Category Archives: Turkey

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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Reblog: EU commission letter to Turkey on renewing accession negotiations

The letter on the deal the EU made with Turkey has finally been made public. Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake has published it together with her thoughts on the situation in Turkey. ‪ This paragraph, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Erdogan and the Ankara bombing

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan You reap what you sow. There are many reasons behind the current polarised, divided Turkey, all of which can be traced to one man, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Indeed, he … Continue reading

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