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German Report: How Turkey Arms and Sends Wahhabi Jihadists into Syria

German Report: How Turkey Arms and Sends Wahhabi Jihadists into Syria

Սեպտեմբերի 1, 2013 · Թողնել մեկնաբանություն

A week in the shadow of Taksim — by Erik-Jan Zürcher

That is Turkey’s best bet, because, impressive and emotional as the demonstrations are, they are the expression of the feelings of a minority in this country of 76 million: the young, urban, well-educated middle class. They are enraged, they are frustrated, they are articulate – but they have no political strength. Even with the support of important social groups like the Alevis, organized labour, the bar association and the Kurdish opposition, they probably cannot force out the government. Any speculation that this wave of protest spells the end of Tayyip Erdoğan as political leader are premature. He may be an authoritarian and intolerant leader, but his record of stable and rather able government and high economic growth has given him a loyal following. There is little doubt that his party can win the municipal elections in 2014 and the next general election as well.

Հունիսի 23, 2013 · Թողնել մեկնաբանություն

Erdogan: Turkey is not impartial in Karabakh issue

Turkey may not remain indifferent to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the tragedy of Azerbaijanis, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said speaking at the weekly meeting of his party. “If … Շարունակել կարդալ

Turkish domestic and foreign policy agendas: getting ready for press conference

Thoughts on nukes

A new wave of discoveries in 1939 brought a fresh breath to atom. Scientists first suggested that a neutron, captured by the nucleus, would cause severe vibration leading to the nucleus splitting into two not quite equal parts. They calculated the energy release from this fission as about 200 million electron volts. Later they showed that fission not only released a lot of energy but that it also released additional neutrons which could cause fission in other uranium nuclei and possibly a self-sustaining chain reaction leading to an enormous release of energy. An optimist would think ‘What a good result; and this is the time when nuclear power plants were built and nuclear energy used’. No, World War II brought its priorities. Nuclear bomb was invented, and played important role in power balance.

Փետրվարի 22, 2013 · Թողնել մեկնաբանություն

Possible Turkish leadership at UN

Secretary General of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has been promoted by Saudi Arabia as the next UN Secretary General.

Հունվարի 22, 2013 · Թողնել մեկնաբանություն

Turkey approves military deal with Qatar, Saudi Arabia amid Syria conflict: Zaman

Parliament recently approved two separate agreements with Qatar and Saudi Arabia — two of the staunchest states seeking the fall of the Syrian regime, along with Turkey — regarding cooperation … Շարունակել կարդալ

Նոյեմբերի 11, 2012 · Թողնել մեկնաբանություն

WILL TURKEY GO TO WAR?

“Turkey’s policy is seen as too aggressive, too hawkish,” Sinan Ulgen, a Turkish foreign policy expert at the Carnegie Endowment, told me. The refusal to support military action—what Ulgen termed “a fundamental allergy to international intervention”—is a legacy of Turkey’s own turbulent past and its failed foreign policies. Turks are still recovering from a military coup that, decades ago, pitched the country into violence. And they remain in the midst of civil war with the P.K.K. that has stretched on for three decades now, and which in the past year has intensified considerably. Turks know the toll of conflict. They link their economic prosperity to their political stability. Until recently they got along with their neighbors as a matter of policy.

Հոկտեմբերի 29, 2012 · Թողնել մեկնաբանություն

Obama, Romney, and the Future of Turkey-United States Relations

The 2012 American presidential election features two candidates, incumbent President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, with contrasting foreign policy visions for the United States, particularly with regards to the Middle East. How could these differences between the two candidates affect bilateral relations between the United States and Turkey, which—aside from Israel—is generally seen by the United States as its most stalwart ally in the Middle East?

Հոկտեմբերի 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Turkey’s Press Freedom Crisis

Turkish authorities are engaging in widespread criminal prosecution and jailing of journalists, and are applying other forms of severe pressure to promote self-censorship in the press, a CPJ analysis shows. CPJ has found highly repressive laws, particularly in the penal code and anti-terror law; a criminal procedure code that greatly favors the state; and a harsh anti-press tone set at the highest levels of government. Turkey’s press freedom situation has reached a crisis point. A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists

Հոկտեմբերի 22, 2012 · Թողնել մեկնաբանություն