Monthly Archives: April 2014

Robert Fisk: Has Recep Tayyip Erdogan gone from model ‘strongman’ to tin-pot dictator?

By Robert Fisk – Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama’s cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the White House and the Pentagon … Continue reading

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The Red Line and the Rat Line

Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was … Continue reading

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Turkey: Atop a Powder Keg?

Now, with a widespread perception that the game is rigged, the ballot will lose its appeal and worryingly, the street’s reaction could end up being more radical and resilient this time. Looking at the Turkish Twittersphere, the fuse is already … Continue reading

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