Monthly Archives: March 2013

The New York Times: For Cyprus, a Sudden Need to Play Nice With Turkey

With its economy in tatters, Cyprus urgently needs to tap its natural gas deposits. But opening the spigot will force the easternmost member of the European Union to make the tough choices it has long been loath to confront. Since … Continue reading

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Three Powerful Men Decide Turkey’s Future

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By: Kadri Gursel for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse Turkey’s future is to be decided by the nation’s three most powerful men, by the equilibrium they shape among themselves and by deals they forge with each other. The first and the most powerful … Continue reading

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IPI expresses concern at Erdogan criticism of peace negotiations news report

REUTERS/Murad Sezer Turkish Prime Minister condemns newspaper for publishing alleged minutes of meeting between lawmakers, PKK leader By: Steven M. Ellis, IPI Senior Press Freedom Adviser VIENNA, March 5, 2013 – The International Press Institute (IPI) and its affiliate, the … Continue reading

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Classic apologetics or ‘How to hide the true Gülen’

[Note: The following was first published at Oct 9, 2012 in response to Scott C. Alexander’s “apologetic” comment on GatestoneInstitute.org. It was followed up with another response where I backed up my claims with the relevant sources.] Let me first point out that I have no … Continue reading

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LIBERAL CRITICISM OF ERDOĞAN’S TURKEY

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (59), is without any doubt one of the most interesting and powerful leaders of 21st century. Erdoğan has been ruling a “torn country” like Turkey since 2003 and has been constantly increasing his powers … Continue reading

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