the government has been redirecting the Islamic State (Isis)’s attacks, … Continue reading

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Reblog: Amnesty calls for independent monitors as allegations of torture mount — Human Rights in Turkey

In the aftermath of a failed coup attempt, Amnesty has seen mounting evidence of human rights abuses, including a further clamp down on freedom of expression and mass arrests. The detention of human rights lawyer Orhan Kemal Cengiz and the … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Decline and Fall of Ahmet Davutoğlu — Ottomans and Zionists

Great read by Michael Koplow on the latest drama in Turkey. Enjoy…   And just like that, he’s gone. After leading the AKP to victory in November and regaining the parliamentary majority that the party had failed to win a … Continue reading

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Re-blog: With President Erdogan in Washington, Amnesty Plans Rally to Protest Abuses [Updated] — Human Rights in Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is in Washington DC for the next few days as part of Nuclear Security Summit. Please join Amnesty International’s rally to protest continuing human rights abuses in Turkey this Thursday, March 31. Time: 11:30 am Where: … Continue reading

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Turkey’s road to tyranny__ a la Egypt

  Mount Nemrut in Turkey – via Discover Turkey The Turkish authorities have seized Zaman, the country’s most widely circulated newspaper after a Turkish court ordered its confiscation. Turkish police fired tear gas and plastic pellets to disperse protesters gathered … Continue reading

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The “Gates of hell” will be open in the coming months in Syria

Originally posted on Elijah J M | ايليا ج مغناير:
? ? There are three possible scenarios in Syria Participation of Arab land – the US in Syria is not excluded .. As in Berlin WWII, Syria might face Gharbistan and Sharqistan ? By…

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