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Turkey unrest

Author, Kemal Kirişci

TÜSİAD Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and EuropeDirector - The Turkey Project

 

The noose around Turkish democracy’s neck tightened further on Monday, when the police raided the offices of yet another newspaper—this time Cumhuriyet—and detained a number of its journalists on accusations of facilitating terrorist activities.

Erdogan greedy


by Burak Bekdil, The Gatestone Institute
Why is Turkey's Islamist regime reviving century-old Ottoman territorial claims?
Each time in recent history that Turkey's pro-Sunni neo-Ottomans opted for assertive foreign policy in this turbulent part of the world, there were more casualties and no happy ending for any state- or non-state actor, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey.


 Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum


ISTANBUL

Turkish officials have expressed strong interest in boosting economic and trade relations with Africa at a key joint forum in Istanbul, where their African counterparts welcomed the call.

Economy, Politics, Turkey
Turkey megaprojects


Author Mustafa Sonmez

TranslatorSibel Utku Bila

A key element in the image of success the Turkish government is trying to project is the large number of grand construction projects in the country combined with the narrative that Turkey faces challenges by adversaries who are “jealous” of its progress and resurging power.

Politics, Turkey
Erdogan delusions of grandeur


Abdel-Meguid in Ankara

While Turkey’s Erdogan is itching to have a role in the liberation of Mosul, entirely to serve his own imperial designs, not a single concerned power appears inclined to give him leave, writes Sayed 
It might have been a weekend for most people, but not for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who never rests in his selfless pursuit of the welfare of the whole of Anatolia and all Sunni peoples beyond its borders.

 Clinton and Trump


DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis 
Whoever is elected US president on Nov. 8, he or she will land in the middle of a foreign policy shambles and face a pressing need to rebuild America’s fences in most parts of the world, including the war-ridden, messy Middle East. The Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump, whose approaches are so different in every respect, will both find it impossible to isolate America from the Middle East

 Chemical warfare


Alex Fishman

Analysis: Israel is facing a situation in which its potential enemies – radical Islamic states or organizations – have turned chemical weapons into legitimate warfare.
James Clapper, the American director of national intelligence, relayed a public strategic warning to countries in the Middle East last week: The United States is not really capable of influencing nuclear proliferation. We cannot help you against a nuclear enemy, and each country is on its own.

Muslim democracy

Burak Bekdil
Every new day adds fresh validation to the adage that “Turkey is fun unless you have to live in it.” In one recent speech, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described himself as an enemy of interest rates “because interest rates are a means of abuse.”

Incirlik airbase


BY CHARLES F. WALD

As U.S.-Turkey relations cool, retaining access to the air base will require ending our dependence on it. Turkey’s Incirlik airbase has supported America’s most vital strategic needs for more than a half century, first during the Cold War and more recently in the fight against terrorists. Now, as its host country becomes less stable and less friendly to the United States, the best way to ensure continued access to this large and well-located base is to prepare to do without it.

Turkish invasion Syria


Barcin Yinanc
“We never believed it was the decision of the president to shoot down the plane. We know that outside forces were involved with that decision,” said Leonid Reshetnikov, the head of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS).

Pipeline War


By Gaius Publius

Summary first: We have been at war in Syria over pipelines since 1949. This is just the next mad phase.

Pro Erdogan rally


Author Ali Bayramoglu
TranslatorSibel Utku Bila

“No issue in the Middle East can be discussed without Turkey.” So spoke Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in March 2013 as he boasted how the Justice and Development Party (AKP) had transformed Turkey from a country that “sought help from others 10 years ago” to a country that leads “an active foreign policy” and sees “the whole world” as the domain of its diplomacy.

Balkans’ «European Dream»

 PYOTR ISKENDEROV 
How the Balkans’ «European Dream» Collides with Their Vital Interests
It is not often in the tension-ridden European Union that politicians on different sides of the political barricades express solidarity on key issues.


Turkish military


By Lars Haugom

 The Turkey Analyst

The Turkish military is undergoing a comprehensive post-coup restructuring process. It is not difficult to understand the rationale behind increased civilian government control of the armed forces after the July 15 coup attempt. 

Europe, History, Politics, Turkey
German Wirtschaftswunder


by Daniel Pipes
In 1961, the German post-war "economic miracle" (Wirtschaftswunder) was in full bloom, with a seemingly insatiable thirst for unskilled workers. After signing government-to-government bilateral agreements with Italy (in 1955), Greece (1960), and Spain (1960), Bonn turned to Ankara and on this day, Oct. 30, in 1961 signed a "Recruitment Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Turkey" (Anwerbeabkommen zwischen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Türkei). Little did either side realize the implications of this seemingly minor accord.

Economy, Politics, Turkey
Turkey economy

 
Guven Sak

Have you seen the Putinphone? Caviar, a Russian jewelry company, has designed a limited edition of them on the occasion of the 63rd birthday of the Russian president. It looks like the iPhone 6, except Putin’s face is encrusted in gold on the back, as is the seal of the Russian presidency and a few lines of the country’s national anthem. 

Politics, Turkey
Turkish academics Erdogan


A.J. CASCHETTA
Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow, Middle East Forum

In the days after the July coup attempt against his regime, Turkey’s tyrant Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused a group of scholars attending a conference in Istanbul of conspiring against him and directing the plot. After his widespread paranoid purge of Turkish academia, it seems Erdogan has now found a group of scholars he can live with.

China military

 
By John Pilger

JP: The Coming War on China is my 60th film and perhaps one of the most urgent. It continues the theme of illuminating the imposition of great power behind a facade of propaganda as news. In 2011, President Obama announced a ‘pivot to Asia’ of US forces: almost two-thirds of American naval power would be transferred to Asia and the Pacific by 2020.

Politics, Turkey
Devlet Bahceli


Fikret Bilal
Even though the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, fiercely opposed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) when they proposed the presidential system to the Constitution Conciliation Committee last term, this time he said “There is no harm in asking the nation; AK Party should introduce its proposal.” 

War party US

A hot war is not going to break out after Nov. 8th - thanks to shrewd moves and preparation by Moscow

By Pepe Escobar

"Information Clearing House" - " RI" - Cold War 2.0 has reached unprecedented hysterical levels. And yet a hot war is not about to break out – before or after the November 8 US presidential election.