Monthly Archives: August 2012

Germany playing dangerous game with Muslims

Germany, the most populous country in the EU, is rapidly becoming a hotbed for Islamophobic and xenophobic tendencies, some apparently sanctioned by the pervasive German security apparatus. Germany is not alone in this pattern of hatred, as other countries in … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Myanmar policy

To argue that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu should not have gone to Myanmar at a time when bloodshed is occurring on our doorstep in neighboring Syria and innocent civilians are being slaughtered indiscriminately by regime forces on a daily basis … Continue reading

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Prosecuting Syrians in Turkish courts

As Russia and China are shamelessly determined in their efforts to block the referral of the bloody Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation and prosecution of war crimes, there is another option on the table: to … Continue reading

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Wait on Syria, push for Kandil

In both the Turkish and American capitals, the policy decision to intervene in Syria has been delayed pending further review of logistical and military contingencies. The fact that there is no appetite on the part of the Syrian opposition for … Continue reading

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New page in Syria

Turkey’s game plan for Syria in the post-Bashar al-Assad era has become clearer in recent days with its NATO ally the US becoming more engaged in the process and becoming committed to working closely with Turkey. It appears the White … Continue reading

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Countering Iran’s threat

As I spoke to several senior government officials in the last couple of weeks in the Turkish capital, I realize there is a growing consensus among policy makers that the expansionist Persian ideology of Shiite Iran has increasingly begun posing … Continue reading

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Iran Spring and Turkey

It is not sanctions that the autocratic mullah regime in Iran fears most, but the increasing recognition of its domestic opposition on regional and international platforms as well as legitimization of their demands of the repressive regime in the eyes … Continue reading

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